The Makli Hill Graveyard is one of the biggest graveyards of the world. It is spread across 10 square kilometers and is situated near the city of Thatta, Sindh.
The graveyard has approximately 500,000 to 1 million tombs that have been built over a course of 400 years. Many of the tombs and monuments on this site belong to esteemed scholars, Sufis, and even royalty.
The site is an ‘outstanding testament’ to Sindhi civilization in the 14th and 18th centuries and is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The graveyard also attracts thousands of tourists from both Pakistan and the world. But seeing such a huge site on foot has always been a problem for tourists because of the warm weather the site experiences almost throughout the year.
To facilitate international and local tourists, the Culture-Tourism & Antiquities Department of Sindh has just launched a shuttle service.
The small fleet of shuttle buses will take eager tourists around the site with a tour guide on board. With this new service, seeing the grand Makli Hill Graveyard will become much easier for tourists and will probably attract more international and local tourists to come and see the grand site for themselves.