Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Islamabad, Pakistan

By Fatin Fareed | 20, Oct, 2020
Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Islamabad, Pakistan

If wanderlust is taking you over and you are wondering which Muslim city to add next to your bucket list, Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, surely deserves a place up there. Pakistan is easily amongst the Muslim world's most unique travel destinations, with brilliant food, culture, and friendly people.

Among the cities to visit in Pakistan, Islamabad is both an adventure destination and a comfortable getaway from life's monotony. Islamabad is a lively city, and we have compiled an ultimate Muslim visitor’s guide to Islamabad, from which it can be seen that the city is Muslim friendly.

Traveling in Islamabad is also easy, as the city is inexpensive and filled with fun activities. It is also family-friendly, with places like Pakistan's natural history museum and Shah Faisal Mosque, which is suitable for both adults and children.

Whether you are traveling alone, in a group, or with your significant other – Islamabad is among the best travel destinations for couples and friends. Below are some of the activities you can occupy yourself during your stay in Islamabad.


Witness rich history at the Lok Virsa Museum
Lok Virsa Museum

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Lok Virsa Museum, also known as a heritage museum, is a cultural and historic museum that showcases Pakistani culture's beautiful evolution. It is a famous tourist spot and has several buildings and areas.

The diversity of the locals of Pakistan is beautifully captured in the Lok Virsa Museum. It has artworks depicting everything from ancient architecture to minimalist art and a vast multicultural display of all cultures of Pakistan's provinces. The potpourri of colors, art, literature, and architecture at Lok Virsa induces a feeling of connection between the tourists and Pakistan's people.


Unwind at Daman-e-Koh

Unwind at Daman-e-Koh

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The natural beauty of Islamabad is unparalleled and can be viewed at its finest from Daman-e-Koh. It is a beautiful spot and is located in the middle of the Margala Hills. The tourists visiting Daman-e-Koh enjoy the scenery and the relaxing fresh air, and the friendly sights of the mountain monkeys interacting with the tourists. Watching the sunset at Daman-e-Koh is a beautiful and soul-enriching experience. 


Hear the Azan at the beautiful Faisal Mosque
Beautiful Faisal Mosque

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The Faisal Mosque is easily the most famous spot in Islamabad. It is a beautiful feat of architecture and finesse. The white-tiled Mosque and the calm aura surrounding it make you feel at ease and more connected to the divine. Tourists and locals alike visit the Faisal Mosque and hear the call of prayer (Azan) there.


Enjoy scenic cafes and restaurants
scenic cafes and restaurants

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Islamabad is located near the North side of Pakistan, surrounded by Hills, Valleys, and Glaciers. The city has a collection of small cafes and restaurants that present amazing views and great food too. Pakistan is already known for its fantastic food, and Islamabad presents the famous Pakistani taste to you in the best way.


Trek the Margalla Hills National Park
Trek the Margalla Hills National Park

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The Margalla Hills National Park is a famous tourist attraction in Islamabad with Margalla hills, Shakarparian Park, and the famous Rawal Lake. You can choose to hike the many trails present in the park or enjoy some quality time with a book lying next to Rawal Lake.

The fresh air and brilliant natural colors of the park incite within you a love for nature and traveling. The brilliant flora and fauna, along with the calming aura of the National Park, make you feel relaxed and completely detached from the world's worries.  


 Have a relaxing picnic at the Neela Sandh Point
Neela Sandh Point

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Neela Sandh Point is located between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and is a clear short-heightened waterfall. Lush trees and greenery surround it with a variety of birdlife chirping in them. The water is clear and blue and attracts tourists from all over the world.  

You can either swim in the refreshing water of the spring or choose to sit in a secluded spot and have a picnic – letting go of all the worries of the world as you surround yourself with the fresh smell of the spring, soil, and trees.

To find more travel destination suggestions to make your vacation memorable, visit our blog. Download our Halal Trip Travel Mobile App to find out prayer times and the Qibla direction mid-flight.

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