Nagar Parkar Travel Guide

  • The Ancient Jain Temple at Nagarparkar, Pakistan
    The Ancient Jain Temple at Nagarparkar,...
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  • Kasbo Village - Oasis in the Thar Desert
    Kasbo Village - Oasis in the Thar Desert
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  • Farmer with His Ready Onion Crop near Nagarparkar
    Farmer with His Ready Onion Crop near...
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Nagar Parkar Things to Do

  • Small Hindu Temple at Nagarparkar Market...

    Being a Hindu dominated locality, there are many Hindu temples around Nagarparkar town. In addition to formal places of worship, I saw this one at the entrance of Nagarparkar market, which consisted of odd 3 dozen shops. As can be seen from the photograph above the temple was a small cubical painted with white.Inside of the temple were two doll...

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  • Another Ancient Temple in Nagarparkar

    While strolling around the Nagarparkar town, I spotted a stupa like structure visible from behind the bushes hinting for a place of worship.When we entered inside through the bushes, it appeared like an abandoned temple, most likely a Jain Mandir(?), however, it was not as big as the other Ancient Jain Temple we visited later in the day.I tried to...

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  • Ancient Jain Temples around Nagar Parkar

    Presence of ancient Jain Temples around Nagar Parkar suggests that it was a religiously important town in the ancient times. For a history and archeology buff, this place is no less than a treasure but even for an ordinary wanderer like me it was a great enlightening opportunity as you cannot find them such ancient sites everyday.Before visiting...

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  • Nagarparkar's Jain Temple: Sculptures...

    Nagarparkar is famous for its various ancient Jain Temples, out of which I got the opportunity to visit the one located right inside the town.Although a bit torn down and abandoned, it was a massive structure with impressive interior and revealing wall paintings. The most imminent aspect of the structure was the intricate carvings and sculptures...

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  • Nagarparkar's Ancient Jain Temple: the...

    Out of many ancient Jain Temples around Nagarparkar, I got the opportunity to visit the one located inside the Nagarparkar town.Entrance of the temple was really impressive with intricately carved pillars and sculptures.When you enter, first there is a compound under the dome and then an inner smaller compound. The smaller compound must be a sacred...

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  • Nagarparkar's Ancient Jain Temple: Wall...

    There are many ancient Jain Temples around Nagarparkar - Pakistan, out of which I got the opportunity to visit one located inside Nagarparkar town near the main bazaar.I am not much aware about Jain Religion and did not know what to expect there exactly, but the ancient looking drawings inside the abandoned temple caught my attention. If studied in...

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Nagar Parkar Restaurants

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    by Mozumbus Written Apr 22, 2013

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    While going to Nagarparkar, we stopped at this place for tea and chapati; both were good especially tea which was comparable to Karachi's 'karak' tea available on Quetta shops.

    On the way back, we once again stopped there and this time for the dinner; food was fresh, delicious, and of good quality. Highly recommended.

    Favorite Dish: They are expert in veggie dishes as the area is mostly inhibited by Hindus who usually stay away from meat! 'Karhi', and not 'Karhai', a yellow veggie dish made with yogurt and desi herbs, was especially good.

    For details and photographs of my Nagar Parkar trip please see: Karachi to Nagarparkar

    Quality Food Enroute Nagarparkar
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Nagar Parkar Transportation

  • Karachi to Nagarparkar Transportation...

    Karachi to Nagarparkar is a serious undertaking; around 500km, which translates into 10 hours of almost continuous driving. Crossing through Thar Desert, the drive can easily be prolonged if one fails to avoid enroute stops, which at times become enchantingly inevitable as there are many difficult to miss sights on the way.So ultimately we did that...

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  • Public Transport: Nagarparkar to Naukot

    Before departing for this trip I tried to find out a public transport direct from Karachi to Nagarparkar but for no avail.While strolling around Nagarparkar, I saw this bus - which was the only bus I saw there - which was reportedly going to Naukot. From Naukot, one can find another transport to go beyond.The guy was interested in me as there were...

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  • The Racing Bull Cart of Nagarparkar

    Bull Carts are not only the most efficient transport around Nagarparkar, especially for short distances, but they are considered as status symbol also.They are used to carry goods, water drums, and obviously people on desert treks. I requested this guy to give us a ride who agreed happily. It was a lifetime experience as these powerful bulls, with...

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Nagar Parkar Off The Beaten Path

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    by Mozumbus Updated Apr 22, 2013

    From Nagarparkar, we headed further deep into the desert, closer to the Pakistan-India border, to explore the Kasbo village and its flagship peacocks - last one being Thar's specialty.

    Even before reaching the village, the road finished and our coaster got stuck in the sand, more so because we chose the wrong trek! But it was fun in its own.

    Surprisingly, on both sides of the sandy trek, ready onion crop was filling the landscape with an interesting contrast. The water coming from the Karoonjhar Hills, or jabal, was making the difference.

    While most of the group member walked to the village, a few including myself decided to stay there to explore the surrounding. We wandered around the crops, talked to the farmers, and even had 'gushup' with kids. As can be seen anywhere in the rural, and irrigable, Pakistan - women were the active workforce busy in their fields.

    In the meanwhile, we saw a 'Punjabi' salesman with his colorful 'charpai' all fitted on one bicycle! It was interesting to see how exhausted he was and wanted to sell his product on bargain prices.

    Passing of sheep and goat herds was frequent and we even requested one of them to fetch us some goat milk - which was tasty and warm!

    We talked with locals, mostly Hindus, who were very polite, hospitable, and easygoing. The environment was also very peaceful with no pollution and clean blue skies. Alas, we were running short of time, otherwise it would have been an ideal place for a night out, especially camping.

    For details and photographs of my Nagar Parkar trip please see: Karachi to Nagarparkar

    Kasbo Village - Oasis in the Thar Desert Farmer with His Ready Onion Crop near Nagarparkar Sheep Herd around Kasbo Village - Nagarparkar Hard Sell: Selling a Bed of Roses in Thar! Kasbo is Closer to Pakistan-India border
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