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Mirpur Khas was founded by Mir Ali Murad Talpur in 1806. It is located in southeastern Sindh, Pakistan. Mirpurkhas can be considered as a Gateway to Thar Desert. From Mirpurkhas one can go to many places in river fed and arid areas of the region with wonderful changing landscapes.
Mirpurkhas can be reached from Karachi (where the international airport is located) and Hyderabad by (1) train, (2) bus or (3) rented car / taxi. Trains are not comfortable, but safer and cheaper. Buses are comfortable but always rushing and prone to accidents. Rented cars or taxis are best way to reach Mirpurkhas, but are costly.
One can come from India by train only. Train comes from the Indian town of Monabao to Pakistani town of Khokhrapar’s Zero Point station. From there one can reach Mirpurkhas through Pakistan Railway’s train. The train passes through famous Thar Desert before reaching Mirpurkhas.
In Mirpurkhas and nearby areas best mode of transport for tourists would a rented car or taxi. Within town one can use local auto rickshaws and Suzuki passenger pick-ups. In order to visit nearby agriculture farms, mango farms, or historical places, it is advisable to use rented car or taxi.