"The well connected city" Islamabad by besal

Islamabad Travel Guide: 427 reviews and 930 photos

To enjoy, get OFF!

Islamabad is the Capital of Pakistan. It was once considered a dead city; meaning day time population 1 mio +, night time 100K.

Not anymore!

It is now one of the fastest growing, most expensive (real estate wise), and modern city of Pakistan. Majority of the MNC's (especially service & oil/gas) have opened up their offices in Islamabad. Islamabad is also the place from where all major travel plans to north/and other areas, by locals as well as foreigners, are prepared.

Although there are various museums, restaurants, parks, govt. buildings, etc. one can go and see, it is easy to assume that to enjoy Islamabad; one has to GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH.

My recent trip (June 2008) to the north got cancelled, and we ended up exploring the surroundings (Taxila, Khanpur, Salt Ranges, Galis). And my tips are presently built accordingly. I have really not focused on Islamabad right now (as I have done for Karachi), but slowly I will built this page.

For now enjoy some not so traveled ?paths? from Islamabad!

  • Last visit to Islamabad: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2010 at 4:52 AM

    Excellent Islamabad page, Amir. Superb OTBT tips and pictures. Fruit is called Litchi in English

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2008 at 2:50 AM

    Wah Bhaijaan, Aaapne is page ki khobsoorati men char chand laga diya!

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Very informative page. I'd love to stay in that hotel. Great architecture.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 8:13 PM

    nicely done tips. i liked ur mentioning the new hotel. it is unbelievable development. i hope it is built the way it looks :-)

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2007 at 11:40 PM

    Thanks for sharing Amir. You have a lovely and quite interesting stuff and beloved destination. Congratulations (~_~)

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