22 Tourist Places in Karachi
1. Kund Malir
Kund Malir’ is a beach in Hingol National Park, Baluchistan, Pakistan, roughly 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Zero-Point on the Makran Coastal Highway. It is 236.8 kilometres (147.1 miles) west of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. The drive from Kund Malir to Ormara is regarded as picturesque.
After Zero-Point, there are no food or fuel options accessible on the trip. It is often regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. As a result of the surge in tourism, several mobile networks, such as Ufone, have begun to operate in the area. Many tour firms now offer services to help visitors discover this wonderful region. On weekends, a large number of people from Karachi and Sindh’s interior flock to the picnic. Mountains, sea, and desert all exist at the same location.
2. Mazaar – e – Quaid
The National Mausoleum is the final resting place of Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. This tomb is a famous tourist spot for both tourists and locals. When visitors come to pay their respects, the tomb is usually calm and peaceful. Yahya Merchant, a brilliant architect, planned it and built it out of white marble.
In the late 1960s, this masterpiece was completed. Mazar e Quaid, at the city’s core, is known for its design and ambience, as well as some lovely green gardens.
3. Mohatta Palace
If you are interested in the history and tradition about any city, Mohatta Palace is a perfect site to visit. Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta built it and lived in it for two decades before returning to India after partition. The palace is 18,500 square feet in size. It contains 9 dorms and beautiful rooms.
This palace is located near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi Tomb and the Park Towers, close to the sea. For safety reasons, there is a secret underground tunnel that goes to a Hindu temple about a kilometer away. This palace serves as a museum, displaying artefacts and other collections from the British era as well as the subcontinent’s culture.
4. Charna Island
Charna Island is a small island in the Arabian Sea around 6 to 7 kilometers from Karachi. Island is a massive rock in the center of the sea that covers an area of 1.5 km2. Scuba diving, cliff diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, underwater photography, and sea species exploration are among the island’s principal attractions.
So, if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and days to spend with your pals, this is the place to go. The Pakistan Navy also uses this island as a firing range. Fishermen come close to the island to fish since there are many different species of lobsters, crabs, and other fish. The underwater colorful world of Charna is home to a variety of creatures that entice divers to return time and time again.
5. Pakistan Maritime and PAF Museum
The Maritime Museum, which spans 28 acres, is a naval museum. There has a big auditorium as well as galleries. Several historic art galleries may be found in the museum, which was created on the modern way of learning. A minesweeper ship, a Breguet Atlantic aircraft, and a wooden barge gifted to the Naval Chief of Pakistan by Her Majesty, Queen of England in the 1960s are also on display in the museum.
6. Masjid e Tooba
In 1969, the Defense Housing Authority built Masjid e Tooba, also known as Tooba Mosque or Gol Masjid. It is also considered as the world’s largest single dome mosque and the world’s 18th largest mosque, with a prayer hall capacity of 5000 people.
This mosque is stunning, with a striking infrastructure. It is entirely made of white marble. The dome is 70 meters in diameter and does not have any center pillars. Another notable feature of the mosque is that the engineers considered acoustics while designing it; as a result, if someone speaks at one end of the dome, it can be heard at the opposite end.
7. TDF Ghar!
A must-see attraction in Karachi that will make you nostalgic for a bygone era! With its Minton floorings and beautiful view of Jinnah’s Mausoleum from the rooftop, TDF Ghar is one of a kind among the hustle and bustle of Karachi. The house is perfectly kept. Enjoy Karachi’s balmy evenings with a cup of tea that will hypnotize you.
TDF Ghar is a true window into the past, allowing visitors to reminisce about the golden age. It is well worth a visit if you are in Karachi or visiting the city. The cost of admission is PKR 50 per person.
8. Hawks bay
Hawks Bay is a beach in the Pakistani city of Karachi, Sindh. It is 20 kilometers south-west of Karachi. Hawks Bay Road is the only way to get there (Manipur Road). It is a well-known tourist destination with crystal-clear water.
Hawks Bay is the spot to go if you want to get away from the noise and bustle of Karachi’s busy city life but don’t want to travel too far. If you can rent a hut there, there’s nothing quite like it, because you can comfortably spend an entire day listening to and watching the waves crash against the shore, leaving behind presents of shells and pebbles as they recede.
Hawks Bay in Karachi is the epitome of tranquilly and relaxation. If you’re travelling from outside Karachi or Pakistan, plan your vacation during a weekday and you’ll have the beach to yourself!
If you are interested, there are camel and horse rides available. While roaming, you will encounter numerous ambitious folks offering you a ride for a negotiated price. Hawks Bay is one of the few beaches where green sea turtles lay their eggs in the globe. It is home to one of the world’s most endangered reptile species.
Sandspit, located south-west of Karachi city beach, is a popular picnic site for both Karachi residents and tourists visiting Karachi. Except during the monsoon season, when the surf is stormy, the sea in Sandspit is peaceful and tranquil from October to March.
This beach is popular with visitors because of its shallow water, which is great for swimming and sunbathing. Many Karachi residents and visitors spend the entire day at Sandspit, bathing in its crystal clear blue water. Sandspit beach’s soothing air and sunset produce a magnificent ambience and a relaxing impact. Remember to carry a camera to record those special beach moments.
9. Haleji Lake
Haleji Lake is located in Pakistan’s Thatta District, 70 kilometers from Karachi. It is Asia’s largest bird sanctuary and a bird lover’s paradise. In the habitat of Haleji Lake, about 223 bird species have been identified. The total area of Lake Haleji is about 19 kilometers.
Birds travelling from various locations flock to Haleji to spend the winter months, and you can see some lovely birds here that are unusual and unheard elsewhere in Pakistan.
10. Museum 101
Museum 101 is a new museum in Karachi that has put in a lot of work because there are so few science museums in the city. Even though the space isn’t large, it’s a fantastic initiative. It promotes children’s awareness of space exploration and celestial sciences; they will undoubtedly love such a journey with their parents.
It is strongly advised that you bring your children here if you are tired of dragging them to the same venue over and over. Museum 101 features some fantastic displays of space rockets and aircraft, as well as short space documentaries that the youngsters love.
Onderland is the newest adventure arena in Karachi, and it is located in Lucky One Mall. It attracts to me because it is new and interesting, and the rides are larger and more thrilling. Rock climbing, a trampoline park, and an alien abduction experience are just a few of the hands-on activities available. The soft play area for toddlers is very lovely and interactive. It’s spotless, and the staff is quite pleasant.
When you first come, you must purchase a Rs.1000 card that may be used to ride the rides and have your fill of adventure. Onderland is also the first indoor theme park in Karachi to feature a roller coaster.
12. Frere Hall
It is one of the few surviving structures from the British colonial era in Karachi, Sindh Pakistan. Frere Hall served as a Town Hall and was the center of Karachi’s social and cultural activities during British rule.
Frere Hall was built in 1865 in the Venetian Gothic style using yellow Karachi limestone and red and greyish Jungshahi sandstones. Its a library as well as an art gallery with works by Sadequain, Pakistan’s most famous artist.
It’s open to the public, however on Sundays there is a book sale in its courts where you may buy some ancient and historical books at a reasonable price.
13. Empress Market
This market, which was named in honor of Queen Victoria when it was erected in 1889, is another example of British colonial control in Karachi. A British official, James Fergusson, who was the Governor of Bombay at the time, lay the market’s foundation stone.
It’s one of the city’s oldest markets, and it’s in one of the city’s busiest sections, Saddar, so it’s not for those who get claustrophobic in crowds! Everything and anything is for sale, including a variety of home things, plastic jewellery, apparel, and much more.
It may not be the perfect location for an expedition, but it is unquestionably your one-stop-shop for all of your outing needs at a very affordable price.
14. Jinnah House Museum
The Flag Staff House was purchased by Pakistan’s founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah in 1943 and became the Jinnah House Museum. After his death, his sister remained in the house until 1964, when she moved out.
The house was abandoned until 1985, when it was refurbished and turned into a museum dedicated to Jinnah’s life. You can see his reading room, dining room, bedrooms, and dressing room, all of which are still furnished and filled with his personal belongings.
A visit to the Jinnah House Museum will provide you with an insight into the lives of Pakistan’s great leaders.
15. Chaukhani tomb
The Chaukhani tombs, located 30 kilometres east of Karachi, are wonderfully carved and ornate tombs that cover around 2 square miles of land. The tombs are pyramid-shaped graves erected on high platforms with ornate stone slabs in relief with human and figurative patterns.
The majority of the tombs are family cemeteries, with only a few built beneath Hindu-style pillar canopies. Some of the male burials have sculptures of a horseman holding his shield, sword, bow, and arrow. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, anklets, and other decorations are depicted in carvings on women’s gravestones. In the case of male tombs, a boss-shaped projection at the northern end is intended to carry the deceased’s turban.
It’s unclear when they were constructed, but they’re thought to house the tombs of Saloch warriors who lived in the area in the 17th and 18th centuries BC. They’re a breathtaking sight that’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Port Qasim Rd, Karachi, Pakistan is the address.
16. Clifton Beach
It is the greatest spot to start if you are visiting Karachi for the first time. Karachi’s biggest attraction is the sea view or Clifton beach.
The beach is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to tourists and families. Camel and horseback riding, buggy rides, dirt bikes, beach parks, hot coals, and spicy and tempting roadside delicacies are just some of the reasons why Sea View is usually crowded.
17. Ocean Tower
Ocean Mall is a 120-meter (393-foot) skyscraper in Karachi’s Clifton neighborhood. It features a commercial mall and office spaces and was constructed between 2009 and 2014.
Originally planned as an international hotel project for Sofitel, it was shelved due to the city’s law and order issue. It was then remodeled into a shopping center.
18. State Bank Museum
The State Bank of Pakistan Museum & Art Gallery, located on Ibrahim Ismail Chandigarh Road in Karachi, was founded in 2004 with the goal of introducing Pakistan’s first monetary museum. The current State Bank of Pakistan Museum & Art Gallery building, once the Imperial Bank of India, is a Greco-Roman structure built by the British administration in Jodhpuri Red Sandstone in the 1920s. The State Bank of Pakistan decided to convert the building into a museum in 2004; work on the projects began in 2006 and was focused on building conservation and collection acquisition.
19. Karachi Zoo
The Karachi Zoo, originally known as Gandhi Garden and now known as Karachi Zoological and Botanical Gardens, is located in Garden West, Karachi, and Sindh, Pakistan. It is Pakistan’s largest zoo and the country’s second-oldest zoo, after Lahore Zoo.
20. Safari Park
A safari park, sometimes known as a wildlife park, is a zoo-like commercial drive-in tourist attraction where guests can see freely moving animals while driving their own vehicles or riding in vehicles provided by the facility.
A safari park is a cross between a zoo and a game reserve. African Lion Safari, for example, is 750 acres near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (3.0 km2). Lake Nakuru in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is 168 square kilometres (65 square miles), and Tsavo East, also in Kenya, is 11,747 square kilometres (4,536 sq. mi).
21. Teen Talwar
Clifton teen Talwar point is 7.5 km away from Mazar-e-Quaid.
22. Merewether Clock Tower
Clock tower is located on MA Jinnah Road. It’s Almost 7 km Away from Mazar-e-Quaid.