Islamabad, in Pakistan, is a city of round and about 600,000 residents.
From here it's 500 miles (805 kilometers) to the south to Jaipur, India and 840 miles (1352 kilometers) to the southeast to Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
If you’re looking for a green urban park check out Pir Sohawa and also Fatima Jinnah Park. Read a book or newspaper, listen to bird song or spend a while people watching at these popular parks in Islamabad.
Prepare to learn and be amazed in Islamabad by spending a few hours at the Lok Virsa Museum. Enjoy the quiet spaces, ask about any one-off exhibitions, grab something from the gift shop or just admire the well-curated displays.
The ecological preserves in the vicinity of Islamabad give visitors an insight into the species of flora and fauna which inhabit the area. To walk through one of the major natural preserves, visit Daman-e-Koh.
Set aside some time for the National Art Gallery, one of the most popular museums in Islamabad. For those who love galleries and art museums, this is a great place to relax and learn more about art and history.
Head to Rawal Lake, an idyllic spot where both locals and visitors like to come and dip their toes in the water. When the sun is shining this serene place is worth making the time to visit.
It doesn't matter how many fabulous sights you’ve managed to cram into your itinerary; no holiday to Islamabad would be complete without a visit to the National Monument and the Faisal Mosque.