Karachi Recreation (Self Guided), Karachi

Karachi is a city with several recreational options and the occasional museum to serve as a nice break from being active. Even if the museums are not as numerous as in other cities, they are extremely intriguing both for the young and for the elder generation.
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Karachi Recreation Map

Guide Name: Karachi Recreation
Guide Location: Pakistan » Karachi (See other walking tours in Karachi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 Km or 4.4 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • PIA Planetarium
  • EXPO Center
  • National Stadium
  • Karachi World War Two Cemetery
  • Aga Khan University Grounds
  • Arena Recreational Center
  • Maritime Museum
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PIA Planetarium

1) PIA Planetarium

The PIA Planetarium is a tourist site organized by Pakistan International Airlines. The planetarium opened in 1985 and exhibits a big Boeing 720 as well as a spot where tourists can watch the stars, planets, and galaxies. The cosmic shows are amazing and highly recommended.
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EXPO Center

2) EXPO Center

The Karachi Expo Centre is located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town. It is equipped with modern facilities based on international standards creating a market. It comprises three independent linked halls measuring 6690 square meters base area. Two halls contain mezzanine floor measuring 445 square meters each, while the third hall has a space of 1270 square meters on its two mezzanine floors. Congress centre houses the press, secretarial services, a large modern kitchen and a cafeteria on its first floor. The second floor is available for conferences/seminars for a sizeable gathering.

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National Stadium

3) National Stadium

The National Stadium is a cricket stadium. It is currently used for cricket matches, and is home to Karachi's domestic cricket teams. The stadium is able to hold 34,228 spectators, making it the second largest cricket stadium in Pakistan after Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Its widely criticised that the city of this size with a population of over 15 million having such a small capacity stadium. The Pakistani cricket team have a remarkable Test record at the ground, having only lost twice and have won 21 times in 40 Test Matches and in over 50 years.

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Karachi World War Two Cemetery

4) Karachi World War Two Cemetery

The Karachi World War Two Cemetery is the final resting place for all lives claimed during World War II. There are 642 graves in all. The graves do not have a name, but rather are written in Urdu and Hindi on Two Rolls of Honor. Also, the entrance to the graveyard is decorated with a large memorial.
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Aga Khan University Grounds

5) Aga Khan University Grounds

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a co-educational research university spread over three continents. The Sports and Rehabilitation Centre is built in a landscaped setting at the AKU Health Sciences campus. The Centre provides facilities of international standard for various indoor and outdoor sports, as well as for water sports. Other features include three cricket pitches, a 480-metre jogging track, four tennis courts, a patients' rehabilitation centre, a children's play area, and a well-equipped gymnasium.

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Arena Recreational Center

6) Arena Recreational Center

The Arena Recreational Center is an entertainment complex for people of all ages. The attractions of this site are very diverse, some of them include paintball, rock climbing, virtual games, pool, ice skating, and a bowling alley. When the visitors are tired, they may relocate restaurant, café, or desserts bar.
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Maritime Museum

7) Maritime Museum (must see)

Pakistan Maritime Museum is a naval museum, naval facility, and park located in naval estate at Habib Ebrahim Rehmatoola Road (Karsaz Road). The main museum building is located inside the park. It comprises six galleries and an auditorium. The museum is based on modern concepts of presentation and interactive education. Different artifacts of maritime and naval heritage have been incorporated through attractive dioramas, relief sculpture, murals and miniature paintings, touch screen computers, taxidermy and ancient weapons. A computer based maritime information retrieval system has also been incorporated to facilitate the visitors and students for easy access.

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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 Historic Tour

Karachi Historic Tour

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
Exploring Clifton, Karachi

Exploring Clifton, Karachi

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
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

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
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
Exploring Garden East, Karachi

Exploring Garden East, 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Architecture of Karachi

Architecture of Karachi

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