Tuesday, February 6, 2024

What to See and Do in Rohri and Sukkur: A Travel Guide from Karachi

Karachi and Sukkur (Karachi M5 Motorway to Rohri Toll-plaza) are two cities in Sindh, Pakistan, that are separated by a distance of 362.61 km (225.32 mi) as the crow flies . By road, the distance is about 366.6 km and it takes around 5 hours to drive. There are also other ways to travel between Karachi and Sukkur, such as plane, bus, or train. The quickest way is to fly from Karachi Airport to Sukkur Airport, which takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes. The most economical way is to take the bus from Karachi to Sukkur, which costs $8 - $11 and takes about 6 hours and 23 minutes. Rohri is a town on the east bank of the Indus River, opposite to Sukkur, the third largest city in Sindh. Rohri has a rich historical and cultural heritage, such as the Rohri Hills, the Rohri Canal, and the Rohri Bridge.

 Some of the tourist attractions in Rohri and Sukkur are:
Sukkur Barrage: a barrage on the River Indus that is the pride of Pakistan’s irrigation system and a marvel of engineering. It was built during the British Raj from 1923 to 1932 and was named Lloyd Barrage.

Sadh Belo: an island in the Indus River that houses a Hindu temple complex and a pilgrimage site for Sindhi Hindus. It was founded by a saint named Baba Bankhandi in 1823.

Lab-e-Mehran: a park and recreational area along the Indus River that offers scenic views, boating facilities, and a zoo. It is a popular spot for families and picnickers.

Masoom Shah Jo Minaro: a historical tower built by a governor of Sukkur named Mir Masoom Shah in 1607. It is 31 meters high and has 84 steps. It offers a panoramic view of the city and the river.