Exploring Garden East (Self Guided), Karachi

Karachi's Garden East neighborhood features several memorable sites that will ensure a day of fun. Whether you're here for the Banooria Town Jamia Mosque, Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum, Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple, and/or Nishtar Park - Garden East has something for everyone.
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Exploring Garden East Map

Guide Name: Exploring Garden East
Guide Location: Pakistan » Karachi (See other walking tours in Karachi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Banooria Town Jamia Mosque
  • Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum
  • Soldier Bazar
  • Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple
  • Nishtar Park
  • Qadri Mosque
  • Karachi Zoological Gardens
Banooria Town Jamia Mosque

1) Banooria Town Jamia Mosque

Banooria Town Jamia Mosque is one of the many mosques in Karachi, yet Banooria is easily one of the most original. The architecture proudly displays high towers and wine-colored walls, as well as the Islamic Educational Center.
Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum

2) Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum (must see)

Mazar-e-Quaid Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum, completed in the 1960s, is situated at the heart of the city. The location is usually calm and tranquil which is significant considering that it is in the heart of one of the largest global megalopolises. The glowing tomb can be seen for miles at night.

The Mausoleum building is made of white marble with curved Moorish arches and copper grills reset on an elevated 54 square meters platform. The mausoleum is placed in a 53 hectare park and the size of building is 75x75 m on ground and 43 m high, built on an 4 m high platform. In each wall is placed an entrance. 15 successive fountains lead to the platform from one side and from all sides terraced avenues lead to the gates. The cool inner sanctum reflects the green of a four-tiered crystal chandelier gifted by the people of China. Around the mausoleum there is a park fitted with strong beamed spot-lights which at night project light on the white mausoleum.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Soldier Bazar

3) Soldier Bazar

Soldier Bazar is a very old market which sells meat, fruit, and vegetables. The market was established during the reign of the British, as it served as a shopping venue for British soldiers. Soldier Bazar, along with the rest of the markets in the city, are open to bargaining.
Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple

4) Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple

Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple is located in the Soldier Bazar neighborhood. Shir Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple is another famous landmark of the city and draws large crowds due to a statue of Punch Mukhi that was not carved by people, but rather through nature. Legend has it that the statue is much older that the temple itself, which was build in 1927.
Nishtar Park

5) Nishtar Park

Nishtar Park is situated in Orangi Town. It was previously named Patel Park. The present name of this site is in memory of Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, one of the members of the Pakistan Movement. The park is a very popular place for various political and religious meetings and events.
Qadri Mosque

6) Qadri Mosque

Qadri Mosque is located behind the Islamia Club. The entrance of the Mosque is covered with numerous inscriptions from the quran. The architecture of the mosque is especially fascinating, as Quadri is very old, built prior to Pakistan's Independence.
Karachi Zoological Gardens

7) Karachi Zoological Gardens (must see)

The Karachi Zoological Gardens were established in the year 1878 and once commonly referred to as the Mahatma Gandhi Garden. After Pakistan's Independence, the name was changed. The venue offers a zoo and several botanical gardens. The gardens are also one of the most popular recreation areas in Karachi.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Karachi, Pakistan

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Karachi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Karachi's Architectural Jewels

Karachi's Architectural Jewels

Despite the vague buildings throughout the city, Karachi is actually a region with a special cultural life. Karachi contains several sites which deserve the attention of tourists and local culture-loving habitants.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Exploring Clifton

Exploring Clifton

Clifton is located near Saddar in Karachi. It is here where one will find the most popular beach in the country as well as some of the richest residential and shopping areas. Clifton also contains a large number of parks, restaurants, and other attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

Karachi is a huge, vibrant metropolis, one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal. The city boasts abundant and diverse architecture, comprising both contemporary and traditional Pakistani-style buildings, such as the Merewether Clock Tower and the National Museum of Pakistan. To explore these and other prominent sites of Karachi, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Karachi's Historical Sites

Karachi's Historical Sites

Karachi is a city with a very rich history and strong spirit. The buildings in this tour may be a little different from each other, yet each one silently describes a history of this great city. Furthermore, some of the buildings presented may be architecturally specific to other cultures and countries, but that doesn't mean they do not integrate well with Karachi.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Shopping in Saddar

Shopping in Saddar

Karachi is city with a variety of shopping locations, yet its true charm lies in the bazaars (marketplaces). Karachi's most populated shopping area is Saddar. Saddar contains a large number of diverse markets and shops where people can find anything.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles