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"A symbol of engineering genius of British Empire" Top 5 Page for this destination Karachi Off The Beaten Path Tip by Faiza-Ifrah

Karachi Off The Beaten Path: 54 reviews and 148 photos

  Indus River.
by Faiza-Ifrah

Some 9 miles on the Highway past the turn for Keenjhar Lake, there is another graveyard of historic importance named Sonda. All the graves are decorated with carvings of horse and rider or jewellert.

The stretch of road between Thatta and Hyderabad is least traveled. One hardly encounters any traffic.

There are some good restaurants in the heart of the city of Hyderabad for lunch. Shopping specialties include bangles and confectioneries from the famous Bombay Bakery.

Just outside of the city, there is Kotri Barrage on mighty River Indus that flows through the entire length of Pakistan. The barrage was built by the British in 1880's and is worth exploring on both upstream and downstream sides of River Indus. Many canals emerge out from here and the embankments offer good places for family picnics.

The downstream side of River Indus does paint a gory picture in that it is much more a drying river than it used to be. River boats ply and can be hired for boating in the river.

Families tend to play and build sand castles on the sand flats.

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  • Updated Dec 14, 2004
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