Southern Flavour II

 

Quick Facts
Duration 13 Days
Best Time November - February
Difficulty Level Easy
Destinations Karachi | Bahawalpur | Uch Sharif | Multan | Lahore | Rawalpindi | Islamabad

 

Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Arrive Karachi and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 02

A.M. Half-day city tour to include Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi Museum, Defence Mosque, Fish Harbor and Clifton Beach, Tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
P.M. Visit of all shopping centres on Abdullah Haroon Road, Bori Bazzar, Zainab Market and some parts of old Karachi. Overnight stay.

Day 03

Departure for Keenjar Lake enroute visit Chaukundi Tombs, Banbhore, Makli Graveyard (Thatta) and Shah Jehan Mosque. Overnight stay in Keenjar Lake Resort.

Day 04

Early Morning - departure for Sukkur via Indus Highway. Visit Shrines of Abdul Latif Bhattai and Lal Shah Baz Qalandar and visit Mohenjodaro 5000 years old Indus Civilization. Lunch at Mohenjodaro and drive onward to Sukkur. Overnight stay in Sukkur.

Day 05

Leave for Bahawalpur and visit Uch Sharif (Mai Jawindi). Uch is a very old town is believed to have existed since 500 B.C. Bibi Jawindi was the daughter of Syed Jalal Sain. She was a very pious lady and highly respected by the people of the area. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06

Leave for Multan and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon - visit Fort and Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria and Shah Rukn-e-Alam and Hazrat Shams Tabrez. Multan is famous for its innumerable Khanqahs (Shrines). Annual Urs is held at each (Shrine). Overnight stay in hotel at Multan.

Day 07

Day trip to visit Sakhi Sarwar near Dera Ghazi Khan. Hazrat Syed Ahmed Sultan popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar (the Generous King) is buried in the town which sprang up around his tomb near Dera Ghazi Khan, 95 k.m. Southwest of Multan. He was another Sufi saint of Ghaznavid period. His tomb is situated near a hill stream at the Foot of Sulaiman Hills. It is a beautiful building, which is always thronged by devotees. Overnight stay in hotel at Multan.

Day 08

Leave for Lahore via Jhang and Faisalabad. Enroute visit the Tomb of Hazrat Sultan Bahu, the famous Sufi Saint. Overnight stay in hotel at Lahore.

Day 09

Full day at Lahore. Visit Mausoleum of Hazrat Data Ganj Bukhsh (Data Darbar). He was an eminent scholar and author of many books on theology. One of the famous books is "Kashful Mahjub". He can be described as the founder of the Sufi Cult in Punjab. His tomb in Lahore is always thronged by devotees, day and night. Lahore is called "Data Ki Nagri" after him. Many miracles are attributed to him. It is believed that nobody has ever returned empty handed from his tomb. Also visit Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jehangir and Hazrat Mian Mir.
Mian Mir - Mir Muhammad was his real name, he enjoyed the destination of having three royal personages as his devotees. The first was emperor Jehangir, followed by Shah Jehan, Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb. His shrine is about 3 miles from Lahore Railway station.

Day 10

Day trip to Qasur - visit the Tomb of Baba Bhulley Shah, one of the greatest Punjabi Sufis. Qasur is a historical city and still retains some of its features. Like other Sufi poets, Baba Bhulley Shah is immensely popular among the masses as well as the elite. His "Kafis:" are sung by singers who take great pride in reciting his poetry. Overnight stay in hotel at Lahore.

Day 11

Leave for Rawalpindi and transfer to hotel.

Day 12

Full day at Rawalpindi/Islamabad and visit Shrines of Barri Shah Latif in Islamabad. Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi known as Barri Shah Latif, is considered the patron saint of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is said that he had predicted about the construction of a new city near his tomb, which would be named after Islam. His tomb was built under the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and is situated in the village of Nurpur in the foothills of Margallas. Overnight stay in hotel in Rawalpindi.

Day 13

End of tour and departure for home destination.

 

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