Islamabad (Meaning “Abode of Peace”) is the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the north of the country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Margalla pass being a gateway to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital.
Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilization and temperate climate, Islamabad – the capital city of Pakistan, is one of the most beautiful cities in the South Asian region. Wide, tree-lined streets adorn the various sectors and zones of the city, making it accessible and spectacular. A meticulously planned city by renowned town planners Dioxides Associates, Islamabad is the fastest growing city in terms of population, economy and urban development. As this trend continues, the city is shedding its reputation as a city without character, and is fast becoming truly metropolitan.
Places to Visit in Islamabad
The Rawal Lake is an elegant picnic point for the tourists. It is located in Islamabad park area. Rawal dam was built in the lake in 1962 which has a storage capacity of about 47,500 acre feet. Here tourists can enjoy fishing, picnic & boating. There is also a terraced Garden on the side of the lake which provides splendid beauty to the visitors. while you are visiting Islamabad you need a car the www.rentacarpak.com gives you this facility
Margallah Hills are the prettiest sites for the tourists. This place is one of the special for hiking lovers. The suitable Weather for hiking is the mid winter months where the weather always remains pleasant & provide lot of fun to the tourists. Except January & February the Weather is pretty suitable for hiking because in these two months it is cool & wet & mostly it remains rainy.
- Daman-e-KohDaman-e-Koh is located on the Margalla hills & is one of the beautiful places to watch. While Standing on Daman-e-Koh, one can view the Islamabad city below. There is lot of entertainment here for the tourists. There are couples of snack bars & Restaurants. Another major picnic spot on Daman-e-Koh is pirsohawa. The Government provides lot of facilities & lightening which makes it so beautiful.