Sindh is the province of Pakistan with a long history and is located in the southeast. The province is also referred to as the Bab-ul-Islam, which means the ‘gateway to Islam’ in Arabic. According to certain historians, Muslim commander Muhammad bin Qasim initially arrived in the Indian Subcontinent via the Sindh region in 712 B.C. tourist activities in Sindh are all about history. It is a lively combination of contemporary and past culture and natural beauty.
Here is the list of Sindh famous places to explore when you plan your travel to this beautiful province:
Top Sindh Famous Places
1. Sukkur Barrage
The Sukkur Barrage lies on the powerful river Indus, one of Pakistan’s best-known rivers. It was built in the 1900s under the British Raj, first known as the Lloyd. The rainfall pattern in the area is quite low and Sukkur Barrage is, therefore, an essential part of the water distribution for irrigation. The place is popular as ae all linked to it by a network of seven canals. The location is primarily renowned for the stunning sight of the River Indus. In the area near Sukkur Barrage, locals have also reported sighting dolphins, especially in times of high water levels.
2. Gorakh Hill
Gorakh Hill is one of the famous hill stations in Sindh. Located in the middle of the Sindh, this hill station lies at a height of 5,688 feet (1,734 meters) above sea level and is known widely as the ‘Sindh’s Murree.’ Gorakh Hill was originally found under the British Raj in 1860, which more than 20 years later in 1989 was fully built and established as a hill station.
You may contact several travel agencies with packages for hill stations if you wish to visit Gorakh hill from Karachi. These packages provide food, accommodation, camping facilities, and transport. Gorakh Hill has distinct weather patterns throughout the year because of its high altitude.
3. Kot Diji Fort
The famous symbol of the Talpur Dynasty is Kot Diji, which is situated in Khairpur city. According to Sindh’s historical places data, a century ago, the fort was built in one of the most isolated regions in Sindh. Kot Diji town in Khairpur is dominated by this fort that is why it is known as Kot Diji Fort. The building of the fort Kot Diji was finished with amazing and gigantic architecture in ten years from 1785 to 1795.
It is one of Pakistan’s most gorgeous fortresses with three towers that measure about fifty feet in height. The fort also had a water tank for the storage and use of drinking water, one of the precious resources of the region. The proper preservation of the fort is not done by authorities and it is constantly losing its magnificent architecture.
4. Chaukhandi Tombs
The Chaukhandi necropolis is known as one of the world’s most renowned tourist destinations in the region. It is one of the oldest graveyards in the region, built during the Mughal Empire, according to historical documents. H.D. Baskerville, then assistant collector of Thatta in Karachi, brought the ancient tombs of Chaukhandi to public notice in 1971. It was part of the Ancient Monument Preservation Act in 1922 and enjoys tremendous importance beingone of the historical buildings in Sindh.
Chaukhandi Tombs is a highly fascinating design that depicts the local culture of Sindhi and Balochi. This old graveyard used colorful sandstones. These tombs have distinct decorations and patterns. Various figures, such as that of horsemen and sceneries on men’s graves, were integrated. The graves of women are embellished to show femininity with figures of jewelry.
5. Faiz Mahal
It is one of the richest areas in the Sindh province. Khairpur was once governed by Talpur Mirs and is amongst the famous places of Sindh. In this respect, Faiz Mahal is a good example. The building was built by a ruler of the Talpur dynasty back in 1798. But looking at the current state of Faiz Mahal’s inside and exterior, it seems not like a two-hundred-year-old monument. It is a tremendously challenging and tedious undertaking to preserve the authenticity and attractiveness of a centuries-old structure. The credit goes to the heirs of the Talpur family.
6. The Shah Jahan Mosque
The Shah Jahan Mosque is one of the most impressive remains of the Mughal Empire in the area and serves as the Jamia Mosque in Thatta. This construction of a magnificent historical monument began in 1644. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan ordered the building of the mosque while staying in Thatta, which is why it was called after him. This beautiful building took nearly three years to build. Right upon completion the entrances of this masjid were opened formally.
The east border of Thatta is the location of the Shah Jahan Mosque. It is near the Sujawal-Thatta Road interchange of National Highway 5. Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta has a total distance of roughly 100 kilometers from Karachi and is around 2.5 hours driving distance from the city.
7. Ranikot Fort
Ranikot Fort, one of Pakistan’s most amazing and mysterious sites, is nestled in the middle of Jamshoro District’s most secluded areas in Sindh. Ranikot’s fort, which stands magnificently till date, is also known as the Great Wall of Sindh. The circumference of the fort reportedly reaches over 32 km. It is also supposed to be the biggest fort in the world. This fort dates back to the first quarter of the 19th century. The walls of the fortress are designed as a result of the natural curves of hilly land and include semicircular bastions, which contribute to the beauty at varied intervals.
Bangalore, one of the most interesting and intriguing historical places of Sindh, is located around 65 km east of Karachi. The place is generally referred to as “Bambhore” and has played an important role in South Asian Islamic history. The location of Banbhore includes the relics from the ancient city of Debal according to the observations of several historians. The Arab Commander Mohamed Bin Qasim, who was the brave Muslim conqueror in the Islamic and political history of the Subcontinent, destroyed the city of Raja Dahir, the then legendary Hindu king.
9. Mohatta Palace
If you are interested in the development and the tradition of somewhere, Mohatta Palace is an excellent destination to visit. It was made by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, who resided for 2 decades in this palace and departed after division for India. The palace is 18,500 sq. ft. in size. It features luxury rooms and nine sleeping dorms.
The Mohatta Palace is nearby the Abdullah Shah Ghazi tomb, there is a secret tunnel leading to a Hindu temple a mile distant. This palace is a museum exhibiting gems and other artifacts from the British era and showcasing subcontinental culture.
10. Frere Hall
From 1865, Pakistan was part of the British Indian colony, recalling the Frere Hall edifice. The palace now operates as a bookshop and an art gallery, surrounded by a lush green landscape. It was designed by Henry Saint Clair Wilkins, lies in the Saddar neighborhood, home to several other colonial picturesque.