Karachi: The Prince of the Arabian sea
Karachi is the capital of the Sindh province in Pakistan and is also Pakistan’s prime financial and industrial center. But it is also the city with the most population in Pakistan. Situated on the Arabian sea, this sea transport hub serves as home to two of Pakistan’s largest seaports. This cosmopolitan city was first founded as a protected village of Kochi 1729. It was only after the arrival of the British East India Company that the incentive to transform it into a major seaport was taken and also to link it through their intensive railway system. This former city of lights is now named as one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
If you would like to explore the city, then it is advisable to use the air route through the Jinnah International Airport which welcomes both domestic and international flights. You will be able to easily book Dubai to Karachi flights, Sydney to Karachi flights, Hyderabad to Karachi flights and more from international destinations.
So let’s go on a tour to find out the best places in Karachi which are worthy of being
- Clifton Beach: One of the famous beaches in Karachi, it is pretty much packed during holidays and weekends, but we recommend it as a place which will help you take some time off your busy life and help you relax. Just also being some chai, a grilled corn and you are all set. Pro tip: Don’t go swimming in here.
- Empress Market: Built in 1889, it was named after Queen Victoria. One of Karachi’s oldest markets, this place is jam-packed, but you will find anything and everything on sale, like; jewelry, clothing, various household items and so so much more.
- Frere Hall: Named after Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere who was the former governor of Bombay, this Hall has a Venetian Gothic architectural style which is represented by a mixture of buttresses, pointed arches, mosaic pillars, and You will also be able to see a lot of stone busts, one of which is of King Edward VII.
- St Patrick’s Cathedral: This is located near the empress market and it is where the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi’s official seat is. It stands tall at 52 meters and is built in traditional British East India style. It can hold up to 2,000 people and still conducts a regular service on Sundays every Monday from 9.
- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum: This might seem to be a little different than the pattern on the list, but this museum is a sight to behold with its stock of more than 39 aircrafton a display of the country’# military prowess. Expect to see Viking, the personal aircraft Viking of Quaid-e-Azam, an Indian Gnat that was captured in 1965 but the military. Don’t miss out on the Pakistan Air Force Women Association shop which puts out various fabrics and trinkets up for sale.
Karachi is where the religious and modern combine to form an amalgamation which becomes a cosmopolitan city worthy of international attention.