take a tour of the 5000 year old Indus valley civilization
and marvel at the magnificence of architecture that
covers the most historical and culturally rich areas
of Pakistan’s ancient history. As we wander through
the corridors of history we explore the most important
archeological sites in Moenjodaro, where over 5000 years
ago, the Indus valley civilization was born. During
a visit to the Museum which is the most important artifact
found at this ancient site, we marvel at the scale of
this old city which had a well organized community with
people possessing their own script, a unified system
of weights and measures and a high level of artistic
we travel through the lovely desert landscape to explore
one of the world’s biggest necropolises at Makli Hill,
containing over one million tombs dating from 14th to
is one of the most stunning archeological sites in the world
as a majority of these tombs are beautifully decorated with
sandstone carvings and glazed tiles centuries old. After visiting
the exquisitely decorated Shah Jehan Mosque built in 17th
century in the ancient town of Thatta, we then proceed to
Hyderabad where you explore its ancient Forts.
We also tour to the colorful bazaars of Hala, famous handicraft
centers and observe the artisans at work. You will see master
pieces in pottery, ceramic tiles, block printing and wood
work, galore. Experience the intense atmosphere of piety,
hope and devotion as you visit the famous shrine of Lal Shahbaz
Qalander at Sehwan.
drive to Sukkur which lies at the bank of Indus river
way to the south is an absolute must. We explore southern
cultural traditions, visit the museum and take a boat
ride on the Indus to Sadhu bella island for a visit
to Hindu temples decorated with intricately carved statues
of Hindu deities.
We then head towards the ancient city of Uch through
interesting villages and rural landscape containing
some of the most beautiful tombs with blue glazed tiles
reflecting the influence of central Asian architecture.
It was the center of Islamic learning and many famous
scholars and saints lie buried here. Visit the tombs
of Bibi Jawindi with its beautiful glazed tile decorations
as well as the Tomb of Jalaludin Surkh.
An entire day is spent exploring the city of Multan which
has a very interesting history. Every invader and explorer
who entered the Indian Sub continent from Alexander the Great
to the Mughals including the British struggled for its control.
After visiting the beautiful shrines of Bahaudin Zakria built
in the 13th century and Shah Rukn-e-Alam during the 14th century,
we go on to Harapa, another 5000 years old ancient excavated
city of the Indus civilization and explore the ruins before
proceeding to Lahore, the city of the Mughal Dynasty.
Wandering through the historic city of Lahore you will witness
the finest examples of Mughal architecture, the 17th century
Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort built in the 16th and 17th
century, Emperor Jehangir’s tomb, the exquisite Shalimar Gardens
built by Shah Jehan (the pioneer of the Taj Mahal) and the
grandiose Lahore Museum. Explore the old walled city that
once used to have 12 Gates around it and visit the lovely
Wazir Khan Mosque. Incidentally, the city of Lahore is world
famous for its ethnically diverse and delicious cuisine for
all food aficionados.