begin this trip from the shores of the Arabian Sea, in Karachi,
the fifth largest and most populous city of Pakistan. With a
population of over Ten Million people and covering an area of
more then 400 square Kilometers, Karachi has a lot to offer.
Beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants and historical routes
dating back hundreds of years.
Located in the province of Sindh, we travel through lovely desert
landscapes to explore the one of the world’s biggest Necropolis
at Makli Hill, dating from 14th to 18th century Ad. It is one
of the most stunning archaeological sites containing over one
million tombs and majority of these tombs are decorated with
sandstone carvings and glazed tiles. We visit the Shah Jehan
Mosque built in 17th century in the ancient town of Thatta before
we proceed to Hyderabad where you explore its ancient forts
and tombs of Kalhora Dynasty.
Shopping in Halla, a famous handicraft center specializing in
masterpieces of pottery, ceramic tiles, block printing and woodwork
is an entertaining option. We will visit a legendary poet and
saint who lays at the famous shrine of the Lal Shahbaz Qalander
at Sehwan sharif. He has thousands of pilgrims visiting his
tomb during his Urs Festival.
Traveling through the corridors of history, you explore the
most important archeological site in Moenjodaro over 5000 years
old, where the Indus civilization was born. An impressive Museum,
which has important artifacts is located at this ancient site
and one marvels at the scale of this city which has a well organized
community with their own script.
A boat ride on the Indus River to Sadhu Bella island for a visit
to the Hindu temples decorated with carved statues of Hindu
deities and scenes from the Hindu mythology is another option
We take a short drive to Kot Diji through a beautiful landscape
of date palm plantations to explore the impressive Kot Diji
Fort built in 1803 and other excavation sites of old settlements
dating back to 3500 to 2500BC. Later we proceed to the desert
town of Bahawalpur at the edge of Cholistan Desert. We drive
through the bazaars and impressive museum of Bahawalpur and
traverse sands of the Cholistan desert to visit the Derawar
Fort built in 9th century. Feel free to enjoy a camel ride and
a camp fire during your trip.