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Dera Ismail Khan

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Dera Ismail Khan is a city in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The city is situated on the west bank of the Indus River. Dera Ismail Khan was founded in the 15th century by Sardar Ismail Khan. Dera Ismail Khan is said to have a population of almost 40,000 inhabitants. Dera Ismail Khan is famous for its lacquered woodwork, glass and ivory ware, mats, and sarongs. Newer industries within the city include sugar, soap, textile and oil milling.

Tourist Attractions in Dera Ismail Khan


There is an old pre-Islamic fort called Bilot, the fort is a tourist attraction in the area, it is situated along the Dera Ismail Khan – Chashma highway, 48km away from the city. Another attraction in the area is a sacred Sikh Shrine, the shrine is situated in the Chota Bazaar of Dera Ismail Khan. The shrine is said to have been built by the devotees of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus.

The bank of the Indus River is an attractive place in Dera Ismail Khan and must be visited. Other attractions in Dera Ismail Khan include CMP Cinema and River View Amusement Park.

Hotels in Dera Ismail Khan


Shelton Guest House, Lucky Guest House, and Shalimar Hotel and Restaurant are good hotels in Dera Ismail Khan to lodge in during your visit.

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