In Pakistan, unfortunately very little care is done in preserving the national monuments. Several of these monuments are in depleted conditions, with miniscule of amount being spent on repair and maintenance. This apathy is mainly due to little education being imparted in schools about our heritage. Our history starts from independence in 1947. Very little is taught about our colorful history which almost run parallel to the other great civilization that everyone knows about – the Egyptian or the Mayans/Incas.
However I feel there is still hope and I have always been impressed with the well-maintained condition of Shah Jahan Masjid. In all my previous 4-5 visits to this magnificent piece of moghul architecture, I have always seen a craftsman working on it to restore it to its original grandeur. Shah Jahan Masjid is a beautifully maintained piece of architecture in Pakistan and worth a visit if you are in Karachi for a couple of days.
Fondest memory: Trip towards Thatta takes one away from a busy metropolis to a serene surrounding of small villages, lakes, and history. And all this could be done on a single day.
Your car must have good AC since it’s really hot out there.
Wear summer dresses, no heavy dressings since the temperature may be as hot as 45C in summer.
While planning your excursion to Thatta, watch local travel forecast and travel only if weather is expected to be cloudy or pleasant.
Avoid traveling in the late night.
1: - Makli is one of the largest necropolis said to contain 1 million graves!
2: - The first mosque of Indian Subcontinent is in Bhanbore.
3: - The one hundred Pakistani Rupee (PKR) note has design taken from one of a grave in Chaukandi.
4: - Halijee is the largest bird sanctuary where every winter, thousand of migratory birds come from as far as Siberia.
5: - Keenjhar Lake is as big as 26*6 kms. (see encarta map)
6: - The graves in Chaukandi and Makli have impressive stone carving work on them done in 16 ~ 18th century A.D.
7: - The 93 domes of Shah Jehan's masjid were designed acoustically to help imam's voice reach everywhere clearly in Masjid.
8: - SASI & PUNNU, a famous love story of subcontinent is attributed to Bhanbore. SASI (girl) lived outside debul fort where PUNNU (Boy) met her when he was on business trip to debul from Makran.
9: - The monument of "Nori Jam Tamachi" is in the center of Keenjhar lake.
Few more pics taken on our trip to the Super Farm House at Gharo, District Thatta.
Fondest memory: In the beautiful garden.
We enjoyed some of the local fruits in our farm stay in Thatta.
Fondest memory: Oranges, Strawberries, Bairs(Local Berries) and Sugar Canes.
There are a lot of farms but few of them are worth seeing. Super Farm is one of the finest farm in District Thatta.
Fondest memory: The swimming pool is very good.