Khairpur is a district located in the northern province Sindh. Khairpur is known as the Gateway of Islam, Baab-ul-Islam because it has a very magnificent past and rich cultural heritage. There are beautiful places you should go check out if you happen to visit this area.
Kot Diji site is 25 km south of Khairpur town in the Khairpur District of Sindh. Archaeologists say that the discovery of this pre-historic site has given us very valuable information about Pakistan’s past. It is one of the best archaeological sight that Pakistan offers.
The Sheesh Mahal in Kot Diji is one of the best tourist sight. The interior of the building is radiant and highly embellished. The entire Sheesh Mahal is adorned with hand painted tiles, mirror work and carved doors. It’s truly a sight to behold.
This great palace has a history of more than 200 hundred years. It was built by the imperial family of Khairpur; the Talpur Mirs. The classical palace consists of many buildings and gardens that look beautiful to this day. The Mughal construction style is evident in the intricate designs and calligraphy. Its structural beauty is an example of the beautiful architecture of that era.
Shrine of Sachal Sarmast
The Famous Sufi poet from the Kalhora era Sachal Sarmast was born in Daraza, Sindh. Sachal Sarmast means truthful and mystic in Sindhi. His real name was Abdul Wahab, and he is regarded as a poet of seven languages (shair-e-haft zaban). Sachal Sarmast was famous for his poetical works in Arabic, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi, Urdu, Persian and Balochi. He spread the message of love for humanity through poetry. His Shrine is in Daraza that is visited by thousands of Devotees from the whole Pakistan and different parts of the Sub-continent as well.
This bungalow was constructed by Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur, which is famous as Lal Bungalow. This was used to accommodate royal guests. British residents also used to come and live here. It is one of the most prized heritage of Sindh.
Tomb of Jamal Shah
Tomb of Jamal Shah is located on the bank of Jamal Shah lake. Water of this lake is popular for the treatment of skin diseases. Many people come to take a bath from this lake to become healthy. People use these lakes for birds hunting and fishing. Tarai,Talab and other hill areas are also popular for the bird hunting. Many tourists come here every year.
So if you ever visit Khairpur do visit these beautiful places of the city.