Sukkur Travel Guide, Pakistan
Sukkur, Pakistan - Overview
Sukkar is one of the largest cities of the Sindh province. It is situated on the bank of Indus River. Due to its hottest climate it was named saqar by Arabs in the 10th century. The district of Sukkur is bordered with Shikarpur, Kashmore, Gothki and Haripur. It also borders with Rajasthan, India. Previously, Sukkur has been an important trading point. Sukkur has been ruled by different empires including Arabs, Mughals, Sikhs and British etc.
Sukkur has a long history, culture and traditions. Sukkur was in British rule until independence in 1947. In 1930s, Sukkur witnessed a socio-economic boom, which led to the industrial development and increase in population of the city.
Agriculture and fishing are two main professions of most of the people in Sukkur. Sukkur had a great cultivable land now the agricultural productivity of the land is not as good as it was in the past. Rice, Bajra, cotton, rabi and tomatoes are cultivated here. Sukkur is also famous for its dates and fruit. Indus River is a great blessing for Sukkur. Without it Sukkur is merely a desert.
There are many historical places that have great attraction for the tourists from all over the world. Tourism is an important industry of Sukkur. There are many sites and attractions of tourism. Some of the most popular visiting places include Kot Mir Yakoob Ali Shah Rohri, Tomb of the Seven Maidens, Tomb of Shah Khairuddin Jillani, Aror, Rohri, Lansdowne Bridge Rohri, Lansdowne Bridge, Shahi Bazaar, Purana Sukkur, Sadh Belo Temple on River Indus and Sukkur Barrage etc. Sukkur Barrage is a great tourism spot. It is built on the Indus River and is a big source of attraction for the people of all types.
Sukkur is a birthplace of many notable people including Shaikh Ayaz Poet Intellectual, Mumtaz Daudpota Politician, A K Brohi Politician Lawyer and Khan Bahadur Khudadad Khan Politician.
The city of Sukkur is home to many popular educational institutes. Some of the most popular educational institutes in Sukkur include Technocrat College of IT, Government Degree Science College Pano Akil, Government Islamia Science/arts/commerce College Sukkur, Virtual University of Pakistan, G.M Mahar Medical College, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur, Government Polytechnic Institute, IT PLANET sindhi housing society and Army public school etc.
Sukkur is also home to many small industries. These industries include cotton, textile, pharmaceutical, agriculture, fishing, hosiery, cutlery, ceramics and boat making etc. Most of the population of the city is associated with the small industries.
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