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"KARACHI - THE CITY OF LIGHTS" Top 5 Page for this destination Karachi by Bokhari76

Karachi Travel Guide: 478 reviews and 992 photos


"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 center, a sea of people teeming with human activity, its population is estimated to be about 15 million.

Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh.



Following buildings are situated on M. A. Jinnah Rod:
Mausoleum of Quaid e Azam: Quaid-e-Azam`s Mausoleum, situated near old Numaish M. A. Jinnah Road, is a prominent and impressive landmark of Karachi.

KMC Building (1932): It is now City District Govt. Karachi (Formerly KMC) Office. It has a big Clock like Empress Market clock. Building gives a great look at night. It reminds the memories of English Rule.

Memon Masjid: It is one of the great spacious mosques of Karachi.

Wazir Mansion: Quaid's birth place at Kharadar, M.A. Jinnah Road.

Sind Madressatul Islam (1885), first Muslim School in Karachi, located just behind Habib Bank Plaza.

I. I. Chunrigar which starts from Shaheen complex & ends at Merewether Tower (about 2 km long), is said to be the Financial District of the city. Becaue all Trade & Finance Centres, Head offices of Major Banks, Stock Exchange & other offices are on this road. Following buildings are situated on I. I. Chundrigar Road:
Habib Bank Plaza, Second largest building in Karachi, situated opposite to City Railway Station I. I. Chundrigar Road.

MCB Tower: The Tallest building in Karachi at this time. Situated near Habib Bank Plaza on I. I. Chundrigar Road.

Important Buildings of Saddar:
Empress Market (1889): It was built in Gothic style in honour of Queen Victoria. Situated in Saddar.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral: Great Church. It is made in Gothic style too.

Frere Hall : Situated opposit to Marriot hotel.

Other Important Buildings:
Tooba Mosque: Said to be the largest single dome mosque, this mosque has a capacity to accommodate a congregation of 5.000 persons. Located in Defense Housing Authority area, Korangi Road (Near Defence Market), this architectural marvel is one of its kind.

High Court Building: It is situated on Court Road, Opposite to Sind Assembly Building.


Important Telephone Numbers:
Police Emergency: 15 , Telephone Enquiry: 17 , Telephone Complaints: 18 , Trunk Overseas Booking: 102 , Overseas Booking: 0102 , Overseas Enquiry: 0104
National/City Dialing Codes
International Dialing codes

Ambulance Services:
EDHI Ambulance: 115 , Edhi Head Office: 32413232, 32413158 , Edhi Emerg. Centre: 32310066, 32310077
Chhipa Ambulance: 1020
Red Cresent: 32213259, 35833973, 35836281 ,
Alamgir Welfare Trust: UAN# 111-153-153

Foriegn Currency Exchange:
Latest Foriegn Exchange Rates - Karachi , FOREX & GOLD RATES - DAWN NEWS , Galaxy Exchange (pvt) Ltd.

Flight Inquiry / Reservation:
PIA INQUIRY: 114, 445791259, 45791260, 34579444, 34572371, 34579333
Pakistan International Airlines - PIA: Reservation: 111-786-786 ,
Air Blue Reservation
Shaheen Air Reservation

Railway Inquiry:
Enquiry: 117, 99206075-76 , Pakistan Railway - Official Website
Train Timings - All Stations
Reservation Office City Station Karachi Phone: 021-99213539
Reservation Office Cantt Station Karachi Phone: 021-99201118

Pros and Cons
  • Pros: Metropolitan City where no one sleeps hungry
  • Cons: Dense populated & polluted
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    Jan 1, 2016 at 3:15 AM

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    Mar 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    finished reading karachi page

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    Feb 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    An absolutely interesting guide to Karachi. Thanks for working this out!

  • May 19, 2009 at 5:43 AM

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    Jan 31, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    The best pics of Karachi i have ever seen

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    Nov 28, 2008 at 5:33 AM

    fascinating pages!

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    Sep 30, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    I enjoyed my visit to your site. Thanks for sharing!!

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    May 2, 2008 at 12:28 PM

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  • Apr 29, 2008 at 5:32 AM

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    Mar 8, 2008 at 2:43 PM

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