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ASIA : PAKISTAN : KARACHI

Karachi, a major port on the Arabian Sea is the country's financial capital and the undisputed centre of the nation’s economy. It is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in Pakistan. There's a definite buzz in Karachi, and a few days in this city can tell you more about modern Pakistani life. Visit this cosmopolitan city by booking your travel package with Direct Flights.

Karachi

     

Karachi is no longer Pakistan’s capital, but this major port on the Arabian Sea is still the country's financial capital and the undisputed centre of the nation’s economy. Workers from across the country settle in Karachi, and as a result, it is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in Pakistan. There's a definite buzz in Karachi, and a few days in this city can tell you more about modern Pakistani life than the historic Mughal architecture in Lahore or the scenic mountains of the Hindu Kush.        
       
The capital of Sindh province and Pakistan's largest city, lively Karachi is locally termed the City of Lights. Because of its diverse, multicultural nature, Karachi is substantially different from other cities and towns in Pakistan: its culture is a unique blend of Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Western influences, with a large dash of the quick pace that comes with being a major centre of international commerce thrown in. As befits its status as a major city and the original capital of the independent state of Pakistan, flights to Karachi are plentiful.  Direct Flights books the cheapest travel packages to Karachi- it's fast and easy, all from the convenience of your computer.       
       
When you arrive in Karachi, get your first glimpse of the local colour by wandering through the Empress Market (named after Queen Victoria, Empress of India), one of central Karachi's main landmarks and a maze-like covered bazaar dominated by a Gothic-Mughal-style clocktower, or visit the Defence Housing Authority Mosque (Masjid-i-Tuba), an eccentric but remarkable structure under one vast dome (claimed to be the world's largest) with no supporting columns or vaults. The white marble dome has thousands of mirror tiles, giving the impression of twinkling stars. Many architecturally interesting British Raj buildings are now used as Pakistani government offices, including Frere Hall, but Holy Trinity Cathedral is undoubtedly one of Karachi's finest remaining examples. Inside are fascinating plaques in honour of the British soldiers who died in various campaigns. Also, Karachi features a wealth of art galleries that display a wide array of works from Asia.       
       
Manora Island is only a short ferry ride away from Keamari Harbour, the entrance to Karachi's busy port. The island was the site of the fort where Karachi's Talpur rulers surrendered to the British; today it features a small beach overlooked by the remains of a 19th-century Hindu temple and a British lighthouse. The Pakistan Maritime Museum offers interesting galleries, including the Naval Gallery, the Marine Life Gallery and the Maritime History Gallery, and its fascinating outdoor exhibits include a midget submarine and a mine sweeper. Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, finds the best travel deals available. Whether your discount travel to Karachi will originate in The United States, Europe or in Australia, it couldn't be easier or cheaper than with Direct Flights.       
       
You can shop to your heart's content in Karachi, where traditional markets and modern shopping malls dot the city. Accommodation in Karachi ranges from five-star hotels to the much more inexpensive, so there's something to fit any budget. Cheap flights to Karachi are available, making the city an attractive destination for holiday or business travellers.  Direct Flights will help you get the best travel package for your money, offering great deals on flights and discount accommodation. Daily domestic flights to Karachi arrive at its nearby airport from Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan and Gwadar, and international flights to Karachi regularly arrive from a variety of locations throughout the world, so cheap holidays to Karachi are easy to arrange.  So what are you waiting for?  With Direct Flights, your Karachi holiday is only clicks away.
       
       
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