Karachi Fun & Entertainment Blog

Sunday, December 6, 2009

All About Karachi

Karachi is a good place to start is the Quaid-i-Azam Mausoleum, a monument to Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, which can be charitably described as distinctive. More impressive is the remarkable white-marbled Defence Housing Society Mosque. The single dome, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, will make your gum cleave to the roof of your mouth.

Other sights include the Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. Andrew's Church (both good examples of Anglo-Indian architecture), the city's zoo, and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, hills where the dead are traditionally exposed to vultures. South of the city is Clifton, a former British hangout and now an exclusive coastal corner for the local wealthy, the popular but rather drab Clifton Beach, and Manora Island, a less-crowded beach resort.
Saddar, the city centre, is the main shopping area with thriving markets selling carpets, fur coats, leather jackets, snakeskin purses, silk scarves and the country's biggest range of handicrafts. It also has a number of food stalls and cheap restaurants and the majority of budget hotels. Nightlife in Karachi is an oxymoron.

If travel outside of Karachi is possible, then the archaeological site of Moenjodaro - once a city of an Indus Valley civilization - and the Chaukundi tombs are well worth a visit.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Enjoy Summer Vacation In Karachi Best Places

Karachi is the commercial hub of Pakistan. Being at the heart of Pakistan, it is the most important part of Pakistan Tourism. Karachi Vacation can be stretched for days, as there are so many things to witness in Karachi. The city displays the great traditional architecture along with the modern stylish buildings.

The scenery composed of the natural beauty is captivating enough for the tourists. The rivers and lakes form great attractions in Karachi. Pakistan Tourism plans great Vacation in Karachi, which includes traveling, sightseeing as well as lodging.

The attractive beaches, golf courses, race courses and a lot more are there in Karachi to attract the tourists from far and wide. Great shopping malls and arcades have wide varieties for shopping. The over whelming nightlife catches the attention of the younger generation.

Cosy WaterparkKarachi0.0mi / 0.0km E (0°)
SM RDA31000
Dream World WaterparkKarachi3.6mi / 5.7km SW (207°)SM RDA31575
Sindbad Park and Aladin WaterparkKarachi11.4mi / 18.3km SW (240°)SM RDA12831
Great Fiesta WaterparkKarachi12.6mi / 20.3km E (348°)SM RDA33035
Karachi ZooKarachi16.5mi / 26.6km SW (228°)SM RDN13657

Attractions in and around Karachi

  • The Tombs of Chaukundi
  • Haleji Lake
  • Bhambore
  • Thatta
  • Quaid-E-Azam's Mausoleum
  • Bazaars and Karachi Shopping
  • Wazir Mansion
  • Clifton Beach and Funland
  • National Museum of Pakistan / Burns Garden
  • French Beach
  • Town Hall / Liaqat Hall
Vacation is one of the most exquisite places in the Asia. However the deserts are the main attractions in Pakistan. The comfortable and luxurious hotels offer a great stay to the tourists, whom come from all over the world to visit Karachi.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day with all its charisma and magnetism brings love in the air, scarlet color of roses painting the town with the vibrancy of love and romance make every heart eager to say it loud, 'I Love You' coz'...it's the Valentine's Day. This is a perfect occasion that marks the sharing of numerous symbols of loves as Valentine gifts among the lovers.
14th February has been known as Valentine's Day, a time beloved of romantics. This is the perfect occasion for romantic proposals and dating. On this day, gift your sweetheart with flowers (especially roses), soft toys, candles, diamonds, chocolates, gift baskets, perfume, books, watches, jewelry and others. Shower love and enjoy the day with your beloved. During this marvelous day loving heart's come closer and romance fills the air.

Valentines Day History
Valentines Day celebration dates back to the ancient times when the 'Feast of Lupercal' was celebrated in the honour of the Roman God of Fertility. This day falls on the 15th of February every year. According to a time worn custom, on the eve of Lupercalia (14th of Feb) a ritual of 'name drawing' was followed, during which a young man drew the name of a girl from the lot, who was to be his sweetheart for the whole year. Romance, has, of course always made the world go round but we must say that these Romans knew how to make it official. Since then, this day (14th of Feb) has been considered as the day of Cupid, the mischievous son of Venus -the Roman Goddess of Love.

Lovers through the ages have taken this day as their own - a day to celebrate the finest human emotion. The reason for celebration is ageless, but it was much later that a great lover gave the day his name

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy New Year Karachi

Happy New Year To All.. May this year joy and happiness for Muslim World, especially Pakistan.

December 31st is normally a fun night in the city, motor-cyclist - who are a total nuisance without their silencers - from around the city pass this and other adjacent roads to get to the Sea View for celebrating the arrival of New Year in Karachite's way. Normally, everybody dines in to their favorite restaurant in all pockets of city. The city basically is alive.

But I missed all that today. Some say that politics has the reason for it, other would blame the terrorists and miscreants, some point fingers towards the government's inability to secure the city but I think that it is the people of the city who have just lost it all. We have become increasingly afraid of our own shadow and dare not to face the realities. Although, I do not suggest everyone to just compromise their security but somewhere I think we are just too careful at times and don't let the life come out of us.

But that's just me.

Oh and by the way, Have a great year ahead.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eid Al-Adha In 2008

Eid al-Adha in 2008 is on Monday, the 8th of December.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha on the sunset of Sunday, the 7th of December.

Although Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid al-Adha moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Adha may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Eid al-Adha. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.

Eid Al-Adha: Festival of the Sacrifice

'Id Al-Adha or Eid al-Adha (Arabic عيد الأضحى, "Festival of the Sacrifice") is a major Islamic festival that takes place at the end of the Hajj. It is also known as 'Id al-Qurban or al-'Id al-Kabir (Major Festival).

Eid al-Adha marks the completion of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Mina, Saudi Arabia, but is also observed by Muslims throughout the world to commemorate the faith of Ibrahim (Abraham).

On Eid al-Adha, families that can afford it sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat, camel, or cow, and then divide the meat among themselves, the poor, friends and neighbors. In Britain, the law requires that this be done in a slaughterhouse. The sacrifice is called Qurban. During the sacrifice, the following prayer is recited:

In the name of Allah
And Allah is the greatest
O Allah, indeed this is from you and for you
O Allah accept it from me.

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries. Like 'Id al-Fitr, 'Id Al-Adha begins with communal prayer at daybreak on its first day, which takes place at the local mosque. Worshippers wear their finest clothes for the occasion. It is also a time for visiting friends and family and for exchanging gifts.