City Name: Karachi
Where is it located?: Karachi is in southern Pakistan on the Arabian Sea.
Why do people go there?: Karachi is the largest city and commercial hub of Pakistan. Most people it only as a starting point to travel into Pakistan.
How do travelers get there?: Most people arrive by airlines from Asia and Europe.
City Code: 21
Population: 18 million
Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English
Neighborhoods: Sadi Town
Attractions: Quaid-i-Azam Mausoleum, Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, Saddar
Accommodations: Karachi Hostels
Tourist Office: None
Health Issues: Ethnic and religious violence.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: November to April are the best months to visit southern Pakistan.
City Specific Events: Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha
How to get around?: There are rick-shaws, buses and taxis to get around the city. Taxis are probably the smartest.
Good to know: Always check the political situation before traveling around Karachi. Karachi doesn’t have much happening at night, and alcohol is sometimes hard to find.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Karachi is the Karachi Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Karachi travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.