Pakistan Tourism destinations: Hotels and Places to Visit in Islamabad
Islamabad the capital of Pakistan is a fairly modern, beautiful and well-planned city. There is no dearth of accommodations which would suit ever pocket. The high and mighty can stay at five star hotels such as the Serena Hotel, Marriot Hotel and the Raddisson SAS Hotel. The Best Western Hotel and the Envoy Continental Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Margalla Hotel and Ambassador Hotel are some mid-priced range hotels. Islamabad Regency, Cape Grace House, Four Seasons Hotel and Pak Palace Hotel also provide clean and tidy accommodation with decent service. Islamabad also has guest houses where people on budget can stay; Riviera, Royal Manor and Jasmine Guest House are recommended to tourists.
There is never a dull moment in Islamabad; the nature lovers can head for parks such as Japanese Garden and Rose and Jasmine Garden. Those who seek physical activities will find many hiking spots right in the lap of nature such as Margalla Hills; para-gilding can also be done here. The Fatima Jinnah Park is especially known for recreational and sports activities. Chattar Park and Shakar Padiyan are other parks worth mentioning. Daman-e-Koh is located in the hills of Islamabad and gives a beautiful bird eye view of the city. There is golf course nearby and a restaurant which serves excellent food. Further from Daman-e-Koh is another picturesque and peaceful spot Pir Sahawa. Faisal Mosque is one of the biggest mosques in the world and is a beautiful specimen of architecture. Rawal Lake situated in the outskirts of Islamabad is a major tourist attraction in Islamabad. It is a hub of various activities such as boating, kayaking, sailing, fishing and bird watching.
To get acquainted with the culture and history of the place you can visit the various museums. Lok Virsa and the Pakistan Museum of Natural History are highly recommended. Islamabad also has majestic government buildings such as the Aiwan-i-Sadr.
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