History of Karachi
Karachi is the largest city, main seaport, the financial capital of Pakistan, and the capital of the province of Sindh, with a city population of 18.5 million.
Karachi city is spread over 3,530 km2 (1,360 sq mi) in area, almost five times bigger than Singapore. It is locally known as the "City of Lights" and "The bride of the cities" for its liveliness, and the "City of the Quaid", having been the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), the founder of Pakistan, who made the city his home after Pakistan's independence.
At the end of 1700 century, the settlers of Kolachi village started trading across the sea with Muscat and the Persian Gulf region. Later, the village started to grow as the commercial hub and a port for trade. For the protection of this developing area, a small fort was constructed. This fort was handed over to the rulers of Sindh by the khan of K-alat in 1795.
Karachi enjoys its prominent position partly because of its location on a bay, making it the financial capital of the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It was the original capital of Pakistan until the construction of Islamabad and is the location of the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, one of the region's largest and busiest ports. After the independence of Pakistan, the city's population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousands of Urdu speaking migrants or Muhajirs from India, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) and other parts of South Asia came to settle in the city.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PAKISTAN
The National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on 17 April 1950, replacing the Victoria Museum. The Museum has a collection of 58,000 old coins (some dating from 74 Al-Hijra), and hundreds of well-preserved sculptures. Some 70,000 publications, books and other reading material of the Archeology and Museums Department were also shifted to the National Museum so that general public could see them. Every year National Museum holds around a dozen exhibitions on National Days and other occasions
PAKISTAN MARITIME MUSEUM
This navel museum is among the city’s best attractions as it gives visitors a chance to see a real submarine, along with several aircrafts and different artillery of the yesteryears that were used by the Pakistan Navy. There is also a six-gallery indoor museum that educates visitors through murals, relief sculptures and dioramas
If you like aircrafts and all things aeronautic, then the Pakistan Air Force Museum is a must-visit. It is home to many aircrafts, like planes and jets and radars and weaponry that have been used by the Pakistan Air Force throughout the years, especially during the 1965 war with India. Nearby, there are World War 1 and 2 scale models and some modern planes on the display as well. There are also food options in the main park and many places to relax in the gardens.
BEACHES OF KARACHI
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.
HAWKE'S BAY OR HAWKESBAY
It is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located 20km at south-west of Karachi. This beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a beach house here in 1930s. Hundreds of people visit here daily for swimming, camel and horse riding and for vacations.
ISLANDS OF KARACHI
Do DARYA KARACHI
BAHRIA TOWN KARACHI
LUCKY ONE MALL