You are stressed and want some relief. Then, you should explore some great places. Places that make you feel awesome. So, here are the best places to visit in Islamabad.
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Read this article till the end to know about a great city that feels like heaven. I have visited the city many times and every time I love it more than before.
The capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the beauty of Pakistan.
“Once you have lived in Islamabad, No other city is good enough”
We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan”. Jon Peter
This city is famous for the presence of several parks and forests, mountains and hills, heritage and cultural places, and marvelous shopping malls.
I am here with the exploration of the best places to visit in Islamabad.
Best places to visit in Islamabad:
The Pakistan Monument
It is a heritage museum. The early name was Folk Art Museum. It was established in 1982 and covers an area of around 20,000 square feet.
It has been upgraded in 2004 and now it is known as Lokvirsa Museum. The meaning of Lokvirsa is National institute of Folk.
It shows the cultural heritage of Pakistan. It is all about the living style of different areas of Pakistan. You will see here statues, pictures, pottery, and textile work. It is the purest cultural museum in Pakistan.
This landmark achievement attracts tourists. It enriches the beauty of Islamabad. Covers an area of 60,000 sq. It is the largest museum to educate the generations of Pakistan about their culture.
You can visit this museum from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Faisal Mosque is one of the best places to visit in Islamabad. It is situated at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. Faisal Mosque is the 6th largest mosque in the world.
It is an ultra-modern and influential piece of Islamic architecture. The mosque attracts tourists as it allows to be seen miles around day and night. This largest mosque is an iconic symbol of Islamabad.
In 1966 King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz visited Pakistan and suggested building a mosque in Islamabad. 43 proposals from 17 countries were submitted. The proposal of architecture from Turkey, Vedat Deloky approved by the Government. The construction has been started in 1976 and completed in 1986. King Faisal funded 130 Million Saudi Riyals.
Both, the name of the mosque and the leading road to the mosque were named after his assassination.
The shape of the Faisal Mosque is inspired by the cubic Ka’ba in Mecca and Bedouin’s tent. The Prayer Hall is located at the east and almost 10,000 people can pray there at a time. In 2000, the mosque’s ground is relocated as a new campus of Islamia University.
If you visit Islamabad, never miss the visit to this grand mosque.
Siadpur Village is the most established town in the city. It is located on the inclines of Margalla Hills and is one of the best places to visit in Islamabad. This stunning place is a great attraction for tourists.
The marvelous village has impressions of many civilizations. Such as Ashoka, Mughal, Buddhist, Greek, and Gandhara. The village is more than 5 hundred years old and known for its rich culture and heritage.
You will find here clam in the daytime as well as in the night too. You will find here preserved old school building, a nomad art gallery and an old Sofi Tomb, and a Hindu Temple, and a Gurdwara.
On holidays the place gets packed with people as it narrates its own tales of different eras.
I strongly recommend you to visit this place to find the natural beauty of nature and peace of mind.
The Pakistan Monument:
The Pakistan Monument is located on the western Shakarpaian Hills in Islamabad. It is the national monument and the heritage museum. The symbol of the unity of the Pakistani people.
It covers an area of 2.8 hectares and can be easily seen from across the Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area. Its unique design makes it one of the best places to visit in Islamabad.
Former President of Pakistan Pervaiz Musharaf proposed the idea to create a national monument of Pakistan. In 2005, many architectures submitted the proposal. The proposal of Arif Masoud has been accepted and the construction was completed in 2006.
The monument has two distinct sections, the main monument, and the museum. The four large petals represent the four provinces of Pakistan. The four petals are accompanied by three small petals and represent Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and Tribal Areas.
You must check this museum as well whenever you visit Islamabad, Pakistan.
Margalla Hills is one of the blessed places of the world with close accessibility to nature. The place is covered with greenery and you can find herbaceous plants and rocks here. It is the safest place for hiking and camping. There are 8 hiking trails at Margalla Hills.
The hills are home to Flora and fauna. You can find 250-300 species of plants and various species of animals and birds. This makes the hills unique. No other Pakistani location has such many species of Flora and Fauna.
The Margalla range has an area of 12,605 hectares. It is a range with many valleys as well as high mountains. The points to visit are Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa and Shadara are best. Monal restaurant at Daman-e-Koh is an iconic point.
This place is one of the best places to visit in Islamabad. So, I recommend you to visit this must to see nature so closely.
It is an artificial reservoir and provides water to residents of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The depth of the Lake is 31 M. it is associated with the Rawal dam. The lake is surrounded by gardens and trees which make it a more beautiful and charming place.
As you explore the lake, you can find different kinds of activities to do there. You also find some species of animals and birds. It is the beauty of nature you can ever think of. Visit this gorgeous spot as it is one of the best places to visit in Islamabad.
Islamabad Club is also a famous place located in the vicinity of Rawal Lake. It covers the area of 346 Acers. Its membership comprises officials, diplomats, and the elite of Islamabad.
The club has a full range of sports facilities, swimming pools, and a shopping arcade.
The membership fee is 300,000 for Government officers and 1.5 Million for private individuals. So, it is also the best place to visit in Islamabad only if you have loads of money in your pocket.
I would like to include shopping malls in the list of best places to visit in Islamabad.
I recommend you these five shopping malls. As I visited all these and find them great for shopping.
1) Giga Mall
2) Safa Gold mall
3) F-6 Markaz
4) Aabpara Market
5) The Centaurus Mall
On the whole, I want to say that Islamabad is great land with wonderful points. It is full of natural beauty you have never seen. Once, you visit this place you will never forget it. Islamabad is at the top of the list of cities I ever visited. I also recommend this city to you as it has many best places to visit there.