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    Travel Guide of Islamabad

    Please help me build a list of all the places I can visit in Islamabad, shopping areas, food places, inc reasonable priced hotels, taxi/bus routes and fares to each place.

    Places to visit

    - Shah faisal masjid
    - Shakar pariyan

    Parks

    - Where is melody park?

    Shopping

    - Blue area?

    Food
    - Food street - (where is this located?)

    Hotels
    - Marriot
    - PC
    - Best Western


    Thanks in advance

    CM_2000
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    #2
    Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

    jiss ka bus nahin chalta wohi bus leta hai...forget busses , just taxi's that even without a meter.

    restaurants go to kitchen cuisine (good food), or food street , but the service there is really bad, jhangir, or haleem house cheap food.shopping go to jinnah and the surrounding area ..
    also visit pir sahawa if the weather is cloudy..
    hotel marriot is in islamabad, sarena is also there price range would be 15000 + per night pakistani rupee.
    Local newspapers magzine would tell you what is happening in that particular week when u visit.
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      #3
      Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

      and yes! melody park is some chechora place that I have never visited.
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        #4
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        go to civil junction for tea or coffee , on saturdays they have a live band performance.(sometimes)
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          #5
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          Shopping sucks in Islamabad, highly overpriced but everywhere in Islamabad is either a housing division or shopping division so you wont have much trouble finding one. Food, well melody food street has LOW quality food assured to give any foreigner deadly diareah, so avoid it at all costs. There arent any decent restaurants in town to be honest although I found cinnamon to be decent and if you know someone who's a member of islamabad club, their food is also good. Decent priced hotels would be Envoy continental in blue area, mariott and serena are really expensive. theres no proper bus route in islamabad so your stuck with taxi from wherever to wherever. if your staying in the F sectors I would expect to pay anywhere from 50-80 rupees max wherever u want to go. There is also this new taxi system called radio cab, u call them and they pick u up in a new corolla and take u anywhere u want, charge 50 rs pickup charge and 12 rs a km after that.

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            #6
            Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

            What is shakar pariyan? Some pics would be nice.
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              #7
              Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

              Blue Area has (had) a lot of really nice food outlets. One of my favorite Italian restaurants was there.. Papasaalis. Also Jinnah Super had a few places, including a very nice chinese.
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                #8
                Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                Thanks for the advise pakora, yusuf and faisal. It doesn't look as though there is much to see in Islamabad compared to lahore.


                yusuf, what is the cost per night to stay at Envoy continental? What is Blue Area exactly, just shopping and eating? how far is jinnah from blue area? thanks for the transport advise.

                what is the F-sector?

                Is there much to see in rawalpindi?
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                  #9
                  Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                  I've done some research and found some interesting places to visit in Islamabad..... which all seem to be parks

                  Fatima Jinnah Park
                  The entire sector of F-9 is being developed as an attractive urban park which will have a profusion of lakes, rock gardens, aquariums, fountains etc.

                  It has been named after Miss. Fatima Jinnah, sister of the founder of Pakistan.


                  Rose and Jasmine Garden

                  This 20,360 sq. meters rose garden is famous for its roses. It has 250 different varieties of roses as well as a dozen types of Jasmines. Flower shows are occasionally held here, particularly during spring. Nearby is the Tourist Camping Site.


                  Murghzar Mini Zoo and Children's Park

                  Murghzar Mini Zoo is located at the foot of Daman-e-Koh view point.

                  A display corner of Pakistan Museum of Natural History and a Japanese style children's park have also been established near the Zoo.

                  The Park is a gift to Pakistani children from the children of Japan. Islamabad Sports Complex.


                  Chattar Bagh

                  Nestling at the base of Murree hills at a distance of 15 km on Islamabad-Murree road, TDCP Chattar Bagh recreational facility provides a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of the twin cities.

                  Scenic walks, gently flowing stream, water fall and the surrounding hillside are a perfect attraction. The resort has a restaurant, barbecue and two air-conditioned tourist cottages. The Children's Park and playground are spread over an area of 12.5 acres.
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                    #10
                    Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                    Originally posted by Pakora
                    go to civil junction for tea or coffee , on saturdays they have a live band performance.(sometimes)
                    where is this?
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                      #11
                      Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                      What about the house of parliment etc...it looks really beautiful located around those hills
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                        #12
                        Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                        Originally posted by MehnazQ
                        What is shakar pariyan? Some pics would be nice.
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                          #13
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                          jiss ka bus nahin chalta wohi bus leta hai...forget busses , just taxi's that even without a meter.
                          Pakora no ill will towards you but, sorry, I couldn’t just digest this....Islamabad is just a reflection of our elitist-cum-Bureaucratic-feudalistic mentality...imagine a city of or 800,000 people with no public transportation system....I think that its time the people should realize that….Ghareeb ka waqee main koi bus nahi chalta…
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                            #14
                            Re: Travel Guide of Islamabad

                            Islamabad is only 40 Years old city and there is not much history of the city itself. It also depends what you want to see. Close to Islamabad there are few other places which are just about 45 Min or more Drive away.

                            Said Pur Village (there is a train model made of clay)
                            LOK Virsa Museum
                            Rawal Lake
                            Lotus Lake
                            Texila Museum
                            Budhist Remains in Texila
                            Site of Old grand Trunk Road built by Sher SHah Soori
                            Wah Gardens
                            Murree
                            Ayub National Park
                            Rohtass Fort
                            Old Budhist Stupa in Mankiala
                            Old town of Rawalpindi

                            BTW there is a good transport system there but most of these attraction are away and that is why it is suggested that one should take taxi, unless you are not afraid of walking.
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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by MiniMe
                              Pakora no ill will towards you but, sorry, I couldn’t just digest this....Islamabad is just a reflection of our elitist-cum-Bureaucratic-feudalistic mentality...imagine a city of or 800,000 people with no public transportation system....I think that its time the people should realize that….Ghareeb ka waqee main koi bus nahi chalta…

                              Minni me: I agree with you 100 %.

                              btw: just to give you a reflection of house prices in islamabad , A four kanal house on margalla road that belonged to Mr ***** Hoti was sold for 15 crores recently.

                              civil junction is close to hot spot , that ice cream place.

                              Faisal Papasallis , one of my favourite too
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