Date: 1st October, 2015
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page" - Saint Augustine
On the Pothohar Plateau lies the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. Being the capital city it is the most developed and, well planned urban centers of Pakistan. Wide roads, high rise building, Government agencies, Parliament House, Parliamentarian Lounges, Prime Minister House and Presidential Palace are the icons of this metropolis. Since located at the foot of the Margalla Hills and gets plenty of rainfall that hit this city lush green and filled with trees. There are tons of places and spots that can be visited while staying in Islamabad. The places include are Lok Virsa Museum, Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, Pakistan Museum of Natural history, National Art Gallery, Daman-e-Koh, Shakarparian, Japanese Park, Rawal Lake, Fatima Jinnah Park, Pir Sohawa, Rose & Jasmine Garden, Margalla Hills, Faisal Masjid, National Monument, Imam Bari Shrine, Islamabad Zoo, Blue Area, Saidpur Village, Chattar bagh and many more. There are the most popular places in Islamabad and we have already seen these spots many times during our previous visits of Islamabad and Pindi.
Adjacent to Islamabad is the famous city of Rawalpindi commonly known as Pindi among locals. Rich in history Pindi is the 4th biggest city in Pakistan by population. This city is linked to major cities of Pakistan with Motor Way (M2), G.T Road (Grand Truck) and to China by Karakorum Highway. It too behaves as a center point for the travelers who wish to go to Northern Area, Kashmir or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. At that place are numerous expensive as well as budget hotels and restaurants, so one can continue effectively in Pindi for whatever length of time that one regard. There are various places in Pindi that can be visited like Raja Bazar, Lal-kothi, Pindi Food Street, Nawaz Sharif Park, Liaqat Bagh and many other places.
On return from a marvelous tour to the North End of Pakistan, till Khunjerab Pass, we stayed in Rawalpindi for three days before getting back to our home city Karachi. We have been to Pindi many times and visited many places both in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Yesterday we went to the picnic at a marvelous spot in Islamabad up on the Margala hills, known as Shahdara. And today we mutually determined to drop our day at Pakistan Monument & Museum in Islamabad.