Khairpur District is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The district has an area of 15,910 square kilometres and is headquartered at the city of Khairpur.
Khairpur District is located in northern Sindh and is bounded on the north by Shikarpur and Sukkur, on the east by India. On the south by Sanghar and Nawabshah and on the west by Larkana and Naushahro Feroz and drives its name from the town.
The district has eight Talukas (counties):
* Kot Diji
* Sobho Dero
* Faiz Ganj
Khairpur State was ruled by Talpur Mirs (ameers) of the Talpur dynasty from 1783 to 1955. In 1947, when Pakistan gained independence, Khairpur Mir's was one of the princely states that opted to join Pakistan. In 1955, the Government of Pakistan announced the abolition of all the princely states and Khairpur Mir's was annexed into the then province of West Pakistan.
The north-western part of Thar Desert lies in Khairpur district. Rohri Hills are a tourist attraction for the tombs of Pir Ubhan Shah near Kotdiji, Shadi Shaheed near Layari, Tehsil Kotdiji and Pir Baqir Shah near Choondko. Mehrano, Nara, Kalmi Quran, Thar Dhani, shah jee machine at solangi and many other sites also draw tourist traffic.
Village Dubbi is situated in Tehsil Thari Mirwah. This is a beautiful village located in between Mirwah canal and sandy mounds of Thar Desert. More than 7 beautiful natural lakes are located near this village. Some are:
* Bakri Waro
* Khuth Sim
* Wadi Sim
* Jamal Shah
Tomb of Jamal Shah is located on the bank of Jamal Shah lake. Water of this lake is popular for the treatment of skin diseases. Many people come to take bath from this lake and they get healthy.
People use these lakes for birds hunting and fishing. Tarai, Talab and other hill areas are also popular for the bird hunting. Many tourist come here every year. Ex-President Ayub Khan also visited this village for the hunting purpose. Shaikh's of UAE come in this area every year for hunting purpose. Dubbi is a copy of Dubai UAE.
Khairpur is famous for the Pir's and Mir's of Khairpur.
Bachal Shah Jo Pawrho, the neighbourhood of Bachal Shah, is one of the oldest settlements of the town of Khairpur. It is named after the Sufi Saint Bachchal Shah whose shrine is located in the neighbourhood. A three-day festival is celebrated every year at the shrine. The neighbourhood sits by Khairpur's main irrigation artery, Mirwah, meaning the Mir canal.
* Hazrat Sachal Sarmast
* Nanak Yousuf
* Ghulam Hyder Godrya Fakeer Shar
* Faulad Ali Fakeer Shar
* Fakeer Ghulam Muhammad Talpur (Talpur wada)