Tourist attraction Places

Tourist attraction Places in Islamabad.
If you are travelling or Planning to Islamabad, you should mark these 19 Must Visit Places in or near Islamabad 2022.

Tourist places Islamabad

Landmark Places in Islamabad

Pakistan Monument

Pakistan Monument is an ideal visiting place if you are first time visitor in Islamabad. It is Located at Shakarparian near Zero Point Interchange, Sector H-7, alongside Expressway Islamabad Pakistan.
Coordinates 33°41′36″N 73°04′06″E

Pakistan_Monument_islamabad
Pakistan_Monument_islamabad

Daman-e-Koh

Daman e Koh is a viewing point and hill top garden north of Islamabad and located in the middle of the Margalla Hills. It is about 2400 ft from sea level and almost 500 ft from the city of Islamabad. Daman e Koh is quit popular and famous visiting Place in Islamabad.

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damane_koh_Islamabad

Its a mid point for tourists on their way to the higher view point Pir Sohawa where 2 Restaurants Monal and La Montana (Cost $$ and $$$) located at the top of Margalla Hills at an elevation of about 3600 ft. Some says it will construct a chairlift from Daman-e-Koh to Pir Sohawa in future.

Lok Virsa Museum

  • Sufis and Shrines Hall
  • Pakistan Monument Museum
  • Lok Virsa Library
  • Virsa Research & Publication Centre
  • Virsa Media Centre

Museum and Landmark place at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian Road Sector H-7 I-7.
The museum covers an area of 60,000 sq. ft. Featuring several exhibit halls, making it the largest museum in Pakistan.
Lok Virsa is commonly called the “Museum for the people of Pakistan”, who the museum calls “the real bearers of our cultural traditions”
Coordinates 33°41′20″N 73°04′21″E

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Mosques in Islamabad

Shah Faisal Mosque

Shah Faisal Mosque Masjid is an icon project of the city and a must visit place Located at end of Shahrah-e-Faisal at the foot of Margalla Hills Islamabad Pakistan.
Coordinates 33°43′47″N 73°02′15″E

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shah_Faisal_Masjid_islamabad

SHRINES MAZAR

Peer Meher Ali Shah (R.A)

Peer Meher Ali Shah (R.A) shrine in In Golra Sharif, Sector E-11 Islamabad
Coordinates 33°41′29″N 72°58′27″E

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Pir_Meher_Ali_Shah
Bari Imam (R.A)

Bari Imam Mazar Shrine located at Nurpur Shahan village – 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of the Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad Pakistan.
Coordinates 33°44′43″N 73°06′40″E

bari imam r.a.
Bari Imam Mazar

Parks in Islamabad

Fatima Jinnah F-9 Park

F-9 park is a huge that a whole sector Park which have 4 gates alongside 4 different sectors F-8, E-9, F-10 Markaz, G-9 Sector and 4 different roads along. The area of park is apx 2 square Kilometers.
Coordinates 33°41′49″N 73°01′03″E

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Kachnar Park

Kachnar park is one of the Most Beautiful Parks of Islamabad Pakistan. It is located at main Islamabad Express Way along side Sector I-8 and opposite of Parade Ground Islamabad Pakistan.
Public Hours are not specific it remains open all day for public. You will will impressed from Kachnar park by Photo Shoot sites. Many of people just visit here for Best background for their photo shoots.

Kachnar Park Islamabad
Kachnar Park Islamabad

Museum

Golra Railway Museum
Golra Railway Museum and historical site, Located on Golra Road E-11 Islamabad.
Coordinates 33°40′15″N 72°56′51″E

GolraRailway_Museum_islamabad
GolraRailway_Museum_islamabad

Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Pakistan Museum of Natural History Museum an ideal Place at for school and educational visit. It is located at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian near LOK Virsa Sector H-7 I-7 Islamabad Pakistan.

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Pakistan_Museum_of_Natural_History_islamabad
Taxila Museum

Taxila Museum is located in Taxila City, Punjab, Pakistan. The museum is home to a significant and comprehensive collection of Gandharan art dating from the 1st to the 7th centuries CE. Most objects in the collection were excavated from the ruins of ancient Taxila. There are many historical sites nearby the museum. Contact (051) 9315477
Near by remains of Taxila included:

  • Bhir mound area,
  • Palace area at Sirkap,
  • Jandial and Pippala temples,
  • Giri fortress,
  • Mohra Moradu
  • Jaulian monasteries
  • Dharmarajika Stupas,
  • Bhallar,
  • Kunala stupas (burial mounds).


If you plan to visit Taxila; make sure you give all day to keep visiting these near by extra places which becomes apx 5 to 7.

Taxila_Museum
Taxila_Museum
Historical Places Islamabad
Saidpur Village

Saidpur Village is a most oldest Historical Place located at Khayaban-e-Iqbal, opposite Sector F-6, parallel to Islamabad Zoo, Pakistan.
Coordinates 33°44′34″N 73°04′04″E

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Saidur_Village_islamabad
National Library of Pakistan

National Library of Pakistan is a Govt Official building for Library Behind Prime Minister’s Secretariat F-5 Islamabad Pakistan.
Coordinates 33°43′34″N 73°06′07″E

National Library of Pakistan
National Library of Pakistan
Expo Centers in Islamabad
Pak-China Friendship Center

Pak-China Friendship Center was build for Expo and Exhibitions of art Conferences and different industries city scale expo’s. it was constructed during April 2005 to Dec-2010 and with the help of Govt. of China and Chinese Experts. This was the first proper Expo Center for Islamabad. Inaugurated by 2010 Prime Minister Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

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pak-china_friendship_center_islamabad_expo_center
Jinnah Convention Centre

Jinnah Convention Center is an old Expo Center of Islamabad located Murree Road near Kashmir Chowk or near by Embassy area Diplomatic Enclave.
Coordinates 33°42′45″N 73°06′17″E

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Convention_Centre_Islamabad
Archeological Places near Islamabad

Buddha Cave and Hindu sites at Shah Allah Ditta village
Buddha Cave and such more Archaeological various sites in Shah Allah Ditta village are located near Sector D-12 Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan.

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Buddha_cave_shah_allah_ditta_islamabad
Jandial and Pippala temples

Jandial near the city of Taxila in Pakistan is the site of an ancient temple well known for its Ionic columns. The temple is located 630 meters north of the northern gate of Sirkap. The Temple may have been built in the 2nd century BCE under the Greeks in India (Indo-Greeks).

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Jandial_Ionic_taxila

Dharma Rajika Stupa or “Great Stupa of Taxila”. This place is a Buddhist stupa near Taxila, Pakistan. It dates from the 2nd century CE and was built by the Kushans to house small bone fragments of the Buddha.

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Dharmarajika_stupa_Taxila

Jaulian (Urdu: جولیاں; meaning Seat of Saints) is a ruined Buddhist monastery dating from the 2nd century CE. Coordinates 33.76552°N 72.87498°E

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Jaulian_Buddhist_Monastery_Taxila

Mohra Muradu is the place of an ancient Buddhist stupa and monastery near the ruins of Taxila built by the Kushans. The ancient monastery is located in a valley and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

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MohraMuradu_taxila_remains
Sirkap Remains Stupa Taxila

The city of Sirkap was built by the Greco-Bactrian king Demetrius after he invaded ancient India around 180 BC. It is said Sirkap to have been rebuilt by Demetrius king who remained 10 BC.

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Sirkap_remains_stupa_taxila

Kunala Stupa is a Kushan-era Buddhist stupa and monastery complex to the south-east of Taxila, on a hill about 200 meters just south of Sirkap, Taxila Punjab, Pakistan. Its name come from Kunala, a son of Ashoka

Giri Remains in Taxila

The glen of Giri is located 8 km north-east of Taxila, at the foot of Margallah. It is approached through a rough torrent bed near two villages named Khurram Gujar and Khurram Paracha.

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giri_fortress_taxila

There are remains of two monasteries and stupas, one on the top of the hill and other below it. The remains of Giri Fort are perched on the hill top, with spring water falling within it. The fort was built in 5th century by the Buddhist monks. It was used by Sultan Masud, son of Sultan Mahmud of Gazni.

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