Local's Guide: Top 5 things to do in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

By Fatin Fareed | 04, Feb, 2021
Local's Guide: Top 5 things to do in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Whether you are looking for unique destinations, adventure destinations, or the best romantic getaways – Pakistan is undoubtedly the country that should be on your bucket list. The country is filled to the brim with culture, diversity, great food, and warm people.

Every city of this beautiful country holds a unique place in the hearts of tourists and locals alike. Whether it be the brilliance of old Lahore or the serenity of Islamabad – every city you visit in Pakistan will leave you filled with wonder and awe. Similarly, Rawalpindi is a favorite amongst locals because of its fantastic cuisine and the number of places to visit.

At Halal Trip, we make your journey beautiful and comfortable. If you are looking for a new sense of adventure, put Rawalpindi down on your travel list. Below are some of the fantastic things you can do when in Rawalpindi:


Enjoy the hustle of Raja Bazar
Raja Bazar Rawalpindi Pakistan

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The street life of Pakistani cities is a sight to behold. However, no other city can replicate the life and charm you see in Rawalpindi's Raja Bazar. You will find almost everything being sold in this bazaar – from food items to furniture. Furthermore, the prices are very reasonable.

If you are looking to enjoy some street food and grab a couple of souvenirs, Raja Bazar is the place to be. However, we would advise that you grab a taxi or Rickshaw to go there and explore the market on foot.


Masjid Gulshan Dadan Khan
Masjid Gulshan Dadan Khan Rawalpindi Pakistan

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If you are one of the spiritually inclined ones, then the Masjid Gulshan Dadan Khan is a must-visit in Rawalpindi for you. Not only is it one of the most prominent mosques in the twin-cities, but it also has a rich history. This mosque has been built and rebuilt three times. It was initially a small mosque in Gulshan Dadan, after which it was made bigger on Murree Road in the 1990s. It was later demolished and built again after the extension of Murree road. With its beautiful architecture and spiritual attractiveness, this will be one of the most serene places you visit in Rawalpindi.

If you're looking for more mosques to visit in Pakistan, check out our other blog "Top 5 Mosques to Visit when in Pakistan".


Unveil military pride at the Army Museum
Army Museum Rawalpindi Pakistan

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The locals of Rawalpindi are very patriotic. They believe in the valor, courage, and bravery of their soldiers. The Army Museum of Rawalpindi is a beautiful place filled with military weapons and covers the Pakistan army's history.

It is a beautiful way to get in touch with the city's culture and ideology. Furthermore, it has excellent artifacts from the past as well, if you are a history buff.


Unwind at the Neela Sandh Water Body
Nila Sand Waterfall Rawalpindi Islamabad Pakistan

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The Neela Sandh water body is one of the most famous attractions of Rawalpindi. It is a hidden gem about 90 Kilometers away from the central city. There is a natural waterfall at the spot, and it attracts people from other cities and locals of Rawalpindi.

Rawalpindi families tend to spend their weekends arranging a cozy picnic for their families at Neela Sandh. Grab your favorite book, relax near the water body, or jump in and enjoy the fresh and cool water.


Visit the Sangni fort
Sangni Fort Rawalpindi Pakistan

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This fort is located in a village near Rawalpindi. The name of the village is Takal, and the history in this place is enriching. The people of the village are amicable and will be more than happy to show you around.

If you are looking for a day away from the city's hustle, you can unwind in the Takal Village and look at the beautiful monument of history: the Sangni Fort.

Rawalpindi is a beautiful city with amazing parks, mosques, marketplaces, and food. It is a brilliant getaway if you are looking to spend a romantic holiday with your significant other. It is also an adventurous destination you can visit with your friends. The possibilities here are endless. Add Rawalpindi to your holiday bucket list today!

Visit our other articles to find fantastic information about all the Muslim friendly traveling you can do in 2023. Install the HalalTrip mobile application to be reminded of every prayer during your trip. The application also takes care of many other issues you may have during your travel.

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