Last month I travelled all over Pakistan and I shared a lot on my Instagram. And now it is time to share it on the blog! Today I am showing you the best places to visit in Sindh Pakistan.
Put the press aside, apply for that difficult to get visa and save for potentially very expensive flight. But once you arrive, let nature, adventure and friendly smiles blow you away. Yes, I still recommend visiting Pakistan even after a terrible incident that happened on my last day.
Just avoid @pakistaninternationalairlinepk and you should be good.
I mean can you believe an airline NOT operating a route for 6 months but still selling the flight ticket online!!! And when you figured that flight doesn’t exist, you have to pay $600 for the new flight on the same day just so you can leave the country! That is any and all travellers nightmare. And it’s not just about the money, it’s the inconvenience and difficult situation I was in at 3 in the morning with no help! I have sent a message to the airline but no response. Been 4 days, no refund, no compensation no answers. How do you think this should be resolved?
Pakistan is not on everyone’s bucket list but I can see that slowly changing in the coming years. I suggest putting the negative press aside, pay for perhaps hard to get a visa, save up for that potentially expensive flight and see for yourself. Let the jaw-dropping views, interesting culture, history and friendly people blow you away!
Pakistan has 4 provinces Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; two autonomous territories (Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan) and one federal territory (Islamabad Capital Territory). Sindh is the third largest province of Pakistan by area, second largest province by population after Punjab and its capital city is called Karachi.
Below you will find the most beautiful and historical places in Sindh province of Pakistan.
But before I start sharing all of that, I have put together some important things to make your Lahore, Pakistan travels easier and enjoyable.
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Few handy Urdu words
Hello – Salaam walekum
Thank you – Shukeriya
Okay – Theek Hai
Yes/No – Jee Han/ Jee Nahi
How are you – Aap kaise (for male)/ kaisi (for female) hou?
I want to go to______ (place) – Muje _ (place) jana hai.
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Good Bye- Khuda Hafiz
The 10 Best Places To Visit In Sindh Pakistan
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1. Makli Graveyard
Makli Graveyard is the burial place of about 125,000 local rulers, Sufi saints and others. Makli is located on the outskirts of Thatta, Sindh Pakistan. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981 under the name of Historical Monuments of Thatta.
Even if you have a whole day you can’t see all tombs and buildings on the graveyard of 8 km square. different ages, different styles. Just impressive!
Bring a picknick and plenty of water. No wheelchair access. Some of the remarkable architecture in Makli Graveyard are Mirza Jani Beg Tomb, Mirza Isa Khan Tomb, Jan Baba Tomb and Devan Shurfa Khan Tomb.
2. Shah Jahan Mosque
Shah Jahan Mosque is a famous 17th-century building known for its architecture with red bricks and blue coloured glazed tiles. It serves as the central mosque for the city of Thatta district, in the Pakistani province of Sindh. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.
You can easily get here from Karachi or Hyderabad on a day trip. The mosque is well maintained and mostly in original construction and colours. There were some people sleeping on the floor because it is cooler inside. Recommend for a visit during the day at any time but bear in mind it is closed for prayers, 15-20 mins before and after prayers.
3. Keenjhar Lake
Keenjhar Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Pakistan and an important source of drinking water for Thatta District and Karachi city. It is so big that you cannot see the end of the lake anywhere while standing at the shore. It looks almost like a sea!
I would not recommend visiting the lake on a weekend as many people come to take bath in the lake and have their meals there with families, mostly in temporary tent-like structures. There are tyres and life jackets available for those who cannot swim. Plenty of boats are there to take you to the middle of the lake or to Noor’s shrine.
4. Lansdown Bridge
Do you know when the Lansdowne Bridge was completed in 1889, it was the longest rigid girder bridge in the world?
It was built on a 19th-century that connects the cities of Sukkur and Rohri with Indus river below it. A lot of traffic on the Bridge but if you view it from a boat, that would give a magnificent look of the Bridge. Alternatively, you can see it from across the tomb of seven sisters. (more on that below)
5. Kot Diji
Kot Diji is known as Fort Ahmadabad, built on a 19th-century Talpur-era. It is located in the town of Kot Diji in Khairpur District, in Sindh Province of Pakistan. It takes approximately eight hours to reach Khairpur district from Karachi. and on the way, there are plenty of places pitstops for tea and food.
The fort sits at a 110-foot tall high hill that rises above the city of Kot Diji. IT also has 30-foot tall walls encircle the uppermost portion of the fort, giving it a narrow-width fortress with a perimeter of 1.8 kilometres. Don’t miss the three strategically placed towers that are each 50 feet tall.
6. Faiz Mahal
Faiz Mahal was built by Mir Sohrab Khan in 1798. It is a pretty palace located in Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan. When you enter inside the palace, you can see the portraits of Maharajas and Princes in the centre of the Mahal giving the impression of sheer royalty in addition to the usual comfort and luxury of palaces. The palace is also famous as ‘Lakhi Bangla’ as it cost the owners Rs.100,000 (one lakh) at that time.
Recommend the following timetable according to the season. Summer: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Winter: 9:00 AM to 7 PM.
7. Sukkur Barrage
Sukkar Barrage is a colonial architecture masterpiece built during the British colonial era from 1923 to 1932. It was named Lloyd Barrage which connects the city of Sukkur through a road built on the barrage. When you are there, pay a visit to a small museum which highlights the history of this barrage.
8. Tomb of Seven Sisters
Tomb of seven sisters is also known as “Satiyan JO Asthan” believed by locals as innocent seven sisters having supernatural power. The graves are on the left bank of mighty Indus river, just near Lansdowne Bridge on Rohri side. You can also watch a beautiful sunset from here with the view of Lansdowne Bridge.
9. Ranikot Fort
Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh. Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world’s largest fort with a circumference of approximately 35 km.
The best time to explore is during daylight. And it’s a lot of walking so don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.
10. Moen Jo Daro
Mohenjo-daro is an archaeological site built around 2500 BC and located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. 5000-year-old civilization was buried here that was discovered in the 20th century.
The most notable thing about the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro is that it was one of the most developed cities of the era. Historians reported that there was some incredible urban planning and outclass civil engineering done. All of which makes this one of the best places to see in Sindh, Pakistan.
It is amazing to see how greatly the people were civilized back then and knew how to plan and build a city.
Karachi the former capital city
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