Uch Sharif

The Baha'al Halim and Nuriyas tombs were built in the 14th and 16th centuries, respectively.  17 tiled funerary monuments and associated structures remain tightly knit into the urban fabric of Uch. The shrines, notably the tombs of Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari and his family, are built in a regional vernacular style particular to southern Punjab.

 

Three shrines built over the course of 200 years are particularly well known, and along with an accompanying 1400 graves. Uch was a regional metropolitan centre between the 12th and 17th centuries, and became refuge for Muslim religious scholars fleeing persecution from other lands


The city itself dates back to and possibly founded by Alexander the Great as the city of Alexandria on the Indus in 325 BCE.