Larkana, the 17th largest city of Pakistan, is situated in the north-west of Sindh. Referred to as the Eden of Sindh, Larakana is the 4th largest city in the province and is home to the historic Indus river.
Larkana is widely occupied by Sindhis. The Sindhi speaking population outweighs the rest of the tribes that speak languages such as Urdu, Baluchi, Brohi, Punjabi, Pashto and Seraiki. Essence of the Sindhi attire, Ajrak and Sindhi topi, are commonly worn here. When you are planning a trip to Larkana, it is very important to keep the weather conditions in mind – Larkana experiences the highest of temperatures in summer as well as extremely low temperatures in winter, 53.5 °C to -2 °C respectively.
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Mohenjo Daro was one of the largest cities of the ancient civilization which was abandoned along with the decline of the Indus valley civilization. It was rediscovered after 3700 years and some notable relics found were dancing girl, priest-king, seven-stranded necklace, Buddhist stupa, and much more, that represent its history.
Garhi Khuda Buksh
Garhi Khuda Bukshis a small village located in Larkana and is also home to the Mausoleum of Bhutto family. It is a popular destination amongst supporters of the Bhutto family who visit their graves whenever they visit the city. Shah Nawaz Bhutto, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Murtaza Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto are buried there.
Shahnawaz Bhutto Public Library
This library was commenced in 1984 and is greatly valued as it provides educational facilities to the public. It is home to books by more than 8000 authors and categories and also contains an internet café. The library plans to establish a museum in the future.
Larkana is rich in agricultural crops and fruits. People enjoy eating out, and restaurants are mostly occupied with tourists. Some famous restaurants include Mehran restaurant and Al Mansoor Hotel.
With its historic background, Larkana is known to have a modern structure. Everything is available here. Larkana has various shops and markets as well as shopping malls and you will find clothing based on Ajrak patterns.
Being one of the top tourist attractions, many hotels can be found in Larkana. You can visit Jovago’s website to find some of the best deals on the most popular hotels in the city. Log on to grab exclusive deals on hotels in Larkana.
Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted by the ATM.
The city’s airport is located in Mohenjo Daro, 28 km away to the south of the city of Larkana.