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Manora Island

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Manora Island (also known as Manoro), is a group of associated islands of the Pakistani coastline along the Arabian Sea. It is a small peninsula (2.5 km²) located just south of the Port of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Manora is connected to the mainland by a 12 kilometer long causeway called the Sandspit. Manora and neighboring islands form a protective barrier between Karachi harbor to the north and the Arabian Sea to the south. The western bay of the harbor contains endangered mangrove forests which border the Sandspit and Manora island.

Manora Beach
The tallest lighthouse in Pakistan (28 m or 91 feet)
Manora beach

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Get in[edit]

Everybody, Pakistani or otherwise, requires a special permit to visit the Islands of Pakistan.

By plane[edit]

By ship[edit]

There are occasional cruises directly from Karachi.

Get around[edit]

Both boat and helicopter transfers are available from Agatti to Bangaram and Kadmat. The helicopter (US$350return) may be the only option in monsoon season from May to September.

By boats/ferries: These can be used for getting around from one island to the other

Once on an island, there aren't too many options. You can travel by foot or hire a bicycle.

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The Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations.

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

There are basic leisure tours and Sea/Lagoon based tours. There are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkeling and sunbathing is a punishable crime.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Lakshadweep is not a budget destination: in addition to the permit issue, there is no tourist infrastructure (hostels, restaurants, public transport etc) for backpackers.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are few if any uniquely Karachite dishes. Local cuisine is similar to Sindhi.

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Stay safe[edit]

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all islands. Picking up corals is a punishable crime. Be safe.

Get out[edit]

The only way out is back to Karachi.



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