The Territory of Sindh is found within the Southeast of Pakistan. It is, certainly, a zone with astonishing geography and rich history. The mesmerizing ancient sites and culture claded villages of Sindh can be seen and felt when you travel to the region; you will appreciate the dynamic past and magnificent present as you visit Sindh.
The area of Sindh is traditionally known as “Babul Islam” because Muhammad Bin Qasim started spreading Islam from this region of the sub-continent in 712 AD. Without any doubt, Sindh has always remained a hub of civilizations, which traces back to 2500 BC. Numerous ancient sites have been discovered here, including, Mohn-jo-Darro in Larkana and Makli Necropolis of Thatta. The magnificent Shah Jahan Mosque of Thatta is proof of devotion and affection of Mughal king Shah Jehan towards Sindh. Ranikot Fort, the largest fort in the world, is indeed a spectacular piece of art. This fort is mysterious and wonderful at the same time. Apart from monuments and sites, an enchanting lake of Keenjhar always serves as an alternate to the hectic metropolitan routine. The lake is surrounded by lush green bushes and provides a home to the grave of Jaam Tamachi in the middle of the waters, making it one of a kind. The below-mentioned article comprises the places you must visit once when you come to Sindh.
The city of Mohenjo-Daro is one of the popular archaeological UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Pakistan. It is located near the city of Larkana, in the vicinity of an airport built for visitors coming to this site. This magnificent, 5,000-year-old location is in a perfect world located away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Mohen-jo-Daro’s Indus valley civilization was once the pit of excellency with wealth and trade system famous all over the world. The rich experimentation and innovation in arts and craft along with architecture in the sub-continent started from here. It’s a myth that this city was destructed once and for allowing to the curse of ancient Gods and now it is known as the ”Mound of the Dead”. During the digging of this historical site, numerous old artifacts were uncovered including, distinctive sorts of apparatuses, figures, scales, adornment articles, and toys made up of stone and copper. These relics were exhibited in the Mohen-jo-Daro hall, which now has turned into a museum for tourists. If you are an art lover, then this place is a must-visit for you!
Shah Jahan Mosque
The Shah Jahan Mosque is one of the most appealing leftovers of the Mughal period, built with the fusion of Persian, Arabic, and Mughal architecture in the city of Thatta, 200km west of Karachi. The construction of this magnificent mosque was completed in 1647 on the order of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This mosque is a spectacular monument consisting of ninety-three domes and fifty niches decorated with radiant blue, turquoise, and maroon tiles. The supplication lobby is considered the gem within the crown dome with geometric patterns enhancing its beauty. Red bricks used in the construction can be seen from the outside of this masterpiece. The mosque has a capacity of over 10,000 people at a time. The brilliantly designed hallways reflect the sound of Azaan to the extent that it can be heard in the whole city without even connecting to the speakers. A fountain on the entrance always welcomes you with water flowing all the time.
Keenjhar Lake, famously known as Kalri Lake, is a wide known travel destination in Thatta, Sindh. Expanding over 134 km sq, it is the second-largest freshwater lake in Pakistan. It is a man-made lake, which was created from the union of two rivers: Sonehri and Keenjhar. The shrine of the famous ‘’Noori Jaam Tamachi’’ is also located at the center of the river, which marks the famous folklore of the area, beautifully represented in the poetry of Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai. Boating for tourists is also available in the serenity of the river amidst the greenery. Travelers can comfortably stay at Keenjhar Lake Resort and can eat fresh-caught grilled fish any time they want. This lake is one of the main freshwater resources for the area of Karachi and is declared a natural habitat and a secure territory for numerous species of migrated and local birds including geese, ducks, flamingos, and gulls. If you are an adventurous person, then Keenjhar lake should be on your hit list.
Ranikot Fort, the largest fort in human history, is in one of the most remote areas of the Jamshoro District in Sindh. It is considered one of Pakistan’s most amazing and mysterious off-the-beaten-path destinations. The fort of Ranikot, widely known as the ‘Great Wall of Sindh,’ majestically provides the whole view of the region. An incredible, double-door gate greets visitors. When visitors first enter the fortification, they notice a couple of ornate ornaments with carved stones and floral designs, enhancing its beauty with silver and gold linings. When you visit the fort, you will discover that the entire structure is made of stone and lime, hence, making it one of Sindh’s most unusual tourist spots. Moreover, you will be curious and astonished to see how people were able to create such wonderful structures with such limited access to technology and resources centuries ago. As everything here is so thoughtfully well-crafted: from the ventilation system to the sound and lighting. If you want to feel the warmth of the past, it is the perfect destination for you.
Many people may claim that they have never seen such an astonishing graveyard as Makli in their whole life before stepping into the destination itself. It is a huge cemetery near the apex of the Indus River delta in the south of Sindh, containing half a million tombs and graves. Makli’s enormous necropolis, without a doubt, is one of the world’s largest graveyards. Kings, queens, governors, saints, intellectuals, and philosophers of Sindh are interred here in graves made of brick or stone, most of which are beautifully embellished with glazed tiles. Likewise, the tombs are incredible works of art with carvings of animals, warriors, and weaponry, which is so extraordinary as it sounds. Floral motifs bounded with calligraphy of Quranic verses can be seen from miles away on the outer walls of the tombs. The fusion of bright and florescent hues of yellow, gold, red, blue, and green can be seen glittering in the sunshine and can brighten your day as you visit it. In a nutshell, Sindh is Pakistan’s most distinctive, vibrant, and colorful region. The province is a fantastic spot to visit and create unforgettable memories. Sindhi culture, souvenirs and the friendly behavior of people will make you visit it again and again.