Sindh is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, in the southeast of the country, and the historical home of the Sindhi people. Sindh is the third largest province of Pakistan by area, and second-largest province by population after Punjab.
Culture & History of Sindh
Sindh has a diverse culture as different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu-speaking Muslim Indians who migrated to Pakistan from India upon independence as well as the people migrated from other provinces after independence. The Sindh is linked with Baluchistan in the west and north, Punjab to the north, Gujarat and Rajasthan of India in the southeast and east, and the Arabian Sea in the south. The main language of Sindh is Sindhi while all other languages of Pakistan are spoken here. Historically the Assyrians (as early as the seventh century BC) knew the region as Sinda. The Persians as Abisind, the Greeks as Sinthus, the Romans as Sindus, the Chinese as Sintow, in Sanskrit, the province was dubbed Sindhu meaning “Ocean” while the Arabs dubbed it Al-Sindh.
Sindh is consists of 10 big cities which include Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Sakkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, Thar Desert, Jacobabad, Sehwan, and Khairpur.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Sindh That Are Beautiful
If you want to travel to Sindh the following are the ten most attractive tourist spots in this province.
Situated on an elevation of 5700 feet, Gorakh Hill is one of the most beautiful, the coldest and the most amazing tourist spots in Sindh. Because of this elevation, in winters the temperature drops below zero and during summers it’s usually below 20 °C. The breath-taking view from the top of the hill station is something everyone needs to experience.
Kot Diji Fort
Also known as Fort Ahmadabad, the Kot Diji fort is located in the town of Kot Diji in Khairpur. It is one of the most important cultural heritages of Sindh and was built between 1785 to 1795. Symbolic to the Talpur dynasty.
The sheer scale on which it is built reminds us of what the construction in the olden times was capable of. The sole grandiosity of the structure can leave anyone breathless.
Something that all of us have read about in our Pakistan Studies curriculum very thoroughly, but know very little about.
Located in Harappa, Mohenjo Daro translates to “the mound of the dead” (we’re looking at you BOLLYWOOD!). It is one of the most intriguing mysteries and morbidly beautiful. Being there makes you feel like you’ve been transported. The intricate civilization and its structures and organization of the irrigation of the sewage system are considered ahead of their times. Even the cultural advancements that have been studied, have seemed to be more advanced than any other place at that time!
The structure is now threatened by erosion due to improper preservation.
One of the many examples of Architecture from the British colonial era that still exists. It is also one of the few heritages that we have managed to maintain. Frere hall stands beautiful amongst the south part of Karachi with its magnificence.
Visiting the hall is imperative while traveling to Karachi.
The second-largest freshwater lake in Pakistan, Keenjhar Lake is important for many reasons. It marks a shrine for the grave of the Sindhi Legend Noori Jam Tamachi which is a famous tale of the Prince Jam Tamachi falling in love with a fisherwoman Noori.
Keenjhar Lake is in Thatta and is one of the most significant sources of drinking water for Thatta and Karachi.
Located in Tharparkar, the Karoonjhar mountains are picturesque.
The mountain is rich in minerals and grows many plants that have medicinal values. It is also rich in history as many myths and lore are associated with it. A Karoonjhar Dam is being planned. It is one of the amazing places/tourist spots in Sindh.
An artificial reservoir of water near Sanghar. It has a large storage capacity and is a major source of water for Sindh!
Another grand remain of the Talpur dynasty of Khairpur, the Faiz Mahal is an architectural masterpiece. The details on the walls of the palace are exquisitely done, hinting at the mastery of the workers back in the day.
There are now orchards where “Hathi khana” and stables used to be.
Situated east of Karachi near the National Highway, the Chaukhandi Tombs are an Islamic cemetery full of beautifully carved stonework. The eerie feeling around the graveyard surrounded with beautiful stones is a unique combination and perfect representation of Sindh culture.
Mazar e Quaid
The final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is situated in the middle of the city of Karachi. Its humongous and well-lit presence is one of the attractive tourist spots in Sindh for everyone. Always crowded with people, Mazar e Quaid is the perfect spot to observe the different kinds of Pakistanis.