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Ali’s guidebook

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Ali’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Buddha caves Islamabad believed to has been the best spot of meditation for Buddhist monks in 4th century BC. Enjoy the beautiful caves while you have a comfortable and enriched stay with us.
Shah Allah ditta is a nice place to hangout with friends and family. Few local food hubs around offering from breakfast to late night BBQ. Caves are not huge in size but still have a unique attraction due to its calmness and historical design. Ancient water pool is also there where you can see local fish and a nearby water spring also adds beauty to this place. For dining although there are multiple options but I would personally recommend “saadhu’s retreat” which has better facilities as compared to others, they also arrange musical events occasionally and have some small scale activities for children attraction. Breakfast at their upper terrace is also a unique experience. At caves and nearby spots one can roam around freely without any feeling of discomfort as people are friendly and welcoming. Good place for families and medium size groups specially.
Shah Allah Ditta
Shah Allah ditta is a nice place to hangout with friends and family. Few local food hubs around offering from breakfast to late night BBQ. Caves are not huge in size but still have a unique attraction due to its calmness and historical design. Ancient water pool is also there where you can see local fish and a nearby water spring also adds beauty to this place. For dining although there are multiple options but I would personally recommend “saadhu’s retreat” which has better facilities as compared to others, they also arrange musical events occasionally and have some small scale activities for children attraction. Breakfast at their upper terrace is also a unique experience. At caves and nearby spots one can roam around freely without any feeling of discomfort as people are friendly and welcoming. Good place for families and medium size groups specially.
I just love trekking here on Trail 5. It has three different paths. One connects to another trail (i.e. Trail 3), one is the normal one which has a spring called Ficus Spring and the last one is named as Trail 5 Dangerous. Trail 5 is unique in this regard that its terrain is at some point steep and at some point plain. So you'll have a good combination of hard and relax time with the exception of the Trail 5 Dangerous. The Ficus Spring has a refreshing experience. You can refill your water bottles with the natural and fresh/clean water from the spring and can even splash some water on your face for refreshing.
Trail 5
I just love trekking here on Trail 5. It has three different paths. One connects to another trail (i.e. Trail 3), one is the normal one which has a spring called Ficus Spring and the last one is named as Trail 5 Dangerous. Trail 5 is unique in this regard that its terrain is at some point steep and at some point plain. So you'll have a good combination of hard and relax time with the exception of the Trail 5 Dangerous. The Ficus Spring has a refreshing experience. You can refill your water bottles with the natural and fresh/clean water from the spring and can even splash some water on your face for refreshing.

City advice

Getting around
Metro bus runs within Islamabad and Rawalpindi
Metro bus is a nice and cost-effective way of travelling within the twin cities. There are various metro stops. The most famous one is located in Centaurus (Mall).