Sukkur

Sukkur is an old city in Sindh province of Pakistan. The west bank of the Indus houses this city. The city was awarded the status of a municipality in 1862. It is district now. The Thar Desert is to its east.

Sukkur Barrage, Sindh, Pakistan
Sukkur Barrage, Sindh, Pakistan

For tourists, there is plenty of historic tombs and mosques in the old city. Some of them even date back to the first decade of the 17th century. The newer part nestles on the limestone ridges sloping towards the river. It was the Sukkur Barrage that turned its barren lands into prized lands because of its 66 gates. Its original name was Lloyd Barrage. This barrage was completed in 1932 on the River Indus under the British Raj. Lloyd Barrage Museum is another attraction along with the barrage.

Aror ruins are another attraction there. In this place, there was Hindu Brahman dynasty, which had its zenith before the Arab advent in 712 AD. Sadh Belo is the next point of interest. It is an island that houses a Hindu temple that was founded in 1832. Paintings put a lively look on the buildings. Lansdowne Bridge is one more attraction there that weighs 3,300 tons. This steel and iron railway bridge got completed in 1889. It was opened for rail traffic on 25 March 1889. Its massive size and out of the box design stun every person who looks at for the first time. People and cyclists use the wooden walkways that exist on both sides.

Ayub Bridge Sukkur
Ayub Bridge Sukkur

Ayub Bridge stands next to Lansdowne Bridge on the Indus River in Sukkur. It was commissioned by Pakistan’ first military dictator. It was inaugurated in May 1962. Indus Dolphin is believed to live around Sukkur. Khudabad Kalhora mosque and Mian Adam Shah Kalhora tomb are points of interests for those who are keen on historical, religious and building with archaeological value. Another point of interest is limestone made Bakkar Island in the river Sindh with an area of 49 acres in the district. Also, there are some parks, Clock Tower, the tomb of seven sisters, minaret of Masoom Shah.

Tomb of the Kalhoro ruler Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro Sukkur
Tomb of the Kalhoro ruler Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro Sukkur

The climate of Sukkur is hot. In Junes, the temperature can reach the mark of 43 degree Celsius. 27 degree Celsius is the low temperature in Junes. In winters, the maxim temperature on average is 27 while the minimum is 7 degree Celsius. Rainy season gives birth to a high level of humidity.

Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport Sukkur
Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport Sukkur

Roads and railway lines establish a connection with the rest of Pakistan. The Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport in Sukkur facilitates people and visitors to come to this by air.