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The eye-popping Shah Faisal Mosque, nestled 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. Topped by sloping roofs (a stark contrast to the traditional domes found on most mosques), the main prayer hall and courtyard is said to hold around 100,000 people. Most of its cost (pegged at about US$120 million today) was a gift from King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
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Faisal Mosque
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The eye-popping Shah Faisal Mosque, nestled 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. Topped by sloping roofs (a stark contrast to the traditional domes found on most mosques), the main prayer hall and courtyard is said to hold around 100,000 people. Most of its cost (pegged at about US$120 million today) was a gift from King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
The Pakistan Monument has become a national monument and located on the Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad. The monument was constructed and inaugurated in the year 2007 during Gen. Musharaf regime. It symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people who sacrificed their "today" for a better "tomorrow". Its elevation makes the monument visible from across the Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area and is a popular tourist destination. The monument is easily accessible from famous Islamabad highway and Kashmir highway near to zero point junction. There is separate Parking slot designated for visiting this area, the parking cost 30 Rs per car. Also there is an entrance ticket of 20 Rs. Per person for entering the monument area. I have visited this place several times, but during my last visit the area was too much crowded because of Eid vacations. Inside the area is vastly spread with all marble tiled flooring there is no plantation inside because of this it becomes too hot during day times. Better to visit this place in evening. Inside there is also famous Heritage museum with separate entrance tickets.
Pakistan Monument Museum
The Pakistan Monument has become a national monument and located on the Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad. The monument was constructed and inaugurated in the year 2007 during Gen. Musharaf regime. It symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people who sacrificed their "today" for a better "tomorrow". Its elevation makes the monument visible from across the Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area and is a popular tourist destination. The monument is easily accessible from famous Islamabad highway and Kashmir highway near to zero point junction. There is separate Parking slot designated for visiting this area, the parking cost 30 Rs per car. Also there is an entrance ticket of 20 Rs. Per person for entering the monument area. I have visited this place several times, but during my last visit the area was too much crowded because of Eid vacations. Inside the area is vastly spread with all marble tiled flooring there is no plantation inside because of this it becomes too hot during day times. Better to visit this place in evening. Inside there is also famous Heritage museum with separate entrance tickets.
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.
Margala Hills
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.
There are many wonderful parks in different cities of Pakistan. However, there is hardly any park that can compete with Fatima Jinnah Park. This amazingly beautiful park is located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Fatima Jinnah Park is also known as F-9 Park as it is located in the sector F-9 of Islamabad. The park which is located in Islamabad. If you are visiting Islamabad any time soon, it is highly recommended that you spare couple of hours to visit this beautiful park and explore different monuments and wonderful walk ways that are present in this park.
Fatima Jinnah /Capital / F-9 Park
There are many wonderful parks in different cities of Pakistan. However, there is hardly any park that can compete with Fatima Jinnah Park. This amazingly beautiful park is located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Fatima Jinnah Park is also known as F-9 Park as it is located in the sector F-9 of Islamabad. The park which is located in Islamabad. If you are visiting Islamabad any time soon, it is highly recommended that you spare couple of hours to visit this beautiful park and explore different monuments and wonderful walk ways that are present in this park.
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 2400ft from sea level and almost 500ft from the city of Islamabad. It is a popular destination for the residents as well as the visitors to the capital.
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Daman -e- Koh
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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 2400ft from sea level and almost 500ft from the city of Islamabad. It is a popular destination for the residents as well as the visitors to the capital.
Bird Aviary is the park where so many kinds of birds are available for the birds lovers and you can see lots of birds in this park it is located near Rawal Lake Islamabad. It is the very attractive place to visit when you are in Islamabad.
Rawal Lake Bird Aviary
Bird Aviary is the park where so many kinds of birds are available for the birds lovers and you can see lots of birds in this park it is located near Rawal Lake Islamabad. It is the very attractive place to visit when you are in Islamabad.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.[2] It has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology and palaeontology of the country. Currently, the museum houses a collection of over 300,000 objects.[1] The museum also acts as a research center and works closely with the Lok Virsa Museum. The museum is open to public everyday, except for Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.[2] It has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology and palaeontology of the country. Currently, the museum houses a collection of over 300,000 objects.[1] The museum also acts as a research center and works closely with the Lok Virsa Museum. The museum is open to public everyday, except for Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Hidden gem of the natural beauty.
Noori Waterfall Noreean De Tand
Hidden gem of the natural beauty.
The caves, known locally as Sadhu ka Bagh, are located next to the to the shrine and tomb of Shah Allah Ditta, a Mughal-era dervish, in the Margalla Hills—part of the Himalayan foothills—located just north of Islamabad. The caves contain 2,400-year-old Buddhist murals, as well as Buddhist relics dated to the 8th century. According to archaeologists, the caves, and the natural platform-like formations surrounding them, were used for meditation by Buddhist monks, Hindu sadhus, and Muslim ascetics (during the Mughal period)
Buddha Caves
The caves, known locally as Sadhu ka Bagh, are located next to the to the shrine and tomb of Shah Allah Ditta, a Mughal-era dervish, in the Margalla Hills—part of the Himalayan foothills—located just north of Islamabad. The caves contain 2,400-year-old Buddhist murals, as well as Buddhist relics dated to the 8th century. According to archaeologists, the caves, and the natural platform-like formations surrounding them, were used for meditation by Buddhist monks, Hindu sadhus, and Muslim ascetics (during the Mughal period)
If you want a nice time with family or your loved one, Rawal lake is the perfect place to visit. Although an artificial reservoir, the view is beautiful and you can even rent paddle boats or motor boats to explore the lake and nearby islands. Other than boating and the view, the park next to the lake is perfect for picnics, bird watching and long walks with your loved ones. The ideal time to go here would be an hour or so before sunset where you can enjoy a bit of the surrounding area and then be able to capture this!
Rawal Lake
If you want a nice time with family or your loved one, Rawal lake is the perfect place to visit. Although an artificial reservoir, the view is beautiful and you can even rent paddle boats or motor boats to explore the lake and nearby islands. Other than boating and the view, the park next to the lake is perfect for picnics, bird watching and long walks with your loved ones. The ideal time to go here would be an hour or so before sunset where you can enjoy a bit of the surrounding area and then be able to capture this!
The park has been constructed without disturbing the terrain of the site. Stones and wood have been used to make sitting places in the park. To maintain the natural beauty of the park, the CDA has planted saplings and grass
Kanwal Lake
The park has been constructed without disturbing the terrain of the site. Stones and wood have been used to make sitting places in the park. To maintain the natural beauty of the park, the CDA has planted saplings and grass