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Karachi The Largest City Of Pakistan

Night Time View of Karachi Port SIND HIGH COURT Karachi MAZAAR OF QUAID-E-AZAM MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH Karachi Beach!


About Karachi

Karachi the largest and the most populous city of Pakistan, presents an interesting and colourful combination of the old and new. The narrow twisting lanes and alleys of the old city throb with life alongside wide metalled road and elegant modern building. Within the city, talented artisans with age-old skills produce handicrafts of exquisite beauty.

Karachi offers a variety of pleasant attractions, wide sunny Beach s deep-sea fishing. yachting, golf and horseracing, all year round. Its restaurants cater to a wide choice of Pakistani and Western cuisines. Its markets and bazaars offer an endless variety of exciting shopping, including indigenous handicrafts. Particularly rugs and carpets of rare designs and beauty.

Karachi `s recorded history goes back to the 18th century when its was a small fishing village known as Kalachi-jo-Goth. With the development of its harbour it gradually grew into a large city and an important centre of trade and industry. Its selection as the capital of Pakistan in 1947 added to its importance and accelerated its growth and development. Though the seat of Government shifted to Islamabad, Karachi still remins the centre of commerce and industry.

Places Of Interst

WAZIR MANSION

Foremost among Karachi`s historic building is the birthplace of Quaid-e-Azam. The house is balconied, three-storied structure on Newneham Road, located in Kharadar, one of the oldest residential areas of the city. The house has been declared a protected national monument.

QUAID-E-AZAM`S MAUSOLEUM

This white marble Mausoleum with its curved Moorish arches and copper grills resets on an elevated 54 sq. meters platform. The cool inner sanctum reflects the green of a four-tiered crystal chandelier gifted by the peoples Republic of China. The memorial slab framed with silver rallings dawas people from far and wide who come to pay their respects to the father of the Nation and to watch the impressive changing of guards cermony that takes place everyday. Today the Quaid-e-Azam`s Mausoleum is a prominent and impressive landmark of Karachi. Nearby are the graves of the "Quaid-e-Millat". Liaqat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Quaid`s sister, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah.

LIAQUAT HALL/BAGH-E-JINNAH

Surrounded by the green Bah-e-Jinnah, Liaqat Hall, originally the frere hall was once the Town Hall where inc colonial days, concerts and social events were held reqularly. This two-storied Venetian Gothic building now houses the Liaqat Municipal Library on the ground floor and an art gallery on the upper storey. Named after one of Pakistan`s renowned artists, Sadequain the gallery displays a permanent collection of the artists`s work, Sadequain spent the last years of his life painting a huge mural on the ceiling of the gallery but, sadly, did not lived to complete it.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PAKISTAN / BURNS GARDEN

This museum, on Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road , contains an important collectins of items relating to Pakistan`s ancient heritage. Well arranged galleries display Indus Civilization, Gandhara sculptures, Islamic art Miniatur paintings ancient coins and manuscripts documenting Pakistan`s political history. There is also an interesting ethnological gallery.

Beach

Karachi`s golden, uncrowded Beach s stretch for miles. The more accessible of them are SANDSPIT HAWKS BAY and PARADISE POINT which are within a radius of 10 to 20 kms from the city and about 30 minutes drive away. A ride on a gaily decorated camel is a must for must for most visitors. Beach huts are dotted along the shore. Some available for hire, for reasons of safety, care must be taken to swim only in the safe areas as there is slways a strong under-current, in May and June watch out for jelly-fish. on moonlit nights, during the months of September and October, giant green turtles lumber ashoire to lay eggs in the sand. The turtles are under the protection of the Wild Life Management Board. There is also an interesting ethnological gallery.

FRENCH BEACH

The french beach, located half way between Hawkes Bay and Paradise Point is, in fact a small fishing village known to the locals as Haji Abdullah Goth. Surrounded by a boundary wall, it has some 20 huts constructed by villagers for hire. The village has neither running water nor electric power. Its rocky beach and clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and skin-diving. Boats for scuba-diving are available for hire. visitors need to bring their own equipment as well as food and drink supplies.

EMPRESS MARKET

Built by the British to commemorate the Silver Jubille of Queen Victoria`s reign, this historic market is designed in the domestic Gothic style. From its centre rises a tall clock tower. The market contains shops that sell meat fish, poultry, vegetbles and other groceries.

For souvenirs of brassware carved silverware, gold and silver jewllery, embroidy, Delicate mirror-work of Sindh, handloom tapestris, printed fabrics. lacquer-ware, camel skin articles and carved wood-work, tourists are advised to visit the All Pakistan Women`s Association (APWA) shop on Abdullah Haroon Road and the P.I.D.C.Cottage Industries show room where prices are fixed and quality ensured. There are a number of other shops in all main markets of city.

A BOTING & FISHING

Boating in Karachi is a pleasant experience. A catch of crabs and fish, is cooked and served aboard the boat by the crew. Bunder boats are available at Keamari and if required, the crew provides the bait as well as trackle and other fishing gear, facilities for deep-sea fishing are available but must be arranged in advance. Prices should always be negotiated and fixed beforehand. On a moonlite night it is treat to sail up the sheltered harbour from Kemari to Sandspit.

YACHTING

Yachiting continues in Karachi all year round. It is a wonderful sight to see the multi-coloured sails of the yachts in the harbour contrasting with blues of the sea and the sky.

GOLF

Golf a popular sport in Karachi is played on an 18-hole green course throughout the year. visitors to the city are welcome to play for a small fee.

WHAT TO EAT?

Pakistani food is rich, spiced and delicately flavoured. Favourite dishes are chicken meat and vegetable curries, pulao (rice cooked with meat) , seekh kabab and tikka kabab (minced meat or meat pieces grilled on skewers).

Hotels In Karachi

NAME

PHONE

FAX

Karachi Sheraton

568-1021, 562875

5682168

Pearl Continental

566- 5021, 5682655

5681835

Avari Towers

566-0100 5680310 50

5683756

Regent Plaza

566 2011-20

5683146 I-5

Beach Luxury

5611031

5611625

Hotel Faran

4532478

4545752

Hotel Holiday (Saddar)

5661231-34

 

Hotel Mona Lisa

510220

5662670

Hotel Jabees

512011-5 lines

5682354

Hotel Mehran

5660851-62

5677010

Hotel Metropole

5660145-53

517803

Musafir Khana Airport (Old)

 

 

Paradise Hotel

5680011-17

5686829 5686794

Hotel Poonam

518853, 517195

517803

Gulf Hotel

5661235-39

5682388

Hotel United (Saddar)

515010-14-14

4571815

Hotel Midway House (Airport)

4570371-75

 

Airport inn (Airport)

45770141-53

5677540

Sarah Hotel (Saddar)

5677162

5680278

Hotel Sarawan

516001-10

 

Hotel Embassy

4535470

 

Hotel Hilltop

4532440-4, 4542648

 

Hotel National City

5688042

 

Regency Hotel

 

 

Hotel Reliance

 

 


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