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10 Places to Visit in Islamabad Beauty OF Pakistan

By: Ayesha Mustafa

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The combination of mountain tourism, beach tourism, desert tourism, and religious tourism in Pakistan is unmatched anywhere in the world. 10 Places to Visit in Islamabad Beauty OF Pakistan

Let’s have an overview of the tourism places in Islamabad; one must visit when coming to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

1: Shakarparian Park

Shakarparian is a hill station and a local resort in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is located near Zero Point Interchange. This is beautiful place to have an overview of the capital.
There is also a garden where hundreds of trees were planted by foreign dignitaries.

2: Lok Virsa Museum

The Lok Virsa Museum, also known as the traditional heritage, is situated in ShakarParrian Hills. This is a museum that deals with history, art and culture of Pakistan.

The museum consists of several blocks, as well as an outdoor museum that can accommodate more than 3,000 visitors.

3: Museum of Natural History

The Pakistan Museum of Natural History is a national museum located in ShakarParrian Hills.
It is a popular place for children and students having a large treasure of animals’ skeleton and history.

4: Pakistan Monument

Pakistan Monument is a national monument in Islamabad, Pakistan, representing the four provinces and three regions of the country. From the air, the monument looks like a star and a moon, representing the star and crescent in the Pakistani flag.

Is is also located in ShakarParrian Hills and one can has an overview of distant govt. and private building.

5: Rawal Lake Park / Rawal Dam

Rawal Lake is a human made reservoir that provides water to the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It is owned by Punjab province and located in Bani Gala Islamabad. It covers an area of 8.8 sq. km in which this artificial lake was created.

Rawal Lake also known as Rawal Dam, is a popular tourist destination in Islamabad. Tourists enjoy fishing and boating here.

The area around the lake is laid out with gardens, picnic spots and deserted paths and is lined with flowering trees.

6: Buddha’s Caves

These caves are also located at the foot of the Margalla Hills, a short distance from Sector D12 in Islamabad.

There are a few caves between the mountains, a garden and a natural spring whose water flows down the road.

This place is known by both the names of Shah Allah Ditta’s Cave or Buddha’s Cave.

7: The Daman-e-Koh

The Daman-e-Koh range is a point to visit in the middle of the Margalla Mountains. It is located at an altitude of about 2400 feet above sea level and about 500 feet above the city of Islamabad.

It is a popular recreational destination for residents of the capital as well as visitors.

Monkeys are usually seen on roadsides here during the winter. Leopards (big cats) often descend from the high hills.

8: Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque is the beautiful and magnificent mosque in Islamabad. Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in South Asia. This great mosque is known all over the Muslim world for its unique architecture.

The foundation stone of the mosque was laid in October 1976 and was completed in 1987.

9: Islamabad Zoo

Maragzar Zoo is another place having a big attraction to visit during on and off days.
This zoo is situated in foot of Margalla Huills and has a variety of birds and animals to see.

10: Margalla Hills National Park

Margalla Hills National Park is located in Margalla Hills. It occupies an area of about 43000 acres. It has tourism, hiking, trekking, and sports attraction for the visitors.

It has also a variety of flora and fauna. It has 5 trekking ways to reach Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa.

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