Karachi, which was once the prehistoric modest dwelling of Sindhi fishermen, is now a thriving metropolis with enormous seaports that help to keep the country afloat. Karachi's streets are a cacophony of colourful buses, eager people, and the infectious energy of the city's daily hustle. But, apart from the pandemonium, there are attractions that shower peace and calmness and would make you forget about it all! Here we've compiled a list of all of them for you.
The Empress Market
Empress Market is a vibrant yet chaotic marketplace where you may buy and sell everything. To escape rush hour, go early in the morning to see this cool attraction. The foyers and interiors of this colonial-era structure sell all kinds of goods, live animals and pets, fabrics, stationery, and a variety of other items. The structure is named after Queen Victoria, the Empress of India at the time.
The Cape Monze Beach
Cape Monze, or Mount, as it’s locally called, is a beach near Karachi surrounded by a hill where people can climb and get a great view of the horizon and the dark blue sea. It’s also home to endangered species like dolphins, whales, and turtles.
The Chaukhandi Tombs
History fans will go crazy when they visit this old graveyard and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes the tombs of a local tribe’s forefathers. The elaborate design of these burials, with carvings and motifs typical of Sindh, is their most striking aspect. The necropolis’ beginnings are thought to lie anywhere between the 15th and 18th centuries.
The Frere Hall
The Frere Hall edifice, which dates from 1865, recalls a time when Pakistan was a British territory in India. The building, which is surrounded by lovely green gardens, now serves as a library and an art gallery. Frere Hall, designed by Henry Saint Clair Wilkins, is located in the Saddar area, which is also home to a number of other beautiful colonial structures.
Tooba Mosque, also known as Gol, or round mosque, due to its huge domed roof, is a popular tourist attraction in the city. The 236-foot-diameter white marble dome is supported by no central supports and is balanced on a low surrounding wall. A congregation of up to 5,000 persons can be accommodated in the mosque.
The museum’s immaculate white marble front is a sight not to be missed while in Karachi. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the country’s founder, or Quaid in Urdu, is buried in the Mausoleum. The Samanid Mausoleum in Uzbekistan was the inspiration for its austere dome over a cube form.