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Karachi, largest city of Pakistan

Karachi, largest city and former capital of Pakistan, SE Pakistan, on the Arabian Sea near the Indus River delta. The capital of Sind prov., it is Pakistan’s chief seaport and industrial center, a transportation, commercial, and financial hub, and a military headquarters. It has a large automobile assembly plant, an oil refinery, a steel mill, shipbuilding, railroad yards, jute and textile factories, printing and publishing plants, media and entertainment industries, food processing plants, and chemical and engineering works. Karachi airport is one of the busiest in Asia. Karachi has a university and other educational institutions; the national museum, with a fine archaeological collection; and the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.

Mazar e Quaid

Karachi is the 16th largest city of the world with lots of tourist attractions where Mazar-e-Quaid also holds a pivotal place. The tomb is centrally located in Karachi with easy road links and access to the location which urge a number of people to spend their evenings at Mazar-e-Quaid. It is the responsibility of the Sindh government primarily to look after its care and they are doing a good job.
Proper security and maintenance staff is there who ensure that the place is well maintained with no signs of quality deterioration. Military professionals also take part in the security of Mazar-e-Quaid which significantly improves the level of services. It is probably the most well maintained significant monument of Pakistan which is visited by millions of visitors every year.

Mohatta Palace Museum:

This building was constructed between 1933 and 1935 and is named after its founder Shivratan, Chandratan, Mohatta. This palace was originally constructed to be used as a residence of Fatima Jinnah who was sister of Founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah but at present it is being used as a museum which displays relics and things of ceramic art which have been collected over centuries. This museum also houses a number of memorabilia of British reign in Pakistan and is featured with the letters written by famous personalities of pre-partition period along with their pictures. Portraits of some freedom fighters are also displayed here along with the car used by Mr. Jinnah

Do Darya:

Do Darya (DHA Phase VIII) is another beautiful spot to visit and recent establishment. It is a series of restaurants created on the edge of the sea. The restaurants are created on the border of the sea with their edges jutting out so that people can enjoy food and have an unobstructed view of the sea. The place is a cool innovation that utilizes the asset of Karachi that is its lovely shoreline. A variety of restaurants are available to suit your taste palette from desi food to Italian and Mexican cuisine. This place is worth visiting and refreshes the soul in the cool breeze of the sea and its serenity overwhelms the human spirit.

Clifton Beach or Sea view:

Clifton Beach or Sea view is an important asset of Karachi. People from the interior areas of Karachi come to specially visit the beach of Karachi. Its recent development by the city government has restored life to the beach with its lighting and seating arrangements. Several restaurants are also found along the beach for the public. In addition, people can have fun on the traditional camel ride and horse ride along the beach. The various benches built along the beach allow families enjoy the beauty of the sunset and sooth themselves among the calm sea breeze.

National Museum of Pakistan:

National Museum of Pakistan was founded on April 17, 1950 and main motto of the museum was to study and preserve art and cultural heritage of this nation. The museum consists of 11 galleries and the most popular among these is Quran Gallery. Museum also possesses more than 300 transcripts of Quran among which 52 are holographs and are displayed in Quran Gallery. Here in this museum, tourists can also see sculptural work related to Gandhara Civilization, Indus Civilization and Islamic art old coins etc. In Ethnological Gallery, there are statues of cultural groups which are absolutely worth-seeing. Moreover, more than 58000 coins and 70000 books have been preserved in this museum.

Sandspit Beach:

Sandspit Beach is located on the south west of the Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan. It is a very popular tourist spot. The site at Sandspit is very calmed, relaxing and quiet from the months of October to March and very rough during the season of monsoon. Astonishing variety of marine life-algae and crabs can be seen here. The clear shallow water here is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It has a unique rocky formation. Sandspit beach is believed to be a quite famous hangout and relaxation spot in the noisy city of Karachi. Facilities at the Sandspit Beach involve horseback and camel riding.

Charna Island:

Churna Island for many is nothing less than a hidden paradise located in the Arabian Sea. Churna Island is best known and popular for Snorkeling and Scuba diving trips. Since the sea is calm with the absence of high tides, so the best time to snorkel is now especially in the months of November till April. It is a natural phenomenon that the water seems & feels much warmer during the winters as compared to the summers.

Hawkes bay:

Hawke’s Bay Or Hawkes bay is a famous beach in the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is located over 20 kilometers south west of the city Karachi. It is approachable through Mauripur Road (previously known as Hawkes Bay Road) or the Mubarak Goth Road from the city of Karachi. The name of the beach is derived from Bladen Wilmer Hawke, later ninth Baron Hawke of Towton, who had a beach house there in the year of 1930s. He utilized it for the weekends and other of his contemporaries joined him making the houses. It is a very popular tourist resort. It is a spectacular sandy beach with clear blue water. Every day hundreds of people from the city of Karachi visit there and amuse picnicking, fishing, swimming, and camel and horse riding. Huts are also present for the rental there.

Bagh Ibne Qasim:

The Bagh Ibne Qasim (Urdu: باغ ابنِ قاسم meaning Garden of the son of Qasim – formerly known as Jehangir Kothari Park) is located in Clifton, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan is the biggest urban park constructed under Clifton Beach Development Project on 130 acres (0.53 km2) of land. The old Toyland Theme Park was demolished and Bagh Ibne Qasim was built in its place. More than 10 million people visited the park per year. Is also the largest family park in South Asia. This park was named as Bagh Ibne Qasim in memory of the 8th century Muslim conqueror Muhammad Bin Qasim. It has an accommodation capacity of about 300,000 people at a time. It has hundreds of trees, stone benches, lighting towers and footlights for the visitor’s convenience. It is open for 24 hours a day. Sunday is a family day.