Karachi Tourist Places to Visit in Karachi, Pakistan, Asia
Karachi is one of the major cities of Pakistan and the capital city of Sindh Province is located about 1470 kms from the capital city Islamabad. Karachi is the 3rd most populous metropolitan city in the world after Shanghai in China and Istanbul in Turkey.
Karachi is popularly called as “City of Lights”, “The Bride of the Cities” and “City of the Quaid”. Karachi is the banking and the commercial capital of Pakistan houses plenty of shipping, automotive, entertainment, fashion, and medical research, advertising, publishing and software industries.
Geography and Climate of Karachi:
Karachi covers an area of 3,527 sq. km. and is placed 8 meters above the mean level of sea. It is positioned between latitude 24°51′36″ in the north and longitude 67°0′36″ in the east.
Karachi enjoys an arid climate with mild and dry winters and warm and humid summers.
History of Karachi:
Karachi was earlier known as ‘Kolachi’ was founded by Baloch tribes from Balochistan and was the capital of Pakistan until 1960 and was under the rule of British.
How to reach Karachi?
Karachi is served by Jinnah International Airport with international connections to Toronto, London, Dubai, Delhi, Singapore and national connections to Islamabad, Multan, Lahore, Peshawar and Hyderabad. The airport is located about 20 kms from the heart of the city.
Karachi Railway Station is located 7 kms from the city is well connected with Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Lahore.
Daewoo Bus Terminal is the most important bus station of Karachi city. Black and Yellow taxis, White Cabs, Sky Cab, Sana Cabs and Rickshaw are very common in Karachi.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Karachi:
Karachi is the birth and burial place of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah or Quaid-e-Azam. Karachi is home to the major cultural centres of the country such as National Academy of Performing Arts and National Arts Council. Kara Film Festival and Our Karachi Festival are organized in Karachi. Other festivals include Karachi Literature Festival, All Pakistan Music Conference and Sindh Sea Festival.
Karachi is known for varieties of handicraft shops. The best shopping centres in Karachi include:
- Dolmen City Mall
- Atrium Mall
- The Forum
- Park Towers
- Millennium Mall
Karachi houses food corners of Pakistani traditional, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Chinese. The list of famous food corners in Karachi is as follows:
- Al Habib Restaurant
- Sajjad Restaurant
- Cafe Hassan
- Cactus Cafe
- Royal Blue Elephant
- Meezaj Restaurant
Things to do in Karachi:
- Water sports
- Scuba diving
- Adventure park
Places to see in Karachi:
Tushan Beach is a beautiful beach located in the vicinity of French Beach.
Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum and Museum:
Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum and Museum is the prime attraction of Karachi sited in the centre of the city. This white marble Mausoleum is designed by Yahya Merchant.
National Museum of Pakistan:
National Museum of Pakistan includes many galleries displays the history of Pakistan is located in Dr. Ziau-ddin Ahmed Road.
Zamzama Park is open from 4 pm to 11:30 pm daily and the park covers an area of 26 acres.
The list of other tourist attractions in Karachi:
- Boat Basin Park
- Tushan Beach
- Pakistan Maritime Museum
- Mereweather Tower
- Russian Beach
- Khaliqdina Hall
- Hawke’s Bay Beach
- Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
- French Beach
Best time to visit Karachi:
Generally from November to the end of March is the ideal time to visit Karachi.
Accommodation Options near Karachi:
The prominent budgets, mid rage and luxury hotels in Karachi are as follows:
- Merry Lodge Guest House
- Hotel Country Inn
- Hotel Crown Inn Sadder
- Hotel Shaheen
- Royal Inn
- Carlton Hotel
- Countryside Chalets
- Dream World Resort
- Regent Plaza
- Mehran Hotel
- Ramada Plaza Hotel
- Avari Towers
- Karachi Sheraton Hotel and Towers
- Marriott Hotel
- Pearl Continental hotel