Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the largest city in Pakistan, and fifth largest city proper in the world. Ranked as a beta-global city, the city is Pakistan’s premier industrial and financial centre, and is Pakistan’s cultural, educational, and political hub.
Karachi is best known for being the business hub of Pakistan and one of the most densely populated cities in the world with a diverse and multicultural population drawn to the opportunities for employment and business. For the visitor there are a multiplicity of attractions.
Every traveler in Pakistan and their mother knows Karachi is in Sindh, so I don’t need to go too deeply into this. Whether it’s the starting point of your journey, a place to find some modern comforts midway, or your final destination, travelers visiting Sindh inevitably pass through Karachi at one point or another.
While there, feast your way around the Burns Road area, Karachi’s most famous food street(s). Chill on the grass outside the colonial Frere Hall… and pick up a book if the Sunday book bazaar is going on. Hop a ride on one of the multitude of psychedelic buses hurdling down its ways. Lose yourself in the cacophony of the old neighborhood of Sadar. Find some coastal chill away from the crowds at Mubarak Beach, or immerse yourself in the circus that is (filthy) Clifton Beach. Swap modernity for history during a day trip to Chaukaundi tombs on the outskirts of the city.