Sindh, the homeland of the Sindhis is one of the five provinces of Pakistan. Home to one of the largest city in the country, Karachi, Sindh is considered to be the pulse of the country. With a majority of Muslim population, Sindh was one of the very first places when Islam began to spread in South Asia. The province has a very rich cultural heritage and houses cities such as Nasarpur, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Moenjodaro and Hala.
Places to Visit
Mohenjo-Daro, which means the “Mound of Dead”, is one of the oldest known civilizations of the Ancient Indus Valley, dating back to around 2600 BC. Located just 28 kms away from the city of Larkana, it is known internationally as one of the oldest urban settlements in the world. The Mohenjo-Daro civilization is more than 4000 years old which is only the second known civilization after the great Chinese Civilization which is 7000 years old.
Bhambore (also commonly referred to as Banbhore) is located just 64 km east of Karachi, near the Hyderabad district of Sindh. It is situated near the Indian Ocean coast on the north bank of the Gharro creek. More than 2100 years old, Bhambore is one of the many historic places of Pakistan.
There are many causes for fame of the city, one of the reasons being that when Mohammad Bin Qasim invaded the Sub-continent, he entered through the city of Bhambore. This city is also famous for the romatic folklore of Sassi and Punnu (Sassi belonged to Bhambore).
Located just 70 kilometers from the city of Karachi in the Thatta District, The lake is Asia’s largest bird sanctuary. A paradise for bird lovers, every winter from November till February, thousands of birds migrate from faraway lands for refuge. The lake spreads over 19 kilometers and has a depth of 17 feet.
Mazar e Quaid
Mazar-e-Quaid is the final resting place of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam died in Quetta but was buried in Karachi because of his liking for the city and also because it was his birthplace. The tomb also houses graves of other prominent political figures of the era such as Fatima Jinnah (Madir-e-Millar) Mother of the nation, Liaquat Ali Khan (The first prime minister of Pakistan). Both Fatimah Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan are buried in the courtyard area on the side whereas Quaid-e-Azam’s grave is situated at the center of the tomb. Moreover, Mrs Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar and Noorul Ameen are also buried in the courtyards.
Quaid’s Mausoleum is located in the Lines Area of Karachi. The place is one of the most famous travel destination for tourists from across the world because of the last resting place of prominent figures but also because of its luscious green vast gardens and a park like theme that surrounds the tomb.
Accommodation in Sindh
From Karachi to Sadiqabad, there are plenty of hotels and guest houses that you can rent. Some prominent, luxurious and budget friendly hotels in Sindh are Beach Luxury hotel, Movenpik Hotel, Avari Towers, Regent Plaza and many others. Depending on which city of the province you head to, you can find a hotel to suit your needs and budgets right here at Travelco.pk.