Karachi, Pakistan: Day Trips and Excursions

Banbhore RuinsChaukhandi TombsChaukhandi TombsHaleji LakeHaleji LakeMakliMakliParadise Point

Makli

Is is located in neighbouring Thatta districts. It is less than 100 kilometres from Karachi and has a necropolis which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has over 125,000 graves of local rulers, saints and others. The oldest one dates bacj to the 14th century CE.It is recommended to avoid travelling in the warm summer months.

Gorakh Hills

It is located in Dadu districts. This is the highest pint in Sindh which is at 1,734 metres and there is usually snow during the winters. It is part of the Kirthar National Park and has a rest house on the top. The top of the hills have some spectacular views of Sindh’s mountain scenery.

Haleji Lake

It is located approximately 70 km from Karachi. It is originally a salt water lake, now a frshwater lake and is considered as the largest water fall sanctuary in Asia and it is the main reservoir for Karachi. It is located around 1 km from the Thatta road from the villafe of Gujjo. It covers approximately 12 ssuare miles. The most popular attraction of this lake are the bird-watching opportunities.More than 200 species of birts migrate to these waters during the winter season alone including eagles, herons, ducks, swans and flamingos.

Chaukhandi Tombs

It is located 29 km east of Karachi. They are known for their intricate and elaborate carvings. The tombs date back to the 15th century and they were crafter either as single gravers or as groups of eight buried together on a platform.

Banbhore Ruins

It is the ancient city of Banbhore which is located around 64 km from Karachi. This site is believed to be the port city of Debal which flourished in 8th century CE. The museum at the site houses a rich collection from 1st century CE to 13th century CE.

Beaches

It is possible to reach from Karachi to the golden beaches. The most accessbile of them are Sandspit, Hawkeas Bay and Paradise Point. They are within a radius of 10 th 20 km from the city and it takes 30 minutes of driving to arrive them. For reasons of safety, it is a must to swin only in the safe areas.