City Attractions

The Centaurus Mall, Islamabad

The Centaurus Mall, Islamabad


The Centaurus is a mixed use real estate development in the city of Islamabad, Pakistan. The project includes a 36-floor hotel, three 23-floor residential and office towers and a five-storey shopping mall. Designed by British architectural firm WS Atkins, it consists of three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments, and a hotel. Centaurus Mövenpick Hotel is under-construction and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018. The estimated cost for building the complex was $350 million USD. The Centaurus Mall is four storeys tall and comprises around 250 shops. Major tenants include Monal Downtown Islamabad, Al-Fatah Store, Scentsation, Khaadi, Gul Ahmed, Charles & Keith, Junaid Jamshed, Hush Puppies, Sputnik Footwear, Adidas, Nike, Hub Jafferjees and International Watch Company.



Lake View Park, Islamabad

Lake View Park, Islamabad


Lake View Park (also called Rawal Lake Park) is situated on Murree-Islamabad Highway. While traveling from Islamabad to Murree a road turns right just before Barakahu and leads to this beautiful park. The newly constructed park has become a favorite picnic spot for people of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It is constructed alongside Rawal Lake, which is an artificial reservoir that fulfills water needs for cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. CDA has provided lovely installations of amusement park like passenger train and busses, games and fun rides for children and elders. The park also provides facilities of adventure sports. Wall (rock) climbing, paintball, quad motocross, car dodging, scooter boats and speed boats are some of adventure sports to do in Lake View Park. Motorized and simple boats are available for families and individuals. There is a small passenger train in the park. There is zoo for rare species of birds in the park. Bathrooms are available for ladies and gents on different locations in park. A restaurant named “Dera” is offering food and refreshment items for visitors. There are also small refreshment stalls on different places that meet immediate refreshment needs. Alternatively, people can bring their own food and stuff to enjoy picnic with friends and families. There are grills installed on different places in park where people can enjoy Bar B.Q. Park administration has also arranged live music for visitors.



Shakarparian, Islamabad

Shakarparian, Islamabad


Shakarparian (also known as Shakarparian Hills) is derived from two words from the Potohari language, Shakar - meaning "sweet", and Parian from Parao - meaning a place to rest, or stop over - layover during long journeys. It consists of a hill and a local park in Islamabad, Pakistan. Park is located near the Zero Point Interchange. Pakistan Monument is located in the Shakarparian. The old Gakhars tribe leaders settled here before Indo-Pak partition 1947; later the clan was relocated to create a park for Newly marked federal capital of the country in 1960-61. Shaker Parian is one of the most popular places in Islamabad that no nature lover will able to avoid it. It is situated in Islamabad near Zero point at a height of 1,998 feet (609) m above sea level. It is a most visited place for the tourist because it has many attractive sights which you have never seen before. The lush green trees exceed the beauty of Shakar Parian. On the top of Shakar Parian you can enjoy the beautiful wind and it feels like you are also flying in the air.



Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad

Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad


It displays the cultural heritage of Pakistani people. The living style of the different areas of Pakistan is exhibited here in statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work. Lok Virsa is the finest cultural museum in Pakistan. It showcases art works that help in preserving the living folk and traditional culture and crafts of Pakistan. It is located near Shakarparian Hills[1] and has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work. Traditional architecture facades exhibiting such skills as fresco, mirror work and marble inlay; tile, mosaic and stucco tracery are also displayed. Adjacent to the Lok Virsa Museum, the Lok Virsa Heritage Reference Library is well equipped with resource data on ethnography, anthropology, folk music, art, history and crafts. Books on culture, heritage, audio and video-cassettes of folk and classical vocal and instrumental music are available for sale at Lok Virsa’s sales centre.[5]



Pakistan Monument Museum, Islamabad

Pakistan Monument Museum, Islamabad


Pakistan Monument Museum is Located in Front of Pakistan Monument at Shakarparian, Islamabad, Pakistan. Museum is created to give tribute those who sacrificed there all life for a separate homeland. The government of Pakistan built this museum to showcase some special movements in the making Pakistan. Pakistan Monument Museum is a best place for history lovers.



Shah Faisal Masjid, Islamabad

Shah Faisal Masjid, Islamabad


Shah Faisal Mosque is one of the most scared destinations in Pakistan. It is located in Islamabad city and designed by famous Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay. It shapes like an Arab desert Bedouin’s tent. It is an iconic symbol of Pakistan throughout the world. Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan. The mosque is named after late King of Saudi Arabia Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz who funded to construct this mosque. Faisal Mosque has a capacity of accommodating 74,000 people at a time. The Mosque is located on an elevated area of land against the Islamabad’s Margalla Hills that symbolizes the mosque's significance and allows the visitors to witness it from miles around in day and night.
It contains four beautiful Turkish style minarets and the floor is covered with while marbles and decorated with mosaics. It is also one of the biggest mosques in world.



Daman-e-Koh, Islamabad

Daman-e-Koh, Islamabad


Daman-e-Koh is a beautiful place which is 3000 feet higher from sea level and it’s almost 1000 feet above from the town of Koh-e-Islamabad. Daman-e-Koh is a main hub for tourists it's located on the top point of Margalla Hills at an altitude of about 5000ft. Many people come from all over the Pakistan and around the world to see this beautiful place.



Margalla Hills, Islamabad

Margalla Hills, Islamabad


Margalla Hills is located on North East of Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan. Margalla is a beautiful area of 12,605 hectares. There are many places for climbing in the foothills of Margalla. Most popular places are located on walk and hiking on hill. Margalla Hill is having 40 million years old rock and fossils of marine life.