Islamabad is one of the well-developed cities in Pakistan and a great place to visit. This beautiful city is rich with modern architectures and natural beauty. Big mountains, clean atmosphere, well-planned avenues, pleasant weather, food specialties and has made it attractive for tourists visiting Pakistan.
The city was founded in 1960s as the new capital of Pakistan after Karachi. Initially, there was a small population. Being as the capital, only Government servants and federal employs settled there. With its growing development in urban settlement, population of this city is increasing day by day. The city also preserves its culture and portrays the history of Pakistan.
Major Attractions in Islamabad
Faisal Mosque is one of the beautiful attraction of Islamabad. It is a symbol of dignity and famous for its unique architecture all over the world. It is located in the centre of the city and you can view it from every corner of Islamabad.
Another attraction is Daman-e-Koh. It is situated in hills and surrounded by natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the facility of horse riding and hiking.
This is the ideal place for travel adventures like hiking, camping, cycling and driving. People are attracted to this place for enjoying summer vacations and having fun with the family.
This is another ideal place of attraction for tourists. These hills are one of the oldest tourist attraction places. A clear view of Rawalpindi and Islamabad can be seen from this place. It is located near Zero Point.
Rawal Lake View Point
Rawal Lake is another attractive place for tourists. From this place, you can experience a wonderful scene of sunset standing at the shore. One of its attraction is the beautiful “Lake View Park” which provides a lot of fun-filled activities for families and children like games, fun fairs, motion rides, etc.
Lok Virsa Museum
Lok Virsa Museum is one of the most prominent recreational sites. The museum exhibits Pakistani traditional and folk culture. It is situated near Shakarparian Hills and presents a large variety of embroidered costumes, woodwork, jewellery, block printing and other antique items from the ancient time.
Rose and Jasmine Garden
People from all over Pakistan are attracted towards this place due to a large variety of flowers. It has 250 different types of roses and a dozen different types of Jasmines.
The Zoo has a large variety of wildlife like precious leopards, elephants, bears, ostriches, etc. It is situated near Margalla Hills close to Children’s Playland.
This park is a place of attraction for fun lovers. Children’s Playland is also there. You can enjoy hiking, cycling and riding. It is located at Margalla foothills near Islamabad Zoo .
Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Pakistan Museum preserves past human history, wildlife of Pakistan and geology. It is located in National Park on Garden Avenue. Visitiors can get a lot of information about human history from this museum. Educational trips are arranged to this place as it helps students in increasing their knowledge.