One of the most visited tourist attractions in Karachi is the Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as the Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum. This impressive landmark refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Located in the center of city, this white marble mausoleum with its curved arches of Moorish origin, semicircular dome and other unique features attracts hundreds of tourists each day. The attraction rests on an elevated 54 square metre platform and is truly a magnificent sight. This iconic symbol of Pakistan can be seen for miles and is a site where numerous official and military ceremonies take place. Apart from being the final resting place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, this is also where the graves of his sister, Fatima Jinnah, and Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan are located.
Open throughout the day
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Moorish arches, the dome and the magnificent structure
While Muslims visiting Mazar-e-Quaid will not be able to find prayer facilities within the attraction, they will be able to locate countless mosques in the city of Karachi. They will also be able to offer their prayers in the park which surrounds the attraction. Masjid e Tooba, Aram Bagh Masjid and Makki Masjid are a few mosques in the city.
Since Karachi is a Muslim city, Muslim tourists will be able to dine at any of the city’s restaurants and cafés. Visitors to Mazar-e-Quaid will definitely be able to locate numerous dining outlets in the surrounding areas. They also might be able to find some food carts and stalls located in the surrounding park.