The capital of Pakistan lies on the Potohar Plateau, The one of the most beautiful capitals of the world is Islamabad which famous for its natural beauty, decor, fascination, attractiveness, Islamabad being the distinguished one could be competed over the any city of the world, The word Islamabad means ‘the city of Islam, Islamabad is highly developed and the developments can been seen in every angle of the city, moreover Islamabad is also included in the list of largest cities in the world, The most beautiful capital of the world is the one on which entire Pakistan feel proud and very well pleased. People visit to Islamabad for fine-looking and stunning beauty.
The beautiful city Islamabad officially declared the capital of Pakistan on 14 August 1967, exactly 20 years after the independence of Pakistan, Islamabad is the 9th largest city of Pakistan, The city’s master plan, designed by Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis which was a Greek architect he divides the Islamabad into 8 zones which includes administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors, commercial areas, and rural and green areas which are administered by the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation, supported by the Capital Development Authority. The Islamabad city is well known for the presence of several parks and forests, including the Margalla Hills National Park and the Shakarparian, Islamabad is also home to several landmarks, with the most notable one being the Faisal Mosque which is the largest mosque in South Asia and the 5th largest in the world.
There are a lot of tourist’s spots in the federal city where peoples not only from within Pakistan but around the world came and witness the clean and calm beauty of the city.
The eye-catching Shah Faisal Mosque located at the foot of the Margalla Hills, is one of Asia’s largest and reflects an eclectic blend of ultramodern and traditional architectural design styles. the main prayer hall and courtyard of Faisal Mosque is said to hold around 100,000 people, The Shah Faisal Mosque was a gift from King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
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 2 Persian words, which together means foot hills. It is about 2400 ft from sea level and almost 500 ft from the city of Islamabad.
Pakistan Monument Museum:
Pakistan Monument Museum was established in 2010 on the west of Shakarparian Hills to pay homeage to all heroes of the country who sacrificed everything even their lives to make Pakistan possible, The Museum depicts ancient civilization, freedom struggle of Pakistan, birth of Pakistan and major achievements of Pakistan to-date, The Pakistan Monument Museum also has the facilities of reference library, audio-visual archive, conference hall along with a sixty-two (62) seat capacity auditorium known as Panorama Hall.
The Margalla Hills is a hill range which is part of the Himalayan foothills located within the Margalla Hills National Park, north of Islamabad, Pakistan, The Margalla range has an area of 12,605 hectares, The hills are a part of Murree hills, It is a range with many valleys as well as high mountains.
Saidpur is a village and union council located in a ravine in Pakistan in the Margalla Hills, near the Daman-e-Koh overlook, in the Islamabad Capital Territory, 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 was built, and now it is a favorite place for citizens on weekends. There is a small museum near the Sikhta in the northwest corner of the village square, which displays old photos of Islamabad.
Lake View Park:
Lake View Park is a wildlife park, amusement and adventure park located near Village Malpur Rawal Lake, on Murree Road in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. This park also contains Pakistan’s largest bird cage.
Lok Virsa Museum:
The Lok Virsa Museum is a Heritage Museum which is administered and managed by Lok Virsa – National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage. It is a museum of history and culture in Islamabad, Pakistan, located on the Shakarparian Hills, Lok Virsa Museum showcasing the living cultures of Pakistan.
The Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km²
Pakistan Museum of Natural History:
Pakistan Museum of Natural History, established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Museum has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology, and paleontology of the country.
Shakarparian is a hill, and a national and an amusement park located near the Zero Point Interchange in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Monument and Pakistan Monument Museum are also located in Shakarparian.
Shahdara Village is a village located in the suburbs of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is located 7 km from Barakhao, 10 km away from Aiwan-e-Sadr, and 15 km from Faizabad Islamabad, the valley has beautiful water streams and people use to visit their for amusement in rocking flowing water.
Islamabad’s most popular tourist spot, The Monal, is a beautiful open-air restaurant situated on the Margalla Hills. Monal is situated between 2 hilltops at a height of just under 1200 feet, The drive up from Islamabad takes up to 30 minutes and offers sneak peaks of the views that await you at the top, It is a fairly easy drive but the roads are winding and do require a fair amount of caution.
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