Islamabad is an ideal location to relax, energize and revitalize
Serving as the capital of Pakistan since the Sixties, Islamabad was built according to a carefully organized plan, divided into sectors along a grid of clean, tree-lined streets. The city is sheltered by the Margalla Hills, the foothills of the Himalayas and the home of rare species of leopard, deer, birds, and even porcupines. Several hiking paths end at Daman-e-Koh, a picnic spot with a splendid view of the entire city, including the massive modernist Faisal Mosque and even the Rawal Dam. After few hours of travel you can find mightiest mountain ranges which is famous as northern area of Pakistan.
Mosque in Islamabad
Shah Faisal Mosque
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.
A magic place
Lok Virsa Museum
Lok Virsa’s mandate has been to PRESERVE, DOCUMENT and PROMOTE Cultural Heritage (both tangible and intangible). The earlier focus had been more on the first two aspects. Currently, the focus will be on the promotion of Folk Heritage of Pakistan in a way that is relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds and to provide more meaning, depth and rootedness in life.
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.
Centaurus is the 1st Mix Use Complex in Pakistan. It is the 1st project in Pakistan which has introduced the concept of modern and innovative architect. Designed by British architectural firm WS Atkins, it consists of three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments, and a hotel.
Local and international travelers often anchor at Islamabad on their way to the Northern Areas of the country as Islamabad is a gateway and connecting point to many scenic destinations like Swat, Kaghan, Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Chitral and Skardu.
Islamabad is easily accessible by road, railways (via Rawalpindi), and air. Visit Islamabad for its diverse tourist attractions, spectacular scenery, natural beauty and noise-free atmosphere.