Islamabad is a capital of Pakistan, a country situated in southern Asia. The attraction of city is surrounded by meadows, mountains and hilly plains. It is a city of peace.It was built in 1960s to be a new capital of Pakistan and it planned carefully. Some of the buildings in Islamabad built and design in an Islamic style. The roads of the city are so wide and straight and have many parks and gardens in the city.
It has great reputation in a progress with business minded people. This capital city of Pakistan is ranked as the 2nd most beautiful city of Pakistan. In this article we are going to share 4 most attractive places to visit for a Day Trip in Islamabad.
Faisal Masjid: A Calm Morning Start
Start your Morning to visit Faisal Masjid, Faisal Masjid is located in the city of Islamabad and also known as the ‘National Masjid of Pakistan. Faisal Masjid is on the name of king Faisal of Saudia Arabia. Faisal Masjid is designed by a Turkish artist named Vedat Dalokay. Faisal Masjid exterior was designed with white marble which shows a unique brightness. There is a huge hang from the ceiling that lightens the center space and prayer hall of the Masjid. The construction of Faisal Masjid was funded by the Saudi government as a gift to the Pakistani peoples over the cost of $120 million. It has the capacity of around 300,000 people at once. It also have a library and as well as a prayer hall.The Faisal Masjid is designed on the modern traditional Islamic architecture.
Faisal Masjid is a major tourist destination for All Pakistanis those who comes for a Day trip of Islamabad or for long tour holidays they definitely visit Faisal Masjid and offer prayer in it, every weekend thousands of tourists around the city of Islamabad visits Faisal Masjid with Family and offer prayer in it.
Lok Virsa: A Cultural Journey
After visiting Faisal Majid the second spot for a day tour of Islamabad City is Lok Virsa. Tourist those who want to see the culture of Pakistan specially the young generation who want to know what was the culture of our elders visiting Lok Museum gives the answer about who was their elders and how they live. Virsa Lok Virsa is a national institute of common people with traditional inheritance was established in 1974 with the permission for research, collection, documentation, communication and promotion of realized and non realized inheritance of the country Pakistan. Lok Virsa is the worthy cultural museum in Pakistan. It shows the art work that helps to safe the living people traditional culture and crafts of Pakistan. Location is placed near Shakarparian hills and has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, wood work, metal work, block printing etc. The Executive director of Lok Virsa said “this is heritage museum of the state which presents the history and living traditions of the people of Pakistan”. According to Lok Virsa the museum has the covered area of 60,000 sq ft which has the halls for exhibitions and this make it worth to become in the list of the largest museums of the Pakistan.
Pakistan Monument: An Architectural Marvel
After Getting the Knowledge of Pakistan Culture and seeing how our elders was lived the third tourist spot of a day trip of Islamabad is Pakistan Monument, Pakistan Monument represents the cultural, traditional and history of Pakistan which is located at the view point of the ideal Shakarparian hills in Islamabad. This Architectural Monument remembered the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country and it’s a symbol of patriotism of Pakistani people. The unique design of the monument made it one the most famous monuments of Pakistan, this is one of the top tourist spots to visit in Islamabad in a day trip. The idea to build a national monument in Islamabad was proposed by former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. The beginning of construction of the building is held by the government in 2004. In 2005, architects and town planners organized competition to select a design for the landmark. More than 21 architects from all over the country submitted their proposals. The council selected three of them. However, the honor of designing the monument went to Arif Masoud. The monument work was completed in 2006 under the supervision of Engineer Syed Mahmood Khalid. The inauguration ceremony was held on 23rd March 2007. It covers the total area of 2.8 hectares and holds the first position on the list of national monuments of Pakistan. It has four large petals representing the four provinces- Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The other three small petals represent Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baldistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). These all walls highlight the story of independence of Pakistan.
Daman e koh: A Breathtaking Islamabad View
After exploring the 3 amazing Spots the 4th and Last breath taking spot is Daman e Koh for a one day trip of Islamabad. Daman e koh is also known as View Point of the Mountains it is situated above the sea level of around 2400ft which provides the magnificent views of the mountains. Daman e koh is a famous place for visitors for locals and foreigners also. The beauty of this place is because of its greenery and flowers at the different locations. Quality of restaurants, tasteful food, Hicking hills, horse riding and green hills etc make it a best place for both locals and outsiders to visit. There are more restaurant and cafes located here. A beautiful top roof has panoramic views of Islamabad. This place is also famous for its monkeys in the winter months. Cheetahs are also seen from higher mountains of Murree during snowfall. Hiking is one of the popular activities in daman e koh. Daman e koh is also a photographer’s place. There are many spots from where you can get panoramic views of Islamabad and Margalla hills. The best time to visit this place is during sunset when the city lightens up. Daman e koh is a great place for picnic with your family and friends. There are some playgrounds for children and benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. Timings are very convenient and open all days of the week from 9:00M in morning upto 11:00pm at night. The best time to visit in the months between September to March.
For a one day trip of Islamabad City, Start with the name of Allah and visit 1st Spot Faisal Masjid and offer prayer their, the second spot to get the knowledge and teach your children what is the culture of Pakistan and how our elders spend their time by Visiting Lok Virsa Museum. Pakistan Monument. Above mentioned places are accessible by roads. roads are well developed you can hire rent a car or can use public transport to reached at the given Spots during your one day trip of Islamabad.