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The majestic Faisal Mosque stands against the backdrop of the lush Margalla Hills as a symbol of a Pakistan placed firmly in the modern day, while holding on to its history and traditions. The capital city of Islamabad is a forward-thinking metropolis nestled among the green base of the Himalayas, and though it has traditionally been thought of mainly as a diplomatic city, it has recently grown to become an important business and financial centre for the region, as well as an emerging travel destination, one which, together with its neighbouring sister city of Rawalpindi, gives travelers in-the-know a taste of all sides of contemporary Pakistan.

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Shah Faisal Mosque

The stunning national mosque of Pakistan, designed to look like a Bedouin tent, is a beautiful mix of traditional and modern architecture that symbolises the aspirations of the country. It is one of the largest in the world, and can hold up to 100,000 in the hall and courtyard. Visitors are allowed, but non-Muslims should avoid prayer times.
Adresse: Faisal Ave, Islamabad

Pakistan Monument

This massive and breathtaking monument symbolises the country's cultural diversity and national unity. It is shaped like a blooming flower with four main petals, each representing the four majour provinces, and three smaller ones, meant to represent smaller regions, such as Kashmir.
Adresse: Pakistan Monument Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 514345490
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-10pm

Lok Virsa Museum

This fantastic ethnographic museum showcases a large collection of traditional Pakistani handicrafts, including wood carvings, jewellery and textiles. It offers a unique glimpse into the artistic and artisanal past of the country. Be sure to visit the gift shop and pick up a souvenir.
Adresse: Garden Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 9201651
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-2pm and 3pm-7:30 pm


This huge national park located just south of the city's main urban area is a lush expanse of gardens and trees that provide a welcome escape from the city streets for both locals and visitors. The area also houses many monuments and museums, and has hill lookouts just a 20-minute walk uphill.
Adresse: Shakarparian Rd, Islamabad


The city is surrounded by the beautiful and lush Margalla Hills, and the citizens of Islamabad like to enjoy them. Daman-e-Koh is a splendid picnic spot about a 30-minute walk up the hills just north of the zoo that offers breathtaking views of the city, and specifically of the Faisal Mosque.
Adresse: Daman-e-Koh Rd, Islamabad

Taxila Excavations

The archeological excavations in Taxila make for a great day-trip from Islamabad. The sites can be thoroughly explored in about 6 hours of walking, if the oppressive heat allows. The sites and museum display Buddhist sculptures, metal artifacts and coins, and other interesting finds from times gone by.
Adresse: Sirsukh Excavations, Taxila
Telefon: +92 51 9314270
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm

Pakistan Army Museum

One of the more unique museums found in Islamabad, the Pakistan Army Museum offers a historical tour through military development in the region, displaying arms and weapons through the ages, from prehistoric axes, to swords and rifles, to modern-day missile systems.
Adresse: Iftikhar Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 56132608
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 9am-3pm, Tue 9am-12pm


For a whirlwind tour of the cultural history of Pakistan, a visit to Saidpur, located just one kilometre from the city, is in order. This former Hindu village was famous for its skill in pottery, and it now holds a Model Village which shows off handicrafts from different regions in the country.
Adresse: Saidpur Rd, Islamabad

Islamabad Zoo

The Islamabad Zoo is a great place to spend an afternoon, especially for those traveling with children. The Zoo is home to a wide array of beautiful animals, including bears, elephants, baboons, and many more. Especially impressive is the huge collection of wild and exotic birds.
Adresse: Pir Sohawa Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 9205644
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-5pm

The Monal

Offering what is beyond a doubt the best view of any restaurant in Islamabad, The Monal is nestled up among the lush Margalla Hills, away from the city noise, but providing a breathtaking panoramic view of its urban area. It is a bit out of the way, but the view and the mix of European and Asian specialties make it well worth a visit.
Adresse: Pir Sohawa Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 515837220
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-1am

Kabul Restaurant

This is more of a rugged, local restaurant than the fine dining that can be found in more expensive places, but locals keep coming back to Kabul for the fantastic Afghan specialties, particularly the barbecue and the dumplings. The place itself is simple and no-nonsense. They let the food do the talking.
Adresse: College Road, Jinnah Market, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 2650953
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am


Located on the road to Saidpur, Andaaz offers a truly unique experience. It combines traditional local flavours with a classy and elegant surrounding, subdued lighting and a relaxing and intimate feel. There are pictures of famous Pakistani singers hanging on the walls along with traditional instruments, which only adds tot he experience.
Adresse: Saidpur Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 301 8445511

Rakaposhi International

Located in the Serena Hotel, this luxurious cafe is elegant and sleek and very welcoming with its subdued lighting. Guests can enjoy hot coffee or tea and sample some of the delicious snacks, like samosas or sandwiches, and pastries made from scratch.
Adresse: Ramna 5, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 512874000
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-11pm

Mocca Coffee

Walking into Mocca Coffee, you might think you stumbled into a cafe somewhere in Stockholm or Copenhagen. The minimalist design, organic ingredients and relaxed environment could easily fool anyone. The level of specialisation here is impressive, as the coffee and fruit smoothies are expertly prepared and the flavours are wonderful.
Adresse: Shop I, Koshar Market, F-6/3, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 512823723


As the name suggests, this groovy cafe transports guests back to the 1960s with its brightly-coloured decoration and furniture and the appropriately anachronistic newspaper pieces visible throughout. The offer of food is simple, but the flavours are authentic.
Adresse: Shakarparian, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 512607263
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Atrio Cafe and Grill

Atrio specialises in two things: coffee and barbecue. The meat dishes range from Mexican to Italian specialties and never disappoint. If you're not that hungry, then sit back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee from the outdoor rooftop terrace, and marvel at the view of the Margalla Hills in the background.
Adresse: Unit 20B, block 12B, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 518319999
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am

Nadia Restaurant

Located in the Islamabad Marriott Hotel, Nadia offers good selection of international dishes as well as a buffet. It is a popular place for business meetings and casual evening meals for its relaxed vibe and the live music that can be heard almost every night of the week.
Adresse: Aga Khan Road, Shalimar 5, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 2826121

Best Western Islamabad Hotel

The wonderfully located Best Western in Islamabad (right by the Shakarparian Park) offers two options in terms of nighttime entertainment. The Mashal restaurants is open 24 hours a day and offers great ala-carte dining, while the Reem Bar-B-Que restaurant is the place to go for juicy steaks and meat dishes.
Adresse: 6 Islamabad Club Road, Isamabad
Telefon: +92 51 2277460

Centaurus Cineplex

The Centaurus Mall is not only a great place for shopping and eating, with its wide selection of shops and restaurants, but it can also be a nice place to spend an evening at the cinema. The Centaurus Cineplex shows all the latest Hollywood megahits and local productions on four screens.
Adresse: Centaurus Mall, 1 Jinnah Avenue, 4th Floor Centaurus, F 8, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 27014207

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

More national obsession than national sport, cricket is huge in Pakistan. And there's no better way to have an authentic Pakistani experience than to join the crowd at the cricket stadium and cheer for the local team. You can catch international matches at the Rawalpindi Stadium for an entertaining day out.
Adresse: Stadium Rd, Rawalpindi
Telefon: +92 321 2410410

Rajah Bazaar

For an authentic, albeit chaotic, shopping experience in Islamabad, you can hardly do better than Rawalpindi's Rajah Bazaar. Spreading out from Fowara Chowk, you can find vendors, shops and stalls in every direction selling everything you can think of, from clothing to daily needs. Towers remain of old Hindu temples in the area.
Adresse: 6 Lane 6, Rawalpindi

Centaurus Mall

Massive, modern, sleek, imposing, the Centaurus Mall is truly impressive. Combining a shopping centre, a hotel and residential housing, it is a beacon of modernity in Pakistan for which Islamabad is a symbol. The mall has all you could need in terms of shopping, entertainment and restaurants, and visitors can easily spend a whole day exploring its many floors.
Adresse: Jinnah Avenue, Sector F-8, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 300 9468593
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-9:30pm

Jinnah Super Market

Jinnah Super Market is where the wealthy citizens of Islamabad come to shop. The stores here sell the latest fashion from international designer brands and traditional Pakistani garments for men and women, as well as household items, furnishings and decorations.
Adresse: College Rd, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 333 4751997

Beverly Center

Beverly Center is another modern shopping centre where local families and groups of friends often go to shop for essentials, or spend an afternoon browsing the many designer shops, sampling some delicacies at the numerous restaurants and cafes and enjoying an afternoon out.
Adresse: Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad

Al-Janat Mall

For some shopping in the Rawalpindi area, try Al-Janat Mall. In operation since 1974, this large shopping centre specialises in clothing, cosmetics, bags, perfumes, jewellery, shoes and any type of accessory you can think of, all at quite competitive prices.
Adresse: Trunk Bazar, Saddar, Rawalpindi
Telefon: +92 51 4414800

Islamabad International Airport

The Islamabad International Airport commenced operations in 2018 and replaced the defunct Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Taxis are readily available outside the airport, but be sure to agree on a price before stepping into a cab, as they are seldom metered. There are also a number of local buses which can transport visitors to and from the airport, but the number of routes can be overwhelming and confusing, so unless you know exactly what to take to get where you are going, it might be best to stick to taxis.
Adresse: Airport Rd, Rawalpindi

Public Transport

Islamabad recently unveiled its brand new network of metro buses, much to the delight of the citizenry. These modern, air-conditioned and WiFi-enabled accordion-style buses have dedicated lanes to help commuters skip traffic jams, and they connect the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Probably the best way to get around the city is by a combination of the metro buses and taxis. Other options for getting around include pedal- and motor-rickshaws.


Taxis are a cheap and efficient way to get around the city. You can usually find them hanging around busy areas, like the airport or train station, or at busy intersections. Be sure to agree on a price before hopping in, as they are seldom metered. One reputable company in the city is Metro Radio Cab.
Telefon: +92 111222787

Post Office

Pakistan Post Headoffice
Adresse: G-8/4, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 9261571


Shaheen Chemist
Adresse: F-11 Markaz, Islamabad
Telefon: +92 51 2228011
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-1am


Country code: +92 Area code: 51


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