Karachi: The land lost in Colonial times

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Karachi can be safely ranked on the verge to be the second largest city in the world with a population crossing 23.5 million. The most popular city of Pakistan, is also the most religiously, linguistically and ethnically diverse. The gateway to the country, Karachi is home to many of Pakistan’s museums and other cultural institutions. On Tue economic front, Karachi also generates around 35% of Pakistan’s Tax revenue, moreover during the 1960s; Karachi was widely seen as an economic model around the world. But it is also the cheapest city to live in, according to many. Home to most of Pakistan’s media, this city is the face of both sides of the coin.

You can visit this city through the Jinnah International Airport which offers flight destinations throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, and North America etc. Booking from reliable sites can even get you Cheap Dubai to Karachi flights, Cape Town to Karachi, Auckland to Karachi, Sydney to Karachi flights and more of the same.

Now that you are here, how about we go about discovering the city:

  • PAF Museum, Karachi: It is an Air Force museum with over 30 aircraft on show, including an Indian Gnat which was captured by Pakistani forces in 1965. Apart from this, you will also be able to see a number of old fighter jets and other antique aircraft. Not just whole structures, but engine parts are also on display which tells us how it all works.
  • French Beach: The French Beach is considered to be the reserve of Karachi’s upper classes and expatriates. Here you will be able to enjoy the cool breezes, clear beach, and a calm atmosphere. Moreover, there is a small fishing village surrounded by a boundary wall which is dotted with huts and thus available for rent. It is recommended to just book a hut there and enjoy a night’s stay. The clear waters are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The various cliffs which dot the countryside create a scenic look which will never bore you.
  • Karachi Safari Park: A safari is not something anyone wants to miss, especially when it is filled with viewing facilities like a chairlift and safari tracks along with two natural lakes. There is also a privately funded amusement park, Go Aish, in its vicinity. This is a great place to visit with kids and family. There are also food and ice cream stalls if you ever feel the munchies.
  • Mohatta Palace Museum: Built in the posh seaside locale of Clifton offers a diverse range of activities. Here you will first notice the colored windows on the exterior, a wall of stone, an arch and minarets. Get ready to just get lost in its architectural splendor.
  • National Museum of Pakistan: It offers the most varied exhibition of Pakistan’s history and culture. When you enter, right at the entrance you will find a large relief map of the vast territory of southwestern Asia shows routes that linked various regions. Inside, there’s chronologically placed material from Stone Age, village cultures of Baluchistan and the great Indus Valley Civilization.

Karachi always welcomes its visitors so be ready to see a city which is a great reminder of how to combine the past with the present

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