Qambar Shahdadkot (Sindh)
Qambar Shahdadkot is situated at a distance of 456 km from Karachi in Sindh Province and can be accessed through Larkana-Qambar-Shahdadkot Highway N-455 from the Larkana district. It has a mixture of multiple types of lands such as plains, agricultural land, the mountain of Kirthar Range, and a number of lakes.
Qambar Shahdadkot is bounded by Larkana, Jacobabad, Dadu, Khuzdar, Jaffarabad, and Jhal Magsi districts. The Larkana-Qambar-Shahdadkot Highway N-455 is one of the main road in the district that runs across the center of the district. The Indus Highway N-55 also connects the south side of the district, where the Ratodero-Gwadar Motorway M-8 is another alternate to access the northern part of the district and also a way to access the Gwadar Port. It is also connected with railway track on the Larkana-Shahdadkot Link track.
Agriculture is the main profession of the people of the district. On the fertile plains of the Indus River, number of cash crops are cultivated such as wheat, cotton, rice, gram, and sugarcane. The district lands is mostly irrigated through the canals from the Sukkur Barrage as well as tube-wells.
Kirthar Mountain Range is a natural boundary between Sindh and Balochistan provinces. It starts from the Mula River in Sulaiman Mountain Range and stretches toward the Cape Monze on the Arabian Sea. Zardak Peak at an elevation of 9,498 feet is the highest peak in this mountain range. It consists of a series of parallel rock hill ridges with alluvial plains located between ridges with dry riverbeds. The Khasa Hills and Mulri Hill near the Arabia Sea are the sub-ranges of the Kirthar Mountains. The Gaj River and the Hub River are the main rivers flow these mountain ranges.
The Kirthar National Park is also situated in the Kirthar Mountain Range. It covers an area of 3,087 square kilometers to preserve wildlife in the area, including Persian leopards, Indian wolves, striped hyenas, ratels, chinkara, urials, Sindh wild goats, and Blackbuck antelopes. There are more than 150 species of birds in the Kirthar National Park in which bearded vulture, Bonells eagle, golden eagle, desert lark, red-necked falcon, and Sindh woodpecker are common. More than twenty different species of reptiles are also found there in which Indian python, Ressels viper, Indian cobra, and Mugger crocodile are important. There is no proper road to access inside of the park, only four-wheel can be used to access it. There are few rest housed for tourists manged by Sindh Wildlife Department.
Hamal Lake, a fresh water lake, is located in the Qambar Shahdadkot district at distance of 40 km from Qambar town. It has length of 25 km and 10 km wide. The main sources of its water are the streams flowing through the Kirthar Mountain Range. It is a homeland of various local as well as migratory birds of Siberia such as geese, shorebird, flamingo, duck, egret, etc. It also contains abundant quantity of fish of fresh water. It is a best place for one-day picnic in the district and chance of observing the nature.
The Lungh Lake is beautiful spot and tourist attraction near Muraad Goth in the Qambar Shahdadkot district. It covers an area of 98 acres and one of the important wetland in the district. It is nearly located at a distance of 18 km from Larkana district. It is also a good place for different local as well as migratory birds.
The Drigh Lake is also another attractive tourist point near Ber town in the Qambar Shahdadkot district. It is covers an area of 408 acres and one of the important wetland in the district and also declared as a Ramsar site. It is nearly located at a distance of 7 km from the Qambar town. It is also a good place for different local as well as migratory birds.
The weather of the Qambar Shahdadkot district is extreme hot in summer season, whereas winter is cool and pleasant. It also receives considerable amount of rainfalls in the monsoon period during July to September.