30 Most Beautiful Places in Islamabad
Islamabad is the capital of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is one of the most beautiful city of the country administered by the Federal Government of Pakistan. The city has greenery all around with safety and higher standards of living as compare to other cities. There are many beautiful places in Islamabad. The 30 beautiful places in Islamabad are:
1. Faisal Masjid
Located on Margalla Hills, Faisal Masjid is the largest Masjid of South Asia and sixth largest in the world. The construction of this Masjid was funded by Shah Faisal (Saudi King) in 1976 and it was completed in 1986. The area of the Masjid is 33 acres and there is a capacity of around 10,000 worshipers in the Masjid.
2. Pakistan Monument
Pakistan Monument is a symbol of unity representing the four provinces of Pakistan i.e. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh with Gilgit Baltistan, Tribal areas and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The monument was inaugurated on 23rd March 2007. The monument can easily be seen from Islamabad to Rawalpindi metropolitan areas. It is a popular destination for tourist and around 1400 tourists visiting this spot every day.
3. Margala Hills
Margala Hills are covered with many plants and green trees and the soil on the hill is very fertile. It is one of the safest place for hiking and overnight camping. This place is recommended for all those visitors that like natural beautify and hiking.
Daman-e-Koh is one of the most beautiful places in Islamabad. The word Daman-e-Koh means foot hills. From the southern site, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Islamabad capital. Faisal Masjid, Seventh Avenue and Rawal Lake can also be viewed from Daman-e-Koh. Original map and telescopes have been installed for passionate tourists.
5. Rawal Lake
It is a beautiful and perfect place for the entertainment of the people living in Islamabad. The lake has natural beauty. From Rawal Lake, the beauty of Margala Hills can be viewed. There are many facilities for foods and refreshment at this place.
6. Saidpur Village Islamabad
It is one of the most beautiful places in Islamabad for tourists. This place has a 500 years old history and the place is known is for its legacy and old stories. This place is influenced by Muslims, Hindus, and Sikh cultures as they used to live here together. There are many resturants in Saidpur Village that include Polo Lounge, Kehwa, Lahore Chathara, Des Pardes, Dera Pakhtoon, Andaaz and Tira.
7. Heritage Museum – Lok Virsa
It is one of the largest Museum in Pakistan where more than 3000 visitors can be accommodated in a single day. The Meseum is located on the Shakarparian Hills having an area of 60,000 sq.ft. The Museum is representing the culture and history of Pakistan. It is one of the most beautiful places in Islamabad and visitors can learn about culture and history of Pakistan.
8. Margalla Hills National Park
Margalla Hills National Park is another very beautiful place in Islamabad to visit. The hills stations in Margalla Hills National Park are Pir Sohawa and Daman-e-Koh and thousands of tourists are visiting these places every month. The main picnic points in Margallah Hills National Park are Lake View Park and Shakarparian Cultural Complex.
9. Rawal Lake
It is another beautiful place in Islamabad. Rawal Lake is a reservoir which provides water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities of Pakistan. Many trees around the Rawal Lake have been planted and there are many picnic spots for the visitors in Rawal Lake. Different private clubs have also organized water skating and sailing facilities for the visitors.
By: Mameen Khan