South Pakistan Tour
History, Culture World Heritage Sites
With Indus Valley, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad
Embark on a South Pakistan tour with Original World.
Start with arrival in Karachi.
Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and excellent museums in Islamabad and Peshawar. Appreciate the glorious Mughal architecture.
Attend the devotional dance of dervish at the Shia Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
Along the journey we visit several other ancient sites and interesting obscure towns.
Visit Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead” (UNESCO World Heritage Site), an ancient Indus Valley Civilization.
In addition, tour the ancient site at Kot Diji, the forerunner of the Indus Civilization.
Furthermore, we include stop at Harappa.
This important archaeological site was once the center of the core region of Indus Valley civilization. The Harappan architecture and civilization was one of the most developed in the Bronze Age.
Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the historic cultural centre of the wider Punjab region. Enjoy a visit of the highlights of Lahore.
On the way to Peshawar, visit UNESCO world heritage archeological sites outside of Taxila.
Explore Peshawar, located in a beautiful valley in the Hindukush Mountain Range. Visit the Peshawar Museum— housed in a Victorian Mughal-Gothic hall. It has the largest collection of Gandharan art in the world.
Onward to Islamabad, capital city of Pakistan.
Visit the Pakistan Peoples Monument and Museum.
Additionally, tour the remarkable Lok Virsa Folk Heritage Museum on the Shakarparian Hills. (aka Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology). The museum consists of several buildings as well as an outdoor museum. Covering an area of 60,000 sq. ft, it the largest museum in Pakistan.
Be wowed by the Faisal Mosque designed by famed Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.
Without a typical dome, the mosque is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four 260 feet tall minarets. The design features eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofs forming a triangular 40 meter high worship hall which can hold 10,000 worshippers.
The drives are relatively short, averaging 2-4.5 hours. Always stops for photos and visits along the way. The hotels are excellent.
Depending on the season you select, you can add North Pakistan after (Spring) or before (Fall) this tour. The sequence of the tour changes with each season so as to visit at optimal periods for weather.
PAKISTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Harappa, Indus Civilization
- Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead”