port city of Karachi has transformed itself into an
entity with thriving markets, business houses and
many different communities, reflecting a cosmopolitan
and trendy atmosphere rarely seen elsewhere. On the
surface, it represents the ever-changing face of today’s
Pakistan -- the old coupled with the dynamic new,
and yet at its very core, the heart of the city is
steeped in traditional customs and values.
It offers to its visitors generous
hospitality, historic architecture, eclectic shopping
and leisure with inviting stretch of beaches. This
busy city is also the hub of a vibrant street life,
thriving cultural, with a constant stream of performances
in music, dance and drama.
With international and domestic air terminals, Jinnah
International Airport is about 10km east of the city
centre. Various domestic and leading international
airlines fly in and out of Karachi.
The city has two main train stations - City Railway
Station and Cantonment Railway Station - with almost
same number of trains originating from each and connecting
Karachi with all major cities within the country.
There is a growing number of private bus and car rental
services in Karachi, with regular services to Lahore,
Larkana and Multan among other prime destinations
within the nation.
Places of Tourist Interest:
Karachi has a medley of interesting
things to see, explored best on week-days as they
can attract a throng of people on weekends.
Historic monuments like Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum , National
Museum of Pakistan, Maritime Museum, Pakistan Airforce
Museum etc for the historically inclined. Tombs and
monuments of Sufi saints like Abdullah Shah Ghazi,
impressive structure of the Masjid-i-Tuba end the
search of the ones with spiritual souls. The adventure
and leisure seekers have glowing beaches and harbours
caressed by inviting waves.
The most pleasant time to visit Karachi is from late
November to mid-February. The summer temperatures
range from about 27 degrees to 50 degrees. In winter
the nights can be surprisingly cool and its wise to
carry your winter wear for an effective combat.