5 Attractive Places to Visit In Islamabad

Islamabad one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan and the second most beautiful capital of the world that is known for its natural beauty in the world. If you’re looking for places to visit in Islamabad, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss 5 attractive places to visit in Islamabad. The presence of natural forests, several parks including Shakarparian Park and Margalla Hills National Park makes this city home of landmarks. 

Know more about (City of Peace) Islamabad

The name of this city was chosen to reflect the great ideology of on which the base of Pakistan was laid. Now it is the home to many diplomats and government officials. Its calm, quiet and peaceful environment attracts thousands of visitors every month. It is also becoming the hub of many universities and business brands. In 1960, the capital of Pakistan was shifted from Karachi to Islamabad. 

Best & Recommended Places to Visit in Islamabad

When it comes to visiting some attractive places in Islamabad, you may have many options. In this article, we shall mention and discuss only 5 beautiful places to visit in Islamabad. So here list begins.

Faisal Masjid

This mosque is located in the north end of Faisal Avenue next to Pakistan International Islamic University and surrounded by Margalla Hills. Faisal Mosque is the national mosque of Pakistan and one of the largest mosques of the world. The motivation for this mosque began in 1966 when a Saudi king Faisal was on the official visit of Pakistan. Its completion was done in 1986. The total cost to build this mosque was $120 million at that time. 

It remained the biggest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993. Now it is the fourth largest mosque of the world in terms of capacity. This amazingly built mosque has become a significant tourist attraction in Pakistan. Its unique and magnificent look with strong Islamic culture characteristics attracts thousands of visitors.

Lok Virsa

It is a heritage and cultural museum located at the Shakarparian Road. This historical museum reflects the culture of Pakistan and pays tribute to living traditions of Pakistan. In 1974, this museum opened its doors for the first time for the public. 

There is a visual display of pottery, music, pictures, and statues fo different ethnic groups of Pakistan. Its vast library has an excellent collection of books on different traditions, cultures, ethnicities, folklore, and history. There are several buildings and outdoor museum that can accommodate almost 3000 visitors at a time. The objective of this museum is to improve knowledge and understanding of different aspects and strengthen the Pakistani culture. 

Saidpur Village

This fantastic model village is located in a valley of Margalla Hills, near Daman-e-Koh park. It is included in top places to visit in Islamabad due to its natural beauty.

According to THE NEWS, this village reflects the history and religious heritages of three eras. It is one of the oldest villages of Pakistan that has a deep history of almost 500 years. Now the front part of this village is populated with tourist, and there are a lot of restaurants. 

The Pakistani government is making this village modern by establishing a variety of restaurants and eateries. If you want to spend a good time at a place that is surrounded by greenery, then this place is recommended for you. 

The Centaurus 

The Centaurus Mall is real estate development in the city of Islamabad. Three skyscrapers contain corporate offices, cinemas, play area, well-known brands and food court. There are 26 floors in this astonishing mall. 

There are a lot of entertainment places in this mall, like cinemas and games centers. Fun City is an ideal play point for the people of all the ages. The food court has a lot of international food chains that make it a perfect place to visit. 

Daman-e-Koh Park

Daman-e-Koh is the picnic and viewpoint of Seventh Avenue, Rawal Lake, and Faisal Mosque at the top of Islamabad. It is located at the top of Margalla Hills about the height of 3600ft. It offers a panoramic view of Islamabad. It is included in one of the most visited and popular destinations for local and international visitors. 

So these were the best and most visited places to visit in Islamabad. There are a lot of other things to do in Islamabad. If you ever happen to visit Islamabad, then must visit these wondrous places. 

Tourists Comes to visit in these place in their personal vehicles. For your family trip or group trip you can take askari rent a car Islamabad services, they have vans and coasters for tours.

5 Things You need to Know About GT Road

GT Road stand for “Grand Trunk Road” is one of the Asia longest road. When you see at pakistan map N5 indicates GT road pakistan.  It has age of more than 2500 years.  It is about 3670 Km Long. It joins the central Asia with subcontinent starting from kalkata inda and by passing through Bangladaish, Dehli, Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and linked to Kabul Afghanistan.

GT Road (N 5) in Pakistan Link Lahore with Islamabad by passing through Gujranwala/Gujrat/Lala Musa/Kharian/Dina/jehlum/Gujar khan. It is about 320 Km long.  Alternative road Lahore/Islamabad motorway has total distance of 390 Km. you can save 70 km when you travel by GT Road and it has less tool taxes as compare to motorway. So travelling by GT Road is most economical, People prefer to travel at motorway because it has less tools and it is fast road.

GT Road (N5) from Islamabad to Peshawar is about 180 Km passing through karma/Noshera, after the construction of Islamabad/Peshawar motorway traffic load has been reduced from N5. The interesting thig is that the total distance is same 180 km even you travel by motorway or by GT Road.

GT Road (N5) in Pakistan complete at Torkham (Pakistan/Afghanistan Boarder) and its distance from Peshawar is about 53 Km. GT Road ends at Kabul and its distance from Torkham (Pakistan/Afghanistan boarder is 231 Km)

GT Road in Pakistan is about 553 Km long and it has 15% portion in Pakistan. Afghanistan has only 6% Portion of total length of GT Road.

Mostly Logistic transport moves at GT Rod to provide the supply of goods to small cities and town around the road. Pakistan and Afghanistan trade is done by this GT road.

When you can get cheap rent a car in Pakistan?

The most famous Economic principle is ‘’demand and supply conditions decides the price of a product or service”. If the demand of a particular product or service is high and supply is short, it will definitely lead to increase the price of a product or service. Same economical principle applies to car rental industry.

Small cities and Major Cities

Major cities like Lahore/Karachi/Islamabad People comes from abroad and from different small cities for their business and other purposes and they demand of a best transport for their movement in the city, there for the demand of rent a car service is high in these cities. That is the reason of High prices of rent a car in major cities.

Toyota Corolla GLI car rent rate in Lahore Pakistan is Rs 3500 per day normally, and same car you can get in small city like Sialkot Pakistan or Sahiwal Pakistan at Rs 2500 Per day. Small cities provide rent a car 30% cheaper then rent a car service in major cities. Second reason of high rates of rent a car companies in major cities is there overhead expenses.

At some Events and Moments

Following are seasonal time period in which peoples travelling, movement and spending increases.

  • Wedding Season from (December to March) 4 month
  • During Eid Holidays
  • Azadi Day
  • Summer vacations (Jun-August) 3 Month

As the people travelling and movement increases it increase the demand of rent a car that leads to increase the prices of rent a car. During mentioned seasonal periods the rates of rent a car service is high and in these days everyone wants good quality of car.

Type of vehicle

Wedding season put a large impact on rent prices of luxury vehicles. Specially during wedding season of 4 Month Luxury Vehicles rent prices increases by 50% to 70%. Toyota Prado which is available in normal day at rent for local use at Rs 12000 per day, same vehicle prices jump in wedding season to Rs 19000 per day.

During summer season people demand Hi-ace vans, 4*4 vehicles, Toyota Coasters for their family trip to northern areas of Pakistan, so during this summer season prices of these type of vehicles increases by 10% to 25%.

Prices of Economical vehicles like Toyota Corolla gli or Honda civic or wagoner take a small portion of increase by 10% to 15% during seasonal time period. The reason behind small increase in price of these vehicles is their supply. Due to small capital cost the supply of economical vehicle Is high and seasonal increase in demand put a small impact on their prices.

How you can get cheap rent a car

if you have a demand of rent a car on regularly basis we suggest you to make an agreement with best car rental company then any fluctuation in price due to season will not impact on your agreed prices.

Book your rent a car in advance at least one to three month before and pay some advance amount to car rental company it is the best way to get cheap rent a car in Pakistan. Organized you’re travelling arrangements during other than seasonal time period if possible in this way you can get cheap rent a car in Pakistan.

Important things you need to know about shah Faisal Masjid Pakistan

Shah Faisal masjid pakistan is one of the largest masjid of Pakistan, it has the title of National masjid of pakistan.  It is situated at the starting point of Margalla Hills. Up to the year 1993 Shah Faisal masjid Islamabad pakistan has the title of “first largest masjid of the world”. Now it is the 4th largest masjid of the world. Following are the important information about the masjid

Total Cost
$ 120 Million
Gifted ByKing Faisal
No of Persons can pray at a time300,000
Designed ByTurkish Architects
Year of Construction1976-1986
No of Minars4
Area of Masjid54000 (Sqft) or 46 Acr Land

All tourists are welcome to visit, but Non-Muslims are required to not visit during prayer time and at Friday. Women’s are required to enter in masjid by wearing Abaya or at least wear a scarf before entering in to masjid. It is safe and peaceful place to visit their fore School trips comes from Islamabad and small cities around the Islamabad to visit shah faisal masjid pakistan. There is large vehicle parking space is available and masjid management make a great parking arrangements. At the entrance of masjid shoes boxes are available and management deployed staff to take shoes from visitors and give them token and when they return they can take their shoes by presenting provided token.

Tourists who comes across the different cities of Pakistan like Lahore/Faisalabad/Multan e.t.c for northern areas of Pakistan, most of their trip plan includes visiting of shah faisal masjid Islamabad. It is seems that people from different cities of Pakistan just comes for one day trip in Islamabad to visit shah faisal msjid.  BY standing in the yard of Masjid you can take a beautiful view of Margalla Hills.

Transport for local residents

  • You can take public transport Buss service at 08th avenue