Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Karachi

A cosmopolitan melting pot of Eastern and Western influences, ethnicities and cultures, Karachi will enrapture all those who visit. With the warm waters of the Arabian sea lapping at its shores, a breathtaking mix of architectural styles and the warm welcoming hospitality of its people, Karachi will uplift the spirits and animate you with a glow that gives credence to its nickname as the “City of Lights."

Book din neste reise

Søk etter hotell i hele verlden

Quaid Mausoleum

Karachi’s most prominent landmark is a memorial to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder and first head of state of Pakistan. The mausoleum is where Pakistan's great leader remains buried, making the location of immense historical significance to the local populace.
Adresse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 99230172

Tuba Mosque

5,000 worshippers can fit into this splendid white marble mosque, which is, reportedly, the biggest single-domed mosque in the world. Please bear in mind that visits may only be arranged by prior appointment (only male visitors allowed).
Adresse: Old Korangi Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 332 5175360

Mohatta Palace Museum

This spectacular 1920s palace, once officially belonging to the country's government, is now a museum showcasing the cultural heritage and narrating the history of Pakistan via a few dozen galleries belonging to its jurisdiction to-date. Check the website for current exhibitions.
Adresse: 7 Hatim Alvi Road, Clifton
Telefon: +92 21 583 7669

National Museum of Pakistan

The National Museum provides an excellent insight into the history of the region. Although the maintenance does leave some to be desired, the museum does contain a collection of 58,000 old coins, hundreds of well-preserved sculptures and other interesting artefacts dating back to various points in Pakistan's history.
Adresse: Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Pakistan
Telefon: +92 21 99212839
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, Wed closed

Karachi’s Victorian Architecture

The best places to admire the splendid monuments of the colonial era are Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar Road, Zaib-un-Nissa Street and M.A.Jinnah Road. Be sure to check out Liaqat Hall on Abdullah Haroon Road, the Empress Market, and the Karachi Port Trust building.


East of Karachi lie the Chaukundi tombs, a vast Islamic burial ground full of incredibly ornate tombs that date back to somewhere during the 15th through 18th centuries. The sandstone structures are believed to be a burial site for the late Jokhio tribe members.
Adresse: Port Qasim Road, Karachi


Escape the heat of the city and catch the breeze at one of the nearby beaches. The best ones are Sandspit Hawkes Bay, Clifton Beach, French Beach (privately owned, with clear water) and Paradise Point, with its scenic rock jutting out into the Arabian Sea. Camel rides are available for entertainment.

Pakistan Air Force Museum (PAF)

The museum adjacent to an actual Pakistan Air Force base in Faisal is Karachi's prime attraction for aviation enthusiasts and not only: the grounds contain an extensive collection of military aircraft (some even open to be looked inside of), and a small amusement park operates on-site.
Adresse: Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi
Telefon: +92 321 3294000
Åpningstider: Daily 8.30am-10pm, Fri 3-10pm

The Pakistani

The Pakistani is located at the swanly Movenpick Hotel. They offer delicious Pakistani cuisine (grills and curries) in a sumptuous setting, with live entertainment of traditional song and chefs at work accompanying evening dining. No alcohol served.
Adresse: Club Road, Saddar, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 563 3333
Åpningstider: Daily 7.30pm-12.30am


An excellent Japanese restaurant serving some of the best sushi and sashimi in Pakistan - and beyond. You will find Fujiyama at the top floor of the Avari Towers, offering sweeping views of the city. Some dishes are cooked teppanyaki-style, guests watching the chef work before their eyes.
Adresse: Fatima Jinnah Road, Saddar, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 111 282 747


Exquisite Szechuan food served in imperial Chinese surroundings. On the menu you will find everyone's favourite dim sum, spicy Szechuan dishes, classic Cantonese creations, and much more. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
Adresse: Fatima Jinnah Road, Saddar, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 111 282 747

LaL Qila

Atmospheric restaurant set in a Mughal-style red fort, serving an excellent, abundant buffet that allows you to try a range of traditional dishes in one meal. The selection on offer is truly incredible, with an impressive variety of desserts accompanying the varied mains.
Adresse: 10/A, M.A.C.H.S Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 452 9493

Bar-B-Q Tonight

One of the most popular restaurants in Karachi serving a fabulous assortment of Pakistani dishes, Afghani and Middle Eastern specialities, barbecued meats and seafood dishes. There is a dinner buffet on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a seafood buffet on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7.30pm-midnight).
Adresse: Boating Basin, Clifton
Telefon: +92 21 111 227 111
Åpningstider: Daily 1pm-1am

Burns Road & Boat Basin

For cheap and delicious traditional Pakistani cuisine head down to Burns Road. Every night legions of food vendors take to the street to sell their delicious, freshly cooked-on-the-spot delicacies. Boat Basin, in Clifton, is a building complex housing a plethora of international restaurants.
Adresse: Burns Road, Karachi

Student Biryani

Another long-established Karachi restaurant serving delicious biryani and nihari dishes is Student Biryani, a budget eatery that long has been enjoyed by students and otherwise. They offer a comfortable dining experience and quality service.
Adresse: ZC-57 Katrak Road, Saddar, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 111 111 778

Cafe Flo

Looking for something other than Asian flavours? Then try this excellent bistro that serves a range of gourmet dishes of the French cuisine. Tables are laid with crisp white table cloths, each graced with fresh flowers. Seating available in the outdoor courtyard.
Adresse: Chartered Accountants Avenue, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 587 7498
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot is a funky hangout place whose walls are adorned with humorous signs and posters of Bollywood horror movies. They serve delicious array of snacks and treats (freshly baked waffles, anyone?), coffee and ice creams.
Adresse: 33rd Street, Tauheed Commercial Area, DHA 5, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 35294720

Gelato Affair

Gelato Affair is a great cafe, serving the very best of Italian ice cream and a great selection of coffees. They also serve an impressive selection of scrumptious cakes, like chocolate chip cake and strawberry delight cake.
Adresse: 148/1 Mubarak Shaheed Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 343 846 38
Åpningstider: Daily 3pm-1am

Peshawari Ice Cream Parlour

Peshawari Ice Cream is the oldest ice cream parlour in Karachi, and, with that, one of the most popular. The parlour's own flavour, "Peshawari", is so well-liked that other city ice cream parlours have picked up and now sell it at businesses of their own.
Adresse: Preedy Street, Saddar, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 32225142
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-3am

Baloch Ice Cream

This well-liked ice cream parlour offers a substantial selection of reasonably priced, high-quality ice creams. Be sure to try their falooda, a traditional Pakistani dessert drink that often comes topped with a scoop of ice cream. They also offer many delicious milkshakes. There are several locations across town.
Adresse: Bank Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 34811857
Åpningstider: Dailt 12pm-12am


What's special about this particular lounge are its round-the-clock working hours, which means that the finest coffee and desserts are available to hotel guests and outside visitors at any hour of day or night. Live bands occasionally perform at Fanoos.
Adresse: Club Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 356 333 33

Ramada Plaza Karachi

Along with extensive dining facilities, the Ramada Plaza Hotel boasts one of the most atmospheric evening dining experiences in Karachi: a poolside, open-air barbecue restaurant. The on-site Opera Cafe works on a 24/7 basis.
Adresse: Star Avenue Terminal 1, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 99242600


With evening entertainment often centred around restaurants (rather than bars or night clubs), some dining establishments grow to become known as hot spots. Dumpukht makes that list for music played live by bands and performers on a daily basis, between 8 and 11pm.
Adresse: 9 Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 35680111

Roadside Cafe

An atmospheric cafe and young locals' favourite hangout location, the Roadside Cafe is a rare find. Images of world celebrities adorn the walls, and vibes are relaxed. Seating available both inside and in the outdoor patio. The menu is varied, and includes meals and drinks, as well as shisha.
Adresse: Nehr-e-Khayyam Street, Clifton, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 35869778
Åpningstider: Daily 5pm-12am

Sattar Buksh

Its logo not-so-vaguely reminiscent of a different worldwide coffee shop chain with a similar-sounding name, Sattar Buksh is, however, entirely original in its concept. It's a rather popular evening (and daytime) hangout spot that serves an international menu of dishes and offers shisha.
Adresse: F73/1 Clifton Block 4, Karachi
Telefon: +92 307 5805912

Zaibunnisa Street

One of the cities liveliest arteries, the Zaibunnisa Street has historically been a bustling commercial centre, lined with all manner of shops and old colonial buildings. The street remains a prime shopping location today, with outlets selling higher-end clothing, shoes, jewellery, and more.
Adresse: Zaibunnisa Street, Karachi

Zainab Market

The maze of Zainab Market is primarily known for selling cheap export-quality clothing, originally manufactured for reputable international brands. Clothing items on sale are overwhelmingly without fault, but did not quite make the cut to be shipped on to overseas distributors. Leather, woven rugs, shawls, jewellery, spices, and many further goods are sold here - remember to haggle.
Adresse: Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 332 3644348

Dolmen Mall

When it comes to shopping centres, the Dolmen Mall in Clifton knows no competition. It's a one-stop shopping location for clothing, shoes, accessories, and even groceries. A few local and international store brands are represented, including the well-known British retailer Debenhams. There is a food court and children's entertainment centre on-site.
Adresse: The Harbour Front, HC-3, Block-4, Marine Drive, Clifton, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 111 362 111

Empress Market

The Empress market's story dates back to the times of the British Raj, when it was first inaugurated and named after the then-empress Queen Victoria. It remains in operation today, and is a busy marketplace selling all manner of produce, including that which isn't in stock at markets elsewhere in the city.
Adresse: Saddar Bazar Quarters, Karachi
Telefon: +92 313 8908443
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-11pm

Lucky One Mall

The shopping hot spot of the city's north is Lucky One Mall, an enormous shopping complex that ranks among the largest in the world. Apart from an abundance of retailers, the mall also houses a two-storey theme park for visitors of all ages, as well as an outdoor food street with a variety of restaurants.
Adresse: LA-2/B, Block 21, Rashid Minhas Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 36321311

Passport / Visa

Most travellers will need to apply for an entry visa via one of Pakistan's diplomatic missions. Visa on arrival may be issued in certain cases, but only applies to a selected number of nationalities, and only for visitors travelling as part of an organised tour group or on business. Visa-free entry is granted to nationals of the Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago. Indian residents are subject to extra regulations and are not issued tourist visas, but may enter the country on a different type of visa. Citizens of India, along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia and Uganda are required to register with the police upon arrival.


The Jinnah International Airport lies 15 km northeast of the city. Taxis are always available for hire outside the arrivals building. It takes approximately 25 minutes to travel from the airport to downtown Karachi. Agree on the price before boarding the cab, and familiarise yourself with the average fare at your time of travelling. A bus runs from dusk to dawn every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes, but heavy traffic may extend this time.
Telefon: +92 21 34579126

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Karachi are either at the very start of the summer monsoon season (in July), or during the winter months, from December to February. Mind that due to its waterside location, Karachi maintains rather high humidity levels throughout the year. The summer months, from roughly May to September, tend to get quite hot, temperatures sometimes reaching highs of up to 45°C.

Public Transport

While busses are best avoided, auto-rickshaws may be a budget alternative to those, and can be hired anywhere in Karachi except for the South District, in which they are not allowed.


The black-and-yellow taxis do not use meter, so agree on the price in advance and enquire at your hotel about approximate fares if you intend to use these. Convenient, metered, private taxis also operate around the city. Some of these include: White Cab +92 21 111 789 786 Metro Radio Cab +92 21 111 222 787


For secure and fast shipments, use private postage operators. Pakistan Post mail boxes are colour-coded, and indicate whether they are designated for local or international post in English. Karachi City G.P.O:
Adresse: Talpur Road, Karachi
Telefon: +92 21 99217251
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm


NIBD Pharmacy Sir Shah Muhammad Suleman Rd, Karachi +92 21 34821502 Open 24/7


Country code: +92 Area code: (0)21


230 V, 50Hz "Euro" plugs type C and three round pin type D plugs used