Islamabad - Capital of Pakistan (Punjab)

Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is located in the northeastern part of Pakistan in the Pothohar Plateau on the foot of Margalla Hills at a distance of 295 km from Lahore at an elevation of 1770 feet above sea level. It can be accessed through G. T. Road as well as Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. It was declared as the capital of Pakistan in the 1960s by cutting land from Punjab province. Benazir International Airport is linked with all over the world to attract foreign visitors as well as visitors from other cities of Pakistan.

It is a most beautiful and modern city of Pakistan with neat and clean roads in the lush green Margalla Hills. On the Margalla Hills side, its beauty becomes more attractive with a line of green hills around that side of the city. There are a number of visiting places and treks in the Margalla Hills, which attract a number of visitors all around Pakistan as well as from other countries. Pir Sohawa and Damn-e-Koh are the most popular places in these hills. There are a number of other visiting places such as Shakarparian Hill Park, Faisal Mosque, Rawal Lake, etc. Saidpur village is considered one of the earliest human settlements in Asia. Pakistan Monument is a wonderful place to learn about the entire history of Pakistan that is presented in a very unique way.

Its atmosphere remains pleasant around the year, summer is rather hot but becomes pleasant in the evening due to the neighboring hills of Murree. Most of the tourists visiting Murree, also like to spend some time in Islamabad city.

It is a modern style city, with all major offices of foreign embassies and administrative offices of the Government of Pakistan. It has the highest cost of living in Pakistan as compare to other cities of Pakistan. It is also the safest city in Pakistan with an RFID-enabled surveillance system.

It has a 98% literacy rate, which is the highest in Pakistan. There are twenty universities in the city, which serve a number of students from all over the country.

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Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is located in the northeastern part of Pakistan in the Pothohar Plateau on the foot of Margalla Hills at a distance of 295 km from Lahore at an elevation of 1770 feet above sea level. It can be accessed through G. T. Road as well as Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. It was declared as the capital of Pakistan in the 1960s by cutting land from Punjab province. Benazir International Airport is linked with all over the world to attract foreign visitors as well as visitors from other cities of Pakistan.

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Centaurus Mall Islamabad

There are number of high rising building in Islamabad, one of them is the Centaurus which is beautifully designed by the British firm. It has three skyscrapers, containing 36 floors, with hotels, shopping mall, and residential floors.

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Daman-e-Koh

Daman-e-Koh is another beautiful location in the Margalla Hills, Islamabad to visit. On the top of Daman-e-Koh, the broader view of the whole Islamabad is an amazing and memorable event of one\'s life. Pirsohawa is another attraction next to Daman-e-Koh for tourists. It looks most glamorous and wonderful in the evening and gives a shining and glooming view of Islamabad city.

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Dino Park

It is located on Pir Sohawa Road just near Margalla Ave at the foot of the Margalla Hills. It has a beautiful collection of models of dino family to educate children.

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faisal mosque

Shah Faisal Mosque, the most famous place in Islamabad, is located in the Margalla Hills at a distance of 10km from Zero Point Islamabad. It is amazing creativity for those coming to visit the mosque. It is among the beautiful mosques in Pakistan. It has four beautiful minarets on the four corners of the look the mosque. The view of the mosque at night is more charming and eye-catching. Its construction was funded by King Shah Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

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Fatima Jinnah Park

Fatima Jinnah Park, also known as Sector F-9 Park or Capital Park, is the largest park in Islamabad in Sector F-9. It is mostly covered with greenery having different kinds of wildlife. Park also has a kid play area, tennis court, cricket ground and clubs.

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Islamabad Zoo

It is located on Pir Sohawa Road just near Margalla Ave at the foot of the Margalla Hills. Zoo has a fine collection of different types of animals and animals. Dino park is another beautiful attraction for children in zoo, which has different models of dino family.

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Jasmine and Rose Garden Islamabad

Rose and Jasmine Garden is located on Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad on Kashmir Highwary. Park is an ideal location for nature lover with full of different types of flowers specially rose. One can feel the romantic aroma of flowers everywhere in the garden.

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Lok Virsa Museum Islamabad

Lok Virsa Heritage Museum is located in Shakarparian Hills on Garden Ave in Islamabad at the distance of just less than 2 km from Zero Point. It presents historical and living traditions of the people of Pakistan both from urban and rural areas as well as from the remotest regions of Pakistan.

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Margalla Hills

The Margalla Hills is a part of Himalayan foothills, located on the north of Islamabad, Pakistan. The Margalla Hills has an average elevation of 1000 meters. Tilla Charouni is the highest peak in this range. It also gets snowfall in the winter season. These hills have an attractive greenish view around the north side of Islamabad and provide a relaxing view for tourists. Pir Sohawa is the highest tourist spot in this area.

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Pakistan Monument

The Pakistan Monument is a popular picnic spot on Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, represent national unity. The monument is shaped just like blooming flower petals with inner walls inscribed with the outlines of Badshahi mosque, Lahore Fort, Minar-e-Pakistan, Khyber Pass, and Quid Tomb. Four main petals represent four provinces of Pakistan and three small petals three administrative territories of Pakistan. In the center of petals, there is a central platform in the shape of a five-pointed star, surrounded by water. A metallic crescent along the petals surrounding the star, representing the crescent and star on the Pakistani flag.

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Pir Sohawa

Pir Sohawa is a hill station in the Margalla Hills at the distance of 17 km from Islamabad, have an elevation of 5,000 feet in Monal village which is part of Haripur District. It is the highest point in the Margalla Hills and may receive snowfalls in the winter season.

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Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake, one of the most visiting places in Islamabad, is situated on Murree Road, Islamabad, next to Shakarparian National Park, and nearly 11km from Zero Point Islamabad.

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Saidpur Village

Saidpur village is located in the Margalla Hills in Islamabad at the distance of 8 km from Zero-point on the Margalla Ave near Daman-e-Koh. It is a historical village and is now preserved in its original state.

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Shakarparian Hills

Shakarparian Hills is a beautiful and charming place in Islamabad at a distance of 5km from Zero Point Islamabad in the Potohar Range. There is a hill in the park, which is the main attraction of the park. From that hill, one can have a bird\'s eye view of both cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It is the best location for a day relaxing with family or friends.

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Shrine of Bari Imam

The shrine of Bari Imam is located in the village of Noorpur Shahan, Islamabad at a distance of km from Zero Point, Islamabad. The shrine was first built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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Islamabad Gallery

Islamabad Evening

Tourists love to enjoy the pleasant evenings of Islamabad, specially if atmosphere is cloudy. No one can escape to admire the beauty of these evening movements, with cool breeze coming from the Margala Hills.

Kashmir Highway Islamabad

Kashmir Highway is the main road in Islamabad city that connects it with Rawalpindi and Murree.

Islamabad City View

Islamabad is the most modern city of Pakistan and also it is a capital of Pakistan. It is small but well organized city. It is located in the lush green Margala Hills. There are number of important building such as Supreme Court of Pakistan, Parliament House, embassies of different countries, etc.

Aroundabout near Kashmir Highway

Islamabad City View

Clock near Faisal Mosque

Roundabout near Pakistan China Friendship Center

Birds Aviary

It is located in Lake View Park Islamabad near Rawal Lake. There is a best collection of different kinds of birds such as parrots, sparrows, peacocks, etc. It is an interesting visiting point for children and family to view live birds around them.