Oct 22

Diminishing Uch Sharif

by in blog, Punjab

uch sharif 450x337 Diminishing Uch Sharif

I didn’t have any plan for visiting Uch Sharif until i got to know that Uch Sharif is just hours drive from Bahawalpur (south-east) while i was on my visit to Cholistan. The Name “Uch Sharif” just reminded me of a diminished shrine that i had seen somewhere in the pictures back at home. I never realized the importance of the place.

Rumors had it that Uch Sharif was founded by Alexander the Great. The visit was a rich visual treat of the priceless specimens of the Sultanate architecture with exceptionally profise tile-work and towering domes. It was sad to see that the shrines were washed away with flood decades back.The town contains the tombs of Bibi Jawindi, Baha’al-Halim and Jalaluddin Bukhari. The palce is currently on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I would suggest to visit Uch Sharif during winters or spring since summers are usually way too hot.

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10 Responses to “Diminishing Uch Sharif”

  1. From Daniyah Sehar:

    Beautifully captured the last one with the date tree is an instant favourite. When did you visit it?Seems like they did some renovation work there.

    Posted on 22. Oct, 2010 at 4:27 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Daniyah: Thank you. Well I visited it in Mid 2008 and yes the renovation work was in process :)

      Posted on 22. Oct, 2010 at 8:51 pm #
  2. From afifa haider:

    the last one pic is really very beautiful…

    Posted on 25. Oct, 2010 at 1:36 am #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Afifa: Thank you :) i believe you’ve visited the place before :)

      Posted on 30. Oct, 2010 at 10:10 pm #
      • From afifa haider:

        no i dont :( but i luv travelling ….

        Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 at 2:59 am #
  3. From ayngelina:

    Wow I’m stunned at how beautiful the landscape is, nice photos.

    Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 at 10:30 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Ayngelina: Thank you :). I hope you’re looking forward to visit Pakistan :)

      Posted on 30. Oct, 2010 at 10:10 pm #
  4. From Mirza Nabeel:

    This is stunning. I saw you today on TV receiving and award and they also showed some of the pictures that you took. They said you were the founder of this website and after that i just wanted to get on to this website and see what is the hidden treasure. and to be honest i have found more than just treasure. It just cant be described.

    Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 at 6:09 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Mirza: Thanks a lot Brother. I am seriously honored :). : ) : )

      Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 at 10:21 pm #


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