Historical Places in Sindh:
Karachi often referred to as the ‘City of Lights’, is undoubtedly the heart of Sindh. With its cultural diversity, Karachi is one of the busiest cities in the entire world. Its inhabitants enjoy all the perks of living in the most significant metropolitan city of Pakistan. But to freshen up their minds and souls, the people of Karachi often need a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are a few historical places to visit in Sindh, the best part is; you can visit them on a one-day short trip!
Precisely 2.5 hours away from Karachi city is located the Makli graveyard. It is one of the largest funerary sites globally, spread over 10 square kilometres, near the town of Thatta. It is a must to visit place for all the people interested in Sufism and saints. People interested in photography should visit Makli because it has tombs made of limestone and boulders with beautiful carvings done by hand, most probably in the 17th century.
Shah Jehan Mosque (Jamia Masjid), Thatta:
One hundred kilometres away from Karachi city is the beautiful Shah Jehan mosque, often called the Jamia Masjid in Thatta. This mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan as a token of gratitude for the city. The mosque has 100 domes, making it the only mosque in the world to have this many domes. The mosque has the most elaborate display of tile work in South Asia, with stylish floral patterns having Kash work of Iran.
About 4 hours away from Karachi city is Sehwan, located in Jamshoro district. It is famous among people for the shrine of Lal Shabaz Qalander. Devotees visit the shrine throughout the year, but during the Urs of Lal Shahbaz, it becomes an important pilgrimage site for most people.
Located 200 kilometres and 4 hours away from Karachi city is the beautiful Ranikot Fort. It is also known as the Great Wall Of Sindh. It is also the world’s largest fort. It is spanned approximately an area of 32 kilometres spreading like wings across Kirthar Hills. Ranikot Fort is a perfect place to end a tiring day by watching the sun setting across the horizon, marking the end of the day. A breathtaking view of Instagram worthy pictures awaits you.
All these are historical sites and are assets not only Here’s a list of unique historical places to visit in Sindh. The best part is, you can see most of them in just one day! for the people of Pakistan but the entire world. People living in Karachi should not miss the golden opportunity to visit these breathtakingly beautiful places. But one thing to be kept in mind is that we should try our best to preserve these sites as they are an essential part of our cultural heritage.
Article by: Anam Nawaz
Edited and Managed by: Javeria Qadeer