Mithi is the capital city of Tharparkar district in southwestern Sindh, in a beautiful, large, arid region of Thar Desert.

Gadi Bhit monument view


Way to top of sand mound of Gadi Bhit

Mithi is the capital city of Tharparkar district, where there is only fertile desert in the world exists and consists of barren tract of the sand dunes covered with thorny bushes. The ridges are irregular and roughly paralleled that thy often closed shattered valleys which they raise to a height to some 46 meters.

Get in

Mithi can be reached easily both via Badin and Mirpur Khas by car as well by buses. Buses and mini buses, both non air-conditoned and air-conditoned are easily available for Mithi from Mirpur Khas, Badin as well from other major cities of Sindh throughout the day time. A ticket on comfortable air-conditioned bus from Taj complex in Karachi cost about Rs 600 and journey may take about 6 hours.

Mithi is some 150 km in distance from Mirpur Khas on Mirpur Khas - Digri Rd which later merges with Naukot-Mithi Rd. A bus ride may take some 3 hours and cost Rs 250 in non-airconditioned mini bus from Mirpur Khas to Mithi. From Islamkot, bus ride take an hour and charge Rs 100 in non-airconditioned mini bus.

Get around

One can go to different parts of Mithi by self driven cars, private taxis which are in the form of 4x4 jeeps, as well shared motorcycle type rickshaws. Within Mithi, rickshaws provide cheap and quick transportation for going from one place to another as well are perfectly fine for town tour. 4x4 jeeps taxis are generally private cars and can be easily hailed from the taxi stands and are most comfortable, luxurious way to navigate around the town of Mithi.



A view of bazaar after sunsets

The Shahi bazaar of Mithi is a mile long alleyway houses plenty of shop. The bazaar is the only marketplace of Mithi and can be good place to hunt down the Sindhi handicraft and souvenirs as well surely gives a good example of a traditional bazaars and worth to take a stroll.



Traditional Thari houses styled huts of guest house run by STDC

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