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A memorable road trip

We had a nice transit at Karachi in August and had a blast on and off the road in the company of relatives and family friends under supervision of guide. For those who tend to get 'trapped' in Karachi for some odd reason, we suggest that you do what we did and enjoyed.

Please visit Karachi's and Lower Sindh's off the beaten path attractions with us.

These tips are from our road trip from Karachi to Thatta town through National Highway, from Thatta to Hyderabad, from Hyderabad North towards Bhit Shah and then all the way back to Karachi using Super Highway.

It turned out to be a road trip with plentiful stops at locations of archaeological, historical, cultural and wildlife attractions.

Mystic crocodiles

Mystic crocodiles draw thousands of devotees at the shrine of Mangopir in southern Pakistan. Read the whole story by AFP under local customs tips.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cosmopolitan city offering many off the city adventures
  • Cons:Security situation warrants hiring professional tourist agency
  • In a nutshell:A traveler's hidden treasure.
  • Last visit to Karachi: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    After many days I enjoyed thye tips once again on Mango Pir & the Crocodiles. Yes, I did see the goats in Cairo also. We went there just before Eid al Adha. I think, they are bred her in Rajasthan also!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Interesting reading about all the graves and the sacred crocs!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Interesting Karachi page. Lakes Haleji and Keenjhar sound wonderful to visit and explore, and so are Necropolis and Shahjahani Mosque. Thanks for visiting our New Zealand page and your wonderful comments. ~ho & pang

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Fascinating story about the mystic crocodiles.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    Very informative page on Karachi, esp the Mosque, sacrificial goats and the huge crocodiles. Also thanks for visiting my Niagara-on-the-Lake pages.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2007 at 11:16 AM

    Nice page of Karachi. So much to see and do here. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, SL :)

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2007 at 11:22 PM

    I too will be very scared if Michael Jackson's thriller became a reality. ;-)

  • besal's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 12:40 AM

    An excellent off the beaten path (OBP) tips from Karachi. I guess everthing is OBP from Karachi....even if one has to go to Nazimabad ;)

  • hojasdehierba's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 8:06 PM

    Great info! Cheers.

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    Hi Faiza! 'Mystic crocodiles draw thousands of devotees', interesting.And, Shah Jahan is the builder of Taj Mahal, as well!


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