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Islamabad Travel Guide  

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Area:
906 km2
Elevation:
457 m
Overview

Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, lies against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Rawalpindi, the former interim capital.
It offers a healthy climate, pollution free atmosphere, plenty of water and lush green area.
The city's site was chosen by a commission in 1959 after Karachi was found unsuitable as the capital. Construction began in 1961 with an effort to blend traditional Islamic architecture with modern requirements and in 1967 Islamabad replaced Karachi as the capital, but the government did not fully relocate to the city from Rawalpindi until the 1980s.
The name “Islamabad” was chosen to reflect the country’s ideology.
The planning and construction was largely headed by the Greek urban planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis which divided the urban area into eight main zones: administrative, diplomatic, residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial areas, a greenbelt, and a national park.
Islamabad today is the heart of Pakistan, a charming city which perfectly symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future for its people, a city which accepts modern ideas but at the same time recognizes and cherishes its traditional values and its past history.

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Muhammad Kashif Abbasi
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, lies against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Rawalpindi, the former interim capital. It offers a healthy climate, pollution free atmosphere, plenty of... more water and lush green area.The city's site was chosen by a commission in 1959 after Karachi was found unsuitable as the capital. Construction began in 1961 with an effort to blend traditional Islamic architecture with modern requirements and in 1967 Islamabad replaced Karachi as the capital, but the government did not fully relocate to the city from Rawalpindi until the 1980s.The name “Islamabad” was chosen to reflect the country’s ideology. The planning and construction was largely headed by the Greek urban planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis which divided the urban area into eight main zones: administrative, diplomatic, residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial areas, a greenbelt, and a national park.Islamabad today is the heart of Pakistan, a charming city which perfectly symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future for its people, a city which accepts modern ideas but at the same time recognizes and cherishes its traditional values and its past history.It is very beautiful and charming place. I will miss it too much at my home. It is the one of the most beautiful capitals of the world. It is a very safe place. Civilized people and polite, broad minded workers make this city ethically fascinating. Local fares of transport are affordable even by a poor man. Government authorities are ready to help foreigners every time. In short, Pakistan is the most amazing nation of the planet. It is really a place of dreams.Not to be missed: faisal mosque, daman e koh, Jinnah super market,lake view, Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, And the most beautiful place just 1hrs drive Murree Hill station. If u just visit this place u never 4get it ever, I want to suggest u that if u have any plan to go to ISLAMABAD then never miss to visit MURREE.
cheeko496@gmail.com
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, very much enjoyable in term of hiking in hotels and also very cheap hotels in near by city Rawalpindi also available, very much parks hotels and even you can visit it surroundings as well... more also beautiful and natural city as well as every kind of fertility available very nice people to guide you and help you in different ways also. You can also visit Murree, Rawlakot, Bagh and different areas of Kashmir which are near to Islamabad. In other words it is very much enjoyable place in the world also.
Not to be missed Pir Sohava , rawal dam , Faisal Mosque
david
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : It is very beautiful and charming place. I will miss it too much at my home. It is the one of the most beautiful capitals of the world. It is a very safe place. Civilized people and polite, broad minded... more workers make this city ethically fascinating. Local fares of transport are affordable even by a poor man. Government authorities are ready to help foreigners every time. In short, Pakistan is the most amazing nation of the planet. It is really a place of dreams.
Not to be missed Faisal Mosque , daman e koh , Jinnah super market
Umar
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Islamabad, one of the few places that one should never miss if one gets a chance to visit. But you should always know someone who is familiar with the area or you won't be able to find any thing decent... more around. Right now, it is probably the safest city in Pakistan. Some people may say security is bit too much but I say, it's for our own safety and benefit.
Not to be missed Faisal Mosque , centorus , Pakistan Monument
Mr. Karim uddin
Level 11     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Islamabad is modern & campital city of Pakistan. It lies on the botumn of foothills of Himalaya, it's a city with many tourists attraction, such as Shah Faisal Mosque, Margalla hills, shakarparian hills, rawal dame, syedpur old village, pir-suhawa, old... more raja bazaar of rawalpindi, super & jinah supper markets, presidential area, parks...
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Islamabad, the new capital of Pakistan, is a well planned modern city with large public buildings, attractive parks, wide boulevards, the wonderful Shah Faisal Mosque and great shopping centres. The Rawal Dam is a popular picnic spot. ... more Islamabad is an ideal place where to sleep, not far away from the surrounding attractions!
ALI
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I like Islamabad becoz Of its greenery, fresh air, discipline people, every one good personality. Its envoirment iz very clean and fit for study and its well planned city. But one thing, there iz no proper place for nimaz in... more all parks and shopping centerz. Our religion iz islam so its very important that we show we are MUSLIM.
imran
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : islamabad is beautifull, green, clean and peacfull city of pakistan, islamabad is heaven for shopping,education and jobs. islamabad is famous for standard roads, shopping malls and picnic spots. islamabad is high litercy rate in pakistan. Not miss.. centaurus mall, safa... more mall, faisal masjid and pakistan monument
Syed Jahanzaib Ali
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : It is very beautiful and charming place. I will miss it too much at my Home. It is the one of the most beautiful capitals of the world. Pakistan is the most amazing nation of the planet, Islamabad is a... more nice city, full of beautiful girls and good looking ETC... It is really a place of dreams. I Love Pakistan....
Not to be missed fazaabaad , Maree Road , Blue Area
Asad Khan
Level 14     2 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Islamabad is a nice place no doubt but it is very cold in winter. I have been to islamabad stayed in a guest house in g6 opposite covered market, it was a brief stay in the evening i would walk... more upto the melody market and come back i cant give much information to the prosctive tourst. I liked islamabad's greenery
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