places to visit in karachi
We have listed down the 8 places which you can visit in Karachi.
Most visitors to Pakistan avoid Karachi in favor of cities like Lahore, Islamabad, and the northern districts. However, there are other reasons to add Karachi to your travel plan.
First and foremost, if you prefer the beach over the mountains, Karachi is the place to be. Karachi, which is located right on the warm Arabian Sea, is your best chance for experiencing Pakistani beaches while going along the Makran Coast of Balochistan remains tough for foreigners. Karachi is also an ideal site to experience the vibrant Sindhi culture for those who do not have the opportunity to trek across the province’s interior.
Mazar-e-Quaid is the city’s most magnificent and historic landmark. It is located in the heart of the city and is the most well-known tomb in the country. The Jinnah Mausoleum, Mazar-e-Quaid, and the National Mausoleum are all names for the last resting place of Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Here are a few interesting facts about Mazar-e-Quaid
- The building began in 1960 and was completed in 1971.
- Fatima Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s sister, and Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first prime minister, are also buried here.
- The mausoleum covers an area of 61 acres.
If you are planning to visit Mazar-e-Quaid note down the timings
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday through Tuesday
2. tDF Ghar
TDF Ghar, located not far from Mazar-e-Quaid, is a one-of-a-kind meeting place (The Dawood Foundation House). This rebuilt 1930s mansion houses a museum, study rooms, and a hip cafe all at the same time, making it a one-of-a-kind learning institution.
While the ground floor offers an insight into the life of a 1930s Karachiite, students can be found lining the floors of the study rooms on the top floor and enjoying a meal in the building’s courtyard cafe. And, as if that wasn’t fantastic enough, the top terrace provides an exceptionally Instagrammable photo opportunity with the Mazar-e-Quaid in the background, making it one of the most gorgeous sites to visit in Karachi.
You can visit here any day from 10 am-10 pm.
3. mohatta palace
Mohatta Palace is a beautiful sandstone mansion that was built in 1927 and served as the property of Hindu merchant Shivratan Mohatta until Pakistan and India were partitioned.
Fatima Jinnah (sister of the Quaid-e-Azam) and later her sister lived in the home. Mohatta Palace now contains a modest ethnographic museum that showcases the cultural richness of Pakistan’s various ethnic groups, with a focus on Sindhi culture. There’s also a museum shop where you may buy exquisite handcrafted items while also helping to preserve cultural heritage.
Mohatta Palace is not only a wonderful site to learn about Pakistani customs, but it is also one of the most attractive places to visit in Karachi, thanks to its amazing architecture and lush gardens.
4. clifton beach (seaview)
Clifton Beach, also known as Sea View is a beach on the Arabian Sea in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It runs from Karachi to Ormara (Balochistan). In Pakistan, the beach is quite popular. It is open to the general public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Karachi is Pakistan’s most prominent coastal city, and beachgoers have numerous possibilities to explore various beaches around the Arabian Sea. Clifton Beach is said to offer the best value in leisure and entertainment possibilities for people on the beach and fun-seekers.
5. pAF Museum
PAF Museum is owned by the Army of Pakistan. You will see all the aircraft there standing alphabetically.
The PAF Museum is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with admission costing PKR 60 per person (ages 3 and above). Admission to the park costs PKR 40 for military families and students with ID cards. Children under the age of three and senior citizens over the age of sixty are admitted free of charge.
Your vehicle will be charged a separate parking cost. All vehicles, jeeps, and vans must pay a parking tax of PKR 50 per vehicle, while motorcyclists must pay a parking cost of PKR 30. Buses and coasters will be charged a PKR 200 parking fee upon entry.
6. indus scuba
From courses to equipment to diving trips, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you can be confident that you will receive the greatest service.
With worldwide recognition in the Pakistani diving industry, Indus Scuba is also fully involved in environmental programs with local and national authorities.
A really one-of-a-kind experience custom-tailored for you
7. kolachi restuarant
Kolachi is built on the sea known as Do Darya, where you can enjoy your dinner while admiring the scenery.
The services and food are excellent here, you can visit with your family and friends to have a meal by the sea. They serve a wide range of cuisines, from continental to Italian Chinese.
This restaurant is always on the top of everyone’s list, both locals and tourists, and it’s a must-try.
8. churna island
Scuba Diving Trip to Charna Island The trip takes place in Karachi Sindh, Pakistan, near Mubarak Village Goth Kamari Town. It is also 6 kilometers from Mubarak Village. Mubarak Goth fishermen went fishing on Charna Island. The price of a Charna Island ticket in 2021-2022 is Rs.4000. Furthermore, Charna Island is located in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
It is located 3.855 nautical miles northwest of Mubarak Village, a fishing village. Mubarak Estate Packages for Charna Island in 2021-2022 Mubarak Town. The border between the Baluchistan and Sindh provinces. Above all, the best Water sports activities are Churna Island and its water sports Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Charna Island. Karachi’s Charna Island In the winter, the weather is usually pleasant.
The above mention places are a few spots we think that you should definitely visit in Karachi. If you to know about more places then check out this blog.
And don’t forget to read my previous blog on Top 10 Attractive Places In Balochistan