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Tourism in Sindh

Sindh is a province in Pakistan. The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (mature period 2600-1900 BCE) which was centred mostly in the Sindh.[1]

Archaeological ruins at Mohenjo-daro, Larkana

Sindh has numerous tourist sites with the most prominent being the ruins of Mohenjo-daro near the city of Larkana.[1] Islamic architecture is quite prominent in the province with the Shahjahan Mosque in Thatta built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and numerous mausoleums dot the province including the very old Shahbaz Qalander mausoleum dedicated to the Iranian-born Sufi and the beautiful mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah known as the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi.[2]

Mohatta Palace, a museum in Karachi built in 1927 by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta a Hindu Marwari businessman. At Partition of Sub-continent in 1947, Mohatta Palace was acquired by the newly established Government of Pakistan to house its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[3][4]Frere Hall is one of the finest architecture of the British Colonial Era which is one of the most significant tourists spot in Karachi. The Hall was built by Sir Henry Bartle Frere and was initiated in 1863 and the construction process was accomplished in 2 years in 1865.[5][6]Faiz Mahal is also a palace situated in Khairpur, Sindh. It was built in 1798 by Mir Sohrab Khan who belongs to Talpur Family. It is an example of architectural excellence, a world apart from today's stone-washed structures, is undeniable.[7][8][9]

Manchar Lake is the largest freshwater artificial lake in Pakistan, lies 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Sehwan on the Indus Highway. It is claimed to be one of the biggest freshwater lakes in Pakistan and the only lake that is home to fishermen living on wooden boathouses for hundreds of years. The lake spreads over an area of 233 kilometres (145 mi)2 and gets its water from the Kirthar Hills torrents and Indus River.[10]

Places of Interest

Historical Sites

Hilly Areas

Lakes

See also

External Links

References

  1. ^ a b "Tourism in Sindh - The Express Tribune". 22 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Tourism in Sindh".
  3. ^ "Mohatta Palace - A Museum in Karachi". Mohattapalacemuseum.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Mohatta Palace built by Shivratan Chandra Ratan Mohatta". Discover-pakistan.com. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Frere Hall in Karachi". Pakistantoursguide.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Karachi's Frere Hall: A Library only for birds to visit". Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Faiz Mahal and Royalty of Talpurs". Sindhidunya.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Faiz Mahal Built in 1798 by Mir Sohrab Khan". Dawn.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Some photos of Faiz Mahal". Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Manchar Lake - The Largest Artificial Lake in Pakistan and in one of largest in Asia". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2018.

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