Karachi or “City of Lights”, as it is called, is truly the most happening place in Pakistan. Besides being the hub of financial activity, Karachi offers visitors excellent treats in cuisine, shopping, arts and crafts, music, sports. It is one of the largest and metropolitan city of Pakistan.
Top Places to visit in Karachi:
This curiously shaped mausoleum is a monument to Pakistan's founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. It's set at the top of a stepped pyramid in a small park. Built in 1958-68 from the design of a Turkish architect, it is minimalist and stark. The white marble structure makes some concession to traditional styles with a square plan and supporting a semicircular dome.
Manora Island sits a short ferry ride from Keamari Harbour, the entrance to Karachi's busy port. The island was the site of the fort where Karachi's Talpur rulers surrendered to the British, who later erected a (still-intact) lighthouse in its place. The main reason to come to Manora Island is to enjoy the sea breezes on the ferry trip out here.
Clifton is one of Karachi's posher neighbourhoods, but the beach attracts a complete cross section of society, so gives a good picture of Karachi at play. Camel and horse rides on the sands are popular, while stands sell cold drinks, chai (tea) and grilled corn.
Sandspit is popular with families on Sunday and on holidays. Sandspit is a natural breakwater.. Remarkable variety of marine life-algae, and crabs are found here. The shallow water here is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. It has an unusual rocky formation
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