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Pakistan is home to 6 UNESCO declared World Heritage. These sites are Mohenjodaro, one of the largest arrangements of the world-known Indus Valley Civilization, Takht Bahi, which hosts Buddhist civilization, Sahr-i- Bahlool, Royal Fort, and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, the Rohtas Fort in Jehlum, and the ancient monuments at Makli. UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan

Moreover, the country also hosts 23 sites that are included in UNESCO Tentative List. Thus, the country has enriched its archeological heritage. Our planned tour carries the theme of the journey to these distinctive sites is to satisfy the historical and antic cravings.

This expedition starts from the largest city of Pakistan, Karachi, after a thorough and knowledgeable exploration of the ancient places at Sindh, Punjab, and KPK province, the journey ends at the beautiful green city of Islamabad. The best time to visit Sindh and Punjab province is November to April as Summers would be intolerable in these areas while winters are pleasant.

How Would You be Entertained in the Trip?
  • Do you want to satiate your archeological craving? Join us for an unparalleled deep exploration of grand archeological sites in present in the currents towns of Pakistan which remained hubs for great Civilizations in past. They host far-fetching remains of those marvels.

  • Have you intended to explore UNESCO’S declared world heritage sites? Don’t make a blunder to skip the marvelous sites of Pakistan which are enlisted by UNESCO as top world Heritage Sites. We are taking the responsibility to get hold of all such sites in the planned journey.

  • Are you fond of the exploration of historic great forts? Go with them on this specially designed trip. You will get the best opportunity to experience the charm of grand forts like the Rohtas Fort which is known for its highly defensive architecture, and Lahore Fort known for its wonderful aesthetic art.
  • There are a large number of tombs, and shrines like the tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalander in Larkana, and other marvelous tombs in Multan which are acknowledged by UNESCO due to their astonishing artistic work, and distinctive Islamic pattern of calligraphy. They serve as ideal sites for art lovers.

  • How can we forget the cradles of Buddhism, Taxila, and Takht Bahi? These towns have preserved the vast remains of one of the historic mighty civilizations of the world, the magnificent Ghandhara Civilization. You will be able to witness significant stupas, monasteries and the utensils, jewelry, weapons, and other items of the grandeur gone civilization.

Is this the Desired Trip for You? UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan
  • Most of the traveling would be on plain landscape, thus there is no risk for height-related disorders.
  • Since the regions under consideration are mostly carried hot and humid weather, so bear with heat especially when the odyssey would be in the hottest months like from May to September.
  • There is no need to worry about any security risk as the areas under the planned visit are completely safe for traveling.

A Brief Upshot: UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan
  • Starting Point
  • Ending point
  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Age limit.

  • Karachi, capital of Sindh Province Pakistan 

  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan 

  • UNESCO’S declared World Heritage Sites in Pakistan

  • 2 to 45

  • 20 to 65

Trip Highlights: UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan
  • The trip satisfies the archeological, antic, and historic tastes of the visitors.

  • Visit the World Heritage Sites to help in research and studies.

  • Traveling and observing one of the best metropolitan cities of the Acknowledged Indus Valley Civilization, the magnificent Mohenjodaro is a memorable experience of ancient cultural exploration.

  • Observation of the centers of Buddhism like Takht Bahi and Sahr I Bahlool supports Buddhist Civilization studies.

  • Experience of the Mughal Monuments in Lahore provides an opportunity to explore a culmination of Persian, Hindu, and Muslim art and architecture.

  • The historic journey to Shahi Qilla presents the glory of the Mughal period.

  • Exploration of Shalimar Garden soothes the aesthetic sense.

  • The adventure also offers the cultural experience of modern-day Pakistan

  • It brings the soul-refreshing Sufi Music at shrines f Sufi saints in Multan and Sindh.

  • The visit to Lahore and Multan museums reveals the enriched cultural heritage of the areas.

  • It also furnishes the opportunity to taste local mouth-watering cuisines.

Itinerary: UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan

Receiving the guests in Jinnah International Airport Karachi and take them to the hotel. In the afternoon, the sightseeing of Karachi. Brief visits at the Jinnah Mausoleum, Defence Mosque, after tea break travel to the Clifton beach to enjoy the cold breeze of the Arabian sea. The day ends with the exploration of the center of culture, Bohri Bazaar. Dinner and Night Stay at Karachi

Soon after early morning breakfast, the journey sets towards the historic city Thatta, 102.1 km away from Karachi. Visit the significant funerary site of Chaukundi, which has been enlisted in the Tentative List of World Heritage by UNESCO. It is also known as Makli Necropolis, which holds approximately 500,000 to 1million Tombs dated back from the 16th century. The intricate tile work, calligraphy, and the carvings on the tombs present the worth mentioning architecture of Hindu, Gujrati, Persian, Muslims, and Mughals. After lunch, the adventure begins towards Hyderabad, at a distance of 101.2km. Sightseeing at the famous Nara Canal and the traces of the lower river en route. Dinner and overnight stay are in the beautiful city of Hyderabad.

The noteworthy city of Larkana is at a distance of 318.3km from Hyderabad. It is the fourth largest city in the Sindh province. On the way visit Bhit Shah, a small town in the district Matiari known for the shrine of the great Sufi poet of Sindhi language Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai located at the center of town. The great calligraphic work is vividly expressed in the tomb which was constructed in 1772. The exquisite turquoise and blue Irani tile work accompanied by the wooden carved work and fresco paintings is unmatchable. It is kept in the UNESCO Tentative List. After listening to Sufi kalams at the great place, the next step will be the Kot Diji. The place carries great historic significance as being part of The Harappa Civilization back in 3300BCE. It is present at the base of Rohri Hills opposite Mohenjodaro. The Kot Diji Fort was constructed in the 18th century as a high-walled defensive fort at the edge of the great Thar desert. After a thorough exploration of the day, overnight stay and dinner would be in the Sambara Inn Hotel.

Post early morning breakfast, the mission sets to experience the enriched cultural heritage of the historic Larkana city. The first site will be the great metropolitan City of Mohenjodaro, which flourished from 2500to 1900 BCE. It presents the magnificent work of town planning and engineering. In 1980, it was placed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then the Larkana museum will be explored to get further knowledge about the region. The journey then sets towards another important city of Sukkur in Sindh province. A brief experience of the renowned Masoom Shah Minaret followed by the aesthetic visit to the bank of River Indus. The dinner and night Stay Sukkur.

Followed by a delicious local breakfast, further exploration of Sukkur city which is also known as the Gate of Sindh will be done. Visit Hindu Sadh Belo Shrine, then Shrine of Masoom Shah, the Lansdowne Bridge, and Sukkur Barrage. The adventure then begins towards the splendid city of Punjab Province Multan, at a distance of 430.6km from Sukkur. Dinner and Overnight stay at Multan.

Multan is the 7th largest city in Pakistan. It is known for a large number of Sufi Shrines. The observation of the unique architectural piece, the rectangular town of Shah Gardez, decorated with blue enameled tiles and constructed in 1150 AD. The green-domed Shrine of Shamsuddin Sabzwari, and the Shahi Eid Gah, a mosque of the Mughal period. Post lunch drive towards Lahore, which is 337.3 km away from the city. On the way a brief visit to the Harappa museum and site. The overnight stay will be at 4 Points Sheraton Hotel.

Post the local mouthwatering breakfast of the city, the exploration begins. Lahore is the capital of Punjab province and the second-largest city of Pakistan. During the reign of the Mughals, the city reached its architectural splendor. Our first destination will be the Lahore Museum followed by a detailed visit to Delhi Bazaar, which encapsulates the entire heritage of old Lahore. Post Lunch a deep visit of Wazir Khan mosque, constructed in 1634 and known for its delicate ka shikari will be done. The Anarkali Tomb will be examined, the octagon building with semi-octagonal towers with a top of the double dome is enchanting. After a flavored dinner night stays at the hotel.

After breakfast, the first visiting place will be the grandeur Royal Fort of Lahore which is termed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The distinctive fort is present at the Northwest end of the old city. A thorough examination of its 21 monuments followed by site seeing of the Shalimar Gardens, and its unique structural buildings like Naqar khana, Aramgah, the breathtaking white marveled pavillions, the beautiful lush green garden surrounded by fruit trees, and the delighted network of artificial cascades are unequaled. The Badshahi Mosque, Minar e Pakistan, Tomb of Iqbal will also be explored briefly. Night stay and dinner at the hotel.

Soon after early morning breakfast, the mission heads towards Islamabad which is at a distance of 374.7km from Lahore. On the way, the unforgettable visit to the grand Rohtas Fort will be done. The 16th-century fort is located near the city of Jehlum. Holding huge walls and magnificence gateways and bastions, it is the prime example of Muslim military architecture. It is placed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2000. The journey further proceeds towards Islamabad. Night stay and dinner in Islamabad.

The commencement of the journey starts with the speculative voyage towards the First footprint of Ghandhara civilization, Taxila is 34.3km away from the capital. The first site under exploration will be the Taxila museum which showcases stone sculptures dated back to 1 and 4Century AD, Stucco and Terracota Sculptures of 5th Century AD, Gold and Silver Jewellery of 3rd BC to 1 AD, and many more. After visualizing the Artefacts, the next stop will be Bhir Mound. Asian style. The charm of Rubab music will provide rejoice to the soul. Takht bahi hosts UNESCO’S declared World Heritage site, Chatpat Buddhist Monastery dated back from 1 to 4 AD. The first destination will be Dir Chakdara Museum, it contains jewelry items, weapons, household goods, and musical instruments which purely depict local culture. The next spot will be Buddhist Archaeological Complex known as Andan Dheeraj. It has the most exhibiting relics of Ghandhara civilization which are marvelously well preserved. It is the manifestation of pristine Buddhist architecture. The evacuations include Monastery along with Stupa court and Assembly hall. Traveling back to Islamabad for a night stay.

Taking to the airport and saying goodbye.

Exciting Activities: UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan
  • Karachi.

  • Thatta.

  • Larkana

  • Mohenjodaro

  • Multan.

  • Lahore.

  • Jehlum.

  • Takht Bahi, Taxila. 

  • City Tour, Jinnah Mausoleum Clifton Beach, Bohri Bazar

  • Chakundi visit

  • Tomb of Shah Abdul Latif Bitai,

  • visit ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization 

  • Visit Shrines, and other Monuments

  • Visit Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, Anarkali Bazar,Wazir Khan Mosque

  • Visit Rohtas Fort

  • Sites of Ghandhara Civilization

Description of Significant Areas UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan

Mohenjodaro UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan

Also known as Mound of the Dead was an important city of the ancient Harappa Civilization also known as the Indus valley civilization. The world-known civilization flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE in the Indus River plains of Pakistan and north India. In 1920, it was first discovered and evacuated. Located in the Sindh Province of Pakistan in district Larkana, it is thought to be contemporary with the ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Norte Chico civilizations. Extended in 620acres, it was established through a diligent work of excellent Civil Engineering and Urban Town Planning, having separate sections like HR area of large countryside, HR area dead man’s lane, corbelled arch drain, toilets, wells, granary, housing, pillared hall, Stupa Mound, etc. In 1920, it was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan

Sahr-i-Bahlol UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan

A significant Archaeological site present in District Mardan, 70 km in the Northwest of Peshawar. It was constructed as a small town holding Buddhist architecture during the period of the Buddhist King Kushan. It got the name after the philosopher and religious leader Bahlol. Located on the hillock, it was established as a fortified city. protected by a stone wall. Its evacuation is not completed and the antiques such as coins, jewelry, statues, and utensils are still found on the site. It was placed on UNESCO List in 1920.

Rohtas Fort UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan

A magnificent Fortified Fort was constructed in the 16th century near the Jehlum City in Punjab Province by Raja Todar Mall over the orders of Sher Shah Suri. It was established to restrict the exiled Mughal Emperor Humayun in Persia to return to India. While holding huge defensive walls and unparalleled gateways and supported by great bastions, it is the mouthpiece of the exhaled Military Architecture of Muslims. In 1997, it was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lahore Fort UNESCO heritage sites Pakistan

The magniloquent Royal Fort of Lahore is present at the north end of the ancient Lahore walled city in Punjab Province. Extended across 20 hectares, it was thoroughly constructed in 1566 during the Mughal emperor Akbar’s reign. However, it was first established by the rulers of the Delhi Sultanate as a mud-brick fort but destroyed by Mongols in 1241. It offers almost 21 magnificent monuments. The major structures included Shah Burg Quadrangle Naulakha Pavillion with white marble roof, the beautiful Sheesh Mahal, the prominent Summer palace, the marked Kalaburg, the palpable Shah Jehan Quadrangle, etc. In 2000, it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Shalimar Garden

Adjacent to the magniloquent Lahore Fort, the splendid Garden is the aesthetic heritage of the Mughul period. The beautiful garden was constructed during the great emperor Shah Jehan’s reign over the design of the enchanted Shalimar Garden of Kashmir. Both gardens were formed in the Persian style called Charbagh known as Paradise Garden. Divided into three distinct areas, one for the emperor the other for emperor’s haram, and the third for the general public. It displays extensive and greatest engineering work for the formation of artificial cascades and terraces. The grand building structures in the maleficent garden are Naqar Khana, Khwabgah, Hamam, Aiwan, etc. Moreover, numerous fruit trees like Cherry, Apricot, Mango, Apple, and many more were planted to add beauty with taste to the garden. In 2000, it was kept on UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO Heritage Sites Pakistan


It is in Punjab province,30 km from Islamabad. It also served as the cradle of Buddhism. Its ancient name was Takhshasila which means City of Cut Stones. It possesses Dharmarajika Stupa which is termed as the largest Buddhist settlement which dates back to the time of Ashoka. It is also believed that the remains of Buddha are buried here. Likewise, the City of Bhir Mound is also present here, the first evacuation was carried out in the 1970s and the eastern part of about 1200×730 yards was the dugout. Later evacuations were performed from 1998 to 2000 which brought out the western portion of the planned city.

Takht Bahi

It is home to the oldest Chakdara monastery of Buddhism construction started in 1CE and further expanded in 3rd and 4th CE. It has inscriptions by Ghodopharas. It is termed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. It is the focal point of Buddhist architecture. The Buddhist archaeological complex is known to be Andan Dheraj which has Chatpat Monastery whose construction is believed to be started between 1 to 4 AD. UNE

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