Since it was winter vacation we decided to explore Sindh 🙂
Journey started from Karachi, we reached Hyderabad at 9PM, checked-in Hotel Venus at Thandi Sarak, went out for dinner at Shalimar Broast, got back in hotel and slept. Warm and cozy hotel it is.. Shalimar Broast is good for pait-pooja, tried Chicken Shashlik, Chicken Karhai & Zinger Burger.
Day 2 started with breakfast at a dhabba with chai, paratha & omelet. Headed to Qadamgha Moula Ali (A.S) then to Sindh Museum but sadly it was 27th December and the city was closed… had no choice but to leave for some other place. We decided to go for Thatta.
Reached Thatta at 2:30PM, headed out for Shah Jahan Masjid, Mazar Shareef Hazrat Syedna Abdullah Shah Jeelani Ashabi (R.A) and then to Makli Hills. Decided to travel back to Hyderabad without wasting any time… stopped at Jamshoro for refreshment. And we started our journey for Dadu.
For a night stayed at Bhittai Hotel situated on By Pass Larkana Road Dadu. It was inaugurated just 4 days ago. AMAZING service, awesome rooms, reasonable rent. Highly recommended.
Left for Larkana, reached Ghari Khuda Bakhsh. Can’t deny the fact of it being beautiful!, parked the car, went inside and was informed that we can’t visit the mazar for 30 minutes since there’s some VVIP coming for Fatiha..
For next 30 minutes we wandered around, found a bazaar, talked to few shopkeepers. Was informed that among Benazir’s children only Aseefa visit mazaar mostly, Bakhtawar & Bilalwal visit once in an year. Through none of our concern who visits and who doesn’t but as shopkeeper was sharing it we listened to him. They have a municipal corporation working there BUT the amount of trash we saw there was unbearable.
We were informed after 30 minutes that we can visit the mazaar now since VVIP has left. Crossing the security we entered in mazaar.
It was indeed depressing to see the 95% crowd there was just for pictures, wandering around, giggles, laughter, etc. It was disgusting to see people standing in front of tombs and making selfies.
Later on we traveled back to Larkana, stayed for a night and then headed towards Moen Jo Daro in the morning. Had GREAT time learning about the history of Moen Jo Daro, saw the collectibles of Moen Jo Daro at the museum and spent some time in Moen Jo Daro Guest House.
Started traveling for Sehwan Shareef, visited Gar e Qalandar (R.A), it was really peaceful atmosphere at the Gar. Visited Takht e Qalandar, Indus River and then we went to the mazaar.
Was supposed to stay at mazaar for Fateha for some time but we found out that Shia community is there for some matam… in 26 years of my life I saw this for the first time and sorry, no offence but I was feeling so uncomfortable that we all decided to leave the mazaar as soon as possible.
And we started our journey back to Karachi.
Few things I would like to mention, the CHILLY & FOGGY nights & mornings of interior Sindh IS TO DIE FOR!, the roads are awesomely built, greenery you see while travelling is BEAUTIFUL!, the history behind our Buzurg Gawara E Deen, Moen Jo Daro and historical places is remarkable.
I believe I have just managed to cover 25% of Interior Sindh, there’s so much to see, visit and discover in Sindh. We really underestimate the beauty of Sindh.
It was really a memorable trip of my life Alhamdulillah. Couldn’t agree more to the phrase “Jagah jii lagane ki duniya nahi hay / Yeh ibraat ki jaa hay.. tamasha nahi hay” after visiting Bhutto’s & Hazrat Lal ShahBaz Qalanda R.A mazaar.
Note: We have tried to capture pictures of all the places, please check album for names & images of the places.