Visit Guide to Makli Necropolis

Makli necropolis is one of the largest funerary sites in the world, spread over an area of 10 kilometers near the city of Thatta, in the Pakistani province of Sindh. The site houses approximately 500,000 to 1 million tombs built over the course of a 400 year period. Makli necropolis features several large funerary monuments belonging to royalty various Sufi saints, and esteemed scholars.

Getting There

Thequickest way to get form Karachi to Makli Necropolis by car. The driving distance between Karachi to Makli Necropolis is 100 km. it takes approximately 1 hour 26 to drive Karachi to Makli Necropolis.

What to Expect

This palace got great historical areas. Mountains, museum attract the tourists more because there is a lot to learn from there. Every ancient structure or any necropolis preserved over the years has some story connected to it. In fact, some places have such sights that the moment you see them and you will learn something new.


Makli Necropolis was designated a UNESCO Word Heritage Site in 1981.   

The capital of three successive dynasties and later ruled by the Mughal emperors of Delhi, Thatta was constantly embellished from the14th to the 18th century.

The Sufi saint, poet and scholar Shaikh Jamali established a khanwah, or Sufi gathering side, at Makli and was eventually buried there. The 14th century Samma ruler, Jam Tamachi, venerated the saint and wished to be interred near the saint, beginning the tradition of using Makli as a funerary site.

The site rose to prominence as a major funerary site during under the rule of the Samma dynasty, who had made their capital near Thatta.

The most architecturally significant tombs at the site date from around the time of the M1ughal era, between 1570 and 1640 CE.

It houses tombs of as many as 12500 Sufi saints, kings, queens, scholars and philosophers.