ISLAMIC HERITAGE TOUR OF PAKISTAN
A Brief Overview
Are you interested in celebrating world-famous heritages? The masterpieces of Islamic heritage in Pakistan would be your attention catcher. Crossroads Adventure has designed an unprecedented adventure to take you to all the significant places which depict the enriched Islamic Calligraphy, Structure, Foundation, Design, and connection with Mughal Empire and celebrated saints. An extra reward is the visiting of the Buddhist civilization focal points like Taxila city, and the Divine Indus Valley Civilization centers. Thus, the odyssey offers you all in one package for an unparalleled cultural exploration experience. The best time to plan a trip would be from September to April which is suitable to escape from the scorching summers.
How would you be Entertained on this Trip?
Do you want to explore something thrilling? We have brought the opportunity for you. Examine the world’s best heritage sites with breathtaking designs, the delicate calligraphic art, and the historically significant locations acknowledged by UNESCO.
Join us for a thorough exploration of the first outside the Arabian peninsula, the grand land of Sindh in the south of Pakistan. Experience a soul-touching adventure to the tombs of great Sufi saints such Lal Shahbaz Qalander Shrine, and the historic Chakundi tombs.
Do you love archeological studies? Avail this awesome chance of an in-depth excursion of the famous Harappa city having great remains of Indus Valley Civilization, and the renown Mohenjodaro city. Also, explore the magnificent Buddhism remains in Taxila city.
Have you ever get to know about the past Mughal Empire? Witness its uniqueness in its architecture. Spend a memorable time in Lahore Fort, Anarkali Bazar, Badishahi Mosque, and other significant places. Experience an enthralling amalgamation of Persian, and Hindu Civilization.
Is it the Desired Trip for You?
We will be traveling mostly in plains with relatively hot weather, so get prepared for it.
The security situation of the regions under consideration is satisfactory, but special care is needed.
A brief Upshot:
Karachi, capital of Sindh.
Islamabad, capital of Pakistan
Karachi, Sakkhar, Multan, Bahawalpur, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi
Visit the significant places of beautiful Karachi, Mizar e Quaid, Clifton Beach, and much more.
Thoroughly investigate the marvelous Indus Valley Civilization in old cities of Mohenjodaro, and Harappa cities.
Physically experience the magic of UNESCO’s enlisted Royal Fort of Lahore, Rohtas Fort, Derawar Fort, and Ranikot Fort.
Experience the magniloquent shrines of Sufi saints like the Sehwan Shareef, and Multan shrines.
Witnessing the magnificent historic mosques like Shahjehan Mosque, Mosque Wazir Khan, and many more.
Spare some moments in the enchanting milieu of Islamabad by traveling to the enervated places.
DESCRIPTION OF AREAS:
Karachi is the capital and the metropolis city of Sindh. It is the stock and trade of Pakistan. It is located on the eastern coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is one of the revenue-generating hubs of the nation. It is also bestowed with the largest seaport in the county. Karachi populace is remarked as different strokes due to their liveliness and busy life round the clock. The pace of life is more hurried and social norms are far more liberal than elsewhere in Pakistan. Karachi city is also remembered as the City of Lights and the City of Quaid and the city that never sleeps. Karachi is an enormous city and gets hands-on many attractive sites to amuse one, such as museums, colonial buildings, landmarks, beeches, islands, parks, wildlife clubs, shopping malls, and many other mesmerizing tourist points. Karachi is a city of never-ending festivity.
Hyderabad is the second-largest city in Sindh Province. The city was conquered by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro upon the ruins of a Mauryan fishing village along the coast of the Indus River. Formerly, Hyderabad was known as Neroon Kot. Hyderabad city is rich in culture, traditions, and history due to the fact that it lies alongside the River Indus. This city used to be renowned as the “Paris of India” due to the belief that the streets of the city were washed each morning with clean drinking water from the River Indus. Hyderabad now is a significant commercial and cultural center and serves as the passage between the rural and urban Sindh. A visitor coming to this city can find one of the noteworthy sights, which include Pucco Kilo, Tombs of Talpurs, Mirs, and Kalhora Rulers, Hyderabad Gymkhana which is the main social club of the city. Beautifully preserved with the culture and tradition of Sindh, a museum has been established, which reflects the heritage and background of the Indus Valley Civilization. Other prominent sights include the River Indus, Bridge of Jamshoro, Gold Building, which is circular in shape. Rani Bagh, a park named after Queen Victoria, Resham Gali, and Shahi Bazar. The unusual thing about Hyderabad city is a road called” Thandi Sarrak”, which means cold street, where air pressure remains very high.
Thatta city ostensibly reveals mystic lineages of the unique culture and tradition of Sindh. It is presumed as the Rome of Pakistan. Thatta is an outlandish town, utterly 98 KM to the east of Karachi. It represents one of the fascinating architecture and historical monuments like Makli Hills, the largest necropolis in the world, which spreads over an area of 10 square km. The building at Makli seems increasingly apparent and the monument of imperceptible heritage. United Nations World Heritage Site regards Makli Hill as unequivocal and exorbitant architecture as viewed on Tombs there. It accommodates approximately 500,000 tombs; each tomb is itself a manifestation of this magnificent architecture. It is now reckoned as UNESCO Heritage Site.
Nagarparkar is at the foot of the Karoonjhar Hills. It is situated at a distance of about 16 km from the south and about 23 from the east from the Indian border. Nagarparkar is visited by thousands of people at the event of Shivratri because The historic Churrio Jabal Durga Mata Temple is situated here. Nagarparkar is surrounded by Karoonjhar Mountains for 16 kilometers which makes it a perfect trek for adventurers.
The sandy dune area of Thar and the marshy lands of Parkar, covering an area of 19,638 km, lies to the southeast of Sindh province, Pakistan. Thar is one of the most densely populated desert areas in the world and home to various historical temples. Tharparkar is a hot desert of Pakistan where one can enjoy a ride on the back of a camel alongside a caravan.
Hala is located in the Matiari district of Sindh. It is famous through the subcontinent for art, glazed colored pottery (Kaashi), woodwork (Jandi), cloth printing, woven cloth (Sussi), and khaddar made of handmade khadi. Hala is also the resting place of the great Sufi poet and legend Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.
Jamshoro is essentially the gateway to the Indus Valley. It is world-famous and rich cultural heritage. Jamshoro is 18 km from Northwest to the city of Hyderabad and 150 km Northwest from Karachi city. Ranikot Fort, also known as “the Great Wall of Sindh” is an ancient fort near Sunn, Jamshoro District, in Sindh province. Jamshoro is home to three major universities, where students reside in hostels and enjoy meals in the evenings full of the serenity of nature there. Among the other attributes, it is worth mentioning that this city was built on a mountain called Morrha, which has inspired great poets to compose beautiful poetic verses on the romantic scenes it always gives to the visitors. Exclusively, the scene when the sun is about to set and hides behind the mountains is one of the enthralling moments one cannot forget. However, there is a sight at Jamshoro which is a picnic point for the lovers of nature. It is the Jamshoro Bridge built on River Indus which links Jamshoro with Hyderabad city. The shore of Indus at this point is quite hospitable and the visitors are greeted by a cool breeze waving in the River Indus.
Larkana is the 17th largest city in Pakistan. It is located 40 miles to the south of district Shikarpur and 36 miles to the northeast of district Dadu. The historical name of Larkana was Chandka. Larkana was given the status of the district during British Rule. Larkana city put forth its political, cultural, and economic importance during the era of Kalhoras between 1701 to 1783. Larkana has the privilege of being one of the oldest civilizations of the world, the Indus Valley Civilization. Mohen jo Daro `the mound of Dead“is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located 32 km away from the city center on the west bank of the Indus River.
Sukkur is the third-largest city in Sindh province; Located at the bank of River Indus. Formerly Sukkur was named Aror or Bakhar, but later given the name Sukkur which means superiority in Sindhi. The cultural spots and bazaars in Sukkur show how rich it is in Sindhi culture, and they are the most prominent attractions of the city.
Khairpur is the third-largest in terms of area and fifth-most populous district of Sindh province in Pakistan. It has 8 talukas and 89 union councils and 15 towns, with a total population of 2.4 million as of 2017. Mir sohrab Khan Talpur came from Iran. He founded KhairPur in 1783. Khairpur is also known as the home of esteemed Sufi mystic Sachal Sarmast, whose shrine is located near Khairpur. The Shrine of Sachal Sarmast is highly praised at Khairpur and visited by innumerable tourists every day.
Historically, the Matiari district holds the honor to be ruled over by one of the prominent dynasties such as the Soomras, the Summas, the Arghuns, the Kalhoras, and the Talpurs at Sindh. At the time of independence of Pakistan, in 1947, district Matiari was a taluka of district Hyderabad until 2005, when it was given the status of a district. Matiari district is famous for its unique culture and values. This region gave rise to a number of religious scholars, intellectuals, poets, who spread the essence of their knowledge all over the subcontinent. Matiari is the domain of the famous Saint and religious poet of Sindh, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
The foundation of the city was laid in 1748 A.D. which was encircled having 7 gates and was declared the capital of the state. During the last quarter of the 19th-century abbasi, family constructed huge and elegant palaces Noor Mahal, Gulzar Mahal, Darbar Mahal, and Sadiq Garh Pal-aces.
It is the sixth-largest city in Pakistan. It is in the South of Punjab in Pakistan. It is sometimes referred to as The City of Saints.
City of Gardens and Historical Monuments – Lahore is the second-largest city in Pakistan with a population of more than 10 million. Being the cultural, historical, and art center of Pakistan, this beautiful city features marvelous sights for visitors who love sightseeing.
Islamabad remains a city where people enjoy its peaceful, calm atmosphere with a lot of greenery and nice surrounding scenery, very different from any other big city in Pakistan. It also serves as a base camp for people from the south and coastal areas like Karachi visiting valleys like Swat Valley Islamabad’ Eastern end is dominated by mainly Federal Government offices, Parliament House, the official residences of the President and Prime Minister along with the Diplomatic Enclave, an area next to the Parliament House dedicated to foreign embassies.
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