Things To Do In Islamabad
Islamabad (/ɪzˈlɑːməbæd/ (About this soundlisten); Urdu: اسلام آباد, romanized: Islām Ābād) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is administered by the Pakistani federal government as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. It is the ninth-largest city in Pakistan, while the larger Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country’s third-largest with a population of about 4.1 million people. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery. The master plan for the city was designed by Greek architect Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis and divides the city into eight zones, including administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational and industrial sectors, commercial areas, as well as rural and green areas which are administered by the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation with support from the Capital Development Authority.
Saidpur Village is an ancient village with a history of more than 2000 years and is famous for its handmade pottery. This village existed before Islamabad. At the slopes of the Margalla hills, Saidpur is a Mughal-era village preserved as a heritage site. Saidpur was founded by Sultan Said Khan, son of Sultan Sarang Khan. He gave his daughter in marriage to Mughal Prince Saleem who later became Emperor Jahangir.
Lok Virsa is the finest cultural museum in Pakistan. It showcases art works that help in preserving the living folk and traditional culture and crafts of Pakistan. It is located near Shakarparian Hills and has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work.
The Giga Mall, the largest mall in Islamabad. It was launched on 22 March 2016 and is wholly owned by Giga Group. Giga Mall gives its elite visitors a vast and exciting adventure in its unique architectural structure. Giga Mall Islamabad local and International brands, undoubtedly offer the best qualities of clothes with more than 200+ brands.
Lake View Park
Lake View Park (also known as Rawal Lake View Point or Rawal Lake Promenade) is a wildlife park, amusement park and adventure park located near Village Malpur Rawal Lake, on Murree Road in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. It runs under the administration of Capital Development Authority. This park also contains Pakistan’s largest bird cage.
The Pakistan Monument is a national monument and heritage museum located on the western Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. The monument was constructed to symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people. It is dedicated to the people of Pakistan who sacrificed their “today” for a better “tomorrow”.
The Faisal Mosque is a mosque located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the sixth-largest mosque in the world and the largest within South Asia, located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. The mosque features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of concrete shell and is inspired by the design of a typical Bedouin tent.
The Centaurus Mall is an iconic retail, entertainment & lifestyle destination that stimulates visitors with its vibrant mix of retail & entertainment segments. The Centaurus Mall is located in Islamabad and consists of three skyscrapers, The Centaurus Mall is a four story tall complex of around 250 shops.
Shah Allah Ditta Caves
Shah Allah Ditta caves are located on the route leading towards Khanpur. These caves are next to the shrine and tomb of Shah Allah Ditta. 2,400-year-old Buddhist era murals of Buddha appear on the walls of caves at Shah Allah Ditta. … The mosque has broken walls and the road leading to it is dilapidated.
Daman-e-Koh is a viewing point and hill top garden north of Islamabad and located in the middle of the Margalla Hills. Its name is a conjunction of two Persian words, which together means foot hills. It is about 2400 ft from sea level and almost 500 ft from the city of Islamabad. It is a popular destination for the residents as well as the visitors to the capital.