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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2015
Philippines visa application  (12 Answers)

Does anyone know where to apply for Philippines visa in Karachi? They have an embassy in Islamabad but I can't find any consulate or contact in Karachi.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2014
Having thoughts on travelling to Karachi  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know the current situation in Karachi? Whether is it generally safe or pretty dangerous etc... Are there loads of violence on a daily basis? Help me out!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2014
trip planning  (2 Answers)

we are 4 poeple wants to go to pakistan tour . places we want to see murree, abtabad,naran and kashmir.
we are planning to go last week of october 2014 for 15 days . so kindly i wanna know about the traveling cost, hotels fares per day.
how much per person we need kindly guide me.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2014
Thinking of travelling to karachi- European girl????  (48 Answers)

Hi im a european girl from ireland and im thinking of travelling to karachi soon to meet my friend and his family. I already got the visa but i have some concerns. Is it safe to go there if i would meet him and his family at the airport? they have they're own car and they would drive me to where he lives. They live in an apartment so i would stay with them.

When i asked the pakistani embassy here if its safe to go there they said yes its safe.. so im confused because when i read online about karachi its mixed response. When i ask my friend he keeps saying his area is safe and lots of people came from canada etc and they were all fine.

So please im looking for any honest advice about my situation and many thanks if you can help :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
manora island  (9 Answers)

do you know where is the light house situated in karachi ans is manora

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2014
underground parties  (2 Answers)

hey can anyone tell me where and how can i contact for a party in karachi

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
Safe to travel to uk  (3 Answers)

Hi is it safe to travel to Karachi with a young child from uk

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2013
Churna Island  (10 Answers)

Thinking of Churna Island this week - my first time. would appreciate if any experiences traveler might guide about logistics, etc, plus other useful tips?

How to hire a boat from Mubarak village? Rates? where to park the car??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2013
crockery of fine quality but reasonable price?  (2 Answers)

can i get good quality crockery from gul plaza in cheap price? any guesses that how much would it cost me?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2013
Tourist Groups  (3 Answers)

Are there any legitimate and good tourist groups in Karachi that can show you around Karachi?
I've heard about travel and culture tour group but I'm not sure if that's a good one.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2012
Wazir Mansion Opening Hours  (8 Answers)

Any idea about the opening hours of Wazir Mansion? or where can I find this information??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2012
Karachi Bird Market  (7 Answers)

I've never been to Karachi, but for a radio play I'm writing, I'm desperate to learn any details about the Karachi bird market: what type of birds are sold there, are they for both pets and for food? Etc. I also understand there is a tradition in Karachi (or perhaps other cities in Pakistan) of birds being released after they are purchased (in the market, or from young boys in the street), as a way of releasing a personal burden. I know this is also a Buddhist practice (done in Thailand among other places) but I doubt it stems from the Buddhist tradition in Pakistan. Does anyone know more about this practice in Karachi, or the bird market in general? Please share!
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2012
Lost & Confused  (10 Answers)

I very much want to visit Karachi. I have checked into visa, but my concern is: Do I have to purchase the round trip air fare before I send paperwork in or will I be able to just put down something like a.s.a.p? I am worried about buying an air fare ticket and not getting visa in time. Lost on this one..take a chance and buy the ticket before visa or wait for visa to buy ticket? HELP

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2012
Birthday Cake for Delivery  (3 Answers)

Hi There,

My uncle lives in North Nazimad and it is his birthday coming up. I live in Canada and for his birthday I would like to order a coffee cake and have it delivered to his home on the day of his birthday. Does anyone have any suggestions on bakeries in Karachi that would be able to do this for me? If so please provide me with their names/telephone numbers and/or their website information.

Thank you in advance for your assistance1

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2011
Cheap art/paintings  (3 Answers)

Where is the best place to find 'starving artist' paintings in Karachi? I am also looking in particular, for oil painting reproductions of vintage movie posters, product/shop advertisements, painting designs traditionally found on lorries (but in this case on paper/cloth).

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2011
Info/help! Coming to Karachi After Ramzan For 2-3 Days  (3 Answers)

Salams and Ramzan Mubarak to everyone!

I'm a foreign born desi flying in to Karachi for 2-3 days next month after Ramzan and need help/guidance as my extended family no longer live in Karachi (they have all moved to Hyderabad or Lahore).

I'm really excited to be visiting Karachi after almost 10 yrs as I have fond memories there (I loved the food, the sights, shopping, etc) but am also concerned because of the recent violence I hear about, deception/crime others tell me about, and lastly because I won't have a local relative with me this time.

The below is what I'm requesting info and guidance on in addition to whatever else you think is important. If you're able to provide any specifics (phone #s, addresses, websites, etc), that would be great!

1) Place to stay: Should be safe but inexpensive (hotel/guest house?) with air conditioning and internet access. I'm told that the electricity goes on/off in Karachi so hopefully a place with a generator. I'm not sure of the price ranges but I'm told I can get a safe and inexpensive place for 1500-2000 rupees a day, true? Any particular names, phone numbers, addresses?

2) Activities: I'd like to try to enjoy myself for the 2-3 days I'll be in Karachi, so I'm interested in eating out at all the places that shouldn't be missed (I hear alot about Burns Rd, Javed Nihari, BBQ Tonight, Lal Qila, Student Biryani, the fish/seafood places in Minora, Kulfi, etc). I'd also like to check out the natural sights like Clifton, Minora, and other places. Lastly, I need to go to Bari's Tailors in Cooperative Market to buy cloth and to give an order for some shalwar khamees. Maybe the place to stay should be close to these activities?

3) Getting Around: I don't know my way around Karachi and don't think I can handle the buses. I've heard some people mention that they hire a car with driver for the day for about 1000-2000 rupees, true? If so, how safe and reliable are these drivers and does it include fuel costs? Any particular suggestions?

Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions. If you'd like to contact me via email, my email address is [email].

Jazakullah khair for everyone's help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2011
Karachi to Thatta  (3 Answers)

Good day, I need some info about Karachi to Thatta:

Where in Karachi one can catch a public bus for Thatta? How early do they leave for Thatta in the morning? Any train from Karachi to Thatta?

Is there any campsite around? Or how much one should budget for a normal range accommodation place in Thatta or one of the lakes? Anyone would have phone numbers of any of the hotels there?

Any concern of safety/security?

Any advise is appreciated.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2011
Shoping @ Karachi  (6 Answers)

I am planning to visit Karachi for 1 day and 2 and my main purpose of visit is to buy clothes from Gul Ahmed, Sana Safina and Lakhani. I would really appreciate if any one can tell me the location of shops. I have heard that prices varies with location is this true with Gul Ahmed, sana Safina and lakhani. If yes than where do I shop for these ??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2011
Ferry service from Karachi  (5 Answers)

Is there ferry service from Karachi to any part of the world like Srilanka, Duabt etc.? If yes, can anybody proide me the details of the ferry service provider?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2011
please reply me  (1 Answer)

please confirm me the SOHRAB GOTH bus stand phone number , i wana go to peshawar i dont have any number please send me the no of COACHES SERVICES.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2010
Medical book sellers  (2 Answers)

I am a first time visitor in Karachi, I would like to buy some medical books but I actually don't know where are the biggest medical book sellers in Karachi city.
I appreciate your help in advance to guide me.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2010
???  (3 Answers)

This may sound funny but I am really scared of the part when we have to get out of te boat. I find the wooden slab pretty dangerous. I went for boat approx. 7 yrs ago and now when I have to go tomorrow I am not really sure if I should go or not. Any tips you can give? Help me asap.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2010
Need Camps  (4 Answers)

Hi all,

Can anybody tell me where I can purchase good quality camps in Karachi. I have searched some shops near burns road but didn't find any quality camps. I want the ones that can be rolled into a cylinder form. They have fiber sticks in them which are for the structure of the camp.
I have a pop-up tent but it is very difficult to carry it around while trekking. Could any one point me out any place where I could easily find good quality tents?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2010
Hawksbay Beach  (3 Answers)

Would like to know more Cape Monze Beach?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2009
Carpets in Karachi  (5 Answers)

I want to buy a high quality carpet as a gift to my parents and wonder if I should do it during a stop over in Karachi. I'm looking for a dark red Afghan style carpet in the size of 6-10 m2.

Is it reasonable to expect to by one for about usd 60 per m2. My wife is Turkish and very gifted in bargaining but it might be unlikely anyway.

Any input would be much appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2009
Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?  (8 Answers)

I am American, and I am planning on traveling to Pakistan to get married to my fiance who lives in Karachi. I want to know if it is safe for me to travel to Karachi. Of course I am not traveling alone , and I plan on taking precautions as far as food and water go. Anybody who can offer any advice or an answer to my question will be much appreciated! Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2008
Farms in Karachi  (3 Answers)

I am planning to go to Karachi in December.We want to spend a day in a farm. Can anybody give me address of some farms and their contact numbers. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2008
Visiting Karachi after a long time  (3 Answers)

Hi all,
I'm visiting my birth place Karachi after living in Canada for 8 years. It's a long time and I'm expecting lots of changes out there. What I'm looking for is a little help in locating and arranging private affordable accommodation for myself like paying guest in a house or apartment for 2-3 weeks in December.
If you guys can guide me or refer me, I'll really appreciate it.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2008
American Visiting Karachi  (10 Answers)

Hello... I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight on Americans traveling to Karachi. Yes, I am America and my husband is Pakistani. We live in the US and want to travel to Karachi to visit and stay with his/my new family.

My question(s): Is it safe for an American to visit? I really don't look traditionally American (I have dark hair and eyes) and I'll be wearing a long shalwar kameez. What things should we look out for? We're not planing to do any sight-seeing, mostly just visit with family.

All I see is what the media covers and we all know how restrictive and inaccurate they can be. I understand the political situation, but frankly Pakistan has always had political issues....

Any comments/suggestions would be most apreciated as my husband has not been back in six years and is completely clueless.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2008
Inquiry about Karachi To Lahore  (8 Answers)

I am planning a trip from karachi To Lahore in a few days. I have to travel by train. Is there any first class sleeper express train which goes from karachi to lahore nonstop or with one or two stops? I also want to known about good and inexpensive hotels in lahore which are comfortable?

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