Karachi is a city in Pakistan that never sleeps. It has a lot of activities going on around it round-the-clock. The people of this city religiously follow a very busy lifestyle, especially those who belong to the working class. Karachiites usually experience hectic weekdays, and the weekend is the only time when they get to relax or hang out.
There are many different types of theme parks and recreational facilities in the city, allowing people to spend their day indulging in fun activities with their families and friends. From rollercoasters to the chairlift, you can expect a lot when visiting some of the most popular amusement parks in Karachi, which we are about to list down and discuss below:
Established in the 1970s, Safari Park in Karachi is a family-only place that runs on public funds. This park is spread over 148 acres and is located on University Road in the area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal. As is evident from its name, this park is home to different types of wild animals.
Being extremely large in size, Safari Park also includes a privately owned amusement/adventure park known as Go Aish. Taking advantage of the presence of hills in the vicinity of Safari Park, chairlifts have also been made a part of this park. These chairlifts run over a beautiful natural lake that is found inside Safari Park, providing thrill-seekers an amazingly scenic view.
Aladin Park is one of the largest amusement parks in Karachi that is visited by many people for family outings. From splashy water slides to fun rides, this place offers various attractions that is why it is visited regularly by people from all around the city. Amusement park rides are accessible throughout the day. However, there are age restrictions on some rides that are not suitable for kids.
Another exciting feature of Aladin Amusement Park in Karachi is the availability of the “wristband” facility that allows you to take rides unlimited times. There are two types of wristbands having different prices: the wristband that is priced higher could be used to enjoy all the rides and the wristband that is available for a lower price allows you to access selected rides.
KMC Amusement Park (Former Askari Park)
While driving to Stadium Road, the sight of a gigantic metallic wheel, which gets beautifully lit at night, immediately catches your attention. It is also one of the best rides in Karachi. Yes, we are talking about the “Karachi Eye” – a massive Ferris Wheel installed in KMC Amusement Park (former Askari Park), which is one of Karachi’s biggest amusement parks situated on University Road.
The vicinity in which KMC Amusement Park is situated is known as ‘Old Sabzi Mandi’ as it was once home to the city’s main vegetable market, which has now been moved to another place in the suburbs of Karachi. It is a perfect place for family outings as it has some of the most thrilling rides that are powered by modern-day technology. Roller coasters, fun rides, kids attractions and an indoor arcade room, this amusement park offers a lot of exciting attractions to its visitors. The park is now owned and managed by KMC and offers free entry.
Fun City in Hill Park
Hill Park in Karachi is a recreational place located on a hilltop surrounded by a residential block of the area of PECHS. A man-made lake filled with ducks and swans is one of the main attractions in Hill Park. Another thing that adds to the excitement of this place is an amusement park known as Fun City. In order to enter this amusement park, a ticket has to be bought separately. Fun City has many different types of rides available.
Sitting on a Ferris Wheel installed in hill park will take your excitement to a whole new level as in this way you would be able to catch a full view of the city lights visible from the hilltop. Other attractions of Fun City in Hillpark include kids’ rides and an indoor area dedicated for video games and other types of fun activities for children.
Of course, upon visiting Chunky Monkey you would find no real monkeys except for the giant monkey figure that is a part of its monogram. There are actually two branches of Chunky Monkey located in the area of DHA Karachi. Chunky Monkey’s sea view outlet is more like a mini amusement park with many different attractions that are housed in a structure having some sort of ship formation. On the other hand, this amusement park also has an existence in the vicinity of DHA Phase 4, adjacent to Nisar Shaheed Park.
Both of the branches of Chunky Monkey have a majority of rides and fun activities for children, however, a lot of adults also frequently visit the place to let out their inner child. The theme of Chunky Monkey includes vibrant colours like green, blue, red and yellow, which is yet another feature that attracts children to the park in large numbers.
Bahria Adventure Land
Featuring exhilarating rides and adventure-filled recreational activities, Bahria Adventure Land is one of the best amusement parks in Karachi. As per their official website, the stakeholders of Bahria Town, Karachi, claim that this unique theme park in the neighbourhood has been built in collaboration with Italian Manufacturers.
You can also enjoy plenty of water attractions and other state-of-the-art facilities upon your visit to this amazing amusement park. Take a look at our comprehensive guide on Bahria Adventure Land Karachi, if you are planning to visit this place any time soon.
As the name suggests, Super Space is a space-themed indoor amusement park in Karachi. The place was inaugurated in 2018. It is one of the most conveniently located theme parks in Karachi since it is found on main Rashid Minhas Road in the vicinity of Pavilion End Club. The entire place is neon-lit, which gives it an extremely unique look.
Super Space offers different types of high-tech VR games and recreational activities that are suitable for all ages. Dodgem cars, Haunted house, Kids play area, Adventure-filled rides are some noteworthy attractions to mention here. There is also an inhouse cafeteria in Super Space to facilitate the visitors. Check out our detailed blog post on Super Space Karachi, if you want to learn more about this exciting indoor theme park.
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SM Cover Credits: Askari amusement Park official Facebook page