Irrefutably, Islamabad is one of the most beautiful capital cities of the world. It promises comfort, serenity and wonders. For your next trip to this wonderful place, I’ve listed some must visit places. Scroll below ↓
1. Lake View Park
Park at the edge of Rawal Lake exhibiting beauty of the area. It includes a wild life park, boating, paintball, vertical wall climbs and go karting. Along with food vendors offering local snacks.
2. Faisal Masjid
It is the 4th largest mosque in the world now, built in 1986; Shaped like a Bedouin tent with 4 minarets and large courtyards. The courtyards include beautiful botanical gardens with roses and fountains.
Monal provides a breathtaking view of the lush green capital from the mountains. You get to enjoy the scenic beauty on the way there and while you wait for your delicious food, making it a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the “busy” capital.
4. Trail 5
Trail 5 is a hiking track on a mountain surrounded by trees and a small waterfall that you might come across if you take detour from the main trail. Keep an eye out for the monkeys as they might steal your food!
This is the point where KPK meets Punjab. Trails and picnic spots can be found down the road along with local restaurants that serve amazing food. However, some vendors do overcharge for simple drinks and snacks.
A beautiful picnic spot that gives you the view of the presidency and parade ground. And again, watch out for notorious monkeys that might grab your food from your hands.
7. Pakistan Monument
Looking like an opening flower from above, this is the National Monument of Pakistan situated in the Shakarparian Hills of Islamabad, dedicated to the people who sacrificed their lives for the independence of this country. If you want to get the feel of Pakistan’s culture and history, this place is perfect for you!
8. Shah Allah Dita Caves
Situated in the Margalla Hills, these beautiful caves take you back into the past, to Sher Shah Suri’s time! They are surrounded by century-old villages which hold many historical tokens such as routes used by Alexander the Great. However, the most exciting activity is to explore these caves with bright lights!
9. Lok Virsa
Ever wanted to witness Pakistan’s true culture? Lok Virsa allows you to do just that! It’s full of statues, pictures, music, and textile work exhibiting the cultural heritage of our country. The most unique feature is the poetry of the local poets displayed all over the walls of this museum.
10- Said pur village
This is a cultural setup of Pakistan present at the foot of the Margalla Hills.Taking a nice stroll along the food street while enjoying the delicious food in the slow breeze pretty much sums up a perfect day spent at Said Pur Village.
Islamabad is undoubtedly a place of wonder and beauty. If anything, I honestly believe all Pakistanis should visit the fascinating sights and locations this land offers. Why buy an expensive ticket out of the country, when you have gorgeous villages and mountains to scale right here, in Pakistan?