Despite its turbulent history, Pakistan is filled with beautiful people, places, and food. With Karachi being the most cosmopolitan city in the country; it is a perfect gateway to Pakistan. Karachi is like a melting pot of Pakistani culture, with people from all over the country flocking to it. One day here is just about enough to visit the key sights, and experience the culinary delights!
Getting in and around
Jinnah International Airport is the main domestic and international airport of the city that connects it to various destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Colombo, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, London, Toronto, and others. Located about 20 kilometres outside the city, hire a Metro Radio Cab or a White Cab available at the airport to take you to the centre of the city for about 600-800 PKR (Pakistani Rupee).
Getting around the city is an adventure in itself, with auto-rickshaws zipping through the streets without a care in the world (or about traffic rules). The rickshaws do not ply by metre, and a fare must be decided beforehand. Services like Uber and Careem are also available to be booked via smartphones. Also, you can book a White Cab with 30-60 minutes notice by calling on (+92 21) 111-786-786 to ride anywhere in the city at PKR 25 per km + booking fees of PKR 150 (minimum charges are PKR 400).
Budget: Hotel Crown Inn
Mid-range: Country Inn Hotel, Hotel Al Harmain Tower, Beach Luxury Hotel
Luxury: Avari Towers Karachi, Movenpick Hotel Karachi, Karachi Marriott Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi, Embassy Inn