Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan and the twelfth-largest city in the world. It is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. Due to its location on the Arabian Sea, Karachi Contains many beautiful beaches and other monuments which attract tourists from whole world. People of Karachi also love traveling within city, within country and around the the globe. So you will see a lot of people at all famous places of Karachi. Today we are going to Top 10 best places to visit in Karachi.
Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as Jinnah Mausoleum, is the final resting place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Designed in a 1960s modernist style, it was completed in 1971 and is an iconic symbol of Karachi as well as one of the most popular tourist sites in the city. The mausoleum complex also contains the tomb of some other leaders of Pakistan. The mausoleum is located in a prominent and highly visible location along the northern edge of the colonial-era core at the end of Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road. The mausoleum is surrounded by a large garden. The design of the Mazar-e-Quaid is influenced by the Samanid Mausoleum in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, built between 892 and 943 CE. Official and military ceremonies take place here on special occasions, such as on 23 March (Pakistan Day), 14 August (Independence Day), 11 September (the anniversary of Jinnah’s death), and 25 December (Jinnah’s birthday).
2. Mohatta Palace Museum
The Mohatta Palace is a museum located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Designed by Muhammad komail Hussain, the palace was built in 1927 in the posh seaside locale of Clifton as the summer home of Shivratan Mohatta. The palace was built in the tradition of stone palaces of Rajasthan, using pink Jodhpur stone in combination with the local yellow stone from nearby Gizri. Mohatta could enjoy this building for only about two decades before the partition of India. In 1995 it was purchased by the Government of Sindh for its conversion into a museum devoted to the arts of Pakistan. The Government of Sindh took over ownership of the property and appointed an independent board of trustees headed by the Governor to formulate recommendations on how best to adapt and use the palace.
3. Clifton Beach
Clifton Beach, also known as Sea View, is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, and is located in the Arabian Sea. It stretches from Karachi to Ormara (Balochistan). Karachi is the most prominent coastal city of Pakistan and beach lovers here have many opportunities to visit different beaches bordering the Arabian Sea. Clifton Beach is purported to give the best value in leisure and recreational opportunities for fun seekers and beach lovers. It is among the top tourist destinations in Karachi. The beach is very popular in Pakistan. It is open 24/7 for the general public. The beach is full of tourists every time. In recent times, the area surrounding the beach has seen massive commercial activity as it is located in one of the most sought-after localities in Karachi. The beach is now home to multiple local leisure activities including camel rides, buggy rides, horse rides, and planes flying among others.
4. LuckyOne Mall
Lucky One Mall is a shopping mall located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, which is owned by Yunus Brothers Group. It is the largest shopping mall in Pakistan, with an area of about 3.4 million square feet. It is also the second largest mall in South Asia and the 31st largest mall in the world. It is home to over 200 stores. It also includes an atrium, brand outlets, a food court, and areas for musical concerts and fashion shows. lucky one mall is also the only mall in Pakistan that has a mall open-air food street. The mall has a combination of national and international clothing brands and a selection of international fast food restaurants. The mall also featured the indoor theme park Onederland, which consists of over 200 attractions across 2 levels. The mall recorded over 100,000 visitors on its opening day. It has conducted different launches for the biggest fashion brands in Pakistan and aims to revolutionize the shopping experience in Pakistan.
5. National Museum of Pakistan
The National Museum of Pakistan is located in Karachi, Pakistan. The National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on 17 April 1950, replacing the defunct Victoria Museum. In 1970 there were only four galleries in the Museum. Over time the museum grew, with the building currently housing a total of eleven galleries including a “Quran Gallery”. The National Museum has more than 300 copies of the Quran (all are exactly the same), out of which around 52 rare manuscripts are on display. The Museum also contains an important collection of items relating to Pakistan’s cultural heritage. Some other galleries display Indus civilization artifacts, Gandhara Civilization Sculptures, Islamic Art, Miniature Paintings, Ancient Coins, and Manuscripts documenting Pakistan’s political history. The Museum has a collection of 58,000 old coins (some dating from 74 Al-Hijra), and hundreds of well-preserved sculptures.
6. Port Grand
Port Grand Food and drink and Entertainment Complex is a recreational area built in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan along the waterfront of the 19th-century Native Jetty Bridge that connects the Karachi Port Trust to Keamari. The complex was opened to the public on 28 May 2011. The complex is a hub of shopping, dining, cultural, and coastal recreational activities in the city. The one-kilometer bridge has been transformed into an entertainment and food enclave housing numerous eateries totaling 40,000 sq. ft of climate-controlled area and space for kiosks and 11 restaurants with exotic Pakistani and foreign food and a variety of beverages. To attract more people, the management has also started offering speedboat rides that take passengers along China Creek. The riders can also see the mangroves planted there.
7. Pakistan Air Force Museum
Pakistan Air Force Museum Faisal is an Air Force museum and park situated near Karsaz Flyover on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The museum was established in 1990 in two unused hangars in a remote part of the Base. A majority of the aircraft, weapons, and radar are displayed outside in the park but the main museum features all major fighter aircraft that have been used by the Pakistan Air Force. The museum also houses the Vickers VC.1 Viking aircraft used by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, and a Folland Gnat of the Indian Air Force, that landed in Pasrur town, Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965. Also on display are the scale models of some World War I, World War II, and some more modern aircraft and photo galleries of almost all the squadrons of the Pakistan Air Force.
8. Pakistan Maritime Museum
Pakistan Maritime Museum is a naval museum and park situated near PNS Karsaz on Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road (Karsaz Road) in Karachi, Pakistan. The main museum building is located inside the park of 28 acres. The museum also displays Daphne Class Submarine PNS Hangor (S131), the minesweeper, PNS Mujahid (M164), Breguet Atlantic aircraft, and a wooden barge that was given to the Naval Chief by the Queen in the 1960s. There is also a Pak army ship in Museum which can be visited by tourists.
9. Askari Amusement Park
Askari Amusement Park is an amusement park located in Karachi, Pakistan. The park opened on 15 June 2018 and is Karachi’s first Amusement Park. The amusement park includes a 61-meter high Ferris wheel, known as the Karachi Eye. Askari Amusement Park is also called Askari Island Of Fun. It offers many kinds of indoor games and rides for kids and adults it also has a very huge food court where you can find many famous food chains and a variety of foods and drinks. It also offers a wheelchair facility for people with disabilities.
10. Hawke’s Bay Beach
Hawke’s Bay or Hawkesbay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, located 20 km southwest of Karachi city. The beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a house on the beach during the 1930s. The beach is very popular, with hundreds of people visiting daily for swimming, camel and horse riding, and vacations. This beach is known for being a nesting ground for green sea turtles and olive ridley sea turtles during the winter months. Due to this, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) organized a wetland center on the beach for information regarding turtles.