Top 10 Most Underrated Places to visit in Islamabad
- Shah Allah Dita Caves :
Shah Allah Dita Caves are almost 2500 years old Buddhist Cave also known as “Sadhuda bagh” located in the feet of Margalla Hills. It is one of the greatest places to visit in Islamabad. It is also used by “Sher Shah Suri” and “Alexander the Great” to travel from Kabul to Gandhara.
- Nela Sandh :
It is one of the most beautiful but underrated place in Islamabad. Nela Sandh is almost 40 Km from the main city. It attracts the tourist by its pure blue water runs throughout the year. Water is deep from inside so if you want to swim must use a life jacket.
- Bruti Waterfall :
Burti Waterfall is almost hidden in Margalla hills and located near Bari Imam in Margalla Hills. Its crystal clear blue water attracts tourists, especially in summer many come to enjoy the beauty and swimming in this waterfall.
- Pharwala Fort :
Pharwala Fort is the 15th Century Fort located about 40 km away from Islamabad. It is naturally surrounded by Himalayan Range and Soan River. It was constructed by Ghakkhars and concurred by Mughal King BABUR in 1519. Almost 50 Peoples still lives inside the fort.
- Railway Heritage Museum :
Railway Heritage Museum is located in Golra Sharif. This station was established in 1882. It is the major attraction of locals as well as tourists to visit here to see Railway types of equipment that were used in the British era.
- ShakarParian Hills :
Shakarparian Hills is located in the center of Islamabad makes it magnificent site for tourists. This hill has a lot of local visitors. It also has a parade ground to host the Pakistan day parade on 23rd March every year. Pak China Friendship Center is also located in Shakarparian which hosts many Government and Private events.
- Rawal Lake :
Rawal Lake is a man-made water reservoir located near Margalla Hills National Park. Some small water stream comes from Margalla Hills are combined with this artificial lake. This lake is being made by constructing the Rawal Dam on the Korang river. You can enjoy this lake by fishing and boating.
- Nilan Bhotu :
Nilan Bhotu is located on the top of Margalla Hills on almost 45 mins drive from Pir Sohawa. It has small water pounds having crystal clear water. In which a great number of fishes can be found. It is also known as Shah Abdul Latif Qazmi Bari Imam. The water and all its inhabitants are well preserved for years.
- Simly Dam :
Simly Dam is the biggest drinking water reservoir for individuals living in Islamabad. Water comes is this Dam is from melting snow and Murree Hills. It is around 80 meters and is built on the Soan River. The dam is surrounded by mountains which makes it more attractive. Tourists also enjoy it by boating and fishing.
- Bird Aviary :
It is located in the center of Lake View Park. It is the Third largest Aviary in the world having almost every species of the Birds. Birds Aviary has 4000 Birds of 280 species which attracts almost one million tourists every year. It covers almost 3.8 acres of land.
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