capital of Pakistan is a young,
vibrant, modern and beautiful city. The urban area is divided into eight
zones: administrative, diplomatic, residential, institutional, industrial,
commercial, greenbelt, and a national park that includes an Olympic village.
The true face of the progressive Pakistan, Islamabad is a city to get lost.
Its wide streets, beautiful houses and colourful bazaars present a
picturesque face of Islamabad. The power center of Pakistan, Islamabad is
the capital of the country.
Islamabad was made the capital of Pakistan in
1959. In 1960, a Greek firm (Constantine Doxiades) was handed over the
charge to build the capital city. In the year 1966, Islamabad was ready to
make its entry into the list of some of the well-planned city in South Asia.
For a traveler to Islamabad, the city has an
excellent infrastructure and some of the wonderful places to visit.
Islamabad is located at the base of the Margalla Hills, which offer
wonderful opportunity for trekking and hiking. Islamabad is planned in such
a way that there are a number of spots for walking, trekking and jogging.
Islamabad is a complete destination that
offers tourists beautiful gardens, wonderful monuments, exquisite
handicrafts, great dining options to enjoy Pakistani cuisine, colorful
bazaars and most important of all is the Pakistani hospitality. Unmatched in
scale and warmth, Pakistani hospitality is what touches you on your tour to
Islamabad hosts many well-organized parks and
gardens, mosques, universities and shrines, Museums and archaeological sites
such as Lok Virsa, the National Cultural Center and National Museum
exhibits, handicrafts, and examples of dress from different regions of
which is the National Cultural Center and Museum, is an exciting place to
get a glimpse of the Pakistani handicraft items. For shopping enthusiasts,
Islamabad has many bazaars. You can rummage through an assortment of items
at Jinnah Super, Aabpara or Blue Area bazaar. The other places worth
checking out are Shakar-Parian hilltop, the Rawal Lake and Pir Suhawah
hilltop. A leisurely stroll through the Jasmine Garden is a soothing
experience in Islamabad. Those interested in the wonders of the past can
head to Faisal Mosque, an architectural masterpiece. For the sporty kind,
Islamabad has bowling alleys, golf courses and football and cricket fields.
Apart from such excursions one may visit the Shakar-Parian hill top, the
Beautiful Jasmine Garden, the Rawal Lake, the Pir Suhawah hill top and
Daman-e-Koh. For jogging and soft core walks Fatima-Jinnah's huge park is an
Islamabad is well connected with Rawalpindi
and rest of the country by rail and road. Islamabad International airport
has air linkage to all over the country as well as all over the world.