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Kirthar National Park

Kirthar National Park   Kirthar National Park (Dadu District) is a game reserve for wildlife. It is one of the four parks in Pakistan, which are included in the United Nation’s list of national parks. The 3,000 sq. km park is northeast of Karachi, and is four hours drive from the city. It is the habitat of rare species that include Sindh Ibex, Chinkara, Gazelles, Leopards, wild sheep and other animals. ...

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad Hyderabad, once the capital of Sindh and now the third largest city of Pakistan, is one of the oldest cities of South Asia. Its history dates back to pre-Islamic times, when Ganjo Takan (Barren Hill), a nearby hill-tract, was used as a place of worship. The city traces its early history to Neroon, a Hindu ruler of the area from whom the city derived its previous name, “Neroon Kot” (Fort of Neroon) ...

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Manchar Lake

Manchar Lake Located west of Sehawan Sharif, Manchar is said to be the largest natural lake in Asia, covering an area of 253 sq. km and maximum 5 meters deep. It is best visited in winter when temperature is comparatively moderate and migratory birds flock to its vast expanse of water and marshlands. The fisher folk living here belong to the aboriginal Mohanna tribe (locally known as Mirbhars meaning Sealor ...

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Ranikot Fort

Ranikot Fort Evidently, the largest fort in the world, Rani Kot is an enigma because of unavailability of its record in history and its conceivable purpose in the wilderness of the forts’ massive 10 meter high walls of dressed sandstone are 29 km around. Seen from a distance, portions of its ramparts resemble the Great Wall of China, as they dip and turn to the contours of the hills. The terrain inside the ...

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Sukkur

Sukkur This is one of the most important towns in upper Sindh. More than 2,000 years ago, the town was at Aror, nine km east of the present site. It was relocated in 962 A.D. when owning to an earthquake; the Indus diverted its course to its present channel. By 13th century, the twin cities of Sukkur and Rohri were busting river ports that reached their zenith in 17th century. Worth visiting here is the Min ...

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Rohri

Rohri This old town is on the other side of the Indus apposite Sukkur. The ancient city of Aror is few kilometers to the east. Its ruins lay on the edges of a low limestone range. Of its historic past, not much remains. Places to visit at Rohri are the shrine of War Mubarak (1545) built by Mir Muhammad Kalhora. A gold and jewel encrusted casket enshrines the hair of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). It is display ...

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Bhukkur Island

Bhukkur Island Of the three islands on the river Indus, between the twin towns, Bhukkur is the largest, covering an area of 240,000 sq. meters. The island has two forts. One’s an old ruin at the water’s edge from where the condemned were cast into the river and the other at the northern end that is the main fort, currently, used by the army. Frequent mention has been made of Bhukkur in the history of Sindh, ...

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Moenjodaro

Moenjodaro On the west bank of the Indus, 580 km Karachi, lies Moenjodaro (Mound of the Dead), an archaeological site which has been rated amongst the most spectacular of the world’s ancient cities. Considered one of the earliest and most developed of urban civilizations, Moenjodaro flourished from the third to the middle of the second millennium B.C. When it vanished leaving only traces of its culture. Moe ...

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Mirpurkhas

Mirpurkhas Mirpurkhas is the South eastern city of Pakistan and Sindh Province. Its fertile and very popular for it mangoes. The city is built on or may be just beside an old Buddhist metropolis of 4th century AD. There are ruminants of the Stupa near the city known as "Kahoo o Daro", but slowly it is being turned into a flat land with the growth of population around it. Mirpurkhas is only 70 Kilometers fro ...

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Tharparkar

Tharparkar Introduction The district derives its name from Thar and Parkar. The name Thar is from Thul, the general term for the region sand ridges and Parkar literary means "to cross over". It was earlier known as Thar and Parkar district, but later became one word Tharparkar. Until 1990, the present district of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Mirpur Khas comprised one district with Mirpur Khas its headquarters. T ...

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Umerkot

umerkot District Umerkot of Sindh Province is bounded on the north by Sanghar district, on the west by Mirpurkhas, on the south and east by Tharparkar district. Total Area of the district is 5,608 Sq.km. The district has irrigated area in the west and north, and the desert area in the east and south. The fusion of these two features is visible towards south at Umerkot. There are sand dunes covered by thorny ...

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