Umerkot / Umarkot (Sindh)

Umerkot or Umarkot is situated at a distance of 308km from Karachi and is accessible via Mirpur Khas on the National Highway N120. Umerkot has its importance due to the birthplace of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor, in Umerkot Fort.

Umerkot was a princely state before 1947 and called Amarkot at that time and its current name is derived by a local ruler Umar, who is the part of the legend of Umar Marvi, a historical romance story.

Umerkot Map