Architectural in Karachi

Jinnah House Museum

In Flag Staff House, this museum is beautifully maintained. You can see Jinnah and Fatima's private apartments, with period furniture and accessories - well worth a visit.
Museum in Karachi

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum

Pakistan's plentiful military museums always pose a problem - how to celebrate an institution that has repeatedly seized power from the politicians and lost every war it's contested? The answer is just to focus on t…
Beach in Karachi

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach is Karachi's busiest beach, although here you'll want to take a stroll rather than a swim. The beach itself is nothing special, made of mud-grey sand, but it's fun for people-spotting. Clifton is one o…
Monument in Karachi

Defence Housing Authority Mosque (Masjid-i-Tuba)

Surely Pakistan's most eccentric mosque, the Defence Housing Authority Mosque is a truly odd structure that was built in the late 1960s. The low-slung mosque is contained under one vast dome with no supporting colum…
Museum in Karachi

Flag Staff House

Also known as Quaid-i-Azam House, the imposing British Raj mansion Flag Staff House was once owned by Mohammed Ali Jinnah. It was built over 100 years ago and has extensive grounds. His sister, Fatima Jinnah, lived …
Beach in Karachi

French Beach

The beautiful French Beach, is about 40km from central Karachi. It's relatively private, and is pretty much the reserve of Karachi's upper classes and expatriates.
Notable Building in Karachi

Frere Hall

Many of the city's most architecturally interesting British Raj buildings are now used as government offices. They include Frere Hall.
Beach in Karachi

Hawkes Bay

The scenery improves the further you go along the coast. About 25km from central Karachi is Hawkes Bay.
Architecture in Karachi

Holy Trinity Cathedral

British spiritual needs were well served in Karachi, and its churches provide some of Karachi's finest remaining examples of British Raj architecture. The Anglican Holy Trinity Cathedral has some fascinating plaques…
Notable Building in Karachi

Karachi Metropolitan Development Corporation Building

Many of the city's most architecturally interesting British Raj buildings are now used as government offices and aren't so easily accessible for sightseeing. This includes the palatial Karachi Metropolitan Developme…