Kot Diji Fort

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The Kot Diji Fort, officially acknowledged as Fort Ahmadabad, governs the town of Kot Diji in Khairpur District, Sindh Province, Pakistan, about 40 kilometers east of the Indus River at the border of the Nara-Rajisthan Desert. The fortress was built between 1785 to 1795 by Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur, creator of the Empire of Upper Sindh in 1783. In addition to the fortress, a 5km, 12 feet broad mud wall was constructed around the city. This defensive wall had bastions all through its span and an enormous iron door served as the city's only entry. The fortress was considered unshakable and served as the home of the Emirs of Khairpur in times of peace. It is, hence, the inherited home of royal … [Read more...]

Faiz Mahal

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Faiz Mahal is another Mughlia architectural classic, sited in Sindh Province, Pakistan. It was built in 1798 as the palace of the Talpur family in Khairpur Mirs. The current descendant of the Talpur family, Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur, who acceded to the Pakistani state in 1956, is an environmentalist and has to his credit an extraordinary flora and fauna safe haven called the Mehrano, notorious for its black buck, and hog deer, both of which have turn out to be rare in Sindh, Pakistan. … [Read more...]

Sukkur barrage

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The Sukkur barrage is an enormous barrage across the Indus River in the neighborhood of the city of Sukkur, Sindh Province, Pakistan. It was constructed during the British Raaj from 1923 to 1932 as the Lloyd Barrage to help lessen food crisis caused by the lack of downpour. The barrage allows stream to pour through what was initially a network of channels 6,166 miles (9,923 kilometers) stretched, nourishing the biggest irrigation structure in the world, with over and above 5 million acres (20,000 square kilometers) of irrigated soil. The holding wall has 66 spans, each 60 feet (18 meters) extensive; every span has a door which weighs 50 tons. … [Read more...]