Shaheed Benazirabad - Nawabshah (Sindh)
Shaheed Benazirabad, also known as Nawabshah, is located on the left bank of the Indus River at a distance of 293 km from Karachi on National Highway N-5. There is a number of historical and archaeological sites in this district such as the mausoleum of Thul Mir Rukun and the site of Chanhu Jo Daro.
Shaheed Benazirabad has common boundaries with Sanghar, Thatta, Nausharo Feroze, Jamshoro, Tharparkar, and Khairpur districts. The National Highway N-5 runs across the center of the district that connects all of the major towns in the district. The Indus Highway N-55 also touches the district near the Indus River and it will connect the National Highway N-55 from the town of Aamri near the Indus River. It is also connect with main Karachi-Lahore Railway track. Nawabshah Airport provides the local air services for the district.
It is an agricultural city due to the alluvial plains of the Indus River. Land is mostly irrigated by using waters of the Indus River as well as various canals in the district. One of the main canal is originated from the Sukkur Barrage. Along the Indus River, there are vast forest area in different places for the protection of trees in the area. It produces different crops such as wheat, cotton, rice, and sugarcane. There are also number of orchids to produce different kind of fruits.
The tomb of Mian Noor Muhammad Kalhora is situated at a distance of 9 km in the town of Moro in Nawabshah. It is a squared building with single dome with a decorated front wall. The front wall with regular arch is decorated with motifs on blue background. The tomb is bounded by the rectangular boundary walls.
Thul Mir Rukan is situated at a distance of 22 km to the southwest of Bndni Railway Station in the town of Daulatpur on Daur-Daulatpur road in the Shaheed Benazirabad district. It is said that it was built by a king in ancient times to preserve his for endless time as he had no son. It has cylinddrical structure over a square platform and tapering at the top about 60 feet high.
Chanhudaro is an ancient archaeological site belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization at 130 km south of Mohenjo-Daro in the district of Shaheed Benazirabad. It was dated between 4000 and 1700 BCE and was a center of manufacturing camelian beads. The site has three mounds related to same settlement of 7 hectares in size. The site was located near Sarasvati River that was dried up during second millennium BC, so people had to abandon their houses. Layout of settlement was properly planned and constructed with baked bricks with proper drainage system in town. They also had various industries to process metals, manufacturing beads and various tools. Site can be accessed via Sarkand-Benazirabad road turn on the canal road to access Chanhudaro site near village Mullan Sandh.
Dalail Dero Fort is situated on Sarkand-Benazirabad road at a distance of 15 km from the town of Nawabshah. Fort is made with mud bricks and mud mortar, whereas baked bricks are used for outer wall covering. Most of the area of fort is in possession of local peoples, so its structure is continuously being damaged. Most of the outer bricks are teared down and only mud wall is there. Tourist can visit the site, but must inform this to the local residents.
The weather is mostly extreme hot and dry in the summer season in Shaheed Benazirabad district, but in winter season the weather is normally mild cool. It receives considerable amount of rainfalls in the monsoon period.
Shaheed Benazirabad Map