Best places to visit in Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi is the largest city of the Pakistan, and the capital of the province of Sindh. It is the most populous metropolitan city of Pakistan, with an estimated population of over 23 million. Karachi is the world 6th largest metropolitan area, and the second largest city in the world by population. This city is the Pakistan maincenter of industry, banking, trade and economic activity. The city is located on the Arabian Sea coastline, and has two busiest ports that is Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim. Karachi has the biggest International and domestic airport called Jinnah International Airport. Most of the leading airlines offer cheap Flights to Pakistan to visit Karachi. Karachi is famous for its liveliness, therefore known as the Uroos ul Bilaad, means “The Bride of the Cities” and the “City of Lights”.

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Mazar-e-Quaid

This city is also the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam, the Great Leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and the founder of the Pakistan. The white marble mausoleum “Mazar-e-Qaid” also known as the Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum is the final resting place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, his sister Fatima Jinnah (Mader-e-Millat means Mother of the Nation) and Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. This Mausoleum completed in the 1960s, and is the iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. This is the one of the most popular tourist destinations in Karachi.

Wazir Mansion

This is the official Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah birthplace. The house now serves as a museum. It’s a three-storied structure located in Kharadar, one of the oldest residential areas of the Karachi city. The Jinnah Poonja, the father of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, got the house in 1874 on rent, to settle in Karachi, and then returned to his native state of Gujrat India in 1900.

Frere Hall

Frere Hall was built in 1865 in the honor of Sir Henry Bartle Edwards Frere. It was used as a Town Hall during the British Raj. In 1877 at Karachi, the first attempt was made to form set of rules of badminton. This two story Venetian Gothic building now houses the Liaquat Municipal Library on the ground floor and an art gallery on the first floor. This building is surrounded by the Bagh-e-Jinnah (Jinnah Garden). On every Sundays, there is a book bazaar held in this garden.

Empress Market

The Empress Market is very famous and situated in the Saddar Town locality of Karachi, Pakistan. It was constructed between 1884 and 1889. This is one of the historical spot and was constructed in the British Raj era, and is the most popular and busy places for shopping in Karachi. There are range of things sell in this market, which includes, fruit, vegetables, meat, stationary, textiles and pet shops.

National Museum of Pakistan

This museum is located in Karachi, Sindh Pakistan. There are 11 galleries in this museum. The museum contains an important collection of items relating to Pakistan’s cultural heritage. There is “Holy Quran Gallery”, which has 300 copies of the Quran (all are exactly same) on display, out of which around 52 are rare manuscripts. Some other galleries display Gandhara civilization sculptures, Islamic art, Indus Civilization artifacts, Miniature paintings, 58,000 old coins (some dating from 74 Al-Hijra), around 70,000 publications, books and other reading materials.

Masjid-E-Tooba

This Masjid (mosque) also known as Tooba mosque or Gol (round) Masjid is in Karachi Pakistan. This was built in 1969 in Defense Housing Society Karachi. This is one of the largest single-dome mosquesin the world, built with pure white marble. The diameter of the dome is 72 meter (236 feet), and the single minaret standing 70 meters high. This mosque cansaccommodate congregation of 5000 people.

Clifton Beach and Fun land

This beach is located in Karachi, Pakistan on the Arabian Sea. This is very famous spot for families and tourist. This beach offer horse and camel rides, restaurants and swimming in the Arabian Sea. Clifton has amusement park with an aquarium and a bowling alley.

The temperature in Karachi, range from 19°C (66°F) in January to 31°C (88°F) in June. The August is the wettest month of the year with an average of 40mm of rain.

There are many other places to visit in Karachi, but due to political uncertainty its best to avoid the problem areas. The Government of Pakistan is trying their best to keep Karachi safe for the general public. The people of Pakistan and foreigners travel to Karachi as it’s the hub of the Pakistan economy. The foreign tourists are advised to check and avoid the problem areas in Karachi, before booking  their  Cheap Flights to Pakistan at 123cheaptravel. This city is very busy, huge population and many places to visit; therefore you will not be bored during your stay.