Islamabad is the Capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The city was built in between 1960-1970 to shift the Capital from Karachi to the Islamabad. Before making it a capital of Pakistan, it was just a small village and a part of which still exists; with its mud houses and usual village life. Islamabad is a city of up to date buildings, roads are wide and lined with grass and roses. The city is divided into numerous residential and commercial areas like Blue area, Aabpara, Jinnah Super Market, Centaurus which are the main business areas. Among the buildings, the new Prime ministers secretariat, Assembly building, Awami Markaz , Convention Center, Marriot and Serena hotels, some embassies in Diplomatic Enclave, and the greatest Faisal Mosque are worth seeing.
Islamabad holds the distinction of a leading city in the tourism industry of Pakistan. There are numerous and most attractive tour places in Islamabad, which are stunning and attract the tourists from all over the world. Islamabad is beautiful city of Pakistan better known for its most eye-catching places as:
Designed to resemble a Bedouin tent, situated at the foot of the Margalla Hills is the biggest mosque in Pakistan, in South Asia and the 6th largest in the world.
Located in the Haripur District, presents an extraordinary and picturesque view of Islamabad city during day and night. The famous Monal restaurant at Pir Sohawa is named after the village “Monal” located near by.
It is famous for its lush green parks with hotels and many refreshing points.
Margalla Hills National Park
Pakistan is a home to some foreign environment in the Indian subcontinent. The wild life place in Margalla Hills and National Parks in Pakistan offer some exciting wild life tour options.
The Rawal Lake is synthetic lake that provides the irrigation needs for Rawalpindi and Islamabad cities. It’s also a famous tourist destination with activities such as boating, sailing, water skating and diving.
It presents the cultural heritage of Pakistan and living style of the different Pakistani areas; exhibit here in the statue, pottery, textile work and much more.
this is another attractive and tourist attraction place located at the foot hills of Margalla. It is 700 years old village used as a route from Kabul to Gandhara city of Taxila by Sher Shah Suri and Alexander.
This historical place is famous for the trees planted by various heads of state.