Khairpur Travel Information
Khairpur is a small city in the north of Sindh the south eastern province of Pakistan. Khairpur is known for the dates grown in this region, the fort of Kot DG, archeological site of Kot DG which in itself is a chapter of the pre-history of Indian subcontinent, and the shrine of Sufi poet Sachal Sarmast at Darazan Sharief. Khairpur although considered small, is 15th largest city of the contry. There is a university in the city as well.
Khairpur is known as Khairpur Mirs (The Kharpur of the kings) It was a semi autonomous kingdom before the partition and was ruled by Talpur family known as Mirs. Mir Sohrab established himself as the Rais-ul-ummarrah (Paramount Ruler) of Upper Sindh, maintained independent Sovereignty and his own currency separate from Lower Sindh (Hyderabad). At its greatest extent, Khairpur ranged from Gandava (now in Balochistan) to Shahgarh (now in India)
One can reach Khairpur in a private car from Sukkur only 150 Kilometers visit the Kot DG fort and the archeological site and also visit the touwn of Khairpur and visit the shrine of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast at darazan Sharief and return to Sukkur in a Days time. This is usually considered a full day Excursion from Sukkur.
There are busses from Karachi & Hyderabad going to Khairpur and the trains from Lahore to Karachi and Karachi to Lahore also stop at Khairpur railway station.
There is no star hotel in Khairpur but Travel & Culture Services can organize home stays in the town if required.
A tour of Khairpur can be taken from Sukkur, Hyderabad, or Karachi the main places to visit are the Bazaar the fort of Kot DG and the palace of Mirs.
We can organise tours to Khairpur for individuals or groups, please contact us for details and planning
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