Karachi is the largest city on the Arabian coast, a famous industrial and marine port of Pakistan. Despite the arid climate that is usual for this region, the conditions here are quite comfortable. May and June are considered the hottest months. During this period the temperature of air reaches +40C. On winter the temperature rarely falls below +10C.
Main Museum is always ready to provide visitors with information about the history of the city. You will also find numerous architectural sights in Karachi. Parks of this city are home to multiple monuments, the majority of which are devoted to some notable events in the history of the city. Multiple cafes and restaurants of this city will provide you with best dishes of local chiefs. Magnificent markets are one of the main peculiarities of Karachi. This is a true paradise for all shopaholics.
Zainab Market looks like an Aladdin’s cave from the famous fairytale, than like a market. Here you can find almost everything – widest choice of souvenirs and crafts, wonderful pictures, Kashmir shawls, and souvenirs from onyx. Empress Bazar is considered the largest food market of the city. The freshest and most delicious fruit, vegetables, seafood and spices are sold here. Chiefs from local cafes will gladly cook the prawns and squids you’ve bought according to their old receipts and will also treat you with flavorings, the receipt of which is a secret. Bohri Market is full of small shops selling absolutely different stuff. Here you will find plates, jewelry, fabrics and clothes. This market is considered the largest and hardest to orient in, so when you visit it for the first time, we recommend taking a guide. So called “Combined Market” offers the largest choice of local crafts. The famous Pakistan resort offers truly wide choice of places for amazing rest. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The most popular tourist site is the peninsula of Manora. Many travelers in summer are attracted by little beaches here. On the peninsula, the area of which is only 2.5 square kilometers, there are many beautiful places for walks, and even several intriguing historical sites. The most interesting sight of these places is the Hindu temple of Shri Varun Dev Mandir. The exact date and history of its construction are unknown. According to one of the legends, this magnificent temple was built with the funds of a rich navigator back in the 16th century. Until now, the once beautiful temple has survived partially. It is in desolation and is gradually being destroyed.
Directly on the territory of the city, there are also interesting religious sites, among which is the temple of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. This Hindu temple is the largest in the territory of Pakistan. It covers an area of more than 32,000 square meters. This classy temple was built more than one and a half centuries ago. Everyone can visit it and appreciate its luxurious interior. Now the huge temple is a permanent place for holding important religious events.
In the vicinity of the city, there are several interesting archaeological areas, among which the most visited is Mohenjo-daro. More than 2.5 thousand years ago in this place was a large prosperous city, which was the center of the Indian civilization. In its study, archaeologists have made a lot of incredible discoveries. It turned out that for the construction of buildings in the city, the most advanced technology of those times were used. For example, the buildings here were made of burnt stone. Special technologies allowed the residents of the city to build ritual complexes of incredible proportions. Today, visitors to the archaeological area can admire the carefully restored fragments of old buildings and religious structures.
The outstanding architectural monument of the city is the Mohatta Palace. This palace was built in 1927 for one of the wealthy entrepreneurs. The palace amazes with the luxury of exterior and interior decoration. In it are preserved elegant stained-glass windows and domes, and in the walls of the palace many unique antiques and works of art are hidden. The main secret of the palace is a complex of underground tunnels.
Sightseeing in Pakistan: things to see
The city of Lahore traditionally attracts travelers with its magnificent architecture. Yet during the 16th century the city got many beautiful mosques, palaces, lush gardens and parks. Lahore Fort is the largest architectural complex of the area. This part of the city is a popular excursion destination as there are several big palaces, beautiful gardens and spacious exhibition halls there. Do not forget to see such beautiful places as Badshahi Mosque, magnificent Chauburji Gardens and make an excursion to Aitchison College. Travelers, who are keen on nature reserves, are also recommended to visit Quetta as this city is home to Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, and Pishin Valley is famous for waterfalls and numerous gardens.