Pat Thar Things to Do
Here you can enjoy the desert life with its nature. This is all what I have learnt from my little traveling that always try to mix up with locals at low profile in their own style then you will see their real culture and customs closely.
Pat Thar Restaurants
Here most of the people belongs to Hindu Religion therefore this is totally impossible to find any sort of meat. You can have only few kind of vegiable dishes in small local restaurants. So this is better to take dry food along.
Favorite Dish: Gawar Phalli
Pat Thar Transportation
For Tharparkar there is bus and train service from Karachi to Mirporkhas. From there you can go around to many villages by different local means. In between small villages, besides bull-cart and camels there is special kind of unique and successful transportation vehicle called "Kekra" in which people, animal and luggage is simultaneously loaded without any seats. This would be your luck if you find a gunny bag to sit on it, but I must tell you that you should not mind it that your closest companion can be a person or animal.
Pat Thar Local Customs
As I have described that the majority of the inhabitants are Hindu therefore the Sati-Pratha were also in practice but not now. According to this belief a widow take the dead body of her husband buried herself in fire. This is their symbol that depict the woman’s hand that “my husband has died therefore I need not to live more”.
The interesting thing I have found that woman due to hot weather keep their backs naked. They cover it with a shawl only. Secondly the virgin wear white bangles on wrest till bow only and married from wrest till shoulder. Which indicates that either she is married or single.
Pat Thar Warnings and Dangers
This is highly sensitive red zone at the border of India & Pakistan therefore this is very dangerous to move freely without official doccumetations.
In this area there are a lot of snakes therefore this is highly dangerous to walk alone without the guidance of locals
Pat Thar What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Tourist Bag,
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: weight less shoes. and thin or very thick cotton cloths.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Must take mecine and especially antiseptic.
Photo Equipment: Camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: This is dangerous due to snakes
Miscellaneous: You must keep water with you all around with some sort of tang or other powder juice. You must cover your head with turbon.
Pat Thar Favorites
Favorite thing: The most classic way of visiting the the Thar desert, is on the back of a camel. It is the most rewarding way of exploring the desert (except for your bottom). In the Thar desert there are many places with water in the ground, and of course, an oasis here and there. Around these places you will find interesting villages, battle-scarred fortresses and magnificent palaces.