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Unique Places to Visit in Islamabad during Night

Some of the Most Visited Places in Islamabad During Night

The Islamabad Capital Territory is filled with places that fill an individual with peace with just one glance. From having places where one can simply take long walks in dreamy weather setting to places where you can see the sunset over the city or simply places where you can shop your heart out, Islamabad is the city that has it all and much more. Islamabad has many places that you can visit during the night and enjoy with your friends or family. Oh, and you won’t have to spend a single penny on it.

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Places to Visit in Islamabad at Night

The capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is home to many politicians and bureaucrats, as well as a temporary place for the diplomats to stay. Due to this very reason, you will always find police patrolling the streets of the capital 24/7. This makes Islamabad one of the safest places to stay, which is reflected by the latest rankings published on the World Crime Index.

Now that you are no longer worried about spending your nights out in the city, here is a list of the places in Islamabad that you must visit during the night:

  • Faisal Masjid
  • Daman-e-Koh and Margalla Hills
  • Saidpur Village
  • Pakistan Monument
  • Lok Virsa Museum
  • Jinnah Market

Faisal Masjid

One of the largest and unique mosques of Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque is situated in the foothills of the Margalla hills. This mosque perfectly resonates with the ideals of contemporary Islam and its architecture. 

The mosque is not just the finest representation of modern Islamic architecture but also signifies the friendship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. 

Coming to why the Faisal Mosque is a perfect place to visit at night in Islamabad, its magnificence can truly be seen at night when the place is lit up. It looks like a crown of a city, during the night.

Some Interesting Facts about Faisal Mosque

  • The mosque was designed by Turkish architecture. The architect gave the mosque a perfect touch of traditional and modern looks. Faisal Mosque has mosaic marbles, carved structures and beautiful patterns drawn all over the place.
  • At a single time, the mosque can accommodate about 100,000 people. 
  • Faisal Mosque was a gift from the Saud King Shah Faisal, which explains the name of the Masjid. The mosque is also known as the ‘National Mosque of Pakistan’
  • The area in proximity to the Faisal Mosque is highly sought after by individuals looking for house for sale in Islamabad

Address: Shah Faisal Avenue, E-8

Timings: 24 hours

Ticket Price: Not Available

Daman-e-Koh and Margalla Hills

The name of the place, Daman-e-Koh means ‘foothills’ in Persia. As the name signifies, the place is located in the foothills of the Margalla Hills. This place is perfect for long walks during the night, where you can truly experience peace and serenity, surrounded by trees. 

So if you are someone who constantly likes to explore new and adventurous things to do, taking a walk in Daman-e-Koh during the night must be on your bucket list. The peace during the dark, coupled with the beautiful lightning of the place, makes Daman-e-Koh one of the most magical places to visit at night in Islamabad. Standing at the edge, you can get a bird eye view of the Majestic Faisal Mosque as well as a beautiful view of the glistening capital.

If you start feeling hungry during your walk, you can visit the many eateries present in the Margalla Hills, such as the Monal Restaurant and La Montana Restaurant.

Some Interesting Facts about Margalla Hills

  • Even though the Margalla Hills are considered  as part of the city, it is situated at half an hour drive from the main city
  • Margalla Hills have some of the most exotic wildlife living in the woods

Address: Daman-e-Koh Road, E-7

Timings: 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Ticket Price: PKR 20 per person

Saidpur Village

Saidpur village is one of the most widely known tourist spots in the capital city. The fact that it was a part of the Mughal residence back in the 16th century makes the visit to the village even more memorable. 

Saidpur village has many eateries dotted around the place, and offers the visitors with music, refinement and amusement. 

The music, vintage houses and the art gallery takes the visitors back to the Mughal era period. Des Parde’s restaurant and Des Pakhtoon restaurant are some of the most commonly known names in the area. 

Some Interesting Facts about Saidpur Village

  • Saidpur village is situated at  about 10 minutes drive from the F-6 Markaz
  • The village symbolizes harmony and  tolerance between people of a different faith, as it has a Hindu temple, a gurdwara and a Sufi shrine

 Address: F-6 Markaz

Timings: 24 hours

Ticket Price: Not Available

The Pakistan Monument

The monument is located near the Shakarparian Hills. The Pakistan Monument is petal-shaped and is one of the best places to visit during the night. The arches of the monument or the petals are curved inwards and face each other. This symbolises patriotism. 

The monument and the museum are located in proximity to one another. The petal-shaped structure of the monument shows harmony and unity among different regions of the country.

Some Interesting Facts about Pakistan Monument

  • The four huge petals of the monument represent the four regions of Pakistan, Balochistan, KPK, Sindh and Punjab
  • The three petals, that are smaller in size compared to the other petals represent the other regions within the country, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
  • The Pakistan monument was made using marble. It also exhibits wax statues that tell the story of independence and creation of Pakistan

Address: Shakarparian Hill

Timings: 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
*The monument is closed on Monday

Ticket price:  PKR 20

Lok Virsa Museum

The Lok Virsa Museum is located only 5 minutes away from the Pakistan monument. This museum has many relics and rare arts; it reflects the culture of the country. The culture of the country is celebrated in the museum, through the depiction of cultural folklore. 

Outside the premises of the museum, a small garden is located with various galleries, where while enjoying the amazing paintings and artifacts you can also take in the fresh air and enjoy yourself. 

Some Interesting Facts about Lok Virsa Museum

  • The artifacts placed in the museum are well preserved
  • Lok Virsa Museum is funded by the Government of Pakistan
  • The museum has everything ranging from pottery, art, musical instruments, religious figures and relics

Address: Near the Pakistan Monument, Shakarparian Hills

Timings: 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
*The museum is closed on Mondays

Ticket price: PKR 20 for locals and PKR 250 for foreigners

This brings us to an end on our blog on places to visit in Islamabad at night. Once you visit these places you will know why we have mentioned these places in our blog. Hope you enjoyed reading about these places in detail. If you think we missed out on any detail regarding the place or if you know of a place in the Islamabad Capital Territory that looks absolutely beautiful in the dark that we haven’t mentioned, share the details with us at blogs@jagahonline.com

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