Port Grand (Food Street) Karachi, Pakistan

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Port Grand is the upcoming Food Street and Entertainment complex in Karachi. I had been trying to get permissions from Raania Durrani who is the director of Port Grand Culture & Arts (PGCA) and finally last Saturday when they held a pre-opening meetup I was allowed to take the pictures of this wonderful place. For this I want to thank Raania.

Port Grand has been in making for quite sometime now and finally it’s almost ready. Although the completion of the entire project will still take anywhere between 6 months to a year, but there are parts of it which I am assuming will be open to public soon, such as the Art Lane.

I would love to visit this place again for another round of photography, as one hour just wasn’t enough because this was my first visit and I was exploring the place as I went. But I had a great time exploring this wonderful addition to Karachi and can’t wait to see it in full flow once it’s completed. The only bad part of the shoot was the ISO performance of my D80. I only had 10 minutes left before the sunset, and I decided to increase the ISO and go handheld instead of dragging the tripod with me. Bad idea!!! Most of the pics turned out to be unusable because of the noise.

Anyway, here are some of the pics that I took during my hour long visit there:

Port Grand, Karachi, Pakistan

In the distance you can see the old Native Jetty bridge which has been converted into a pedestrian friendly pier with different restaurants on one side and the views of Karachi Harbor on the other side.

The Napier's Tavern is a fine dinning restaurant at Port Grand.

The Galleria is the main shopping complex at Port Grand

This hindu temple (Lakshminarayan Mandir) is said to be older than the Native Jetty bridge which itself is well over a century old.

Temple Point

This is the beginning of the Native Jetty bridge where on one side are restaurants and cafes. Since this is a pedestrian only walkway, people can walk down to their favorite restaurants and cafes while enjoying the sights of Karachi Harbor on their right side. In a city like Karachi where muggings and street crimes are so common that even people who enjoy going out for a walk are scared to do so, this is going to be a breath of fresh air.

This is the outdoor portion of the Art Lane at Port Grand. On the extreme right (not shown in this pic) is the entrance to the indoor portion of the Art Lane.

According to their website, Palm Grove is the area where food street visitors can come to enjoy fresh juices under the canopy of palm trees.

A view of ICI Flyover from Port Grand, Karachi

A view of PRC Complex near II Chundrigar Road from Port Grand, Karachi

For more info visit the website of Port Grand at http://www.portgrand.com/
Or you can join the Facebook page of PGCA at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Grand-Culture-Arts-PGCA/162703470406757/

10 Responses to “Port Grand (Food Street) Karachi, Pakistan”

  1. Mr.Shahid Sultan has really proved that he is a Karachite rather he proved that he owned this city We are really proud of him by creating a beautiful recarational spot – Karachi Food Street at old Natty Jetty Bridge, for the citizen of Karachi.God Job

  2. WE NEED MORE FOOD STREETS LIKE PORT GRAND IN THE MIDDLE OF KARACHI…

  3. excellent destination to visit

  4. gud job guyx …keep da gud work

  5. keep up dA GUD WORK GUYX …

  6. It is a beautiful addition in a metropolitian city. May ALLAH give us peace and stability to add more such places in our Pakistan.

  7. A very good addition in Karachi, More food streets are required to be develop in down town and eastern costal site of Karachi.

    Keep it up

  8. PORT GRAND IS THE VERY VERY NICE FOOD STREET MY VISIT ALMOST 6 TIME I LIKE THIS PLACE FOOD IS NOT BAD BUT HOUSE KEEPING IS VERY VERY GOOD, SECURITY IS VERY VERY NIVE, MAINTENANCE IS VERY VERY GOOD, PORT GRAND IS V. GOOD PALCE, I SUGGEST ALL PAKISTAN PEOPLES AND FORAGAIN VISITOR PLEASE VISIT AT PORT GRAND FOOD STREET.

    THANKS & REGARDS

    PAKISTAN GIRL

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