Karachi Off The Beaten Path

  • Return Journey: Sunset in the Arabian Sea
    Return Journey: Sunset in the Arabian...
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    Giant Oyster Rock
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    Summiting the Oyster Rock
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Karachi

  • 1. Boating

    Charna is a rocky uninhabited Arabian Sea island located on the verge of the notorious Balochistan province, West of Kemari - Karachi's main port, and right in front of Mubarak village - a fishermen...

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  • 2. Bhambore

    In our History books, Bhanbore is referred as Dabul, where Mohd. Bin Qasim, a 17 year old Arab General, landed to free Arab traders who were being held hostage at the small fort on this sight. The...

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  • 3. Chawkandi Tombs

    Some 30 km from City Centre on National Highway is Chawkandi Graveyard. It is about seven hundrad year old Muslim graveyard. These graves are rectangular shape made of Red Stone with a very find art...

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  • 4. Keenjhar Lake

    16 miles from Thatta on left side is the famous Keenjhar Lake with cottages for overnight stay. Here, the travelers can take a break, go boating, bird-watching and fishing and lit beachcombers'...

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  • 5. Villages and Farms

    Sleepy little villages and towns are located on the entire stretch of National and Super Highways, Here, at a small town of Dhabeji, located about 40 kms (23 miles) from Karachi on National Highway,...

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  • 6. Haleji Lake.

    Haleji originally was a salt-water lake which was formed by seasonal water, collecting in a depression. During World War II, additional water was required for troops stationed at Karachi. Salt water...

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  • 7. Sunday Book Fair at Frere Hall

    Every week on SUNDAY Frere Hall transforms into a hub for the literati. The book fair resumed just a little over a year ago. It stopped in 2003 for some...

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  • 8. Watch Dock from Netty Jetty Bridge

    Netty Jetty Bridge is situated on the way of Keamari Port near Karachi Port Trust (KPT) building & Merewether Memorial Tower. KPT has built a flyover which has...

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  • 9. Ranikot - World's Largest Fort and the Fairy Pond

    Ranikot, located around 250 km from Karachi, is supposedly the world's largest fortification and the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China. The...

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  • 10. Tempel of Sati

    It is situated in Hingol National Park.It came into existence when Vishnu cut up Sati's dead body into 52 pieces so that Shiva would calm down. These pieces got...

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  • 11. Hingol National Park

    Pakistan’s largest National Park is situated about 200 km west of Karachi. It is easily accessible from the Makran Coastal Highway, but to enter its...

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  • 12. Fort at Manora

    Under the command of Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Maitland, the British captured Karachi on 7 Feb 1839 by first attacking a mud fortress present at Manora island...

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  • 13. Mubarak Village

    Situated on the furthest end of Karachi approx. 35 km away, Mubarak Village is a 400 year old fishing village. The village itself is considered one of the...

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  • 14. Shah Abdul Latif's Darga (Bhit Shah)

    Shah Abdul Latif (1690-1752) was Sindh’s greatest sufi poet. His teachings were about tolerance and co-existing peacefully. He also preached against social...

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  • 15. Mad Max: Gawadar-dome ~ Makran Coastal Highway

    The newest trend in enjoying Karachi is a Mad Max style dash to Gawadar from Karachi (800 km+). You only stop to relieve yourself or eat. Takes you approx. 8...

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  • 16. Natural Rock Formations on Makran Coastal Highway

    There are some amazing sphinx like natural rock formations off Makran Coastal Highway; a treat to watch along with a pleasurable long drive along the crystal...

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  • 17. Malir Khand Beach on Makran Coastal Highway

    Although there are many easy-to-reach beaches in the close vicinity of Karachi – such as Sea View, Hawks Bay, Sands Pit, Cape Mount, Gidani, Russian Beach, etc...

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  • 18. Hinglaj Temple, Balochistan, Pakistan

    Last week, on my way back to Karachi from Gwadar, I got down at Aghor Post of Pakistan Coastal Guards. I had a reference for staying in their rest house. They...

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  • 19. Town of Hala

    Hala is situated 223 km north of Karachi, and is easily accessible from the super highway which than connects to National highway. The small town is approx. 2.5...

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  • 20. Kirthar National Park

    Kirthar National Park is Pakistan’s second largest reserve. The park is situated in the south-western part of Sindh, stretching from north-east of Karachi to...

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  • 21. I'll be Dammed!

    On the edge of Karachi, lies a vast expanse still unexplored. One of this gem is the Hub Dam, situated 75km from Karachi off Northern Bypass. This is also where...

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  • 22. Hingol National Park

    Hingol National park, situated almost 200km west of Karachi, is Pakistan’s largest National Park. It is easily accessible from the Makran Coastal Highway, but...

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  • 23. Gadani Beach - White Sand & Clean Water

    As I wrote in my Sea View Tip that beaches within Karachi are polluted. So if you really want a clean beach then go to Gadani Beach. Gadani is a little away...

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  • 24. Gadiani Beach

    60 km, about 1.25 hrs drive from city center past a small town called Hub, exists a beautiful beach near the fishing village Gadiani. Its beautiful coast line...

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  • 25. Karachi Mangroves

    Mangroves are fast disappearing from Karachi scene. Once they covered a large area round Karachi, but construction and reclamation of land is speeding the...

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