I finally hit the road!
A long overdue road trip towards the neighboring sights and sounds of Karachi was finally taken this past Saturday by me.
I found out about this trip after my mother planned it up all by herself and Jia, my wife, also agreed over it. And it elevated the excitement levels of Uzair, my son, beyond explanation.
Definitely because he was longing to go on a long road trip since last year as he was unable to go with other family members on a trip to Shahdadpur. And this year because of the ongoing pandemic and Uzair’s online schooling schedule, it was hard for us to plan something like this.
But my mother made and locked up the plan for his grandson and all was set for this past Saturday. My brother called his close friend, whom we all know very well, to drive us on this trip in his car because I hadn’t driven out of the city yet.
Would you like join me and my family on this trip, though virtually 🙂 ?
This past Saturday just couldn’t be better for a lovely road trip as sky was perfectly clear and highway was too, surprisingly.
Not much green side we spotted while driving out of Karachi but whichever trees were present, they looked amazing.
A deserted toll point was a surprise for me at least as I wondered why it is not being used. I also wished to make a little stop for some photography there but it wasn’t possible.
Two major educational institutions of Sindh are located in the city of Jamshoro. First one is Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.
And the second is University of Sindh. But we were only able to view the entrances of these places as our destination was ahead of us.
The Indus River!
We made our first stop on the river side.
The water was very much calm and tourists boats were waiting for the tourist. Uzair hesitated in taking a boat ride but after a while, he said yes. I hired a boat for us and enjoyed an amazing boat ride on the Indus river.
The calmness of mighty Indus river!
The Jamshoro Barrage over Indus River, which fulfill the agricultural needs of the countless fields and villages.
Since Uzair and I were the only passengers of his boat, the captain allowed Uzair to row one of the wooden paddles. This was certainly one of a kind experience for Uzair as he enjoyed this very much.
Jamshoro was the only point in our trip for visit but after hearing from his grandmother during the trip about how amazing a farm field looks like, Uzair started to ask whether is it possible for us to see any nearby.
There was plenty of time to make a little detour, which sounded pretty amazing to me, my mother, Jia and Uzair, so we all gave a big thumbs up to this. My brother’s friend was more than happy about this as we got back on the highway and headed towards another small city.
Where the farms of mangoes, bananas, sugarcane, chilies, cauliflower and more were waiting for us!
To Be Continued……