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    Catching Free Fishes !

    by sdq Written Sep 16, 2012
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    Just by tying nets on the rivers many locals catch fishes without any struggle. I think this is the easiest way to make money or to catch free fishes. The picture is taken at Gharo which is on the National Highway while going to Thatta. You can also see an old bridge behind in the picture while I am standing on another bridge which is still in use.

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    Two Small Towns on the way to Thatta.

    by sdq Written Sep 15, 2012
    Fresh Water Fishes in Gujjo.
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    While going to Thatta you will come across two small towns Gujjo which is famous for fresh water fishes but mostly they are farm fish that's why they are not much tasty and secondly Thame Village. I am posting few photos of those town for your knowledge.

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    A Local place of Worship of Hindus in Makli.

    by sdq Written Sep 15, 2012
    The Secret Tunnel to the Mandir.
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    This is a famous place of worship of Hindus by the name of "Kali Maa Ka Mandir" or "Mandir of Kali Maa". She is a famous God of Hindus the main thing which attracted me was a small cave near the Mandir as the locals say that it was a secret enterence used to get in and out of the Mandir. This Kali Maa is famous for taking human sacrifices in olden days so keeping that in mind I specially shot the secret cave or tunnel while shooting other pictures of this place.

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    A local oil excreting machine !

    by sdq Written Sep 15, 2012

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    Camel is used to excrete oil from different things
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    You guys must check this incredible oil excreting machine. It is the primitive way of taking out oil from different ingredients like mustard, coconut and different local herbs. The cart is driven by a camel with a cloth tied to his eyes so that he could mind his own business, while two guys keep on putting the ingredients in the grinder, where it is grinned till it's oil comes out in a can.

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    Shah Jahan Masjid

    by besal Updated May 16, 2009

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    One of the most beautiful, well preserved historical monument is the Shah Jahan Masjid in Thatta. The Governor of Thatta, who build the Taj Mahal had this beautiful masjid named the masjid after the great Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan. Though Shah Jahan never saw this masjid.

    The beauty of the mosque is its symetrical surroundings, 99 well preserved domes, windy-cool hallways, large marble-floored courtyard, and the serentiy one feels inside the masjid corridors.

    Before speakers and mikes were invented, the 99 domes served as natural amphitheater/speakers, where the imam's recitation/sermons could be heard all around.

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    Makli Graveyard

    by besal Updated May 16, 2009

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    One of world's largest nacropolis with over 100,000 graves, dating back 600-700 years. Although I feel it is impossible to see all, but the best preserved and attractive tombs are right at the start, and another batch at the very end (2 km).

    Most people just visit the Maqbras (mouseleums) that are near the entrance. But further north, metalled road turns into a dirt track (drivable but dusty), which will take you into another portion which is also worth seeing.

    According to the caretaker, the grave of Mai Makli is there, on whose name the necropolis is named after (named after a woman).

    You can now take your car inside (Rs. 10). Some mausoleums have entry fees.

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    Haleji Lake

    by besal Updated May 16, 2009

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    Haleji originally was a salt-water lake which was formed by seasonal water, collecting in a depression. During World War II, additional water was required for troops stationed at Karachi. Salt water was drained out and an embankment was constructed around the lake which was fed by fresh water through a canal. Resultantly, Haleji became one of the major sources of water supply to the increasing population of Karachi as well as an exquisite refuge for waterfowl.

    A water reservoir, home to Siberian migratory birds from November till February - birds lover paradise in these months. Some crocodiles as well, and fishing.

    You can take a circular round tour (in your car) of this lake. The drive is 10 km, and takes approx 40 minutes. There are also some crocs in this lake.

    Water in this lakes comes from another large lake, Kalri, whicih is another 30 km further from Thatta. A rest is also availabe...check with Sindh Wildlife department.

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    Bhanbore/Dabul - avent of Islam

    by besal Updated May 16, 2009

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    Where a 17 year old General, Mohd. Bin Qasim landed more than 1000 years ago, and Islam sets its foot on the Sub-Continent.

    A very nice small museum, with some ruins on a small hillock.

    Remanent of an old fort on a small hillock still exists. Archeological digs aer still revealing old artifacts, which are stored in the museum.

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    Chaukandi Tombs

    by besal Updated May 16, 2009

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    Small, slightly older than the larger Makli tombs further down towards Thatta. However the carvings and designs are much more attractive at Chaukandi than at Makli.

    30 minutes drive from Karachi on National Highway, the tombs are on the left side of the road. There is a marker, but difficult to locate. Another way of locating is when you reach FAST university (on right side), it is very near it.

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    Shahjahani Mosque

    by Bokhari76 Updated Apr 9, 2008
    Ceiling of dome Shah Jahani Mosque Thatta
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    This mosque was built in the mughal period by Mughal Emeror Shah Jahan (who built Taj Mahal Agra). Construction started in 1644 AD and completed in 1647 AD (within 3 years short time). It covers an Area of 6316 Sq. yards. Construction costed ShahJahani Rupees. 900,000/- financed by governemt. Base is 12 to 15 feet deep made up of rock stones. Mosque is standing on 94 pillers. It has 5 doors. One main door with 2 small doors accompanying on west side and 2 doors each on South & North side. This mosque has 100 doms. Out of which 6 are large and others are small. Due to these doms there is no need of loudspeaker. Sound from one corner of mosque easily reaches everywhere. Similarly mosques ventilation system is so delveloped that mosque remains cool without fans or air conditioner.

    It is an state of art architectual building. It represents the height of tile decoration in Sind.
    At a time 20,000 persons can perform prayer.

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    Makli Necropolis - The World's Largest Graveyard

    by Bokhari76 Written Mar 25, 2008

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    Makli Necropolis Thatta, Pakistan
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    Makli Necropolis is said to be the largest graveyard in the world. It covers an approximate area of 10 Km in diameter. It has 125,000 tombs & shrines of regional Kings, Tribal Heads & Sufi saints. Tombs having architectual importance are of the period of Samma & Tarkhan dynasty who ruled Sindh during 14th to 17th century AD.

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    Picnic at Kalri Lake /Kinjhar Lake

    by Bokhari76 Updated Mar 24, 2008
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    Kalri / Kinjhar Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Pakistan. It is situated in Thatta Disctrict. Beside locals People from all over the Sind & Balochistan Province come here to enjoy the bath of Fresh water. Specially people from Karachi come here on picnic. People who came from Karachi book special conveyance for the whole day. They leave early morning from Karachi as there is about 3 hours drive from Karachi to Thatta.

    Lake is best for picnic, bathing, fishing & sight seeing. Legend of Noori Jam Tamachi also belongs to this lake.

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    Kalri Lake

    by besal Written Dec 4, 2005

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    Further 30 minute drive from Thatta on the national higway takes you to another large lake - Kalri. This lake is also a water reservoir supplying water to Karachi as well as feeding Haleji Lake. There are various small huts/rest houses available (check Sindh Tourisim department in Karachi) for spending day or night.

    Like Haleji, Kalri is also a bird sanctaury for migratory birds from colder Siberia.

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  • Keenjhar Lake

    by imassadpk Written Jul 7, 2004

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    Don't confue this lake with ocean.

    This beartiful lake is a combination of two natural lakes called Snheri and Keenjhar. The place has been developed into a resot with boating and fishing facilities. Accommodation is available at the lake-side motel. It is two hours drive and 115 kms away from Karachi.

    The first impression of any visitor about this lake "It's as big as an ocean!"

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  • Shah Jahan’s Masjid - Thatta

    by imassadpk Written Jul 7, 2004

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    A masjid built four centuries ago

    In outskirts of Thatta, the Shah Jehan mosque is the masterpiece of mughal construction. This mosque was build by the constructor of Taj Mahal in 1647 AD. This was really the glorious example of Muslim architecture. This mosque was build by Mir Abdullah under the order of Mughal emperor Shah Jehan. Shah Jehan mosque is the beautiful example of tile work. Its 93 domes and 33 arches have varying sizes have their architectural beauty. The domes have been exquisitely laid in a mosaic of radiating blue and white tiles. Its 93 domes, desighned for its acoustical purposes, carry the voice of Imam to all parts of the mosque.

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