Mohatta Palace
12 Nov

Best Places to Visit in Karachi

Karachi being a business hub bustling with economic activity is typically not known as a tourist city. However, there is no dearth of sightseeing options in this city whether one is interested in exploring the city’s heritage, have some outdoor adventure or simply enjoy the pleasant weather at parks or open-air museums.

For tourists visiting Karachi, it is advisable to stay at a centrally located hotel with multiple transport options available to make the most of the trip. Here are some of the most highly recommended places for tourists to visit in the City of Lights:

Mohatta Palace

One of the most renowned landmarks of Karachi, Mohatta Palace, is a mesmerizing palace converted to a museum which also hosts contemporary art exhibitions. It was designed by Agha Ahmed Hussain and built for Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a Hindu Marwari businessman in the year 1927. Spread over 18,500 square feet and constructed in traditional Rajasthani architecture, the palace is truly a work of art. The architectural elements including stone façade, domes, arches, carvings and tilework add to its timeless beauty and give a glimpse into the superior craftsmanship and ornate designing that signify the architectural heritage of the region.

Sea View Beach

Sea View beach is by far the most happening beach of Karachi. Located within city limits the silver sand beach is visited by locals and tourists in great numbers every day. Whether one loves bathing in the waves or wants to simply enjoy a stroll along the beach, Sea View is a perfect easy-to-access beach for all. For the more adventurous ones there are options to enjoy horse riding, camel riding and dune buggies as well.

Karachi Zoo

Karachi Zoo also known as Karachi Zoological and Botanical Garden is the largest and one of the oldest zoos in Pakistan. Constructed in 1878, in the British Colonial era, the zoo is spread over 33 acres and is home to a large variety of species of animals and trees. The animals have been procured from world over and some of the most popular species include elephants, white lions and Bengal tigers.

Charna Island

A visit to Charna Island is a perfect full day trip for the adventurers. Located about nine kilometers into the Arabian Sea from the coast of Karachi, Charna Island is an uninhabited island with healthy marine life around it and is therefore popular for fishing and water sports. One may visit the island with one of the several tour operators offering various activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, cliff diving, jet skiing, etc.

Maritime Museum

Maritime enthusiasts are in for a treat at this open-air naval museum owned and operated by the Pakistan Navy. The beautifully landscaped museum is spread over 18 acres and has numerous artifacts on display including a submarine, minesweeper and an aircraft apart from various types of artillery used by Pakistan Navy. The main building comprises six galleries, auditorium, library and historical archive exhibiting vintage equipment, painting, dioramas and murals.

If you’re planning a trip to Karachi and looking for a centrally located hotel offering good value for money, make your reservation at one of the best hotels in Karachi, Zifan Hotel & Suites today at 92-21-34322140-3 or sales@zifanhotels.com.