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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 properly planned city just like London in United Kingdom, but it gives more scenic views due to the Margalla Hills and mountaineous landscape.

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 number of treks in The Margalla Hills, which gives a splendid experience to trekkers and hikers. 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. Visit to Saidpur village is really a valuable for history lovers. 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. As Murree receives high percentage of annual rainfall, so temperature and weather of Islamabad territory becomes pleasant due to weather in Murree.

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.

Islamabad 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.

Islamabad Map

Tour places in Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Centaurus Mall Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Daman-e-Koh

  • 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.
    Tourism in Dino Park

  • 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.
    Tourism in faisal mosque

  • 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.
    Tourism in Fatima Jinnah Park

  • 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.
    Tourism in Islamabad Zoo

  • Jamia Masjid Dewan Umar Farooq Islamabad


    Tourism in Jamia Masjid Dewan Umar Farooq Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Jasmine and Rose Garden Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Lok Virsa Museum Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Margalla Hills

  • 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.
    Tourism in Pakistan Monument

  • 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.
    Tourism in Pir Sohawa

  • PM Secretariat Islamabad


    Tourism in PM Secretariat Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Rawal Lake

  • 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.
    Tourism in Saidpur Village

  • Serena Hotel Islamabad

    Islamabad Serena Hotel is located on Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy road, Islamabad, opposite to Jinnah Convention Centre.
    Tourism in Serena Hotel Islamabad

  • 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.
    Tourism in Shakarparian Hills

  • Shrine of Bari Imam

    The shrine of Bari Imam is, the most important shrine in Islamabad, 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.
    Tourism in Shrine of Bari Imam

Islamabad Photo Gallery