Islamabad is one of the most vibrant federal capitals in the world. Not only is it a beautiful blend of nature and urbanization— a result of the masterful planning and the vigilance of the Capital Development Authority. Moreover, this city is rich in history and culture making for some really breathtaking tourist spots in Islamabad.
Planning a trip to the capital? Our experts at Makeen Marketing have compiled a comprehensive list of popular tourist spots in Islamabad.
Historical Tourist Spots in Islamabad
Come with us as we take you on a tour of Islamabad through the ages. If you are a history buff, you would be ecstatic to know that Islamabad is chock-full of historical sites and destinations. These include commemorated structures, palaces, parks where you can learn about the rich part of not only the city but also the country as a whole.
Another historical and heritage site that attracts a lot of traffic is the LokVirsa Museum located at a 5-minute walk from the Pakistan Monument. The heritage site is working in close collaboration with UNESCO to help with the upkeep and maintenance of this immortalized building.
The LokVirsa Museum is home to beautiful pottery, art, and musical instruments as well as religious relics and architecture of the olden days.
When researching religious or sacred tourist spots in Islamabad, it is hard to miss the grand Faisal Mosque. This pristine structure is located at the foothills of Margalla Hills and boasts a contemporary architectural design. Having visited this monument, you will be able to clearly see a blend of ultramodern and traditional architectural designs. This is probably due, in part, to the fact that this building was designed by Vedat Dalokay. His work was heavily influenced by minimalism and geometric designs.
Fatima Church is another of the tourist spots in Islamabad that is definitely worth visiting. Visiting the Our Lady of Fatima Church is a serene experience where many local and international tourists go to experience and appreciate religion and culture not too different from their own. Moreover, it gives us a way to bridge the gap between a minority and the majority Muslim population. We are able to better hone our ties with our fellow Pakistanis.
Monuments and Statues
Pakistan’s tourism is brimming with elegant monuments and statues so it is no surprise that some of the major tourist spots in Islamabad are monuments and statues.
Of the most breathtaking tourist spots in Islamabad, Pakistan Monument is definitely one of the most widely celebrated. This symbol of nationalism was inaugurated back in 2007. Built over a massive stretch of land—2.8 hectares to be precise— this landmark is visible across the twin cities.
An interesting detail to note about this remarkable structure is that it has four pillars or petals. Each pillar represents a province in our country, and subsequently, is a symbol of our fraternity.
Moreover, the citizens of the federal capital have constructed a monument to commemorate their fallen police officers. The Police Martyr Monument is located in sector G-6. In the past, politicians and foreign dignitaries have visited this spot to show their sorrow and appreciation for those martyrs who laid down their lives in the line of duty. This monument attracts mourners and tourists from all over.
Future Tourist Spots in Islamabad
The already mentioned areas are popular tourist spots in Islamabad however, what about places we know will become tourism hotspots? One such place is Blue World City.
You might be thinking: how does a housing society factor into a list of tourist spots in Islamabad? It is pretty simple— Blue World City is working on constructing a number of tourist attractions within the housing society. Firstly, the society is already being dubbed a Pak China friendly society thanks to its association with a leading Chinese construction company. In addition to this, it is working on constructing the world’s largest horse mascot, and replicas of the grand Burj Al Arab and the Blue Mosque in Turkey.
Thus, Blue World City is speculated to attract loads of tourism— firstly from the families of those Chinese workers working on CPEC, and secondly, from the rest of the world who want to come and see these sites.
Experts at Makeen Marketing predict that Blue World City will go on to be included in the topmost tourist spots in Islamabad.