ABOUT KASHMIR COLONY, KARACHI
Kashmir Colony, Karachi, is a bustling residential area located along Main Korangi Road with close access to Shaheed-e-Millat Road towards its east. The thriving residential locality boasts of schools, grocery stores, eateries, mosques as well as churches leaving very little for residents to explore outside their locality. However, still the surrounding areas are full of all kinds of facilities that residents can explore as needed.
Residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, can access popular areas like Defence View Phase 1, Defence View Phase 2, Phase 1, DHA and DHA Phase 2 Ext in 10 minutes while other areas like Phase 4, DHA, Phase 2, DHA, Phase 6, DHA and Phase 7, DHA are also accessible in just 15 minutes.
Surrounded by notable schools and universities, let’s find out in complete detail below, everything that residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, enjoy access to in and near their locality.
AT A GLANCE
- Prime location on Main Korangi Road
- Surrounded by bustling localities of DHA
- Schools and universities accessible nearby
- Access to grocery stores and markets in short drive
- Short drive to malls and commercial areas
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Kashmir Colony, Karachi, enjoys a strategic location on Main Korangi Road. This means that residents can easily find public transport by walking to the main road. A rickshaw or taxi can be available within a wait of a few minutes. Other than that there are several bus stops in the vicinity as well from where you can hop onto a bus going towards your destination. In 10 minutes you can walk to Madina Bus Stop on Shaheed-e-Millat Road near Iqra University.
On Main Korangi Road there are a few bus stops accessible at a distance of under 4 km. Outside Akhtar Colony, you can take a bus from Akhtar Colony Bus Stop. You can also find public transport from the KPT or Qayyumabad Bus Stop. One of the bus routes that passes from Qayyumabad and Akhtar Colony is 17-J which begins its route from Babar Market and before touching areas like Defence Society and Kala Pul ends at Hijaz Dairy Farm.
Apart from public transport, residents can also make use of one of the private app-based transport services that are prevalent in the city. You can book yourself a ride safely using your phone which picks and drops you from/to your selected destinations. It is quite convenient. Another option for commute is to book a seat on one of the ride-sharing applications that run from stop to stop. In this case, you will have to walk to your nearest stop from your destination. However, these services are cheaper and comfortable compared to the local buses, providing a convenient commute in air-conditioned buses.
Apart from transport options for intra-city travel, you may want to know public transport options for inter-city travel. In this regard you can commute either by bus or train. Inter-city buses leave from their terminals located on the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway which are approximately 24 km away by drive from Kashmir Colony. Inter-city buses also provide a pickup point in the city to reach the terminal which is located on M.A Jinnah Road nearly 25 minutes away by drive.
On the other hand, you can also travel to another city by train. Pakistan Railways Karachi Cantonment Station is located on Dr. Daud Pota Road in Karachi Cantonment area, at a drive of almost 25 minutes. You can book your train tickets in person by visiting the station or you can use the railway website to check routes and timings and book your ticket. Train passengers are also facilitated by the Railway Application which allows checking the train arrivals/departures to keep informed.
Markets in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
When it comes to grocery shopping or buying general items, residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, don’t have to worry as there are many options all around. Within the locality residents can visit Sharjah Super Store or Insaf General Store located on Street Number 4 where they can find everyday items like bread, eggs, and snacks among other things. In Sector B residents can find medicines and other grocery items at Bilal Medical & General Store as well. Opposite Bilal Store you can also locate Hafiz Electric and Sanitary Store as well as a print shop and book shop nearby.
There are a few stores closely located in Akhtar Colony as well that you can walk to within 10 minutes for things you can’t find elsewhere. Opposite Street No. 8 you can go to Al-Shifa Medical and General Store while on Street No. 5 you can locate Mamoor General Store. MashAllah General Store on Street No. 4 is also an option surrounded by a couple other shops of electronics, stationery and wood polish. On Street 1 you can find a variety of items at Zam Zam Super Store as well.
Residents will find that they can also drive to one of the famous supermarkets in Karachi: Imtiaz Super Market- DHA in just 10 minutes which is located on Korangi Road near KPT Interchange in Qayyumabad to be more precise. According to their website, “Imtiaz Super Market is the pioneer of the fastest growing retail chain in Pakistan, showcasing over 10,000+ brands under one roof”. There is no doubt about the variety of things you can find there including apparel, accessories, electronics, kitchen crockery and cosmetics among others. It has a total of 11 branches spread across different areas of Karachi as well as in Gujranwala and Faisalabad. Opposite Imtiaz Super Store you can also stop by at Salma Super Market to grab necessary items.
In 15 minutes you can reach DHA Phase 4 as well where you can find fruit and vegetable vendors on 10th Commercial Street and Waleed Super Store for groceries. Other stores nearby include Ajwa Super Mart and Olive Grocery Store on Khayaban-e-Bahria.
In 20-25 minutes residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, can access some famous markets of Karachi as well that are well known for shopping for apparel and accessories among other things. These markets include the following:
Gulf Shopping Mall is located near Teen Talwar and you can find casual and wedding dresses, jewelry and wedding tailors here among a variety of other goods.
Aashiana Shopping Mall is famous for its variety of clothes vendors which include formal as well as informal unstitched clothes. You can also find accessories and footwear in this market located in Block 9, Clifton.
Khadda Market is another famous and one of the oldest markets in the area of Phase 5, DHA that is popular for a variety of different shops including salons, eateries, photo studios, medical stores and gift shops.
Mosques, Churches and Temples in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, can walk to Al Bilal Masjid located in Sector B to offer prayers. Other mosques in the area include Al Qadri Masjid and Imam Muslim Masjid.
Some mosques are also accessible on foot in Akhtar Colony within a distance of 1 km. Among these you can go to Jamia Masjid Bait-ul-Mukarram and Jamia Madina Masjid in Block B while Al-Rahman Masjid is located in Block A towards the Main Korangi Road.
You can also walk to Masjid Imam Bukhari located in Defence View Housing Society Phase 1 while nearby you can also locate Siddiq-e-Akbar Masjid.
Masjid-e-Tooba, which is located in Phase 2, DHA is accessible to residents of Kashmir Colony within a distance of nearly 3 km. Built in 1969, the white marble mosque is regarded for its dome shaped structure, built without interior columns. It has a capacity to accommodate 5000 people.
There are a few churches in Kashmir Colony as well as Akhtar Colony that residents can conveniently access within walking distance for prayers and mass. In Kashmir Colony residents can go to St. Andrews Church located near Baba Chowk. It is a well-maintained church that also holds regular events for the community to commemorate national holidays. Another church you can visit in the locality is Church of Living Christ located near Street No. 4.
In Akhtar Colony residents can visit St. Peter’s Church in Sector B or St. Paul ARP Church in Sector D. In Sector C you can go to St. Peter Catholic Church while in Sector E Bethel Church is also an option.
There are yet more churches in the surrounding area that are accessible to residents in just 10 minutes by drive. Among these you can choose to visit St. Michael Church located in Sector C, Manzoor Colony, St. Dominic Catholic Church located in Sector E and Holy Rosary Catholic Church situated on Street 14 in Azam Basti. Other churches in Azam Basti include St. Thomas’ Church and St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
At a distance of 3 km, residents can also drive to St. John Marie Vianney Catholic Church located in Block 6, PECHS. It is a well-established church in the area where you can visit for worship. Residents should also know that they can access St. Anthony’s Parish in 20 minutes located on McNeil Road in Frere Town. It is among the oldest churches in the city, founded in 1937. It holds a mass in English daily and weekly in Urdu. On special occasions, mass is also held in Konkani, Punjabi and Tamil.
There are temples surrounding Kashmir Colony, Karachi, that residents can reach at a drive of almost 20-25 minutes. A Hindu temple, Samadha Dham is located on 5th Zamzama Street in Block 5, Defence. Another temple, Ram Mandir is accessible on Evergreen Road in Jamshed Quarters while residents can also visit Shree Mahaveer Hanuman Temple located on Shahrah-e-Liaquat in Rambagh Quarters.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
There are several schools in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, as well as in the vicinity that residents can seek for their children’s admission. Within the locality residents can find Govt Al-Bilal Primary School, Sunrise Primary & Secondary School and Little Stars School.
Other schools in the vicinity are hardly 10 minutes away by drive. Among these you can locate Jinnah Public School English Medium and Academy is situated in Sector B, Akhtar Colony while on 24th E Street DHA Phase 1 you can visit Model Public School.
Another school that you can locate at 23rd East Street in DHA Phase 1 is The Smart School (TSS) DHA Phase 1 campus. TSS is a project of The City School which provides education starting from Kindergarten up till Matriculation in its well-equipped and organized campuses. Apart from emphasis on the curriculum and student’s co-curriculum activities, the school also ensures the training of its teachers at all levels. Newly inducted teachers go through an online induction course which acquaints them with the curriculum, policies and procedures of the school.
In Defence View Housing Society, Phase 1 you can drive to Bright Future School while in Phase 3 you can locate Defence View School, Allied School Defence View Campus and Taqwa Model School. Royal Grammar School-Main Campus, a private school is situated in Phase 2.
Allied School is a project of Punjab Group of Colleges, established with the aim to provide holistic learning to students that contributes to their emotional, physical and social wellbeing as well. The school intakes children from preschool and imparts education up till Matriculation. Students are encouraged to participate in national day celebrations, art & science exhibitions and national level competitions to explore their talents and become more confident.
In 15 minutes, residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, can reach The City School- PAF Chapter as well, located on Shaheed-e-Millat Road near Falcon Complex. The City School is one of the largest, fastest growing private school networks in Pakistan, having been established in 1978. The school has a presence in 49 cities as well as internationally. Students at The City School gain exposure to the real world through a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that prepare them for the challenges of the real world. The school caters to early year’s education, matriculation as well as O/A levels education.
Another school that residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, can access within this distance is DHA Model School located on Khayaban-e-Hilal in Phase 7, DHA. Established in 1989, it is a co-educational institution that meets the learning demands of students from Class 1-X. Spread over an area of 3000 sq.yd., the school has a double storey building that caters to different sections and a playground. Students have access to library, laboratories and computer lab as well as a canteen during recess. A sick room is also established to cater to students who report unwell on campus. School functions are arranged in the spacious auditorium within the school.
Colleges near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
When it comes to looking for a college for intermediate education, residents will find that the SMBB Govt Girls Degree College lies at a walking distance of 10 minutes in Azam Town.
Other colleges in the surrounding area are located nearly 20 minutes away by drive. Let’s take a look at these below:
BAMM PECHS Govt College for Women Karachi is situated in Block 2, PECHS near Nursery.
You can reach St. Patrick’s College Karachi on S J Sarwar Shaheed Road in Saddar. The college, established in 1952, is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education and University of Karachi, holding degree awarding status as well. Students can pursue their intermediate in pre-medical, commerce, general science, humanities or pre-engineering while a graduate degree is offered in science, commerce and arts.
DHACSS College for Women is also accessible to residents on 14th street, Khayaban-e-Ghalib in Phase 8, DHA. The college has a purpose built facility with activity grounds and auditorium among other facilities. The college also extends scholarship to high achieving students based on their previous results. To facilitate students, transport is also provided.
Universities near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
There are various universities near Kashmir Colony, Karachi, that residents can access within a drive of not more than 20 minutes. One of the prominent universities that is located closely on Shaheed-e-Millat Road in Phase 1 Defence View is the main campus of Iqra University. The university offers diverse undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in disciplines like computer sciences, management sciences, media sciences, education and learning sciences and fashion design. The university campus is a purpose built facility with internet facilities, multimedia classrooms, computer laboratories and libraries. Students are also facilitated with transport and housing facilities along with internship and placement departments which help students in stepping foot in the professional world.
Another closely located university is The Millennium Universal College in Phase 1 Defence Housing Authority. While the main campus of the university is in Islamabad it has sub campuses in various cities. The university offers undergraduate programs in social sciences, art & design, engineering & computing, law and professional studies. All undergraduate programs are offered at the Karachi campus.
You can reach Institute of Business Management (CBM) taking the Korangi Road which leads straight to it in Korangi Creek. Considered one of the best business schools in Karachi, the institute spreads over in well-built buildings separated by green belts. There are separate blocks for administration, student activity center, library, and classrooms. Students can pursue an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree in various disciplines such as business management, engineering, computer science, media sciences and/or social sciences. There are various clubs/societies for student engagement and sports activities to encourage co-curricular at the campus.
DHA Suffa University is another higher learning institution that is accessible off Khayaban-e-Tufail in Phase 7 Extension. Established in 2012 the university offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in computer science, engineering and management sciences. Students have access to various on campus facilities like a well-stocked library, self-servicing cafeteria, auditorium and conference room, well-equipped lecture theatre for seminar, conferences and training and sports facilities which include basket, table tennis and volleyball among others.
Some universities within the same distance are accessible in Block 6, PECHS. These include National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences-FAST City Campus, Hamdard University PECHS City Campus and Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF KIET).
One of the top medical universities in Karachi is also accessible to residents of Kashmir Colony located on Rafiqui H.J Shaheed Road in the Cantonment Area. Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) previously known as Sindh Medical College was established in 1973. However, it gained university status in 2012. There are several colleges and institutions that come under the umbrella of JSMU such as the Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Institute of Nursing among others. Students can pursue MBBS, BDS and Pharm D at the undergraduate level while at postgraduate level students can enroll in Masters in Public Health or Masters of Health Professions Education.
Banks in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, who are looking for a bank branch for urgent banking matters have various bank branches in the surrounding that they can reach within a drive of 10-15 minutes.
On either side of Main Korangi Road you can reach branches of Habib Bank Limited, Muslim Commercial Bank Limited, Meezan Bank, Bank Alfalah, Bank Al-Habib and National Bank of Pakistan. Another branch of Bank Al Habib Limited is located on 12th Commercial Street opposite Porsche Pakistan.
You can access bank branches of Meezan Bank, Habib Metro Bank and Soneri Bank on 21st Commercial Street while Silk Bank is located on 24th Commercial Street. Nearby on Khayaban-e-Ittehad Road, you can locate Bank Alfalah Limited – Islamic Banking and Allied Bank Limited.
Branches of Bank Al Habib and United Bank Limited are accessible on Khayaban-e-Jami while you can also visit Summit Bank branch and/or Habib Metro Bank branch on Jami Commercial Street 11. You can locate a branch of JS Bank on Park Avenue while nearby on 4th Sunset Street you can also visit another branch of Allied Bank Limited.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Residents can walk to several small clinics near Kashmir Colony, Karachi, within 10 minutes. In Akhtar Colony you can visit City Clinic or Janjua Homeo Clinic in Sector B while in Sector C you can visit Al Rehman Clinic or Fiza Clinic. Ali Clinic and Maternity Home is located on the double road in Phase 3, Defence View.
Another clinic close by that is located at a distance of 1 km on 21st East Street in Phase 1, DHA off Main Korangi Road is Life Care Consultant Clinics. You can find specialized consultant clinics for various medical problems including ENT, Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy and skin among others. The clinic timings are from 9 AM to 9 PM. The facility also houses a pharmacy and vaccination Centre, spacious waiting room and diagnostic facilities by the support of Shaukat Khanum Hospital Lab.
Other clinics nearby that residents can reach are almost 15 minutes away by drive. Among these Canadian Advanced Manual Physiotherapy Services C.A.M.P.S Physiotherapy Clinic is located on 13th Commercial Street in Phase 2 Extension DHA. The clinic caters to walk-in patients and also provides home services for physiotherapy.
Another clinic residents can visit is Clinic 5 (for women and children) located in Sunset Lane 9 in Phase 2 Ext DHA. It provides consultations, lab services, vaccination and pharmacy services. The clinic is open from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 AM and 9.00 PM while on Sundays it operates in afternoon and evening.
There are several hospitals near Kashmir Colony, Karachi, that residents can access within a driving distance of 10 minutes. In DHA Phase 1 you can go to Boulevard Hospital located near Toyota Showroom. The hospital provides 24 hour emergency services including laboratory, x-ray, C.T Scan and pharmacy services. The hospital is also well-equipped to handle surgeries and provides medical services in urology, pediatric care, obstetrics & gynecology among others.
Another hospital that you can drive to nearby is Sir Syed Hospital located on Qayyumabad Road in Qayyumabad. It is a private hospital that is well-equipped to provide a broad range of medical and surgical services. The hospital has 24/7 emergency departments among other well-equipped departments of cardiology, anaesthesiology, gynaecology, physiotherapy and radiology among others.
Some more notable hospitals in the area are also reachable at a drive of 15-20 minutes. Let’s take a brief look at these below:
National Medical Centre is located on Main Korangi Road near Kala Pul in Phase 1, Defence Housing Authority. Established in 1999, the hospital is fully equipped to provide 24-hour emergency services. Other departments at the hospital include ENT, neuro care, orthopedic, general medicine, general surgery and dermatology among others. Diagnostic services such as CT scan, Endoscopy, Echocardiography, ETT, and Holter Monitoring among others are also available.
PNS Shifa is another hospital you can access near Main Korangi Road on Sailor Street. It is a Naval medical facility established by United States Navy Medical Officers in 1953 and commissioned to the Pakistan Navy in 1956. It is a 700 bed, well-equipped facility providing all kinds of medical facilities including emergency ward, surgery and surgical care, general and private wards, consultant clinics, pharmacy and laboratory among others.
The Indus Hospital is another well-managed and well-equipped 300 bed tertiary care medical facility that residents of Kashmir Colony can access at a short drive. The hospital, located opposite Darussalam Society at Korangi Crossing spreads over an area of 20 acres equipped with state-of-the art medical care facilities that are free for everyone. You can find clinical services, a physical rehabilitation center and a blood center at the hospital. It is also the first paperless hospital in Pakistan. Apart from medical health facilities, it also provides training programs for postgraduate education, which is recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP). Currently, the hospital offers ten training programs in eight specialties.
PROPERTIES IN KASHMIR COLONY, KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Kashmir Colony, Karachi
If you’re considering buying property in Karachi, please take a look at our overview of sales price trends for properties in Kashmir Colony, Karachi. The prices mentioned below, however, are subject to change as property market changes.
Houses for Sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi
The price range for houses for sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, lies between PKR 25 lakh and PKR 2.5 crore. House prices depend on a variety of factors such as the area size and construction among others. Kashmir Colony, Karachi, mostly has houses between 40 and 100 sq. yd.
Flats for Sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Flats for Sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, are available between PKR 80 lakh to PKR 85 lakh. You can easily find a 3 bedroom apartment, complete with basic amenities.
Plots for Sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Plots for Sale in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, lie in the range of PKR 80 lakh and 13 crore. Plot prices vary by their location and size. For instance, a plot facing the main road will be priced higher than one situated at the back side.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN KASHMIR COLONY, KARACHI
If you are considering renting property in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, you may be able to find a flat or room in Kashmir Colony, Karachi. For instance, rents in Kashmir Colony, Karachi for a single room is expected be around PKR 6 thousand.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, don’t have to worry about shopping as there are many malls in the vicinity, a short drive away. Within walking distance, residents can visit Defence Mall located near the main road. The mall features a variety of garment and mobile shops.
Other than that some of the top malls in Karachi are accessible within a drive of just 20 minutes. One of the malls among these that residents can visit for shopping and other activities is Ocean Mall located on Khayaban-e-Iqbal in Block 9, Clifton. Ocean Mall is a four storey facility featuring local and international stores like Khaadi, Nishat Linen, The Body Shop and Splash among many others. It also features a spacious food court that has outlets of leading eateries like KFC and Subway among others. There is a cinema as well where you can book your tickets and enjoy watching a movie comfortably. Apart from the food court you can also dine in at Kolachi Restaurant that is located on the top mom floor. There are fun activities for children such as Bounce and haunted house. Inside the mall you will also find facilities like washrooms, elevators, lifts, ATMs and prayer rooms.
Another mall that you can visit within the same distance is The Forum Shopping Mall located on Khayaban-e-Roomi in the same block. The mall features many local and international brands, a food court, and supermarket where you can shop for monthly groceries. On the ground floor you can sit down for coffee or snacks at Espresso while there are some restaurants outside in the open air as well where you can enjoy your meal under the sky on a pleasant day.
One of the popular malls in Karachi, Dolmen Mall Clifton (DMC) is accessible to residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, in just 25 minutes. Dolmen Mall Clifton is located in Block 4, Clifton and for the amount of facilities and vibrancy that it offers to visitors, you will find it crowded at most times of the day, especially on weekends. The mall boasts some of the most renowned local and international brands such as Adidas, Khaadi, Nishat Linen, Accessorize, Charles and Keith and Aldo to name a few. From clothes, footwear and accessories to home décor you can find everything under one roof at DMC.
It also has a very popular food court which features many popular restaurants like Burger King, California Pizza and China Grill among others. From fast food to Chinese you can order whatever you feel like. Apart from the food court, popular cafes and restaurants are also spread on different floors such as Butler’s Chocolate Café, Espresso, Esquires Coffee, Gun Smoke, and Gloria Jeans Coffee’s.
Last but not the least you can bring the children to spend some time playing games at Sindbad’s Wonderland or Sinbad’s XTREME which has exciting games like bowling, bumper cars and virtual reality. There are regular events hosted at the mall featuring giveaways and prizes. Apart from that you can also shop for groceries at Carrefour- one of the largest international stores that stocks everything related to your home and kitchen and also electronics and home appliances.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, have a few options in the area where they can dine in or order food from. Within the locality you can find Bingo’s Burgers & Fries on Street Number 4 for fast food while nearby in Akhtar Colony you can try pizza at Manchester Pizza or The Bella Pizzeria.
Some other popular restaurants are accessible nearby within a distance of 3 km on Khayaban-e-Ittehad Road. Here you can dine out at KFC, Subway or Pizza Hut depending on what you feel like eating.
In 15 minutes you can drive to Seher Commercial Area in Phase 7, DHA which has a number of restaurant options and some popular burger joints. You can book a table at Rakaposhi Restaurant, which offers BBQ and local cuisine. The Flame is a fast food restaurant having burgers, pizzas and steaks on its menu. As the name suggests, you can expect the food to be spicy. Among burger joints you can try the menu at The Burger Shack, Oh My Grill, Big Thick Burgerz and Mash n Bangers. Saniya’s Kitchen is another popular eatery in the area, loved by reviewers for its fresh and authentic flavors. You can find a combination of Chinese, Thai and local dishes on the menu. It’s most popular item is khao suey which is a combination of noodles, coconut curry and chicken gravy.
You can also drive to Khayaban-e-Shahbaz where you can enjoy Chinese at one of the best Chinese restaurants in Karachi: Ginsoy. Ginsoy is regarded as the fastest growing Chinese restaurant in Karachi, present in five other locations. You can also get your food delivered from their extensive Chinese menu which includes some popular items like Schezwan Soup and Beef Chilli Dry. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience to sit and enjoy your food. Other restaurants on the same road include Bella Vita and Subway.
There are other restaurants as well that you can reach within the same driving distance taking the Shaheed-e-Millat Road. On Tipu Sultan Road you can come for lunch or dinner to another branch of Xander’s or on the same lane you can choose to sit at Cocochan for continental, Thai and Chinese food while restaurants like Bonsai or Chop Chop Wok serve just Chinese.
If you don’t turn onto Tipu Sultan and continue ahead on Shahrah-e-Faisal towards Karsaz Flyover, on the service road you can visit Lal Qila Restaurant, which is famous for its buffet. Visitors also love the restaurant's exterior and interior that are designed along the lines of Mughal architecture. Further ahead, just before the turning you can also dine in at Chaupal Restaurant or Rosati Bistro which are both good options when it comes to food as well as ambiance.
In 20 minutes you can reach Zamzama Boulevard as well which is famous for restaurants on both sides of the road. There is an endless choice of eateries that you can enjoy a bite at. For mouthwatering steaks you can visit Roasters or you can dine in at Nawab’s Dynasty Authentic Mughali as well. Other eateries you can find here include Okra-The Restaurant, Domino’s Pizza and Milano Pizza & Fast Food among many others.
In the same distance you can also try food at one of the many famous restaurants located in Phase 5, DHA in Badar Commercial Area. Some of the popular choices here include Bundoo Khan Restaurant, which is known for its BBQ among other local cuisine, Mirchi, The New York Pizza, Chop Chop Wok, Subway and Meerath Kabab & Barbecue. Nearby on Saba Avenue you can also visit Hoagies and Gazebo Chat which is known for items like chana chaat and dosa among others.
Another place that you can explore when you can’t decide what you want to have, and one which is also quite famous is Boat Basin Food Street that you can reach in 20 minutes as well. The choice of restaurants begins from Bank Road and extends leftwards from the Boat Basin Roundabout. Whether you want to have a burger, fries, BBQ, Chinese or pizza and even fine dining there is a restaurant here for every taste. You can enjoy burgers and broast from Tipu Burger & Broast or Jan’s Broast. Other restaurants you can find here include OPTP, Khyber Koyla Karahi, Hanifia, KFC, Karachi Broast, Handi Inn, and Tandoori Hut to name a few. Flamingo Juice & Chat, as the name suggests is a famous spot for having snacks and juices. On the opposite road you can dine in at Pizza Hut, Tao or Del Frio.
At a drive of 25 minutes you can explore restaurants on E Street in Block 4 Clifton. These include The Patio, Xander’s Clifton and The Deli to name a few. You can find a variety of items at Xander’s including burger and sandwiches, chicken/beef steaks, pizza and others to contribute to a good time.
If you’re not in the mood for fine dining, you can instead head over to a café for tea and snacks. For residents of Kashmir Colony, Café Bismillah and Quetta Café Sahi Hotel are two options for tea within the locality.
Other than that some popular options for cafes are also accessible within a drive of 15 minutes. you can go to Spicy Café located on 4th Sunset Street in Phase 2 Commercial Area, DHA or nearby you can drop by with your friends at The Second Floor, popularly known as, T2F located in 10-C Sunset Lane 5 in Phase II Extension DHA. The café hosts a variety of community events from time to time. It also has a small library and an art gallery that you can explore apart from snacks.
For a steaming hot cup of coffee you can drive to Espresso on Khayaban-e-Shahbaz, within the same distance. While the café is a popular choice for coffee and breakfast it serves other items as well to enjoy at lunch, supper or dinner. You can choose from its soups/salads, pizzas/burgers, sandwiches/wraps or main dishes to suit your appetite. You can locate Espresso at four other locations including Zamzama and Tipu Sultan.
A 20 minute drive can bring you to Zamzama Boulevard where you can enjoy snacks and coffee at Esquires Coffee, Butlers Chocolate Café, FLOC – For The Love Of Coffee, or Café Sino. In more or less the same distance you can also come to Shahbaz Commercial Area where you can enjoy a cup of tea with snacks at Fibbi Café, which is quite famous for its cardamom tea among other items. Other cafes you can find here include Vintage Café, Café Zero Degree and Déjà vu Café and Grill on Khayaban-e-Seher.
Residents of Kashmir Colony can drive to Block 4, Clifton in 25 minutes as well which boasts some fine cafes for a casual meet-up over food. Among these you can try Café Aylanto, Café Flo, The Patio, Newbury Café, Koel Café or Sattar Buksh. You can enjoy a relaxing ambiance at any one of these cafes along with an extensive menu ranging from starters to main meals and drinks.
There are bakeries in the vicinity within walking distance of 10 minutes that residents can visit to buy cakes, pastries or biscuits among other items. In Akhtar Colony, you can go to New Faisalabad Bakery on Street 5 in Sector D or Hamza Bakers on 3rd Street in Sector C. Madina Bakery in Phase 1, Defence View Housing Society is also within walking distance.
A number of bakery options are accessible across the road for residents. On 21st Commercial Street you can visit Blue Ribbon Bakery which is well-regarded for its chicken patties and cakes. Taking a turn onto South Park Avenue you can come to Crispo Bakery. Among other options nearby you can come to Hobnob, Delizia, Royal Rich Bakery, La Farine Oven Fresh Bakery or United Bakery situated on Khayaban-e-Jami. While Hobnob and Delizia are well regarded bakeries for cakes and pastries, United Bakery is one of the oldest in the city.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
Living in Kashmir Colony, Karachi, gives you access to a number of sports facilities and fitness centers near the area. Some of these facilities are accessible within a 10-minute walking distance. For instance, in Akhtar Colony, you can go to 24/7 Gym located in Sector B, above Bella Food Junction. The gym is quite economical and as the name suggests, open round-the-clock. For a minimal charge, sauna & steam bath can also be availed at the gym. In Sector E you can walk to Inayat Fitness Gym while in Junejo Town you can try exercising at Al Abid Health Club.
A number of gym options are also available to residents across the road in Phase 2, DHA, and Phase II Extension DHA, within a drive of 15 minutes. On 12th Commercial Street you can try Flex Fitness Gym or on 18th Commercial Street you can go to The Sher Gym and Fitness Center. On 22nd Commercial Street you can visit She’s Care Fitness Club Ladies & Gents Gym as well which provides group fitness classes for aerobics, Zumba and pilates among other exercises. Other services at the gym include pilates machine, body treatment and sauna bath.
Parks near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
For residents of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, while there are no neighborhood parks within walking distance to relax in, there are still some that you can visit within a drive of 15 minutes.
In Phase 4, DHA Nisar Shaheed Park provides a well-kept place for walking/jogging and enjoying nature. Just adjacent to the park you can also plan a family outing to one of the best amusement parks in Karachi: Chunky Monkey Amusement Park. It is one of the two branches of the park, with the other located on sea view. There are fun rides for the whole family to enjoy as well as an indoor arcade games section.
In the same distance you can drive to Rahat Park as well if you’re only looking for a jogging track. It is another well maintained park that also has a few swings for the children to enjoy. Beautifully planted flowers and trees and well-kept grass give visitors a good reason to sit and enjoy nature for a while.
Salons and Spas near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
A visit to a salon is a must for everyone once in a while, if not regularly, and for that reason you will not be disappointed to find many salons and spas near Kashmir Colony, Karachi, . Within a 10-minute walking distance you can go to Naba Salon located in Sector B or Glamorous Girl Beauty Salon located in Sector A in Akhtar Colony.
In Phase 1, DHA residents can drive to Safia’s Salon or Peng’s Hair and Beauty Clinic in 10 minutes. Peng’s is regarded as one of the best salons in Karachi, run by Mrs. Peng Qureshi who is the sole trainer and distributor for Guinotinstitut (Paris) which is a renowned brand for body and skincare treatments. The salon is also present in three other locations, operating from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. You can find all their services along with a price list on their website.
Among other salons that you can drive to in 15 minutes in the surrounding area, Chic Beauty Salon located on 24th commercial street in Phase 2, DHA is a good option while Jaynaan Beauty Saloon in Phase 2 Extension, DHA is also well-reviewed for its services. For flawless makeup you can visit Zayn Uppal’s Spa & Makeup Lounge DHA Branch located on 7th commercial lane in Phase 4, DHA while Maher’s Beauty Salon is also an option on 4th Commercial Street Phase 6, DHA.
Cinemas near Kashmir Colony, Karachi
The closest and one of the top cinemas in Karachi that you can access as a resident of Kashmir Colony, Karachi, is Cinepax Cinema located in Ocean Mall. It is regarded as having one of the best screens and sound systems that make for an enjoyable movie experience. You can watch both 2D and 3D movies at Cinepax which also supports online ticket booking.
Other cinemas that you can drive to are located almost 25 minutes away. The Arena Karachi located in Bahria Town Tower on Tariq Road is also a good option. It is a recently built facility so you can expect it to be less crowded. Another option is driving to the Atrium Mall cinema which is considered more economical compared to some other cinemas.
Kashmir Colony is located in between Akhtar Colony and Qayyumabad giving access to many different phases of DHA, at a short drive. Across Korangi Road, Phase II Extension DHA and Phase 2 DHA are accessible in around 10 minutes where you can find all kinds of facilities. Others like Phase 6, DHA and Phase 7, DHA are also popular localities reachable within a drive of just 15 minutes.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Kashmir Colony, Karachi, is located on quite a busy route surrounded by thriving localities. It gives easy access to various facilities like markets, hospitals and schools within a short distance. However, as it lies on a busy route, residents can expect to experience traffic from time to time.
Importance of Kashmir Colony, Karachi from major locations nearby
- Sir Syed Hospital is reachable in 10 minutes by drive
- Imtiaz Super Market-DHA is located at a distance of just 2 km
- Sunset Club is accessible in 15 minutes by drive
- Residents can go to Chunky Monkey Amusement Park located 4 km away
- Zamzama Commercial Area is accessible in 20 minutes
- Masjid-e-Tooba is located within 3 km