The Chaukhandi tombs (Urdu: چوکنڈی قبرستان; Sindhi: چوڪُنڊي) form an early Islamic cemetery situated 29 km (18 mi) east of Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan. The tombs are notable for their elaborate sandstone carvings. The tombs are similar in style to the elaborate tombs at the Makli Necropolis near Thatta, and are built in the funerary architectural style typical of lower Sindh.

Generally, the tombs are attributed to the Sindhi tribe Jokhio (also spelt Jokhiya) and known as the family graveyard of the Jokhio tribe, other Sindhi tribes like Burfat, Jakhra and Shaikh tombs are also found, although other Kalmati Baloch tribe have also been buried here. They were mainly built during Mughal rule sometime in the 15th and 18th centuries when Islam became dominant.

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