Margalla Hills (Punjab)
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.
There is a number of hiking and trekking treks and rock climbing spots in the Margalla Hills. One of the easy and popular hiking treks is from zoo park to Daman-e-Koh. These treks provide more wonderful views in the winter season. Tourists of all ages can enjoy themselves there for easy adventure and set the beautiful moments of their lives. The weather conditions are always pleasant and cool there.
Rock climbing is also very popular in the Margalla Hills. Number beautiful and attractive rocks are also found in the Margalla Hills, which will give a fantastic experience of climbing the mountains. Jasmine Corner and Musical Lounge are crags available for beginner-level climbers.
The Margalla Hills is also an attractive place for bird watchers. Different kinds of birds such as robins, kites, larks, black partridge, shrikes, sparrows, pheasants, spotted doves, hawks, cheer pheasant, and falcons can be seen while exploring its various treks. The Margalla Hills is also a habitant place of different wild animals such leopard, golden jackal, red fox, etc.
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.
Margalla Hills Map
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Tour places in Margalla Hills
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
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
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