Top 15 Heritage Sites of Sindh that you must visit in 2020

Sindh is one of Pakistan’s four provinces and located in southern part of the country. With its capital Karachi known as the economic hub of Pakistan, Sindh is vastly enriched by history, culture, traditions and heritage.

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1) Gorakh Hill Station

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It is located in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometers northwest of Sindh’s Dadu city. The Gorakh Hill station is situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, and is very attractive to nature-lovers owing to its beautiful surroundings and temperate weather.

2) Ranikot Fort, Kirthar Range

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The historical Ranikot Fort is believed to be the world’s largest fort situated near Sann, Jamshoro district. It is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh.

3) Bhambore: the archaeological paradise

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It is an interesting archaeological site, situated about 64 kilometers east of Karachi. The Sindh government in April 2014 announced that it would make a new division comprising Badin, Thatta and Sujawal with the name Banbhore division to highlight historical importance of site.

4) Chaukundi Tombs

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The Chaukhandi tombs are situated 29 kilometers east of Karachi. They were mainly built during Mughal rule sometime in the 15th and 18th centuries.

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5) Shahjahan Mosque, Thatta

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The Shah Jahan Mosque is located in Thatta district. It was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan as a gift to the people of Sindh for their hospitality.

6) Keenjhar Lake (Jheel), Thatta

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Keenjhar Lake is the second largest fresh water lake in Pakistan, situated 18 kilometers away from Thatta and 122 kilometers away from Karachi.

7) Makli Hill (Makli Graveyard)

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Makli Hill, situated approximately 98 kilometers east of Karachi, is one of the largest necropolises in the world with a diameter of approximately eight kilometers. It is the burial place of some 125,000 local rulers, Sufi saints and others.

9) Kirthar National Park, Dadu

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Stretching over 3,087 kilometers, Kirthar National Park is the second largest National Park of Pakistan after Hingol National Park. It is situated in the Kirthar range mountains in Karachi and Jamshoro district.

10) Mir Shahdad Jo Qubo, Sanghar

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It contains the tomb of Mir Shahdad Talpur, a well-known 12th century general of the Kalhora Dynasty in Sindh. The family members of Mir Shahdad Talpur are also buried there.

11) Bhitt Shah, Hyderabad

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Bhit Shah is a small town located in Sindh’s Matiari district. The town is best known as the location of the shrine of the great Sufi saint and poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689–1752). His annual three-day Urs celebrations are held on 14, 15 and 16th of Safar.

12) Sehwan Sharif, Laal Shahbaz Qalandar

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Sehwan town is of great antiquity and lies on the west bank of the Indus, 80 miles northwest of Sindh’s Hyderabad City. It is known for its Sufi patron saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1274) whose famous mausoleum attracts hundreds of thousands of faithful every year.

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13) Moen-jo-Daro, Harappa

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The archeological site is located in Larkana district on the right bank of the Indus River. It was built in the 26th century BCE and was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization also known as the Harappan Civilization. Moen-jo-Daro is a designated the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site since 1980.

14) Manchar Lake, Sehwan

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Manchar Lake lies in Jamshoro district and is believed to be the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan.

15) Daraza Sharif, Khairpur

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Daraza Sharif is a small village near Ranipur town of Khairpur district and is known for the tomb of Sufi poet Sachal Sarmast (1739 – 1829). Sachal Sarmast wrote poetry in many languages most prominent is Sindhi. His poetical works are sung by local singers in Sindhi and Saraiki.

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