KARACHI (The City of Lights)
Karachi, the city of lights, home to a diversely cultural society is the economic hub of Pakistan. The largest city of Pakistan hosts multilinguistic people, majorly Muslims, from all over the country. It is this diversity which brings unique smell and flavour to the city. Karachi is rich in unique destinations, adventure spots, Halal food and anything one can think of as a traveller. Here are the six most exciting places to visit including Mosque, Halal eatery, museum, and couples vacation ideas for you.
1. Sea view or Clifton
When you first visit Karachi, it is the best place to start. Sea view or Clifton beach is Karachi's main attraction. Since it is situated in the residential area, anyone can easily go by bike, car or public transport. You can also call it a beach on a budget. Even if you visit Karachi for a short time you can visit this place.
This best romantic place for couples is a 24/7 beach. Camel and horse riding, dirt bikes, buggy trips, beach parks, and snacks on the road are also the reason why the sea view is still crowded.
This complex is the resting place of the founding father of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is in the heart of Karachi with its lush green gardens. This tomb is one of the most visited tourist attraction places for both foreigners and locals. The tomb is normally quiet and peaceful with tourists who come to pay respect.
Yahya Merchant, a great architect, designed this mausoleum and the construction of the mausoleum was done with white marble in the late 1960s.
Location: M.A Jinnah Rd, Central Jacob Lines Ghm، Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh
Masjid e Toobah or the Tooba Mosque also known as Gol Masjid was built in 1969 in the area of Defense Housing Authority. The Mosque is a famous tourist attraction because of its attractive infrastructure. It is known as the world's largest single dome mosque, and the 18th largest mosque with a capacity of 5,000 in the prayer hall.
To increase your curiosity, it is made of white marble alone. The dome is 70 metres in diameter and does not have central pillars. The interesting point of the mosque is that you can hear the person speaking at the other end of the mosque because the engineers have kept acoustics in mind during the construction.
Location: Old Korangi Rd, Sabir SRE Karachi Cantonment, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 74000
4. Jinnah House Museum
The Jinnah House Museum also remembered as Flag Staff House was acquired by the Father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in 1943. After him, his sister, Fatima Jinnah, lived here till 1964.
The house was restored in 1985 and converted into the Jinnah museum. To this date, it is full of most of the original furniture and possessions of the Jinnah, representing the daily life of a Great Leader.
Location: Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Opening Days: Saturday through Tuesday, and Thursday
Opening Hours: 9 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm. Friday 9 am – 12 pm
5. Chaukhandi tombs
If history and mystery fascinate you than while your tour to Karachi this World Heritage Site by UNESCO is a must-see place. About 29 km east of Karachi, far from the hustle-bustle of the city lies the city of the dead Kings, Queens, and the religious personalities of the ancient times.
The exquisite carvings on the gravestones above the ground represent the statuses of the people lie below the ground. Furthermore, the carvings on the stones also represent the sex of the person. For example, a horseman carving with arms, sword, shield, bow, and arrow represents a male grave. Whereas necklaces, bracelets, rings, and anklets represent a women’s grave. It is believed that some of the graves are as old as 17th or 18th century BC.
Location: N-5 Near، Landhi Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh
6. Halal Eatery
As Pakistan is a Muslim majority country so everything available to eat on the streets or restaurant is Halal. The variety of the dishes and the mixture of diverse cultural tastes in one city will surely amaze your taste buds. Some of the delicious delicacies you can enjoy will be available at;
1. Famous food street of Karachi
2. Burns Road
3. Waheed kay kebab
4. Malik ki Nihari
5. Agha ki Sajji
6. The sweet Rabri of Delhi Rabri House
The average price for these meals is around Rs.600/- per head or $3.75. This is surely an economical and quality ride for your taste buds.