Orbitz.com makes finding flights to Karachi a snap for budget-savvy travelers. Located on the southern coast of Pakistan, near the Arabian Sea, Karachi is home to intricate Middle Eastern architecture and a beautiful shoreline teeming with recreational opportunities. There is also no shortage of enticing and authentic Pakistani restaurants from which to choose.
Jinnah International Airport is the country�s largest airport, sitting about twelve miles east of downtown Karachi. Among the twenty-one airlines that serve JIA are AirArabia, Cathay Pacific, IranAir, Qatar Airways, and Royal Jordanian. Taxi service costing about 15 rupees per kilometer is available around the clock at twelve taxiways outside the passenger terminals. A gratuity of 10 percent is expected, and many drivers accept American dollars. Alternatively, travelers can rent a private vehicle from vendors located on level one of the main concourse. Some nearby hotels run shuttles to and from the airport.
Situated just seven feet above sea level, Karachi has an average annual temperature that hovers around 78?F. Mid-summer readings reach 91?F, while the January temperature can dip to 55?F. Beach-goers can sample the Arabian Sea at Hawk�s Bay and Clifton Beach, while culture and history aficionados can enjoy the imposing Mahata Palace�s structural beauty and art collection. The sculpted Mazar-E-Quaid is an impressive memorial to the founder of Pakistan. When hunger strikes, you will find an amazingly diverse array of eateries and coffeehouses from which to choose, including authentic Pakistani cuisine at the Sajjad Restaurant. Shops and bazaars abound in Karachi.
As a primary port and financial capital of Pakistan, Karachi has the resources to provide an exciting and memorable visit. From swimming, sailing, and fishing in the Arabian Sea to examining ancient artifacts of southern Asia, tourists can do it all when they book their flights to Karachi on Orbitz.com.
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