Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh and the original capital of Pakistan before it was changed to Islamabad. It is the most populous city in Pakistan and sixth-most-populous city proper in the world. The city is Pakistan’s premier industrial and financial centre. Karachi is also Pakistan’s most cosmopolitan city. Situated on the Arabian Sea, Karachi serves as a transport hub, and is home to Pakistan’s two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, as well as the busiest airport in Pakistan.
The city was founded as the fortified village of Kolachi in 1729. The settlement drastically increased in importance with the arrival of British East India company in the mid 19th century, who not only embarked on major works to transform the city into a major seaport, but also connected it with their extensive railway network. By the time of the Partition of British India, the city was the largest in Sindh with an estimated population of 400,000. Following the independence of Pakistan, the city’s population increased dramatically with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugeesfrom India.The city experienced rapid economic growth following independence, attracting migrants from throughout Pakistan and South Asia.
Karachi is home to Mazar-e-Quaid (The founders tomb), Mohatta Palace Museum, Hawkes Bay, Clifton beach, Empress Market as well as being home to some of the best shopping, eateries and golf courses. As a city its offering can be tailored to suit young or older couples or families with young children.
Prices have been quoted based on single occupancy at 5 star hotels or at the best accommodation possible, where the 5 star chains do not operate. If you are a family or a group of friends going, it would not be as simple as multiplying the guide prices provide by x number, as there are a number of variables. We would encourage anyone who is interested in booking a holiday with us, to give us a call so that we can provide you with an accurate quote based on your requirements.
The itinerary provided is a suggested plan and can be adapted to suit your requirements.
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