The City of Jacobabad

Jacobabad, built over Kangarh village, is a city in Sindh, Pakistan. It is the capital of the Jacobabad District and administrative center of Jacobabad Taluka. Jacobabad takes its name from General John Jacob who founded the city in 1872. Generally, Jacobabad is a hot climatic city that experiences hot summers and mild winters. It is famous for its historical horse and cattle show, initiated by the British Government to obtain good horses for its cavalry.

Cattle show and world’s oldest camel fighting competition is held in the month of February every year. Jacobabad’s weather is suitable for producing different varieties of rice, wheat and other crops. The district has huge potential in contributing to the economy. The city is also popular for its mouthwatering dates.

Top 3 attractions

Victoria Tower
This building was commenced in 1888 by Miss Pritchard, daughter commissioner of Sindh. Colonel SS. Jacob supervised the design of the tower. It was founded by the contributions from the Zemindars and other inhabitants of the frontier district. As the building is quite old, it is wearing away, so you must visit it soon.

Pigeon Bird House
This place is best to visit if you are a birds’ lover and have interest in pigeons. Have a good time feeding seeds to them.

Shahbaz Airbase
Shahbaz Airbase is a military base operated by the Pakistan Air Force as well as a civilian airport. It was also used by U.S army and allied forces. It is an interesting site to visit.

Tips

Restaurants
One of the most important parts about visiting a place is to try its local food. John Jacob Burger, Hotel Al-Harmain and Dawn Restaurant are the top recommendations according to reviews.

Shopping
There is a lack of shopping malls which is why online shopping is very common in Jacobabad. If you don’t get the time to go out and shop to take back home, order it online as per your convenience.

Hotels
You can easily book Jacobabad hotels here on Jovago.com, with the best price guaranteed. Sakhi Guest House and Royal Guest House Jacobabad are some of the hotels available on jovago.com.

Airport
The commercial airport at Jacobabad, about 300 miles (480 km) southeast of Kandahar, is located on the border between Sindh and Balochistan. It is the third largest airport in the country.

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