Pakistan is among those few countries that are blessed in various departments. Apart from the sheer natural beauty that Pakistan possesses, the country also has a diverse yet rich heritage and culture. This can be contributed to the various dynasties and civilizations that have resided, over the course of history, in this part of the South Asia.
The diversity that the country possesses in the form of various tourist sites, pertaining to different facets of history, religion, culture etc, is phenomenal. One aspect of this diversity can be seen through a large number of Sufi shrines that are spread all over the country. Keeping in mind the large number of devotees that these shrines attract, Jovago brings you an exclusive article on the 5 famous Sufi Shrines in Pakistan.
Day 1: Karachi
Arrive at Karachi airport transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit shrines of Abdullah Shah Ghazi at Clifton. Baba Abdullah’s shrine is one of the most popular spots in Karachi.
Day 2: Karachi to Thatta- Karachi
Day trip to Thatta and visit Makli Graveyard. Makli is perhaps the largest necropolis in the world. Also, a visit to Shah Jehani Masjid, Thatta, Overnight stay in hotel at Karachi.
Day 03: Karachi to Sukkur
Leave for Sukkur-Enroute visit Shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Sehwan (Lal Shahbaz Qalandar) – Shah Abdul Latif a great Sufi poet of Sindh. Overnight stay in hotel at Sukkur.
Day 04: Sukkur to Bahawalpur
Leave for Bahawalpur and visit Uch Sharif (Mai Jawindi). Uch is a very old town and is believed to have existed since 500 B.C. Bibi Jawindi was the daughter of Syed Jalal Sain. Overnight stay in hotel at Bahawalpur.
Day 05: Bahawalpur to Multan
Leave for Multan and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit Fort and Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria and Shah Rukn-e-Alam and Hazrat Shams Tabrez. Overnight stay in hotel at Multan.
Day 06: Multan
Day trip to visit Sakhi Sarwar near Dera Ghazi Khan. Hazrat Syed Ahmed Sultan popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar (the Generous King) is buried in the town, which sprang around his tomb near Dera Ghazi Khan, 94 Km South West of Multan. Overnight stay in hotel at Multan.
Day 07: Multan to Lahore
Leave for Lahore via Jhang and Faisalabad. Enroute visit the Tomb of Hazrat Sultan Bahu, the famous Sufi saint. Overnight stay in hotel at Lahore.
Day 08: Lahore
Full day sightseeing of Lahore. Which includes, Mausoleum of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (Data Darbar), Lahore fort, Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jehangir and Hazrat Mian Mir Muhammad, Lahore museum, Badshahi Mosque, Sheesh Mahal, Noor Jahan tomb and Wagah Border.
Day 09: Lahore
Day trip to Qasur – visit the Tomb of Baba Bulhey Shah, one of the greatest Punjabi Sufis. Overnight stay in hotel at Lahore.
Day 10: Lahore to Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad 380 km en-route visit Katas Raj Temples, Rohtas Fort and Khewra Salt Mines. Overnight at hotel
Day 11: Islamabad
Full day in Rawalpindi/Islamabad and visit Shrines of Barri Shah Latif in Islamabad. Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi known as Barri Shah Latif is considered the patron saint of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
Day 12: Fly Home
Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight