Mirpur Khas

Chitorri graves

Mirpur Khas literary the "land of most royal Mirs", is an ancient and historical city of Sindh, previously used to serve as gateway to large arid, the Great Thar Desert and is today counted amongst the largest and major cities of Sindh. Mirpur Khas, albeit being amongst the larger cities of Sindh, unfortunately doesn't offer much to see for its visitors except the ancestral graves of Talpur Mirs on the outskirt of the city.

Understand

The early history of Mirpur Khas dates back to a of 4th century AD Buddhist settlement known as Kao Jo Daro. Much later, armies of Muhammad Bin Qasim settled in the area when Sindh was conquered by Muhammad Bin Qasim, and shortly following that, the city of Mirpur Khas was later founded by Mir Ali Murad Talpur in 1806. The city remained the capital of Talpur Mirs of Mirpurkhas until 1843 when Sindh was annexed to British India under East India Company. Later Sindh which included Mirpurkhas was made part of Bombay Presidency. Soon after the partition of India Pakistan, the population of city soar up because of its proximity with the Indian border, Mirpur Khas became the first city to welcome refugees from the newly found Indian nation to Pakistan and acted as a primary railway junction for the first trains to rail across the Rajistan to the Sindh.

Get in

Mirpur Khas railway station

Mirpur Khas lies 80km east of Hyderabad can be reached both by trains and by car or bus. Buses from all major cities of Sindh can be easily available for Mirpur Khas. A ticket on air-condition bus and van from Karachi cost about ₹300 and journey may take around 3 hours.

Non-air-conditioned trains Saman Sarkar Express travel between Mirpur Khas and Hyderabad while Marvi Passenger between Mirpur Khas and border town of Khokhropar. The train passes through famous Thar Desert.

Get around

Chitorri Graveyard

One can go to different parts of the city by self driven cars, private taxis as well rickshaws both shared motorcycle type rickshaws as well typical rickshaws. Within Mirpur Khas, rickshaws of both types provide cheap and quick transportation for going from one place to another or for city tour and are perfectly fine. Taxis are generally private cars and operated by taxi companies and can be easily hailed only from the taxi stands as distinguishing between a taxi and a private car may be difficult. You can ask at a hotels to arrange a taxi as well. These taxis are usually air-conditioned, modern and clean fleet which makes them the most comfortable, luxurious way to navigate around the city of Mirpur Khas especially in the blistering hot weather of Summer.

A rickshaw can be hired for ₹1,000 to visit the Chittori, and archaeological site, both on the outskirts of the city.

See

Mirpur Khas museum building

Buy

Mirpur Khas is known for its mango production and farming of different varieties, with the most famous being the "Sindhri" — literally the mango from Sindh.

Mirpur Khas has few shopping areas and bazaars, the most popular, traditional and oldest of which is Shahi Bazaar.

Eat

There are many simple restaurants scattered throughout the city, all serving Pakistani food. There are also some restaurants worth going to on Station Rd and Hyderabad Rd, most of them serve Bar B Q at night.

Sleep

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