Once known as the prehistoric fishing village of Kolachi, the City of Lights is now a hustling and bustling economic center of Pakistan due to its massively successful seaport. Karachi is always awake and the people in the city never seem to sleep. A vivid and vibrant symphony of colors, old architecture, new architecture and one of the most diverse populations in the entire country, it is hard to resist the temptation to visit Karachi.
As busy and chaotic as Karachi is, it has so many attractions to offer that you completely forget about the dizzying and frantic nature of the city and become mesmerized by the fun and excitement you can enjoy. If you are wondering what those attractions are, you are in luck. Ktown Rooms has put together this list of must-visit attractions in Karachi before your trip to the City of Lights.
1. Mohatta Palace
Culture, art, architecture and history all come together in the most perfect combination to provide you one of the most fantastic experiences you can get in the City of Lights. Built and originally owned by a Hindu prince back in the early 20th century, the Rajasthani design of the Mohatta Palace is a true sight to behold in itself.
Now used as a museum and an art gallery, the Mohatta Palace houses historical relics of the region. You also get to enjoy some of the most thought-provoking works of art in the gallery like the permanent display of one of Pakistan’s greatest artists ever, Imran Mir.
2. Churna Island and Water Sports
There is no point in coming to a coastal city on vacation if you do not get to enjoy the vibrant beauty that the sea life has to offer. That is why one of the must-visit attractions in Karachi is the Churna Island. Just a couple of hours drive and a small boat ride away from the city, Churna Island is where you can swim, snorkel, cliff dive and even scuba dive around the beautiful reef of the island.
Gaze at the sea life from various colorful fishes to sea snakes and even the famed sea turtles that inhabit the waters around the Churna Island. This is something you cannot miss out on when you’re visiting Karachi.
3. Quaid-e-Azam House Museum
You can also get to know a little more about the founder of the nation of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah whose personal history is completely immersed with the history of the country itself. Embark on the quest to get an insight on the founding leader of our country through a visit to the Quaid-e-Azam House Museum.
This place was Fatimah Jinnah’s residence and presently serves as a museum, which will provide you a guided tour and you won’t even have to worry about the entrance fee either. It is completely free for you to visit. Bask in the glory and admire the beauty of this colonial era building and the peaceful gardens around it next time you visit Karachi.
4. The Frere Hall
Speaking of colonial era buildings, one of the reminders of the British Empire in Karachi is the Frere Hall. Dating back to 1865, it is a remarkable feat of architecture surrounded by lush green grass. People from all over the country visit the Frere Hall to enjoy the peaceful gardens surrounding the building.
The building itself is now used as a comprehensive library and an amazing art gallery, which hosts fascinating works from artists born here and abroad. Located in the Clifton district of the City of Lights, the Frere Hall also provides you much needed relief from the frantic and ever moving marketplace in Clifton. Free for entry and incredibly well-maintained, this is one of the top must-visit attractions in Karachi for tourists.
5. The Chaukhandi Tombs
For people looking for something besides the typical experiences Karachi is well-known for, you should head over to the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site called the Chaukhandi Tombs.
Fans of history will go nuts as they visit this ancient graveyard that houses the tombs of the ancestors of one of the local tribes. These ruins of the necropolis are incredibly well-maintained considering that the origins of the Chaukhandi Tombs date back to an estimated 15th to 18th century.
Riddled with intricate carvings and designs that are symbolic of Sindh’s past, this is a must-visit attraction in Karachi that not a lot of people know about but should. Do make it a point to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your next visit to Karachi.
6. The Ruins of Bhambore
Talking about ancient history also brings us to another must-visit attraction in Karachi. The prehistoric city of Bhambore is something that many people in Karachi are not aware of themselves. This city dates back to the 1st century BC and it was constructed originally during the Scytho-Parthian era.
From the 8th century to the 3th century, the Muslim rulers in the region took over control of the city of Bhambore before abandoning it to leave it in ruins. The ruins still exist and present one of the most hauntingly beautiful sights that you can imagine. They also hold the ruins of one of the earliest known mosques in the world, which was made around 727 AD.
To Enjoy Your Stay in Karachi
Experiencing all of these must-visit attractions in Karachi is not something you can do in a day. So if you are here in the City of Lights to explore and enjoy the sights and sounds of this chaotic and beautifully paradoxical city, you will definitely need a place to stay.
Enjoy the best budget accommodations that Karachi has to offer through Ktown Rooms. We will provide you with access to some of the best accommodations that the budget hotel industry in Pakistan has to offer. You will get to enjoy free WiFi, air conditioned rooms and free breakfast among other standard amenities you can expect from the best hotels in Karachi– all at incredibly affordable prices.
At Ktown Rooms, we believe that if you’re visiting a city, you should be able to enjoy the best of it and stay there at the most reasonable price. If you want more information about how we can make your stay in Karachi enjoyable and affordable, feel free to give us a call at +92(213) 468 8335-7 or book through our website at https://www.ktownrooms.com/.