“Exciting news for all cattle enthusiasts! The renowned Cattle Market (Gai Mandi) in Karachi is soon to be relocated to a brand-new spot near the Northern Bypass”
As the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha draws near, cow and bakra mandis throughout Pakistan are busier than ever. Every city and town have its share of people out tending to their cows, goats, and camels.
Muslims all across the world gather to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of the two holiest days in the Islamic calendar. It is on the tenth of Zilhaj that the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah takes place. On this holy event, people sacrifice cows, goats, lambs, and camels to honor and commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son to satisfy Allah’s commandment.
There are always many cows and bakra mandis open in every major city. However, during the beginning of the Zilhaj lunar month, little, spontaneous cow markets appear all over the country.
The Grand Asia Cattle Market (Cow Mandi) Is Soon to Open
Karachi’s Super Highway used to be Asia’s biggest cattle market, and every year hundreds of animals are transported there. However, this time it has been relocated to “Northern Bypass”.
As you get closer to Mandi, you’ll be able to find out firsthand what all the fuss is about. The tents and LED lights provide a magnificent spark when seen from afar. Parking spots, especially those that can accommodate motorcyclists, are abundant.
Travelers looking to make a purchase will find a wealth of options along the route to Mandi. More than 30 VIP tents are offering huge animals for sale at above Rs1 million.
A trip to the cattle market will reveal the depth of young Pakistanis’ love for their goats, dairy animals, and bulls. Under the glare of spotlights, a variety of domesticated animals can be seen on wooden stumps and columns inside the massive tents.
Animals are given the appearance of wealth and luxury by having coloured ornaments placed around their necks and mouths. These ornamental pieces had a dual role of securing the animals in place and drawing the eye of potential buyers.
As soon as you enter the tent, you can hear all the activity going on within. Every time the cows’ caretaker decides to put on a catwalk show, the youthful crowd gathers around to watch and take pictures. Farmers can seem conceited because of their extreme pride in their commodities.
There are a number of open stalls and restaurants in the food area. Buyers may rest their weary feet and replenish their tummies at a food court next to the cattle market before continuing their search for a suitable sacrifice.
One thing, however, is for sure. The livestock market is where the fun begins!
Cattle Market (Gai Mandi) Karachi Relocated to Northern Bypass
Pakistan’s largest and most well-known cattle market, Gai Mandi, has relocated to Northern Bypass. The new location on Northern Bypass is a bit further away from the center of the city compared to the old one.
Nearby Al Habib restaurant, you’ll find the upcoming animal market. From the eatery, take the fork to the left that leads to Hub Road, and you’ll find yourself at the brand-new Gai Mandi.
Some of the destinations in the area that may be accessed quickly and easily are Taiser Town, Gulshan-e-Maymar Town, Surjani Town, Orangi Town, and Baldia Town. if you’re coming from North Karachi, you can skip Surjani Town and Khuda ki Basti by taking the inner route straight to Mandi.
Many customers who had planned on going to the Market now say they can’t because of its new, more distant location. The rising cost of fuel due to transporting livestock is a serious concern.
The New Northern Bypass Cattle Market (Gai Mandi) of Karachi: Explicit Directions
If you want to know how to get to the new cow mandi (cattle farm) in Karachi in 2023, check out this video published by one of the famous YouTubers, AR Maani.
2023 Karachi’s Top Choices for Cow and Bakra Mandis
Discover the finest cows and bakra mandis in Karachi with our top recommendations.
#1. Northern Bypass, previously known as Super Highway (SOHRAB GOTH)
The massive mandi along Super Highway is the biggest cow market in Asia. It is also known as the Sohrab Goth Cow Mandi. Located close to the highway between Karachi and Hyderabad, this 40+ block long cattle market is open year-round. You can buy livestock such as cows, goats, camels, and sheep at varying prices in Sindh. The market attracts traders from all over, so there’s a wide range of options available.
The Super Highway Animals Market draws crowds with its VIP tents housing exotic animals from the top cattle ranches in Pakistan. It would be difficult to find a more famous cow mandi in all of Pakistan, much alone Karachi.
The Northern Bypass cow mandi is a relatively new development, and as of yet, there is just a smattering of information accessible about it. However, we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
#2. Malir Mandi
Malir Bakra Mandi, also known as the Malir Cattle Market, is another permanent bakra mandi in Karachi. Vendors from the countryside bring their calves to sell in the days leading up to Eid-ul-Adha, making the 24-hour cattle market very bustling with buyers.
The goats in the Karachi market can cost anywhere from PKR 35,000 to PKR 1 lakh or even more? It all depends on factors like their size, breed, and how much people want them. Did you know that Malir has a huge cow mandi? It’s an animal market that’s super popular with the locals in Karachi.
#3. Bakra Piri
If you need a goat for Eid-ul-Adha, you may probably get the best deal in Bakra Piri in Lyari Town. Did you know that Bakra Piri has such a high demand for their livestock that their market stays open all year round? It’s crazy!
And the best part is that it’s one of the most affordable bakra mandis in Karachi. With the completion of the Lyari Motorway, this bakra mandi is now easily accessible to buyers from all around the city.
If you’re looking for cow and bakra mandis in Karachi, there are some really popular ones! You can check out Safoora Goth, Kamran Chowrangi, Karsaz, Landhi, Manghopir, and Karachi Cantonment regions near the FTC Flyover.
Have you ever been to a bakra mandi before? Are you planning to visit any livestock markets for Eid-ul-Adha? If yes, which ones are you thinking of checking out? We welcome your feedback and queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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