Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and is home to top Government officials and foreign diplomats in the country. Admired for its greenery, natural beauty and highly developed infrastructure, the capital of Pakistan attracts a great deal of international tourism.
For all those who want to make their holidays a memorable experience, this blog will look into the top 5 places to visit in Islamabad.
If your idea of a vacation getaway is to be surrounded by natural beauty then the Daman-e-Koh is just the place to be this vacation. Visiting Daman-e-Koh is akin to visiting Islamabad as, located on the top point of Margallah Hills, Daman-e-Koh offers a beautiful view of the capital.
To add to its attraction, the place is not merely about a view of the capital but also boosts restaurants and snacks bar where you can enjoy famous Pakistani foods and snacks. The place is even more beautiful during the evening when it comes alive with beautiful lighting and allows a beautiful glimpse of the capital. Don’t forget to take your camcorder and camera to preserve these beautiful moments and to cherish them later as beautiful memories.
If you and your family love hiking then don’t forget to pack your hiking shoes and other stuff before you head to Margallah Hills, Islamabad. You will love the several trails and pleasant weather the Margallah hills offer for hiking.
However, avoid the months of January and February as the weather is unusually cold and the hills also receive rainfall during these months making it difficult to hike.
Be ready to come across some wildlife across the mountain and to treat yourself to some wonderful food in the restaurants located in the hills.
A trip to the Pakistan Capital is seldom complete without a trip to one of the most beautiful mosques of the country Faisal Mosque. Named after the deceased Saudi Arabia King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, the mosque is situated near the Margallah Hills and built over a huge area.
With its beautiful design, four minarets and white marble floor the mosque is considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the Islamic world. The mosque owing to its spacious capacity can accommodate a very large number of people.
Feel free to take pictures as you roam about the mosque and capture the beauty of one of the most beautiful mosques of the world.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History
How could you skip a visit to the Pakistan museum of natural history while you visit Islamabad? The museum has plenty for everyone in the family and will hold your attention with all the attractions it offers.
The Pakistan museum of natural history is a special treat for those who are intrigued by history, culture and wild life as it offers visitors a glimpse into the history of Pakistan, its culture and the wildlife of Pakistan in the most interesting manner.
Do you love to spend a day by the water fishing, boating and all? Then you will indeed love the Rawal Lake experience. Rawal Lake has all it takes to be an ideal tourist destination the exotic surroundings and world class facilities. After you have grown tired of boating or fishing the terraced garden of the lake provides you with the perfect opportunity to relax and regain your energy.
Let a day by the Rawal Lake take away all worries from your mind, release your stress, refresh and reenergize your mind and your soul.
Therefore, whether you love to hike around in the hills, spend time fishing or boating, are a fan of history, culture or wild life you will love to visit Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.