The Ultimate Travel Guide to Pakistan (Islamabad & Karachi)

If you ever happen to know what my trip was like to Pakistan, let me tell you it was one of the BEST TRIPS I’VE EVER TAKEN! From attending my best friend’s wedding to meeting my family after 6 years and traveling solo for a few days was surreal. I have to say it was too short of a trip. I wished it lasted longer than 2 weeks.

Nevertheless, here are the top 3 places to see in Islamabad. FYI: Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, therefore, the place is more modernized and well kept compared to other cities. For instance, auto-rickshaws are banned in the city due to loud noise.

The Fatima Jinnah Park is a recreational park where people usually go there for morning jogs and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Recently people have been visiting the place for bridal shoots, and not going to lie, it is a stunning location for photoshoots.

As the city is more urbanized, it became difficult to find historical places. Through the help of Instagram, I found out about Saidpur Village. This place is so BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! During the ancient era, the village was owned by Said Khan who then gifted the place to his daughter who married Mughal emperor. Later the place was converted into a Hindu worship. I highly recommend you to visit this place. You will experience a fusion of Indian and Pakistan culture.

Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan located near the Margarita hills, which gives a splendid view of the mountain. It is a place of worship and popular tourist attraction.

Faisal Mosque

Here are the top 3 things to do in the city of Karachi. FYI: Karachi is known as the “city of light” because it’s a city that never sleeps and it’s greatly known for having shops and restaurants being open late until 3 AM.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT A  BEACH! If you didn’t know, Pakistan has beautiful beaches along the coastline sea. French Beach is one of them, however, this place is a private beach specifically designed for the upper class and elites. Since this was part of my bucket list, I decided to go there with my family. It’s a great place to relax and away from the city traffic noise. While you’re there, make sure to experience the camel ride. Trust me, you will thank me later.

The Mohatta Palace also known as “The Tale Of Love Lost”. As Taj Mahal was built after his wife died, Mohatta built this place to save his wife from dying, as he was told by the doctors the refreshing wind of the sea can cure his wife. So if you go to the rooftop you will be able to see the sea. Overall, I surely enjoyed this place, it’s a MUST VISIT!

The St. Patrick Cathedral is a church surrounded by Christian schools and some of the Christian community. Fun fact about me: I truly enjoy looking at historical buildings that have beautiful architecture. So I just had to add this my bucket list.

Also, a trip to Pakistan is incomplete by not attending a wedding, so make sure to attend one before returning back to truly experience everything.  

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