Islamabad Travel Guide

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This Islamabad travel guide will definitely come in handy during your trip to the capital of Pakistan. Islamabad is considered to be the greenest and the best-planned cities in South Asia. This is the reason why Islamabad is very popular among a lot of tourists. Here are some of the things that you need to know about Islamabad.

Easily Accessible

Islamabad is easily reachable since tourists can get in the city by either taking a plane to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport or by just riding the bus or trains coming from the different cities near Pakistan. Getting around the city is also very easy. You can hire a taxi or rent a car to take you anywhere in the city. Walking in Islamabad is also another thing you can do to get to your destination. Fortunately, Islamabad is a safe place for travelers, thus perfect for all types of tourists, young and old alike.

Architectural Attractions

Since the city was carefully planned prior to building it, Islamabad has numerous buildings with a great deal of detail in the architecture. Such architectural marvels are the Faisal Masjid and the National Monument found in the heart of the city. The city also has many museums and parks. There are simply loads interesting landmarks to see in Islamabad.

Great for Shopping

The city has a wide selection of stores where you can buy cheap items for as low as $15 and expensive items that cost as much as $700. Islamabad also has a lot of western stores if you miss the way you shop back at home. If you want to buy local crafts and merchandise, then Islamabad has its own market in the heart of the city for you to see how locals shop and haggle.

Local and International Cuisine

The city is dotted with a great number of restaurants, so if you are craving for pizza, you can head off to Papa Sallis in F-7 Markaz to sample Italian food while if you are craving for authentic Pakistani food, then you ought to go to Namak Mandi to try local flavors.

Budget-Friendly Accommodations

Islamabad boasts of its budget-friendly accommodations. Whether you try the Continental House which is the best hotel in the city or the Boys Hostel, accommodations only cost between $20 to $150.

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