Best places to visit in IslamabadIslamabad is the only city of the world which is made to use as capital of some country and is model city of modern Pakistan. It is the second most beautiful capital in the world. It has vast and clean roads which are connected together like are spider web. Beautiful buildings are designed in different zones. Islamabad is greenest city of Pakistan because green vegetation is sprinkled all over the city. To keep it noise free and clean rickshaws are banned. It is well developed modern beautiful and attractive in all the ways. Rawalpindi is the twin sister city of Islamabad which is not as clean as Islamabad so always prefer the accommodation in Islamabad instead of Rawalpindi because that makes a big difference.
Modern and fully facilitated new international airport of Islamabad receive direct flights to Islamabad from different countries of the world and almost flights of all reliable airline of the world arrive in Islamabad daily. Daewoo Express bus is best option for locals such Lahore Faisalabad etc. Cheapest service to travel within Islamabad is Uber.
Stunning destinations of Islamabad to visit are
- Faisal Mosque
- Pakistan Monument
- Lok Virsa Museum
- Saidpur Village
- Rawal Lake
- Margalla Hills
- Pir Sohawa
- Shakarparian Cultutal Complex
- Margalla Zoo
- Rose and Jasmine Garden
- Jinnah Supermarket Islamabad Club
This beautiful mosque of Islamabad can be seen from everywhere in Islamabad and definitely the most iconic structure and symbol in Islamabad. It was constructed with corporation of Saudi Arabia and is the largest mosque of Pakistan and sixth largest mosque of the world. King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz funded 130 million Saudi Riyals for the mosque. Accommodation capacity of this stunning mosque is over 250,000 while it covers total area of 5,000 m2 in its inside and outside grounds. This most visited tourist attraction of Islamabad was designed by Turkish architect Vidat Dalokay.
Pakistan MonumentMost beautifully designed historically designed location is Pakistan monument. Four large beautiful petals represent the four provinces of Pakistan of this blossoming flower which are Punjab, sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa while three small ones are three territories Azad Jammu & Kashmir, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. This gorgeous monument was completed on 23 march 2007 while The foundation stone was laid on 25th May 2004 . inform of beautiful Monuments building brief history of Pakistan is saved in the form of a museum. Only 20 minutes visit of this stunning museum explains the all history Pakistan. This visit is not only educational but also entertaining and impressive.
Lok Virsa MuseumHistorical culture of Pakistan is reflected in Lok Virsa Musium of Islamabad in a very good way. It is the combination of present and past traditions of the people of Pakistan. It is located only 5 minuts foot travelling from Pakistan Monument. This museum is established with the collaboration of UNESCO. This cultural and heritage museum is the very good combination of musical instruments, art, religious statues, pottery, and architectural relics. Monday is weakly holiday of this beautiful museum. It was established and was known as Folk art Museum. It was updated in 2004 and now in known as Heritage Museum
Saidpur VillageThis historical village of Pakistan has become the model village and wonderful tourist attraction of Islamabad which is located on the lower region of the mountain. Restaurants of this village serve the Pakistani delicious food in traditional environment. Development of Islamabad from 1960 is displayed in pictures in picture gallery of saidpur. Capital development authority (CDA) of Islamabad restored the Masjid, Hindu temple and a Sikh gurdwara in 2006. CDA has given full modern touch to this village without damaging its village life look.
There are around 45 natural lakes and about 15 artificial lakes in Pakistan It is an artificial reservoir that arrange for the water needs for the city of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Rawal Lake is the best picnic point for families. This artificial lake covers the area of 8.8 km² Main water source of this lake is Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills. Capital Development Authority (CDA) has developed the lake view park on murree road which is healthy spot for Rawal tourists.
- Picnic area
- Bar B Q spots with grills
- adventure sports like wall(rock) climbing
- quad bikes in F1 Tracks
- fancy bird aviary
- train rides
- zoo for rare species of birds
Margalla hills is the perfect view of Islamabad with perfect weather. These hills covers the area of 12,605 hectares and are parts of the Himalayan foot hills. There are almost 600 plant species, 250 bird varieties, 38 mammals and 13 species of reptiles in these hills. It is ideal area for globe-trotters, explorers and local people. There are a lot of cafeterias, viewpoints and natural tracks in this area which makes it more attractive for tourists. This stunning destination provides the shocking view to its visitors. There are four main tourists attractions in Margalla Hills which are specially developed for tourists of Islamabad are
- Pir Sohawa
- Shakarparian Cultutal Complex
- Lake View Park
Capital Development Authority of Pakistan established A small but beautiful zoo in Islamabad in the feet of Margalla hill in 1978 which is called “Marghazar”. This beautiful zoo provides natural environment to animals. For the kids the best attraction is elephant. Other attractive animals are zebras, blackbuck, leopard, nilgai, monkeys, foxes and bears. It also have very good collection of birds like black kites, black swans, budgerigars, ostriches, peacocks, etc. CDA has included a Dino Park in it. It was established in 1978 and has same attraction for individuals of every age.