place to visit in Islamabad

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Islamabad

Islamabad is the Capital of Pakistan which means the city of Islam is taken from two words, Islam and Abad. This Capital has an area of 900 sq. km and has a population of 1.1 million with a 2% growth rate since 2020.

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History of Islamabad Pakistan

Islamabad is situated in the northwest of Pakistan on Potohar Plateau. This region has been in history for being a part of the crossroads of the Rawalpindi and the North-Western Frontier, aka NWFP Province. Typically, the city was built in 1960 to replace Karachi as the Pakistani Capital, which it has been since 1963. Islamabad and Rawalpindi are being known as twin cities due to their proximity.

IslamabadCompared with other cities of Pakistan, The Capital is a rather clean, green, spacious, and quiet city. Historically, this area has seen the first settlements of the Aryans from Central Asia, historical caravans passing from Central Asia, and the massive soldiers of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. There is this Margalla Hills to the north of this city. Capital even offers rich wildlife, starting from wild boars to leopards and other species.

Its climate is health, pollution-free, plentiful in natural water resources, and lavish green. It is a modern and carefully planned city with wide roadways and avenues, exquisite public buildings, well-organized bazaars, market segments, and shopping centers.
The city is broken into eight basic zones: Administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, important, commercial areas, and rural and environmentally friendly areas.

Fun Places To Visit In Islamabad

IslamabadThe following places are a must-visit area to have fun

  1. Lake View Park
  2. Naval Anchorage Club
  3. We Play
  4. Safa Gold Mall
  5. The Centaurus Mall
  6. Rose & Jasmine Garden
  7. Melody Food Street
  8. F-9 Park
  9. Pakistan Monument

Places To Visit In Islamabad At Night

The number of places to visit at night in the Capital is very few. But below list is highly recommended if you want to explore the nightlife of the capital city.

  1. Jinnah Super Market
  2. Saidpur Village
  3. Pakistan Monument
  4. Daman-e-Koh
  5. Faisal Mosque
  6. The Centaurus Mall

Places To Visit In Pakistan Near Islamabad

If you have enough time to travel beyond Islamabad, then there are many places to explore in the surroundings of the Capital. Such as below.

  1. Murree
  2. Taxila
  3. Katas Raj Temple
  4. Rohtas Fort near Jhelum City
  5. Rawalpindi Food Street
  6. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
  7. Raja Bazar

Top Places To Visit In IslamabadIslamabad

  1. Rose & Jasmine Garden
  2. Melody Food Street
  3. F-9 Park
  4. Pakistan Monument
  5. Jinnah Super Market
  6. Saidpur Village
  7. Daman-e-Koh
  8. Faisal Mosque
  9. The Centaurus Mall
  10. Hiking Tracks on Margalla Hills
  11. Weekly Bazars
  12. Lake View Park
  13. F-6 Food Street
  14. Holy Shrine of Hazrat Bari Sarkar
  15. Shahdara Village
  16. Loke Virsa Heritage
  17. Murghzar Zoo
  18. Neela Sundh Waterfall
  19. Golra Shareef Darbar

Is Islamabad Safe For Tourists


The biggest concern for foreign tourists in Pakistan regarding security is that this country has suffered from regular terrorist attacks in the last decades. Fortunately, the Pakistani institutions have now successfully finalized a counter-terrorist strategy throughout the country and Islamabad in particular. Credit goes to all stakeholders behind such successful operations that today, Pakistan is among the safest countries in the world. However, border skirmishes are there, which is an issue with all countries.

The image of Pakistan poses by Western media and social institutions is very unfair. In their place, they are arguably on the mission to protect their national interests globally but not in a humane way. We are just a click away from finding how this country and its Capital are safe for tourists on YouTube and Facebook-like platforms during this technological era of advancement. The security situation now is evident by witnessing a female traveler wandering in streets during day and nights in different cities.

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