Bhambore (also called Banbhore) is situated at the distance of 64 km east of Karachi, in Hyderabad District of Sindh. It is located on the north bank of the Gharro Creek near Indian Ocean coast in Pakistan. It is one of many ancient and historical places in Pakistan.

It is a more than 2100 years old city. Bhambore was the capital of a chief Bamboo Raja around the 10th century and was named after him. Archeological work shows the impact of the first century to the thirteenth century which includes three distinct periods Scytho-Parthian, Hindu-Buddhist and early Islamic.

When Mhohammad Bin Qasim invaded the sub-continent he entered through this city of Bhambore. Some scholars identify it with Debal, the port which Mohammad Bin Qasim used to enter the sub-continent. The first mosque of South East Asia was built in this period. Bhambore is also associated with the famous romantic folklore of Sassi and Punnu. Saasi belong to Bhambore.

There is a museum in Bhambore which holds the specimens of the Age-old civilization. By entering into the museum we realize that Bhambore was a civilized and well planned city. There are the excavations of the first mosque of South East Asia. There are other worship places too including temples which show the signs of pre-Islamic civilization with the Islamic. The market places, road networking and the drainage systems show the high level of intelligence of those people. Bhambore gave our museums a strong archeological heritage.


Map of Bhambore

Map of Bhambore – click on map image to see detailed map