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Sights of Islamabad-Captial of Pakistan October 10, 2009

Posted by kayani in Visit to Pakistan.

Islamabad and Rawalpindi are twin cities of Pakistan. These two cites are divided by just a road. Things that are legal on one side of the road are illegal on the other side.

The twin cities have two distinct environments. Islamabad being clean, quite and sober (no life after sunset); where as Rawalpindi has all the traffic, pollution and the zing.

When you are in Islamabad you cannot miss seeing Fasial Masjid. Due to its’ distinct architecture, it can be seen from miles away.

Faisal Masjid

Faisal Masjid can accommodate 3,00,000 worshipers in its main hall, alone.

The next best thing is visiting Margalla Hills, which are at the backdrop of Faisal Masjid.

Daman-e-Koah is a Park in Margalla Hills, at an altitude of 2100 feet and one can have an amazing view of Islamabad.  A musician playing Rubab (a traditional musical Instrument) and the sound of the chords swaying with direction of the a cool breeze made each moment a lasting one. Too bad,  the musician was camera shy and didn’t want his picture taken.

Park at the Base

Park at the Base

Pattern at the top

A view that is popular with every ameture photographer

If you are in a muslim country you will always find a dedicated place for muslim worshippers  to pray, be it malls, amuzement parks, hotels you just name it. Daman E Koh is no different


Masjid for Worshippers

You can find refreshments children play area et al. But here is what you wouldn’t find in any other part of the world a Paan seller. Dressed like the people in the era of Mughals. Though it looked funny but  interesting aswell; not forgetting this  guy means business charged us 40% extra for a pan.

Pan Seller

Paan Seller ... the (you name it)

At last the view from the top. Though there are North and south sides but here I will only add one.


A glimpse of Islamabad from the top.

Oh not forgetting, an unwanted guest. This chap didn’t leave until we gave him a snack. Whew

Unwanted guest

An Unwanted guest



1. Klaus - October 11, 2009

Very interesting! Welcome to Skywatch!
We have another meme – that is exactly what your blog is about!
Check out MyWorld Tuesday – http://showyorworld.blogspot.com

Cheers, Klaus

2. kayani - October 12, 2009

Sure I will next time … thanks Klaus

3. Sylvia Kirkwood - October 13, 2009

This is perfect for My World! Your photos are marvelous! I would love to see you post with us! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

Have a great week!


4. Martha - October 13, 2009

Very interesting, thank you for giving us a view of a part of the world we hear about but don’t really know.

5. nadia - October 13, 2009

Kayani, the pictures are beautiful! Islamabad is one of the places I plan to visit, just not sure when 🙂

6. coffeedoff - October 13, 2009

What a beautiful place! love the unwanted guest!

7. Linda - October 14, 2009

What a lot you’ve packed into this tour of Islamabad. Fascinating!

8. Glennis - October 14, 2009

Glad to have this glimpse of Islamabad. Very nice photos.

9. Marites - October 14, 2009

Very informative post and I love the photos you posted here. The monkey looks quite busy with his hoard:)

10. kayani - October 15, 2009

Syliva: Thanks for the pat. I will a regular customer now.

Martha: Thank you. As they say now you can put a “picture” to the “words” 🙂

Nadia: When you are in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Do visit Rawal Lake.

Coffeedoff & Marites: I am glad there was only one; I heard these guys come in a bunch

Linda: Yup, it was a 15 days trip; there are still many things not done and place that I haven’t been to. Maybe next time.

Glennis: Thanks a lot. there is still more to come.

At last I want to thank you all for posting your comments.

11. Mridula - October 18, 2009

Beautiful pictures Kayani. The paan wala and his stall look beautiful.

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