Tourist attractions in Islamabad – Pakistan

 

The Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. The city is very urbanized and multi-cultural, with a population of around 2 million. As the national capital, majority of Government of Pakistan offices, the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister House is situated in the city. Islamabad also hosts a large number of politicians, government employees and foreign diplomats. The city was built in 1960’s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital. It’s a well organised city and regarded as the most developed city in Pakistan. Islamabad International Airport has international and domestic flights service. As this is the capital of Pakistan, therefore many international airlines offer Cheap Flights to Pakistan.

The Faisal Mosque

The Faisal Mosque was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, and named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who financed the project. This mosque was completed in 1986, and is one of the largest mosques in Pakistan. Over 260,000 worshipers can accommodate in the mosque and its surroundings. The four minarets are 260 feet (80m) high, and measures 10 x 10 meter circumference. This mosque is the iconic symbol of Islamabad throughout the world. The location of the mosque is at the foot of Margalla Hills, north end of the Faisal Avenue. As it is located on raised area of land, therefore it is visible from miles around day and night. Many tourist around the country and world, visit the mosque every year, therefore to visit Islamabad, book your Cheap Flights online, well in advance to save cost, as flights tickets are expensive.

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Islamabad Zoo

The Islamabad zoo was opened in 1978. The total are comprise of 82 acre and is the under the administration of Capital Development Authority of Pakistan. There are many different kind of animals are in the zoo.

Pakistan Museum of Natural History

The museum was established in 1976 in Islamabad. It is located in Shakarparian, Garden Avenue, Islamabad. The museum displays over 300,000 objects and provides information on geology, ecology and palaeontology of the country. The museum also acts as research centre for students, and work closely with Lok Virsa Museum.

Lok Virsa Museum

The Lok Virsa Museum in Islamabad is also known as the Folk Heritage Museum. It is located near Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad. This museum is one of the finest museums, and displays the cultural heritage of Pakistani people. It exhibits the living style of the different areas of Pakistan, which includes pottery, music, textile work and pictures. The museum also exhibit the traditional culture and crafts of Pakistan, like mirror work, marble inlay, jewellery, woodwork, metal work, embroidered costumes, block printing, Ivory and bone work.

Rawal Lake

The Rawal Lake in Islamabad is an artificial lake or reservoir that provides the water supply for the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The total lake area is around 8.8 kilometer and is located within an isolated section of the Margalla Hills National Park. The water in Rawal Lake comes from Korang River and some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills.

Daman-e-Koh

The Daman-e-Koh means foot hills, and is located in the middle of Margalla Hills. This place is around 500 feet high from the Islamabad, and become the popular tourist destination as a view point for Islamabad. Many local residents from Islamabad visit often this place to enjoy the weather and the view of the capital city. The Daman-e-Koh is a midpoint on their way to highest tourist place Pir Sohawa.

Pir Sohawa

The Pir Sohawa is 11 miles (17 Kilometers) from Islamabad at an elevation of 3000 plus feet, on the top of Margalla Hill. The Pir Sohawa is located in Monal village, and is the fastest growing tourist spot for the locals. The view of Islamabad is so beautiful from this place. Sometimes in winter, this place receives few inches of snowfall.

Travelling to Pakistan is very expensive, especially in festive season and school holidays. The Pakistan International Airlines provide non-stop Flights to Pakistan from London, UK and other airports. Due to the high demand, many travelers prefer to fly from different airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Emirates and Turkish. The most famous is Emirates airline, as it offers Cheap Flights to Dubai from UK for Pakistani travelers to stop and enjoy their stay in Dubai for few days while visiting Pakistan.