Karachi aka “city of lights” is the home for around 25 million citizens. The city host a population of almost 12% as compared to overall population of the country. Here you can experience diverse cultures, various religions, believe systems, popular customs, fashion, societal classes and more.
The city has always been a great attraction to tourists and visitors since its inception mainly because it provides a variety of tourist spots, activities and different experiences.
Contemporary Karachi is also famous for its cuisines, beaches and a blend between historical and modern mix.
Here are some carefully picked destinations which you won’t be able to forget in your lifetime
1. The Mohatta Palace
Mohatta Palace is great place to kick off your journey while visiting Karachi. This place is a blend of art, architecture, and culture. Built by a Hindu prince Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta who have spent nearly two decades in this building and then left his home after partition of Indo-Pak. Today, this is a museum and art gallery where intriguing demonstrations and exhibitions are a part of every evening. This outstanding structure encircled by trees and renaissance style sculptures. The design and architect of this building is Rajasthani which is a sight to behold as one said the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
2. Quaid-e-Azam House
Quad – e – Azam was the founder of Pakistan, as a founder of the country his personal belongings are now kept protected in this place where you can admire the building’s architect and its peaceful surroundings. The Quaid-e-Azam House, aka “Flagstaff House” a dedicated museum to the personal life of the father of nation.
3. Frere Hall
This was built in 1865 by the British Colonist of the Indo-Pak. This building is also a landmark of architect and beauty located in the busy section of the city surrounded by the green botanical gardens. Inside the building located a library where one can spend hours without the sense of morning and evening.
4. Port Grand
The Port Grand is an open air food courts existing by the sea. Here one can enjoy a variety of Pakistani, continental and international cuisines along with original tastes. This place is also famous for its one kilometer food street being built over a sea bridge. This place also offer best sunset.
5. Churna Island and leisure activities
If you are a fan of scuba diving, snorkeling, cliff jumping, and swimming in the open sea then this place is made for you to enjoy its every bit. This Island located just at the distance of not more than two hours’ drive from central Karachi. It would be good if you go with a tourist guide to enjoy accurately.
6. Tooba Mosque
Built in the year 1969 by DHA (Defense Housing Authority) Tooba Mosque aka Masjid-e-Tooba or Gol Masjid is known for its white marble dome which is 236 feet in diameter. This mosque can accommodate 5000 worshippers at a time.
7. PAF Museum
Are you person with interest in aircrafts and history then this place is for you. This place will provide you with immense pleasure for your history and interests cravings. Here you can find planes, jets, radars and weaponry used in various wars by Pakistan Air Force. This place is also surrounded with lush green gardens and options to explore for your food desires.
8. Shopping Malls
Various malls in Karachi will give you different kind of memorable experience. Malls are full of brands from local to international, brands you will be able to find under one roof along with food courts, and cinemas to enjoy shopping, window shopping with meals. Kids can also enjoy indoor built amusement parks. Here you can also meet diverse people from all over the Karachi city.
Karachi holds up to 10 best beaches of the country where you can easily spent your day or two in order to get rid of the bustling life of the city. Here you can also enjoy live sunset and its sunny side. Karachi city’s Sea-view beach is most visited by the locals but if you are a traveler and not limited by any sort of limits then you can easily explore the beauty of the beaches in Karachi.
10. Mausoleum of the Father of Nation
Known for its big white dome built upon a cube is the final resting place of the founder of Pakistan also known as Quaid – e – Azam (Mohummad Ali Jinnah). You don’t want to miss the sight of this tomb, Mazar-e-Quaid in Urdu language. The tomb is located in the busy center of the city but is quite peaceful and serene from inside where you can also spent some time of the day to refresh your soul. Building was completed in 1960 and inspired by the Samanid Mausoleum in Uzbekistan.
11. Pakistan Maritime Museum
The mesmerizing display of submarine which you can visit in your lifetime is breathtaking. Naval museum is one of the best charms this city will give to its guests and people living in it. In addition the museum shows a Minesweeper, Bréguet Atlantic aircraft and a wooden barge that was given by the Her Majesty, Queen of England to Naval Chief of Pakistan in the 60’s. This place has unique six – gallery indoor educational museum for visitors to educate by way of paintings, statues and models representing scenes with three-dimensional figures.