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|Karachi city centre|
|Jinnah International Airport (KHI): 9 mi from city centre|
Planning a trip to Pakistan? The beautiful capital of the Sindh region is waiting! Start your trip with flights to Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and financial capital. Jinnah International Airport (KHI) welcomes flights from London onboard Pakistan International Airlines. Emirates, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Gulf Air, among others offer cheap flights to Karachi.
Karachi is located right on the coast of the Arabian Sea and enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The most popular time to book a holiday in Karachi is either spring or autumn, the best times for the beach as well!
Flights to Karachi take around 11 hours with one stopover.
As a business centre for Pakistan, Karachi is a fine mix of cultures, blending MIddle Eastern with Central Asian and Western traditions. The waterfront is a big draw for visitors to Karachi with pretty beaches, the Port Grand and nearby islands teeming with coral reefs and natural beauty.
Port Grand: For food and entertainment, look no further than this place near Native Jetty Bridge. The pier is pedestrian friendly and lined with amazing food stalls, bazaars, art ships and more. Don't miss the main attraction, a 150-year old Banyan tree!
Beaches: There are plenty of beaches, each with their own draw. Clifton Beach for horse-back riding (swimming not recommended), Hawke's Bay Beach for turtle watching, Sandspit Beach for family-friendly fun and French Beach, arguably Karachi's most beautiful beach.
Churna Island: There are several beautiful islands just off the coast from Karachi but Churna Island is one of the best to visit. It is home to Pakistan's only coral reef and also has a marine park with dolphins, sea urchins, barracudas, angel fish and plenty more.
Find more information on Karachi Tourism.
There is a basic rule when it comes to hotels in Karachi, and all of Pakistan for that matter: you get what you pay for. There are decent rooms in mid-range hotels for as little as £25 which include a private bathroom, TV and air conditioning. There are many mid-range places along Shahrah-e-Faisal and for something more luxurious, try Club Road.