Places to visit in Islamabad

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A great person once said, “To travel is to live”.

Imagine how tedious life would be, sitting at one end of the sofa, planning out your day entirely the same way as you do every day. Let us be honest, what do most of us think when flipping over the pages of a travel magazine? Eiffel tower in Paris, Ellis Island in New York or Lake District in UK! Why are we even not considering the astounding beauty of Pakistan? Here I recommend you all to keep Islamabad, the most alluring city, the capital of Pakistan at the top of your list. Well, now, let me introduce, the places to visit in Islamabad.

Here I will discuss and educate you about some of the most appealing places to visit in Islamabad. The areas that are worth visiting include:

Places to visit in Islamabad

 

Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake

An artificial reservoir that covers an area of approximately 8.8 square kilometers. It is situated in the confined area of a village Malpur, Bani Gala and Margalla Hills National Park. This place is a must visit as it not only reflects its own beauty but the grace of the ravishing Margalla Hills too. Korang River in addition to, some streams originating from Margalla Hills has been positioned to shape this attractive lake. Well here, I have good news for all the wild life lovers; in this place you can find a variety of animals such as habitant mammals, reptiles and a bulk of birds. This place is highly recommended as it is an excellent picnic place for every tripper.

 

Shah Faisal Mosque

Shah Faisal Mosque

The largest mosque and even known as the national mosque of Pakistan. The place that signifies religion, history, ethics, believes and peace. This place was sketched by a Turkish architect. Faisal mosque lays open its pages of love and peace towards religion and history, for which it is admired a lot. Its dignified location symbolizes its worth. This iconic structure can turn one humble. So people visiting Islamabad should surely visit this mosque. Trust me, you will definitely attain much.

 

Shakarparian Hills

Shakarparian HillsAs the word define its sweetness itself. This word, Shakarparian, is acquired from two different words in Potohari language. ‘Shakar’ is defined as sugar and ‘Parian’ deals with the spot to relax. Altogether, it provides you a complete package of de-stressing yourself and enjoying at your fullest. A place where you feel unchained. So if you are still seeking for a place to loosen up and breathe freely, then you must rush to Islamabad.

 

Pakistan Monument

Pakistan Monument

Region of great heritage, widely praised for its architecture. The landscape can greatly enchant you all. The monument is located on Shakarparian Hills. The two beauties together go mind-blowing. Visit Islamabad, reach out to Shakarparian Hills and carry yourself here to see a great structure covered with glamour.

Daman-e-Koh

Daman-e-Koh

A place that can pressurize you to visit Islamabad at your very next thought. The captivating scenery of Daman-e-Koh is absolutely mesmerizing. It not only allures the tourists but it can definitely make people fall in love with it. It is established in the heart of Margalla Hills and is 2400 feet from sea level and 500 feet from the capital city. When saying ‘Daman-e-Koh’, we try to point out what does it really mean. Well, due to its great height, it is called Daman-e-Koh, a Persian word that means foothills. Do you know what; the adventurous part of this place is that, you can discover a number of monkeys and even cheetahs here. Now that is something unique about Daman-e-Koh, which can astonish you all.

 

Pakistan Museum of Natural History

Pakistan Museum of Natural History

The more you stay connected with history, the more you explore and the more you feel alive. An abbreviated story, told by dozens of pictures hanging in the galleries of this museum. Visiting this place in Islamabad, can be a true way for exalting status of knowledge, awareness and morality. Once you step in to this site, you will feel the zest of discovering something new, something unique. These discoveries will surely turn you in to a storyteller. The place consists of a collection of various animal species, historical images, a pleasing cafeteria and a wondrous garden where you can get the pleasure of perfect hi-tea.

 

The Centaurus

The Centaurus

The mall has been outlined by Odeion-Turkey. The interior draft of this spot is utterly marvelous. New clothes, new accessories and fascinating brands; after all who doesn’t love it? A flawless location for all shopaholics. A visit is must as it provides a spectacular sight for all locals too. It is built in Jinnah Avenue. The main occupants involve; Junaid Jamshed, Hush Puppies, Sputnik Footwear, Nike, Hub Jafferjees and International Watch Company. If coming over to Islamabad and not shopping for your loved ones then you haven’t achieved your real purpose of coming.

 

The Monal Restaurant

The Monal Restaurant

I have already told you much about tourist attractions in Islamabad but what if hunger strikes and you don’t know the right place to dine? Though Monal has those magical good looks too but along with that it is one of the best places to devour delicious. If you visit Islamabad and miss this place then unfortunately you will miss a lot. Monal is really admired for its charismatic view and its flavorsome food. So, all the foodies out there, dash to Islamabad as soon as possible and bolt something mind boggling at the Monal restaurant.

 

Margalla Hills

 Margalla Hills

The lofty hills, lush green plants, crystal clear lakes and streams and the sky touching your feet; will you even think of ignoring this heavenly place? A spot which will make you realize, what little place you inhabit in this world.  A site, famous for its natural beauty. You may get hypnotized by its prettiness. People, here you are offered with scrumptious food, perfect place for hiking, all that you need; all at one place.


Islamabad Zoo

islamabad zoo

This spot says a big hello to all animal lovers. It covers 82 acres and that is huge and comprises of 600 different animals. This setting is openly innovative for kids. The expressions will be too observable when watching magnanimous features live. A number of animals include zebras, lion, monkeys, rhino, elephants and many unseen animal and bird species can be seen here. So, grab your snacks along to visit this amusing site in Islamabad.

 


Here is a complete list of all the places to visit in Islamabad. So, now, the list is in your hand, don’t wait for a miracle to happen. Jump out of your beds and couches, and go and explore Islamabad these weekends. Great fun is waiting ahead. 

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Fatima Iftikhar

A passionate and well known content writer, who have done O-levels with major in medical sciences and currently doing BS in International Relations.
She have done Research Works on: Biotechnology, Neurology, Human behavior, Obesity in Pakistan, Humans of Pakistan, DR. Ruth Pfau.
She worked as an article writer and a poet at ‘The Beacon house times’ (TBT) magazine, written essays for SAARC youth organization and presently also working with Ladiestan.pk as an Author.

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