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Shikarpur is small city and the capital of Shikarpur District in Sindh province of Pakistan. It is situated about 29 km west of the right bank of the Indus River, with a railway station, 37 km north-west of Sukkur.



According to a few historians the city of Shikarpur was revived during the Kalhora rule and that was what brought about a turnaround in making it the financial capital of not only South Asia but also of Central Asia. Some people think that the city was founded by Kalhoras' cousins Daudpotas and it was named Shikarpur because the Talpur Mirs were fond of shikar (hunting). Another school of thought believes Shikarpur was admittedly there before the shikar-loving Talpurs arrived on the scene; for another, Shikarpur has always been a trading centre, and never a hunting lodge. Some experts think that Shikarpur is really Shakaripur the "town founded by the vanquisher of the Shakas", the Scythian.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Sukkur Airport is situated about 37 km away from Shikarpur.

Sukkur Airport ranks as the second main operational airport in Sindh, after Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. PIA operates direct flights from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore while Shaheen Air operates flight from Islamabad.

By train[edit]

Shikarpur is served by Shikarour railway station and has railway connections with almost all the major Pakistani cities and towns.

By road[edit]

Shikarpur is situated on Indus Highway N-55, which originates from Jamshoro runs through Sehwan, Dadu, Larkana, then Shikarpur later it runs to Smsouthern portion of Punjab.

Buses from most major cities are easily available for Shikarpur. If coming from Karachi, fares range from 800-1200 Pakistani Rupees.

Get around[edit]

Rickshaws and Qinqis travel within city. You can hire car from car stand near Clock Tower in the city.


  • Clock Tower.
  • Shahi Bag ( Mr. Wither Pavilion ).
  • C&S College.
  • Christian Hospital.
  • RBUT Hospital.


  • Shopping at Dhak Bazar.


  • Pickles (Homemade + Packaged).
  • Sindhi Topi & Ajrak.
  • Ralli Quilt.


Deewan Ramchand's historical restaurant is very famous for its Sweets and Kulfi-Falooda
  • Falooda/ Sweets at Deewan Hotel.
  • Dinner/ Lunch at Kundan Restaurant.


  • Drink Famous Sugarcane juice near Clock Tower.



  • Shikarpur Gym Khana.
  • Calling. The area code for Shikarpur is 726. (International code +92 if calling from outside Pakistan).

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