Are you tired of the mundaneness of your routine? Do you wish to escape from the daily monotony of life? If you seek an adventure to satisfy your craving for travel, then we have the next city you need to add to your bucket list. Pakistan's city of lights – Karachi – sure is a sight to behold.
Karachi is called Pakistan’s city of lights for a reason. It is a unique destination with the most remarkable cultural diversity. You will find people belonging to every ethnicity, school of thought, and background there. At HalalTrip, we strive to bring you the best and most useful tips and guides that will help you in your travels, Insha Allah. For this reason, we have compiled a detailed Muslim visitor guide to Karachi, Pakistan.
Karachi is a brilliant city filled with the most amazing people. Bordering the Arabian Sea coast, it is a shining city filled with everything you could wish for. From museums to cafes and beaches – Karachi has it all. The cuisine in the city is unlike anywhere globally and is sure to tickle your taste buds.
With beautiful beaches like the Clifton and excellent parks (including a safari park!), Karachi is not only a fantastic getaway but also one of the best vacation spots for a romantic holiday or a cheap honeymoon. Pakistan is an amazing country, and Karachi has to be one of the most developed cities. Here are some of the best things you can do while in Karachi:
The Masjid-e-Tooba or Tooba Mosque is known to the people of Karachi as "Gol Majid", which literally translates into the Round Mosque. It is a beautiful display of modern architecture and situated in Phase 2 of DHA. The regional name of the mosque comes from the beautiful dome which has a diameter of almost 65 meters and does not rest on a pillar, but on the low-lying walls of the mosque.
The beauty of this Mosque is in its simplicity. It is a wonderful experience looking at the beautiful mosque in all of its white brilliant grace. A number of locals, as well as tourists, love going to the mosque and praying there.
Karachi is a coastal city and borders the Arabian Sea. It has some of the prettiest beaches which have attracted tourists for ages. There are several beaches in the city – and you can either go through all of them one by one if you are an ocean lover or simply take your pick from the amazing options available.
Spotting turtles at the famous Turtle Beach of Karachi is a favorite thing for locals and tourists. Cape Monze Beach is a beach and home to the endangered water species of the Arabian Sea, including the Indus River dolphins. The serene atmosphere of these beaches is sure to invoke the spirit of nature in you.
Pakistan is unparalleled when it comes to having a rich history. It is a country full of culture, diversity, tolerance, and love for all of humanity. A Hindu Ruler built the Mohatta Palace in 1925. It was filled with brilliant art and cultural pieces. Looking at the beautiful displays at the museum invokes a sense of oneness with the people of the region, and is a touching experience as a whole.
Today, it is used as both an art gallery and a museum that is open to visitors. If you are an art freak, make sure to visit the palace and enjoy the beauty.
Image Credit: Karachi Water Sports Club
Who doesn't like having a little adventure when on a trip to a coastal city? The Churna Islands of Karachi provide you with precisely that. Just a two-hour drive from Karachi's main city, these islands offer you a getaway from the hustle of the city. From reading a book while looking at the sea, to participating in all the Island activities, your experience at the Churna Islands is sure to be rejuvenating.
Enjoy diving in the sparkling blue water or only taking a swim to refresh yourself. The beautiful flora and fauna of the islands are sure to leave you in awe.
It is no overstatement that Pakistani cuisine is one of the unique culinary experiences in the world. Travel bloggers and tourists love to try the food of this country because of its unique taste. Karachi is a brilliant city with fantastic food at every corner. Take a stroll across the streets and enjoy the small street-side hotels, the high-end restaurants, and the aesthetic cafes.
The leader of Pakistan who led the freedom movement in 1947, also known as the great Quaid in Urdu – is Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He has been an inspiration for the people of Pakistan since the country's inception. His final resting place is a marble white mausoleum in Karachi. It is a great experience visiting the area and educating yourself about the history of the country.
The locals that visit the place do so with gratitude and devotion to their leader. If you visit the tomb, you are sure to feel the patriotism in the presence of every local you see there.
The Pakistani Army has fought against odds over and over again. If you are interested in airplanes and the army, then the PAF museum is not a sight to miss. It is filled with both army airplanes, weapons, and armaments. These are exhibits of the strength and valor of the army as well as reminders of the sacrifices our soldiers have to go through.
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