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Sukkur

Sukkur is the 14th largest city of Pakistan and the third largest city of Sindh province.

Situated on the west bank of Indus River, modern day Sukkur was built by the British general Sir Charles Napier in the 1840s. The Sukkur Barrage is nothing short of an engineering marvel. The 5,000 feet long barrage was completed in 1932, irrigating more than 10 million acres through its seven canals. The construction of the Sukkur Barrage acclaimed a new era of prosperity in Sindh after which, a number of Punjabi, Balochi and Pathan migrants settled in interior Sindh. The Indus River dolphin, which is locally known as Bhulan, is found here and is one of the rarest freshwater dolphin species on the earth. Navigation and hunting under water is entirely different when done through echolocation. This characteristic makes the blind dolphin distinctive from other dolphin species.

Kot Diji

The ancient archaeological site of Kot Diji is located near an ancient flood channel of the Indus River, 25 km south of the city of Khairpur in Sindh province.

Built around 3300 BC, the site consists of two different part; the first being the citadel, standing on 12m high ground, and the second being the outer area. Being built in the early Harappan Period, the site is a perfect example of different architectural styles in the region such as the Mundigak and the Mughals. Located in close vicinity to Mohenjo Daro and a hilltop fortress belonging to the Talpur leader, Shohrab Khan, this site is must visit for anyone interested in history, architecture and art.

Garhi Khuda Bakhsh

Garhi Khuda Bakhsh  is a village in Ratodero Taluka located near Naudero in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

It is famously known for being the family graveyard of the Bhutto Family. The Bhutto Family Mausoleum was built here in 1977, following the execution of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by the architects  Zaigham Jaffery and Waqar Akbar Rizvi. An imposing structure covered in white marble and consisting of five domes and four iwans (a rectangular hall or space, usually vaulted, walled on three sides, with one end entirely open), it is the resting place of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Murtaza Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo Daro was built nearly 4500 years ago over an area estimated to be 300 hectares large.

Being the most sophisticated city in its time, in terms of civil engineering and urban planning, Mohenjo Daro was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Civilisation. It was discovered between 1919 and 1920 by R. D. Banerji, an officer of the  Archaeological Survey of India. A well planned street grid and an elaborate drainage system hint that the occupants of the ancient Indus civilization city of Mohenjo Daro were skilled urban planners with a reverence for the control of water. The site is rich in ancient artefacts, including several pottery pieces and sculptures and is a well known tourist hotspot. If you happen to be on a tour of interior Sindh province, then Mohenjo Daro is a must see attraction.

2 Days Trip
 Sukkur, Kot Diji, Garhi Khuda Baksh, Mohenjo Daro

Leisure, Educational, Recreational, Family

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Itinerary

Sukkur

  • Flight to Sukkur
  • Blind dolphin river cruise
  • Visit of Kot Diji and Larkana
  • Overnight stay at Larkana

Moenjodaro

  • Visit of Gari Khuda Baksh and Mohenjo-Daro
  • Mohenjo-Daro
  • Flight back to Karachi

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