Parks are crucial for the beautification and infrastructure of any country. They not only enhance the beauty of the place but also provide other important benefits to the society including fresh air, greenery, and a place to enjoy quality time with friends and family.
Karachi, the metropolitan city of Karachi is blessed with some of the best parks in Pakistan. These parks have state of the art infrastructure and a huge variety of recreational activities for both adults and children.
In this blog, we bring you a list of parks that you can visit today with your friends and family.
So, let’s get started!
List of Best Parks in Karachi
- Aram Bagh
- Bagh Ibne Qasim
- Zamzama Park
- Karachi Safari Park
- Talimi Bagh
- Karachi Zoo and Park
1. Aram Bagh
Aram Bagh is one of the most famous public parks in Karachi. It is also one of the oldest and most historic parks in Pakistan.
The park was known as the Ram Bagh in ancient times. It is located at the historic center of Karachi and was constructed in the early 1900s. Aram Bagh has a number of listed and protected heritage buildings, with many in a good state of conservation.
Apart from the lush green sights and natural beauty, Aram Bagh also has a functional Sikh Gurdwara, the Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha Gurdwara, built-in 1935, which serves the small Sikh community of Aram Bagh as well as Nanak Panthi Hindus.
So, if you are a fan of Indo Pakistan history and historical sites in general, you need to visit Aram Bagh for sure.
2. Bagh Ibne Qasim
Bagh Ibne Qasim also known as the “Garden of the Son of Qasim” is one of the largest parks in Karachi, covering a 130-acre (53 ha) area in Karachi. It is also considered to be the largest urban park in Karachi.
The northern edge begins at Jehangir Kothari Parade and ends near the coast of the Arabian Sea. Two historic fountains are situated within the park, the Pirojbai Hormusji Khajurina Fountain from 1936, and the Motumal Shewaram Setpal Fountain, also from 1936.
The park is must place to visit as it also has a turtle pond, murals of dinosaurs, 24 washrooms, a mosque, 20 stone canopies, and a large rose garden. It overlooks the 90 m (300 ft) Port Fountain of Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
Apart from natural beauty and historical significance, the park is also known for its grand public events that are regularly held at the park every year. Some of the events include Faiz Festival and the Sindh Festival 2014.
3. Zamzama Park
Another park that you should definitely visit in Karachi is Zamzama Park.
It is a spacious park covering around 26 acres of land and is located in the phase 5 area of Defence Housing Authority in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Apart from green plains and a vast variety of flora, the park also has jogging tracks, walking paths, a rollerblading enclosure, a refreshment stand, and a playground.
Zamzama is a posh locality situated in Clifton Town in Karachi the largest city of Pakistan, making it safe and secure for the masses.
4. Karachi Safari Park
Karachi Safari Park is one of the most famous attractions in Karachi city. It opened its doors to the public in 1970. It is a public-funded ‘family-only’ safari park covering an area of 148 acres (0.60 km2), located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
The place speaks of adventure and enjoyment. It has a zoo, geared with viewing facilities like a chairlift and safari tracks, as well as two natural lakes. A privately funded amusement park, Go Aish, is located in the Safari Park’s vicinity as well.
Some of the main attractions included at the park are:
- Swan lake is a natural lake located inside the safari park featuring a pagoda-style sitting place. So if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place to sit and enjoy nature, this place is perfect for it.
- A chairlift is also present at the park.
- If you are looking for a theme park in Karachi, you need to visit Go Aish. It is a private theme park featuring a ropes course, paintball, quad biking, indoor climbing, and a mini-golf course.
- The park also has its very own elephant enclave. An enclave of about 65,000 square including a bathing space and resting area for the elephants have been constructed in the park.
- The park has a picnic point as well known as the ‘Kashmir Point’. If you are looking for picnic spots to spend some quality time with your family, consider Kashmir Point.
5. Talimi Bagh
Talimi Bagh, is a park located in the Federal B. Area suburb of Gulberg Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
It is a small but very neat and well-kept park in the area. It has a number of recreational facilities for both adults and children. It has a small section of caged animals, horse riding, a lake with boat rides, dodgem cars, a mini train, and slides and swings. Previously, it contained a race-course as well but was changed into a play area and canteens with time.
The authorities have recently added a swimming pool and play area for the children as well.
Bagh-e-Jinnah is also known as the Jinnah garden is located between Abdullah Haroon Road (old name Victoria Road) and Fatima Jinnah Road (formerly Bonus Road) in Karachi, Pakistan. Karachi is also a hub of luxurious and high-end brands as it has housed the world’s most famous brands and mouthful eateries.
If you have seen the famous Frere Hall of Karachi, you must have seen this beautiful park as well.
It is spread across 16 acres of land and is famous for Frere Hall, constructed in 1865. A public library and an art gallery “Sadequain Hall”, named after Pakistan’s iconic artist Sadequain, are also housed in this hall.
People who visit the Frere Hall for its book exhibitions also take a stroll at this park. Apart from being a historical place, the park is also known for its political and social gatherings.
7. Karachi Zoo and Park
Karachi Zoo also known as Karachi Zoological Gardens, is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is the largest zoo in Pakistan and the second oldest zoo in the country after Lahore Zoo. Karachi Zoo, established in 1878, was commonly called as ‘Mahatma Gandhi Garden’. Earlier in 1861, the zoo was transferred to the municipality by the British Indian government. If you are bored with regular parks, visit farmhouses in Karachi to make your day filled with fun.
Apart from the lush green park, the zoo also has the following attractions.
- An elephant house where the authorities have kept two elephants called Noor Jahan’ and ‘Madhu Bala’.
- There is a natural history museum in the vicinity as well. Apart from stuffed animals, skins, antlers, horns, and feathers, etc. are also placed on display in the museum.
- A reptile house is also functional at the zoo and it is considered to be one of the few reptile houses in Pakistan. There are 13 species of snakes and lizards present in the house.
- A Mughal Garden, established in 1970, has green lawns with seasonal plants that occupy a major part of the garden accompanied by Mughal-style fountains. The garden is famous for different varieties of roses and other flowers.
So, these are some of the famous parks in Karachi that you should visit with your friends and family. These spots are perfect for people who want to enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled day with their loved ones. If you are planning to visit Karachi and looking for a cheap yet amazing place to stay, look no more visit guest houses in Karahi. Karachi is a perfect place to live as it has a well-developed infrastructure, best schools, advance education facilities, and a salubrious climate remains as the presiding features, many tourist spots, and best healthcare facilities.
Give this blog a read and let us know which park is your favourite.
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