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Sukkur is the central city of Sindh province, It is located on the west bank of the river Indus. The city is the starting point for all the archeological sites in Sindh. There is also a very busy central Bazaar in the city which attracts people from all over the Sindh province. Sukkur is also the home for Masoom Shah Jo Munaro (Minaret of Masoom Shah) a leaning tower constructed in 18th century by historian Masoom Shah Bakhri who also ruled the city for a short period. There are some of the most respected relics of hidus in the city which include the Asthan of Kalka Devi and the Sadh Belo the asthan of Baba Bankhandi located on Sadh Belo Island in the river Indus.

Sukkur is also home of the rare dolphin specie the Indus Dolphin which lives in the silty water of the Indus and found most at Sukkur.

The best thing to buy is Dates which are really a good gift from here. One can also hunt for colorful handicrafts and Ajraks here.

Sukkur is also the narrowest point of the lower Indus. Hence it was here English made first barrage on the Indus in 1932. (Lloyd Barrage) 7 Canals were dig to distribute water in all parts of the province which eventually made Pakistan to have the longest irrigation system of the world. With 38000 miles of irrigation canals known as Indus Food System.

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  • Transfers

    Sukkur - Moen Jo Daro:

    110 KMs drive via typical Sindhi villages visit the local bazaar on the way and have tea at a village tea stall.

    Sukkur - Sehwan

    210 KMs Drive must be added with the tour of Moen Jo Daro as it is on the way. also stop at Bubak to see the Hose boat villages of the fishermen in Manchar lake. There are atleast 1000 floating houses in the lake depending on the fish of the lake. Manchar lake is Asia's largest lake.

    Sukkur Hyderabad Via National highway

    Tours in Sukkur

    Sukkur City tour:

    Visit : Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) Bazaar should be your starting point where the best part of bazaar is. Later you can visit Masoom Shah Jo Munaro (Menarat of Masoom Shah) which is at a walking distance and if you have energy to climb 84 narrow steps there is a spectacular view of the River Indus and its two bridges. Minaret was built by Historian and knight Masoom Shah in 18th century Later drive to The Lloyd Barrage and Lansdowne bridge . At Lloyd barrage there is also a small barrage Museum which explains the barrage system and some interesting facts of the river Indus irrigation system. Near Lansdowne Bridge also visit the "Sat Bahan Astan" A small graveyard from 15th to 17th century has beautifully decorated tombs with blue Glazed tiles.

    Half day tour of the Floating village of fisher men by boat:

    Board a house boat to give you a tour of the floating villages of Mohanas (Fishermen) on the banks of river Indus. These people live on their house boats and spend a very difficult life. See the colorful boats decorated with very basic items and wood carving. Sometimes you can also get a glimpse of Indus Dolphin during this ride. Indus dolphin is a unique animal found only in the river Indus. They are blind due to the silt of the river and due to the flow of the river they have adopted a continuous movement in them, against water. Visit Sadh Belo a Hindu Pilgrimage area on the main island in river Indus, this was the asthan (Places) of a Sadhu known as Bankhandi (Forest wonderer) in 1823 who left the world in search of the od and meditated here. His meditation brought mericle and goddess Durga appeared at the island. Keepinf this background in mind the hindus pay a pilgramage to this island and consider it a sacred island. You need a permission from the department of Oqaf to go there

    Mystic Sukkur :

    Visit the Shrine of War Mubarak Near Rohri Railway station towards Sukkur this Shrines holds a holy Hair of Prophet Mohammed PBUH Later drive to the island of Bakhar and visit The shrine of Khwaja Khizar well known as Zinda Pir (Living Saint) He was a Sufi who became famous among the local people. There are devotes offering prayers at the Shrine and you will be allowed to see the colorful rituals.

    Full Day Sukkur Temples

    At a short distance from Sukkur There are few temples of Hindus which are of the Kali Mata & Durga. It is said that Kali when traveling to Hinglag (Baluchistan ) stayed here. Many Hindus come for a pilgrimage (Teerath ) and go through a dark cave to perform their ritual The people here are very friendly and it can be really interesting to see how rituals are performed here. On the way to the caves you can also stop at Ganjo Takar a small temple on top of a gigantic bolder if you want to test your rock climbing skills this is perfect When I went there I saw there was no statue and on top it was written (He hane Masjid AAhe) {This is a Mosque Now)!!!

    Later visit Ruins of the City of Aror which is located only 9 Kilometers from Sukkur is the site where Mohammed bin Qasim (The First Arab Conqueror ) built a famous Mosque in 726 AD which lives even today and an Imam still performs prayer there . If you are an archeologist mind you may hike to the citadel and probably can find some coins of that period. (8th to 13 Century) Return to Sukkur late evening.

    Full Day Moen Jo Daro :

    Drive to 110 KMs to the famous Indus civilization's Site of Moen Jo Daro : You will drive via the villages on the way which offer a window to the life style in rural Sindh. On arrival at Moen Jo Daro you will visit the archeological sites of Moen Jo daro including SD area which was the administrative area of this very well planned city of past (5000 years ago) You will see the great bath where the ritual baths were taken, state granary where taxes were collected and grain was stored in granery for use later. You will then witness an exhibition hall of the past and will also see interesting oval shaped well which served bigget need of drinking water in administrative area. Later we you will walk to the DKarea which was the rich residential area of Moen Jo daro you will walk into the tall houses of the ancient people as perfect planed area with proper covered drainage watebins in the streets and grid system of walkways and streets. You will see the museum in detail, which explains the chronology of the homosapeans in this region and show different things used in moen Jo daro. You will be serven an excellent Lunch att he Moen Jo Daro rest house. Later drive to Larkana visit Kali Mata temple in Larkana and drive back to Sukkur.

    Full Day Kot DG & Shrine of Sachal Sarmast:

    Visit the magnificent fort of Kot DG built in 19th century by the local rulers Mirs The fort is in a very good shape and you can have an extensive tour of the fort with a guide. Later visit the archeological site of Kot DG 3300 BC and continue to the Shrine of the Sufi poet Sachal Sarmast an admirable building built with blue glazed tiles. Evening return to Sukkur.

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