For anyone who is new in Karachi or when referring about which places to visit in Karachi, one can have a quite long list. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, Karachi is a huge city with so many attractions and things to do, that one can hardly come up with the best places to visit in Karachi.
So A Cup of Karachi has done the task for you and I have come up with a list of the most appropriate and totally worth it places to visit here.
Of course, we have the Karachi Zoo here as well, but do you really want to visit it and get disappointed? I mean, yes it’s a zoo which has its own share of wild animals, but the overall state of the zoo is pretty much below average.
Besides, if you really are fond of animals, then Safari Park is a much better option than Karachi Zoo.
The list below is arranged from the best places at the top and then the better and good.
(Trust me all these places are definitely worth a visit)
Best Places to Visit in Karachi
1.Dolmen Mall Clifton
Sounds very cliche, yes I know, but one can’t really help asking anyone who is new here, “Have you been to Dolmen Mall Clifton?”
When you are looking for good cafes, or nice restaurants, or some place where kids can have fun, or if you want a place that has all the brands under one roof, or if you simply need to go out for regular grocery shopping, you name it and Dolmen Mall Clifton has it.
Yes, Dolmen Mall Clifton has everything to offer. A state of the art mall, with all the facilities, full proof security, air conditioning etc.
Dolmen Mall definitely makes it to the top of the list of places to visit in Karachi.
With 5 huge theaters and high-definition projection systems, 2D and 3D screens, Nueplex cinema is one of the best cinemas in Pakistan.
This cinema is pulling out people from their homes in Karachi and compelling them to watch movies there. Foreigners and immigrant Pakistanis are totally awed when they come to The Place and always list it among the top places in Karachi for spending a day.
Nueplex Cinema is actually located in The Place, which itself is one of Karachi points of interest.
Read my full blog on The Place http://www.acupofkarachi.com/the-place/
3. Mohatta Palace
If you ever happen to drive over the new flyover near Abdullah Shah Qazi Mazar you will notice the beautiful red bricked domes of Mohatta Palace. And it’s no surprise that back when Fatima Ali Jinnah was residing in the palace she would enjoy qawali nights held at the shrine from the roof top of Mohatta Palace.
Mohatta Palace is a gem in Karachi. A unique blend of pink Jodhpur stone and local yellow stone from Gizri. It is a magnificent structure that looks like a crown in a very urbanized Karachi.
As soon as you enter Mohatta Palace, you feel so peaceful, awed and inspired.
Mohatta Palace is also known for holding art exhibitions and trust me every time you go there you will discover something new.
Mohatta Palace is definitely one of the best places to visit in Karachi.
The Palace usually closes before 4 pm.
The mausoleum of the Father of the nation, Mohammad Ali Jinnah is a splendid structure.
The mausoleum is spectacularly constructed at an elevation from the ground on a naturally formed platue. Then as you walk towards the monument it seems to grow in height.
It is expertly constructed with glorious fine-looking white marble stone with a dome nestled over a four-sided building structure that has walls tapering.
The entrances on each wall of have original Islamic architecture’s style and strategy. The white marble structure looks marvelous with steps descending to a marble floor that in turn leads to fountains and lush emerald green lawns. The inside of the tomb has the sarcophagus(stone coffin) in the middle with a green chandelier hanging from the dome.
It’s quite a wonder, when the city’s traffic, pollution, and tensions are rising you can see the mausoleum shining like a pearl and emitting positive vibes.
The entire tomb is surrounded by a lush green park where people can sit and relax and have a picnic.
Do Darya is located in Phase 8 DHA. It’s one of the most spectacular and one of its kind food street in Pakistan. Do Darya is a must place to visit in Karachi. An entire food street along the Arabian Sea. With many notable restaurants like Kolachi, Savour, and Mirage are situated adjacent to each other.
I recommend going there at night when the weather is cooler and you can feel the tranquil sea breeze while enjoying great food.
A must try is Paneer Reshmi at Kolachi Do Darya.
Port Grand is a recreational complex near the Karachi Port. It was opened in 2011 and it’s definitely a must place to visit in Karachi.
The first striking feature of Port Grand is the spectacular architecture. Karachi Port on one side and beautiful restaurants lined on the other. Besides dining, there is a shopping complex and a recreational center, where kids can enjoy rides and some handicraft activities.
I recommend taking a buggy ride; that way you can enjoy the entire view in a very majestic style.
Karachi is the only port city of Pakistan, and it has some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. Lately, the government did put some efforts to restore and maintain the beaches.
Although there are many beaches in Karachi, like Hawks bay, French beach, Paradise point, Turtle beach, Sea view is pretty much in the center and easily accessible.
Good security, proper road and car parking, benches, food, and drinks available, shaded permanent benches and good maintenance.
Many food vendors and bathrooms also available.
If you want to have a taste of Karachi’s British era head to Saddar. then from there go straight to Empress Market.
Empress market was one of the earliest gateways of business in Karachi. The entire market looks very historic yet very enticing. You will be mesmerized by the smell of unique spices. Fresh fruits, vegetables and dry fruits all sorts of basic grocery items, you name it this place has it.
Empress market also has the biggest meat market in Karachi.
Even though Karachi is the biggest city of Pakistan and there are hundreds of places to visit here. If you at least visit the above-mentioned places then trust me you have well read the city.