Karachi, the capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, has a rich culture and history, time-honoured traditions and amazing landscapes. Step into the city and you’ll be surprised with its spectacular sights! Here are some of the experiences you must have while exploring the largest city of Pakistan.
Make a Short Trip to Frere Hall
Frere Hall is an architectural marvel built during the British Colonial Era in the honour of Sir Henry Bartle Frere – a prominent British administrator who advocated economic development of the region. Sir Henry Frere is also remembered to make Sindhi the official language of Sindh. Frere Hall, made up of limestone and sandstones, is created in Venetian Gothic style. There’s an art gallery comprising outstanding works of the nation’s well-known painter named Sadequain. Furthermore, there are two beautiful lawns called ‘Bagh-e-Jinnah’ just outside the monument. Bibliophiles should visit the Frere Hall on Sundays. Book fair is generally held in its courtyard then.
Learn about Fighter Jets at Pakistan Air Force Museum
Opened to public in 1997, the Pakistan Air Force Museum (PAF) is one destination where people can check out sturdy fighter jets like F-104 Starfighter, F-86 Sabre, U-Mig15, MFI – 17(Mushshak) etc. It features an archives gallery showcasing Viking – Quaid-e-Azam’s aircraft, an Indian Gnat aircraft which was force landed at Pasroor in the 1965 war. The sub-galleries present the history of aerial warfare and fighter aircraft models. Kids can have an enjoyable time at the on-site children’s play area.
Shop at the Dolmen Mall Clifton
Dolmen Mall Clifton, the largest shopping mall of Pakistan, has some of the world’s most famous brands such as Nike, Nine West, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, The Body Shop, and Charles & Keith. Local brands can be found here too. You can have snacks and meals at different restaurants and fast food chains, such as Burger King, Pizza Hut, Noodle House, Hobnob and Bistro 76. The Dolmen Mall Clifton’s food court has a capacity of 1200 people. Not surprisingly, Dolmen Mall Clifton is considered one of the best fashion, leisure and food malls in Pakistan.
Have Fun at the Aladin Amusement Park
Aladin Amusement Park is an exciting recreational area for families seeking fun and thrill. There are over 50 rides, few of them being Aladin Express, 4D Motion Ride, Clown Around, Ferris Wheel, Freefall and Flying Carpet. There’s a popular water park section, as well. The place also has different options for the ones looking for a quick meal or snacks.
Spot Birds and Animals at Karachi Zoo
Karachi Zoo, also known as Karachi Zoological Garden, is the largest zoo of the country! Some of the on-site attractions are the Elephant House, Mughal Garden, Reptile House, and National History Museum. Founded in 1878, the zoo has undergone many renovations over the years.