Islamabad Tourism

Islamabad (/ɪzˈlɑːməˌbɑːd/; Urdu: اسلام آباد‎, Islāmābād, Urdu pronunciation: [ɪsˌlɑːmɑˈbɑːd̪]) is the capital city of Pakistan located within the federal Islamabad Capital Territory. It is the 10th largest city of Pakistan. Islamabad has a population of 2 million and together with its neighbouring twin city of Rawalpindi, the greater Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the third largest in Pakistan with a population exceeding 4.5 million. The city is the political seat of Pakistan and is administered by the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation, supported by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the country, between Rawalpindi District and the Margalla Hills National Park to the north. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the Margalla Pass acting as the gateway between the two regions. Islamabad was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital. The city's master-plan divides the city into eight basic zones, including administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors, commercial areas, and rural and green areas. The city is home to Pakistan's National Monument. The city is home to the Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world. Islamabad is ranked very high on the Human Development Index, equivalent to that of Belgium. The city is home to sixteen recognised universities, including the Quaid-i-Azam University and the National University of Science and Technology. While it's home to AIOU which is one of the world's largest universities by enrollment. The city has an elaborate surveillance system with 1,900 CCTV cameras contributing towards one of the lowest crime rates in the country.


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Islamabad in Pakistan is an ideal destination for a vacation! 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Islamabad.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Islamabad.

  • Know the pollution level of Islamabad before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.77 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 54.79 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.31 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.85 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.87 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28 (Low)
  • How safe is Islamabad for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Islamabad.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.2 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.87 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.55 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.33 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.2 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.81 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.98 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.8 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.69 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.55 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.26 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.2 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Islamabad is 142.43 (High)

    • Safety Index 66.79 (High)
    • Climate Index 76.91 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.92 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.1 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.26 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Islamabad

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 20.44 USD

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