A Road Trip To Jamshoro And Beyond

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 πŸ™‚ ?


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.


Finally, arrived at the outskirts of Hyderabad, the second most populated city of Sindh. But this city wasn’t the destination as we were heading towards Jamshoro city.


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.


Ahoy, Captain!


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……


23 thoughts on “A Road Trip To Jamshoro And Beyond

  1. pensitivity101 November 23, 2021 / 12:35 AM

    How wonderful! Your son looked like he was having fun!
    Our boat was a 41 foot long narrow boat (canal boat) which was home for almost three years. We had some wonderful trips up river. What would take an hour in a car took four days by boat. It’s a totally different pace of life and you see so much more of nature.

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    • Hammad Rais November 23, 2021 / 1:03 AM

      It was indeed a wonderful trip and we enjoyed every minute of it. You are absolutely right about life’s different pace and more nature from a boat ride. I would definitely love to go again.
      Thank you very much for joining us on this trip πŸ™‚

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  2. calmkate November 30, 2020 / 4:04 PM

    oh wow what an amazing trip, how super special! Your kind mother and wife did very well to arrange it … and what a kind friend to drive you all πŸ™‚

    I can’t believe little Uzair has grown so big! You must be feeding him too much πŸ™‚ He was only a small child in the last video I watched and now here he is rowing πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais November 30, 2020 / 7:21 PM

      Yes, he is big now, in second grade and learning a lot, though he still acts like a little baby sometimes πŸ˜€
      My mother was actually behind the entire planning as she wanted to take Uzair to show him the countryside.

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    • calmkate December 1, 2020 / 2:12 AM

      I’m sure he is super spoilt and that’s why he acts like a baby … hopefully with such a good heart he will mature despite being so spoilt πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais November 30, 2020 / 7:24 PM

      Thank you so very much. The second part of the trip is posted now, so why don’t you join me and my family for rest of the trip?
      Right from your armchair πŸ˜€

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    • Hammad Rais November 27, 2020 / 3:43 PM

      It was indeed so wonderful, Aletta. My family and I had a great time. Next episode is on its way πŸ™‚


    • Hammad Rais November 27, 2020 / 3:44 PM

      The weather was amazingly perfect. A clear blue sky on a Saturday for a trip like this?
      A dream come true for me πŸ™‚


    • Andrew Blair November 28, 2020 / 5:04 AM

      Wonderful, have you posted any more of the the trip? Today. Easily 50c

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais November 28, 2020 / 3:04 PM

      Part 2 of this trip is on its way. Stay tuned πŸ™‚


  3. Marie November 25, 2020 / 7:53 AM

    What a pleasant escape from the city. Beautiful day for a drive.

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    • Hammad Rais November 27, 2020 / 3:45 PM

      Such a lovely day it was, Marie and since I wasn’t driving, so I think I enjoyed the drive a little more than the rest of my family πŸ™‚


    • Hammad Rais November 27, 2020 / 3:45 PM

      And I’m sure you will also love the next episode, which is on its way πŸ™‚

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