|Karachi to Nagarparkar (Source of the map: Googlemaps)|
Last weekend I finally got the opportunity to visit Nagarprakar, which can be rightly described as the last town in the Southern Pakistan – thanks to Farrukh and his crazy bunch. From Karachi, Nagarparkar is ~500 km across the Thar Desert and pierces into the Indian states of Gujrat and Rajasthan along the rather deserted section of Pakistan – India border.
In those 2 days on the road, there was ample opportunity for me to take a bird eye-view of the most densely populated desert of the world from the roof of the coaster!
This is a snapshot of what we explored during the whirlwind tour:
- Naukot Fort – a gigantic 200 years old structure at the brink of the desert
- Gaddi Bhit – a sand dune overlooking Mithi city top of which is accessible through a paved road!
- Thari village – a closer look of life in Thar and its colorful sunset
- Jain Temple – an ancient place of worship
- Sand adventure – tractor pulling our coaster out of the deep sand ~10 km from the Indian border!
- Rural surprise – ditching the group, having goat milk live and then riding the racing bull-cart
- Holy Cow – in the most literal sense
- Post trip cramps – exploring new areas in the body which can produce pain signals
- Farrukh and Tanveer – the lethal duo who made impossible possible by taking a couple of dozen rotten eggs from one corner of the world to the other and then bringing all of them back unbroken!