Tour Of Ranikot Fort
Weekend Getaways From Karachi
0700 hours leave by road from Karachi to Ranikot
Fort. (270 kms from Karachi) approximately 21 kms from National Highway
is a sandy track across rugged scrubland to be covered by jeep to the
Reach Ranikot Fort by 12.00 noon (carry lunch boxes). Ranikot is one of
the largest forts in the World. The Fort's massive 10 meter high walls
of dressed sandstone are 30 kms in circumference.
Seen from a distance, portions of its ramparts resemble the Great Wall
of China, as they dip and turn to the contours of the hills. The Fort
was built by Imran Bin Musa Barmaki, the Governor of Sindh in 836 A.D.
The Fort's structure, encircling many hills, has a diameter of about 9
kms. The entire walls are made of Gypsum and lime cut stone. It was
originally constructed for bow and arrow warfare but it was later
enlarged to accommodate, fire arms.
1600 hours, leave for Sehwan Sharif (80 kms from Ranikot Fort). Reach
Sehwan Sharif at 1900 hours and check in at Sindh Government Motel/Rest
House. Overnight stay.
After breakfast visit the Shrine of Saint Qalandar
Shahbaz, which attracts millions of devotees from all over the world,
not only Muslims but a large number of Hindus as well, seek blessing of
the saint Shahbaz Qalandar. The devotees believe that their prayers and
wishes are granted by Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
After lunch return to Karachi via a short visit to Hyderabad.