This day is for the explorer in you! You will start your day with a visit to the famous Saddar Bazaar, a local marketplace embraced by vintage buildings dating back to the 1920s.
The Gothic and Renaissance revival styled buildings in this bazaar have been preserved in their original state and give guests a chance to explore the historical accounts of the coastal city. Experience Karachi s roadside food culture here with several kiosks offering local snacks such as limca (local lemonade with soda water) and chaat (subcontinental snack with chickpeas and chutney).
Walk to the nearby Empress Market and Bohri Bazaar two of the oldest bazaars in the city. The highlight of Empress Market is the 140 feet high clock tower made with buffed colored stone in Indo-Gothic style. Empress Market is famous amongst the locals as the place to buy 100% pure herbs, honey, spices, cold compressed oils, and dry fruits. Bohri Bazaar, on the other hand, is known as the hub of local, handmade goods from bags to home d cor. Located approximately 4 minutes away (by car) from Empress Market is the Saint Patrick s Church.
Considered the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi and the site of the first every church in Sindh, this cathedral boasts Gothic Revival architecture with lavish art and ornamental d cor on its interior walls. After witnessing the religious diversity in the heart of Karachi, we continue our drive for approximately 6 minutes to reach Jinnah Mausoleum with its adjoining museum.
The tomb is the final resting place of Pakistan s leader Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Located at the top of a stepped pyramid in the middle of a massive park, the white marble structure is inspired by modernist designs and reflects the concept of purity.
You will then drive for approximately 15 minutes to further explore the religious diversity of the city with the Tooba Mosque. The mosque has the largest single-dome mosque in the world with a diameter of 212 feet with a capacity to hold 5,000 worshippers.
After witnessing the spiritual grandeur of the mosque, we take our guests for an exclusive food-tasting tour in the diplomatic area of Clifton.
This area boasts some of the most popular fusion eating concepts in Karachi s culinary scene. Our picks for you include Caf Flo - a French restaurant famous for Foie Gras, Okra - a Pan-Asian restaurant famous for lip-smacking red snapper and Khanji for their delicious traditional cuisine.
After a tantalizing lunch, enjoy a cup of tea at a local chai caf and catch a friendly chat with the young locals who have caught on to this trend of sipping midday tea. For our last stop, we will visit the Mohatta Palace Museum.
The palatial house built with pink and yellow stones in 1927 boasts Indo-Saracenic architecture and was once home to Fatima Jinnah (sister of MA Jinnah) but now has been turned into a museum devoted to the arts and history of Sindh. After an eventful day, we return to the hotel for a late dinner at The Pakistani.
Continuing your thematic dinner from last night, tonight will be the Mughlai tradition of Punjab. We have recommended the Lachaydar Paratha served with Spring Onion Minced chicken and hand blended lassi.