Makli & Thatta

If you’re coming from Karachi, Thatta is a logical next step that can be visited during a day trip or a proper overnight adventure.

Though Thatta isn’t much to look at, architectural perfection is found in the form of the famous Shah Jehan mosque. Mughal archways line its courtyard, surrounding a stunning blue mosaic central chamber. It’s a cool escape from the desert city vibes outside.

Nearby Thatta is the UNESCO-listed Makli Necropolis, one of the largest necropolises in the world. Ornate graves and tombs stretch for kilometers. Some require you to ask for a caretaker’s help in getting in, others you can poke around in yourself. Don’t miss the vivid green Shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ashabi inside the necropolis area.