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This metropolitan city of Karachi was until 1725 A.D. just a barren piece of land , washed on three sides by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. A few fishermen lived in a small huts on the sunny creek. There was a pool of water on this barren piece of land which was known as Kalachi-jo-Kun. Kalachi was the name of fisherman whereas kun meant a deep kitch. Therefore, "Kalachi-jo-Kun" meant the deep ditch of Kalacahi, the fisherman.
"One day she will be the Queen of the East", said Charles Napier a hundred year ago about Karachi. It was then only a small village. Today Karachi bursts upon the visitor as a vast commercial and industrial centre, a sea of people teeming with human activity, its population having already exceeded nine million mark and still growing.

  • Last visit to Karachi: May 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 18, 2003
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  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 10:31 PM

    Hello Imbi. I will visit Karachi for the first time this december. I found your tips & photos very helpful, thank you! Greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

  • TONY786's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 8:26 AM

    Great page for a great city , take a look at my pages on this great place

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 12:22 PM

    Nice Page.

  • jgemini65's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2004 at 1:10 PM

    Food looks wonderful!

  • Apr 27, 2004 at 12:51 AM

    Wonderful page on Karachi. All tips are very accurate and helpful. You have done great job. Next time do plan for northern areas and Islamabad as these are must visit areas of Pakistan. Happy Travels :-)

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2004 at 3:14 AM

    Very informative page here.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2004 at 12:43 PM

    Very informative and honest page about a city and country that is not well known by the American traveler. I really enjoyed reading your commentary.

  • seratonin's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 12:31 AM

    Very nice page and useful information & nice pics!

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2004 at 10:52 PM

    Marvolous page. In fact Karachi is not a touristic city and most tourists go to northern area and lahore, but your tips and pics are excellent.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 10:12 AM

    xclent tips. very comprehensive page. very nice cultural tips n info on buildings of british era.


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