Tourist Places to Visit in Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan, Asia

Tourist Places to Visit in Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan, Asia

Sehwan Sharif is a town situated in Jamshoro District in Sindh province of Pakistan is known for archeological sites and it is believed that, Sufi patron saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar resided here during thirteenth century and his mausoleum attracts thousands of followers and tourists from all over the country annually. Dargah of Shahbaz Qalandar is another prime attraction and landmark of Sehwan Sharif. Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake ‘Manchar Lake’ is located few kilometers away from Sehwan Sharif.


Geography and Climate of Sehwan Sharif:

Sehwan Sharif is positioned on the west bank of the Indus River at a coordinates of 26.4193143° N 67.8593731° E.

Sehwan Sharif is placed about 150 kms northwest of Hyderabad, about 280 kms from provincial Karachi and about 1200 kms from national capital Islamabad.

Sehwan Sharif is generally cool in winter and hot in summer season.


History of Sehwan Sharif:

It is said that, Sehwan Sharif is named after the kingdom of Raja Dahir “Siwistan” or “Seevistan”. Sehwan Sharif was captured by Muhammad bin Qasim from the local king in 711 and Mahmud of Ghazni conquered it two centuries later. Sehwan Sharif also served as the capital of the Thatta Kingdom.

Connectivity to Sehwan Sharif:

Sehwan Sharif has one airport but currently it is not served by regular flights and the nearest operational airport to Sehwan Sharif is Hyderabad Airport located at a distance of about 155 kms.

Sehwan Sharif Railway Station is located a short distance of 1 km from the centre of the town with trains to Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Karachi and other major towns of the province and country as well.


Culture, Cuisine and Shopping in Sehwan Sharif:

Shwan Sharif is a historical town houses several archeological sites. Sindhi is a commonly spoken language in Shwan Sharif.

There are numerous bakeries, cafes and modern retail outlets, shopping centres and handicraft shops located in Shwan Sharif town.


Places to see near Sehwan Sharif:


Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum:

Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Sufi patron saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar located in Sehwan Sharif of Jamshoro District. It is believed that, Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar resided in Sehwan Sharif during 13th century. The mausoleum is visited by thousands of tourists every year.


Dargah of Shahbaz Qalandar:

Dargah of Shahbaz Qalandar is located in the vicinity of Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum in Sehwan Sharif.


Manchar Lake:

Manchar Lake is considered as the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan is placed towards the west of Indus River. The lake covers an area 350 km² to 520 km², depends on season and is located at an elevation of 35 meters.


Ranikot Fort:

Ranikot Fort is one of the largest forts in the globe in Jamshoro, located about 90 kms from Sehwan Sharif. With a circumference of about 26 kilo meters, it is the largest fort in the world. Ranikot Fort is added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in the year 1993.


Other tourist attractions near Sehwan Sharif are:

  • Hyderabad Fort
  • Rani Bag
  • Hussainabad Park
  • Agham Kot
  • Tombs of Talpur Mirs
  • Tomb of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro
  • Institute of Sindhology Museum
  • Badshahi Bungalow
  • Navalrai Market Clock Tower
  • Mustafa Park


Best time to visit Sehwan Sharif:

From November to March is the ideal time to visit Sehwan Sharif.


Accommodation Options in Sehwan Sharif:

Cable TV, garden area, vehicle parking and Pakistani, Chinese and Indian cuisine is served along with the common facilities in the hotels of Sehwan Sharif. Hotels in Sehwan Sharif and Hyderabad (about 150 kms) are as follows:

  • Al Mansoor Hotel
  • Hotel Larkana Al-Mansoor
  • Buland Madina Hotel
  • Hotel Ritz
  • Al-Abbas Hotel
  • Mannan Hotel
  • Sindh Hotel
  • Al-Sadaat Hotel
  • New Taj Hotel
  • Ameer Hotel
  • Hotel Indus
  • Hotel Faran
  • Hotel City Gate
  • Hotel Venus

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