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East Karachi

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East Karachi

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East Karachi in Karachi includes areas of Gulshan, Johar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karsaz Road, Landhi and Korangi industrial area. It includes Karachi's other main shopping area of Rashid Minhas Road, home to Millenium and Saima Mall. East Karachi is also home to those rich who want to have more peaceful surroundings. The district has the famous National Stadium, the Aga Khan University Hospital and the famous Expo Center. Landhi and adjacent areas are lower middle class areas and Korangi is the east industrial area.

Get in[edit]

East Karachi is well connected to other areas of Karachi through both Air and Land. This is also where the city's main airport is located.

By taxi[edit]

This is one of most preferred way to commute in East Karachi whether you have arrived by air, train or bus. The Taxi should be able to take you straight to your destination.

By train[edit]

Karachi Circular Railway used to serve this area through a network of Stations. But the service is now closed.

By bus[edit]

Bus is also one of the option to get-in into the area though the buses are not in good condition and you might regret traveling in them. The bus numbers that serve different routes in the district includes 2D, ID, 4M etc.

Daewoo Bus Terminal, that serve buses from Nothern Pakistan is located on the section of Super Highway, that comes under administration of the same district.

By car[edit]

The best option for traveling into East Karachi is Car. Just hire a car from one of many car rental companies and travel hassle free. The roads of East Karachi are wide compared to the Downtown Area and the road infrastructure is pretty good.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Aga Khan University hospital, (near Karsaz), was planned and designed by Payette Associates. The building is famous for its modernist architecture that has been carefully designed to take into account the history, climate, environment, symbolism and the spiritual values of the Muslim culture. Also see lake gardens & hill on its backside.
  • Pakistan Air Force Museum, Karsaz.
  • Pakistan Maritime Museum, Karsaz.
  • PIA Planetarium, (next to Karachi Expo Centre, on main University Rd). A virtual observatory which regularly puts on shows about the solar system and cosmic phenomenon. The shows in English are much more detailed, and are held every Sunday evening. On other days there are only Urdu shows. A ticketed, guided tour by an officer enables one to view the plane from the inside; its cockpit, pilot seats, and various other areas. Tickets for the planetarium show are Rs 45, and for the show plus the plane tour are Rs 60.
  • Karachi Expo Centre, on main University road, opposite City and District Government Offices.

Parks[edit]

  • Askari Park
  • Aziz Bhatti Park

Do[edit][add listing]

Amusement Parks

Sightseeing

Shopping

Golf

Buy[edit][add listing]

Shopping Malls[edit]

Millenium Mall

Saima Mall

Awami Markat

Departmental Stores[edit]

Metro Cash & Carry

Chase

Time Medico

Imtiaz

Naheed Super Market

Bazaars[edit]

Mashriq Center

Bahadurabad

KDA Market: Comparatively small than other Bazaars of Karachi, but KDA offers wide range of branded/non-branded clothes, foot-wear and cosmetics.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Bahadurabad in home to several restaurants in the neighbohood. Some of the most popular restaurants include:

Tooso Wimpy's McDonalds California Pizza Dominos Pizza

  • Lal Qila, Shahrah-e-Faisal, [1]. A fantastic restaurant in a fantastic setting -- the building is a replica of Lal Qila, the Red Fort in Delhi, complete with guards in Mughal costume with giant axes. The food is delicious too, lots of grilled meat and other traditional Mughal, tandoor, Pakistani and other dishes. The dessert buffet is great too. Worth a visit, but you'll definitely smell like wood smoke afterwards.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

Drinking Alcohol publicly is banned and most top end hotels have their own bars.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

Faran Hotel

Days Inn

PIA Skyrooms Airport Hotel

Mid Range[edit]

Hotel Regent Plaza

Hotel Embassy Inn

Splurge[edit]

Ramada Plaza Hotel (Wyndham Group)

Contact[edit]

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