A cultural mecca by day and a vibrant destination by night, Karachi is known as the “City of Lights”, recognised for its impressive museums, religious monuments and vast green spaces. Abuzz with life and antiquity, Karachi attracts both history connoisseurs and avid party-goers.
Things to do in Karachi
The Pakistan Air Force Museum is one of Karachi’s most popular sights, equipped with aircraft for outside viewing in addition to a few rare gems. Walk through galleries that will educate you on the history of aerial warfare, take pictures of the Viking - Quaid-e-Azam’s aircraft and view paintings of different fighter aircraft models from around the world.
Set aside some time to take in the impressive sights at the Mohatta Palace, formerly the residence of Quaid-e-Azam's sister, Fatima Jinnah. The exterior boasts exquisite pink Jodhpur stone topped with domes and the interior contains a sweeping array of rotating exhibitions from around the country.
Want to see the city like a local? Head to Empress Market where you can browse a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, exotic spices and fresh seafood. The market ambience provides you with an excellent sense of traditional culture and the building itself is an attractive architectural landmark, built during the British Era.
The Mazar-E-Quaid is the highlight of the city, serving as a gleaming white beacon that alights the surrounding metropolitan sprawl.Karachi’s own urban oasis, the architectural wonder is surrounded by a swathe of green space and displays an exquisite mausoleum enacted for the Father of the Nation.
Getting around Karachi
Karachi is well connected by roadway, making car rentals and taxis the most convenient forms of transportation. Jinnah International Airport is an important aviation hub that serves for transit in and out of the city.