Six Top Must-Visit Places in Karachi

With over 3,527km of area and a population of 26 million, Karachi is the largest metropolitan city in Pakistan. It is a city that has been a great attraction to travelers for various reasons. Tourists love the sightseeing spots and the range of activities the city offers. Karachi is specifically known for its beaches, architecture, and dining atmosphere. Below are five must-visit tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Karachi. 

1. Mohatta Palace

This historical site comes with a surprise for tourists interested in the heritage and history of any structure. Mohatta Palace was originally a property of Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, who could live in the palace for two decades and then left for India after the partition. It is now functioning as a museum of treasures and collections of the British era.

The palace spans over 18,500 square feet with several luxurious rooms and nine dorms. Mohatta Palace is in the vicinity of the Sea View and the Tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. 

2. Charna Island

Located in the Arabian Sea, Charna Island is around 7km away from Karachi. It comprises a gigantic piece of rock covering an area of 1.5km square in the middle of the ocean. Tourists enjoy scuba diving, jet-skiing, snorkeling, and cliff diving. Besides underwater photography, Charna Island allows you to explore sea species with your friends. Pakistan Navy also used this island as a shooting range.  

3. Sea View or Clifton Beach

Tourists visiting Karachi for the first time can begin their sightseeing journey with Clifton Beach or Sea View. It had been famous for having silver sand unless an instance of the oil spill affected its beauty. However, Clifton Beach still holds a unique charm and is worth your time and attention. Foreign and local tourists visit Sea View 24/7. Fun-filled activities, such as camel & horse riding, dirt bikers, buggy rides, and parks along the seaside make this site more attractive. Apart from that roadside snacks and hot corns cooked on the coal are other reasons to make Clifton Beach crowded at all times.  

4. Tomb of Quid-e-Azam

The tomb of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah attracts foreigners and locals. Known as National Mausoleum, the mausoleum is usually peaceful and calm, welcoming visitors who visit to pay respect to the great leader. Yahya Merchant designed the structure of the tomb. With white marble in the construction, the masterpiece received completion status in the late 1960s. The tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is famous for its marvelous design, serene atmosphere, and lush gardens.

5. Masjid-e-Tooba 

Also known as Gol Mosque or Tooba Mosque, this mosque is famous for having the largest single dome without any central pillar in the world. The mosque has the capacity of 5000 worshippers, making it the 18th substantial place of worship in the world. Constructed by Defense Housing Authority, this beautiful mosque is 59 years old and comprises an eye-catching structure with pure marbles.

6. Haleji Lake

The beautiful Haleji Lake in Thatta District is 70km away from Karachi. The lake holds the status of the biggest bird den in Asia, attracting bird lovers from all across the country. Migrating birds travel from different regions to Haleji Lake to spend wintery days. This stunning place has listed 223 bird species in an area spreading over 19km. Visiting Haleji Lake will allow you to witness flocks of birds that are rare to find somewhere else in the country. 

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