Islamabad is known for the presence of several parks and forests, including the Margalla Hills National Park and the Shakarparian. The city is home to several landmarks, with the most notable one being the Faisal Mosque − the largest mosque in South Asia and the fourth largest in the world. Islamabad also know as the city of lights. Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. It is also known for its culture, food, coffee, large and beautiful mountains and breath-taking views. Islamabad is also famous for it beautiful mosque, The Faisal Mosque. Not to forget Islamabad is the world’s second most beautiful capital, designed uniquely and made eco-friendly. This city has a lot to offer, an eye-catching view, a peaceful environment, developed infrastructure, clean roads, and super cool people. Islamabad has the highest literacy rate in Pakistan, at 87%. 9.8% of the population has done intermediate education (equivalent to grades 11 and 12). 10.26% have a bachelor or equivalent degree while 5.2% have a master or equivalent degree.
TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN ISLAMABAD:
5: Pakistan Monument
At number 5 we have the PAKISTAN MONUMENT. It is a very famous landmark and a great tourist attraction for everyone. It is a National Monument and Heritage Museum which is located on the Western Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. It represents a unity symbol of pakistan and the unity of the people of pakistan. It covers a total area of 2.8 hectares. It is shaped as a blooming flower petal-shaped structure built of granite, with the inner walls of the petals inscribed with the outlines of Lahore Fort, Badshahi (Emperor’s) Mosque, Khyber Pass and Minar-e-Pakistan. The monument Monument opens onto a marble terrace providing a bird’s-eye view of Islamabad City. he four main petals of the monument represent the four provinces of Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh, while the three smaller petals represent the three territories of Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the Tribal Areas. The central platform is made in the shape of a five-pointed star which is surrounded by a water body. A metallic crescent surrounding the star is inscribed with sayings of the Founding Father of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and poetry of National Poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Adjoining the Monument is the Pakistan Monument Museum, which includes a wax museum depicting important events leading to the Pakistan Movement. The complex receives on average received 1500 tourists per day. From air the monument looks like a star (center) and a crescent moon (formed by walls forming the petals), these represent the star and crescent on Pakistan’s flag. The foundation stone was laid on 25 May 2004, completed in 2006 and inaugurated on 23 March 2007.
Daman-e-koh is a very famous tourist attractions in Islamabad, Pakistan. People from all over the world come to visit this beautiful place. It offers you a great view. One must visit this place if he is finding a place that is covered in mountains and offers a terrace with a beautiful view. It is a A picnic spot and lookout in the Margalla Hills, Daman-e-Koh has panoramic views over Islamabad and, on the rare clear day, south to the Salt Range. It’s a splendid spot to get a sense of the city’s layout, with the Shah Faisal Mosque a breathtaking sight. To get here, hop off intercity minibus 1 or 6 at 7th Ave and catch a Suzuki at Khayaban-e-Iqbal, or walk up the steep path behind the small Marghzar Zoo for about 30 minutes.
3: Rawal Lake
Rawal Lake is a very beautiful lake offering a beautiful view of trees and mountains. This beautiful lake which is called the RAWAL LAKE is covered in mountains. A very beautiful spot for landscape photographers.
Rawal Lake is an artificial reservoir built on the Korang River,Islamabad which runs from the Margalla Hills. It was built in 1962 by the Punjab Government to cater the need for water shortage in the area. Today, Punjab Irrigation Department’s Small Dams Organisation (SDO) still manages the water levels, spillways and other relevant technical aspects of the Rawal Dam.
It covers an area of 8.8 square km and a maximum depth of 102ft(31m). It is located in the area of Margalla Hills National Park. It covers the needs for water in the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi along with being a popular tourist spot in the city. Also it has helped to maintain Islamabad’s underground water level and environment friendly atmosphere.
Rawal Dam is a small sized dam constructed on Korang River which serves the need for irrigation and water reservoir. The dam is made of stone masonry with crest level at 1742 ft(531 m) and crest length of 700 ft(210m). The maximum height of the dam is 133.5 ft. It is able to command an agricultural area of 500 acres (2 square km)
2: Margala Hills
Margala Hills offers a great view of Islamabad city. The Margalla Hills are full of hiking trails that snake their way up ridgetops and down through forested valleys. Hiking Around Islamabad, available in major bookshops, provides details of hikes ranging from short walks to three-day excursions. It also provides a natural history background and handy hints for preparation. The walks can be steep, and it’s usually hot and dry so take plenty of water and don’t walk alone.
1: Faisal Mosque
Now this mosque doesn’t need any introduction but the FAMOUS FAISAL MOSQUE is one of the most famous mosque in not only Pakistan but in the whole world. It is recognised not only in Islamabad, not only in pakistan, but the whole world recognises it. It is not only recognised as a beautiful mosque but also it is recognised as a great tourist attractions. The Faisal Mosque is a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Upon completion it was the largest mosque in the world; it is currently the fifth largest mosque in the world and the largest in South Asia. It is located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad. A major tourist attraction in Pakistan, the mosque is a contemporary and influential piece of Islamic architecture. Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a $28 million grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears.