|BEST SEASON||November to March|
We 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 to entertain.
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.