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I dedicate this page to all the peace loving people around the world.

Islamabad is one of most beautiful and peaceful cities of the world. Pakistan's Capital Islamabad nestles against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau. It offers a healthy climate, pollution free atmosphere, plenty of water and lush green area. Islamabad has also been given the title of "City of Peace" because of its peaceful atmosphere.

It is a modern and carefully planned city with wide tree-lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well-organised markets/shopping centres.There are no traffic jams. Roses, Jasmine and bougainvillea fill the parks and scenic viewpoints shoe the city to its best advantage.

Islamabad is 518 metres (1,700 feet appox) above sea level. It is best from October to March, when the days are crisp and cool, and the nights are cold. Spring is short, but the flowers in March are awesome. The hottest months are May and June, after the monsoon, but even then the climate is usually not oppressive, and you can always escape to the near by hill stations like Murree 2250 metres (7,382 feet appox) above sea level.

Pakistan's first Capital was Karachi but it was felt that a new Capital city be developed which reflect the cultures, traditions, hopes, aspirations and dreams of all diverse regional groups that consituted the Pakistani nation. So in 1958 a commission was constituted and it was assigned the task of selecting a suitable site for the National Capital with particular emphasis on its location, climate, logistic, defence requirements, aesthetic, scenic and natural beauty.

After the extensive research this commission recommended the area that was 14 km northeast of Rawalpindi. In 1960 a triangular master plan was designed based on a grid system, with its opex towards the Margalla Hills.

The city came into life on 26 October 1966, when the first office building of Islamabad was occupied. It is modern and carefully planned city. It was the result of dedication and hardwork of Pakistani engineers, technicians and workers which had turned Islamabad into the one of the most beautiful cities of the World. Islamabad is divided into eight basic zones Administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors. commercial areas, rural and green areas. Each sector has its own shopping area and public park.

There are ample opportunities for walking, jogging, hiking and trekking around Islamabad in the Margalla Hills. Current population of Islamabad is 9,011,37 appox. It's altitude is 610 meter above sea level and average yearly humidity remains 55%. The average yearly rainfall 1143 millimeters. The annual average temperature remain from 28.9 C to 14.4 C.

Islamabad today is the heart and soul of Pakistan, a city which symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future for its people, a city which welcomes modern ideas but at the same time recognizes and cherishes its traditional values and its past history.

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  • Pros:Clean, Green, Beautiful and Peaceful
  • Cons:Traffic jams and expensive life
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  • Last visit to Islamabad: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2007
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  • Jun 27, 2007 at 5:28 AM

    See, im not too sure how old this post is.. but i went to hotshots recently and it was QUITE a bore! Is the place old news now?

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    Mar 4, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    it seems i practically roamed all over islamabad and neighboring areas. it is good to know about new attraction of national museum and so many modes of transportation now available.

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    Feb 8, 2007 at 8:19 PM

    yaar, am planning to go Northern Areas in May... will keep u posted when i arrive in Isb. Hope you're well. Are u in touch with Mona? Send regards if yes!

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    Aug 23, 2006 at 4:07 AM

    crossing fingers for your happiness, bintang!!! cheers :)

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    May 16, 2006 at 6:28 PM

    Thank you for taking me back to memory lane. I been to all the places (except the festival). I love staying at muree hill. It was one of my best memory of lslamabad.

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 11:36 AM

    What a great page!! I liked that rose garden and market so much. Also wondering whether wildcamping is safe in that mountains ... Excellent tips.

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    Feb 26, 2006 at 1:09 AM

    Start working on Isloo page ,please !

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