The arid beauty of Tharparkar is devoid of water especially of river or lake water for the most part of the year. Pakistan is replete with the extreme beauty of the four seasons. On one side, winter leaves everything withered; the intense hot weather evaporates even the breaths on the other
Spring brings the message of life all around on one hand; autumn leaves even a small bush bare on the other. Rivers in Pakistan flow the civilizations while the deserts tell the stories of stormy silences. Tharparkar Desert is one of these deserts which have travelled centuries of sand. It is privileged to be the only fertile desert of the world. Tharparkar is one of the districts of Sindh province with 19638 sq km area and with a population of 914291.In 1990, it was named as Thar. Before that, It was a part of Mirpur Khas while date back to 1843 when Sir Charles Napier, the victor of Sindh merged it into Katchh.
Miles of deserts and deserts of miles! Whooping voices of sandy storms whisper in the ears of the caravans traveling on camels. Mon soon is the only source of water for the people, animals and fauna and flora of the desert. It grows plentiful Gowar, Bajra, Jouwar, Moong and other lentils. Desert awakes with the greenery all around. Rainy seamy season brings the message of life for the desert. But as soon as the moon soon reservoirs get dried, the life for human beings and animals becomes miserable due to scanty water. It can lead even to the starvation.
Arid Beauty of Tharparkar: about
The district has some hilly tracks called Parkar where the Granite Marble is found. “Karoonjhar Mountain” is in the vicinity of Nagarparkar. Having no lakes, fountains, plains or glacier, this district comprises mainly of desert spread on miles which enhance its parched beauty. The life of the Tharparkar people is sturdy because of the absence of the basic facilities of life. Where April, May and June are the blistering months, December, January and February are intolerable due to the bare extremity of the cold weather. Handicraft is the source of income for ladies along with cattle breeding.
Monuments in Tharparkar peep into the past lanes. Naukot is the gateway of Tharparkar desert. GORHI-JO-MANDIR (a Hindu Temple) fourteen miles away in the north west of Virawah was famous for the wealth and gold in it. The construction of the Mandir is worth seeing. Mithi,the headquarter of Tharparkar is famous for its silver jewelry , applicants, bed sheets, wall hangings ,embroidered shirts , shawls, babies hats, , horse and camel trapping, and carved, wooden furniture. Hindus and Muslims live in a harmony with each other in this area. CHACHRO is the head quarter of Taluka. DIPLO is an ancient town of Taluka Headquarter 40 km from Mithi famous for the Memon Community. Diplo is also famous for carpets and handicrafts. Bhalwa is the land of “Marvi” the symbol of patriotism and sacrifice. PARINAGAR once a Sea Port was ruined by the conquerors of Delhi. ANCHLESAR is three KMs away inside the hills, famous for the sacred Hindu water for ladies as a cure for infertility. NAGARPARKAR is 150 KMs away from Mithi known for Hindu temples in it.