In 2017, Pakistan improved its ranking by one point in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, which is a milestone in itself. But, whenever it comes to spot travelling places in Pakistan, the national and international tourists prefer going to Northern areas of Pakistan like Gilgit, Swat and others for witnessing their mesmerizing sights.

After partition, the Eastern cities of Pakistan were blessed with Mughal Empire’s heritage but the amount of negligence coming from authorities is turning them into ruins. Thatha, being one of these cities, was once known as the capital of three successive dynasties. Because of its cultural and archaeological importance, in the 1980’s UNESCO listed the Makli necropolis as a World Heritage site. Spreading over a twelve kilometer area, it is the biggest necropolis in the World. Here’s the list of famous monuments that you must visit in Thatha, to have a better knowledge of what Mughals gifted us:

 

SHAH JEHAN MOSQUE:

 

SHAH JEHAN MOSQUE

The people of Sindh are always appreciated for their hospitality, therefore the renowned Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan made this Mosque in Thatha, as a token of gesture.

 

SHAH JEHAN MOSQUE1

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SHRINE OF ABDULLAH SHAH ASHABI:

 

According to locals and historical references, 125,000 saints have found their last resting place in Makli. People buried here aren’t all saints; local people, writers and poets are also buried here.

SHRINE OF ABDULLAH SHAH ASHABI

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TOMB OF SULTAN IBRAHIM:

 

The tomb of famous Muslim Rajput Isa Khan’s son, Sultan Ibrahim’s tomb is situated in Thatha- the city of ancient times.

 

TOMB OF SULTAN IBRAHIM

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TOMB OF JAM NIZAMUDDIN II:

 

The Rajput Sultan of Sindh, Jam Nizamuddin also known as Jam Nindo made Thatha as the capital city of Sindh, in his dynasty; Samma dynasty. The detailed crafting on walls of this tomb represents aestheticism on another level.

 

TOMB OF JAM NIZAMUDDIN II

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To increase the growth international travel in Pakistan in coming years, we need to do some serious measures in order to preserve these historic monuments. Treat them as treasure before they turn into ruins.

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