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Unique Places in Islamabad – Off the Beaten Path

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Islamabad Off The Beaten Path

Visitors from around the world travel to Islamabad for pilgrimage. However, the region remains unencumbered by development and immersed in a culture unique to the area.

Murree Hill Station Offers Food Shopping and More

Murree Hill Station captivates the most minds among the Islamabad population. Make sure to depart early if you plan to return to the city on the same day.

Within the popular warm weather retreat, visitors can travel Mall Road, which stretches from Kashmir to Pindi points, to patronize charming shops and eateries. Kashmir Point offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside, while Pindi Point tempts visitors with its renowned 1.5 km chair lift.

Escape to Nature at the Simly Dam

The Smily Dam holds the title as the largest dam in Islamabad and rests a short 15 minute drive from the Jinnah Convention Centre. Make sure to acquire travel permission and mind the guards’ warnings to avoid the security gates. You can also catch your dinner at the dam after requesting a fishing permit.

Become One With Nature at the Margala Hills

Margala Hills offers a challenging 5.5 kilometer trek and the perfect launching point to fuel up for the long hike – the Monal restaurant. Similar to Murree Hill Station, residents travel the Margala Hills to escape warm weather in the summer. Additionally, the fertile landscape makes for a popular photographic destination.

Dress the Part

Make sure you buy local garb upon arrival. This simple gesture will help you build rapport with the locals, allowing you to experience the region’s hospitality at its finest.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about unique places in Islamabad.

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