Pakistan is a country famous for its beautiful hill stations, breathtaking deserts, majestic mountain ranges and blue lakes. As we all know Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. It is the second most beautiful capital in the world, located on the Potohar Plateau in the north of the Punjab region. Islamabad was formed in 1960 when it replaced the city of Karachi, the capital of Pakistan. Compared to other cities, Islamabad is clean, green and quite modern. It is divided into different districts and sectors and is well maintained.
It is known for its extraordinary beauty, serene atmosphere, multiple places to visit, delicious restaurants and elite shopping malls. It also plays a major role in the development of the tourism industry. Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visit the capital and historical sites. If you are looking for a city in Pakistan that has several historical sites, then Islamabad should be at the top of your list.
Islamabad, the gateway to Gandhara civilization and located at the foot of the Himalayas, is home to several archaeological sites. In this blog we have listed the top 5 historical places in Islamabad.
Located at the top of the Shakarparian Hills, the Pakistan Monument is a heritage museum. It symbolizes the loyalty of the people who live here and also honors those who gave their lives for the country they love. The design is rooted in Mughal architecture, where the large petals represent the four states and the three smaller petals represent the ethnic, Azad and Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and federally managed tribal territories. The total area of the museum is 2.8 hectares – 6.9 acres, which is by no means a small area. Describes 4 different cultures of Pakistan: Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi and Pakhtun. They hold each other tightly and guard the star and crescent of the flag. The cornerstone was laid on 25 May 2004 and eventually built in 2006, and former President Pervez Musharraf was inaugurated on 23 March 2007. Collection of wax statues of great people in history. Additional facilities include a source library, audiovisual archives, a 62-seat convention hall and an auditorium called the Panorama Hall.
The average number of tourists per day is 1500. One of the most beautiful places in Pakistan, when viewed from the air, you will see stars (center and crescent) shaped into walls that outline the petals. It gives the whole museum an absolutely amazing look. Being in the middle of a hill, the view of downtown Islamabad from the top looks even more mysterious at night.
Gola Sharif Station
The Golra Sharif Railway Museum is located near the F-13 zone in Islamabad. It is one of the best antiquities museums dating back to the beginnings of railroads in the British colonial subcontinent. In 2003 it was converted into Golra Sharif Junction train station, which combines the city and Peshawar. What makes it one of Islamabad’s popular and most historic sites is the variety of films and advertising campaigns that featured the museum. It has nearly 150 years of railroad history. It is essentially a joint station for Rawalpindi and Islamabad, located at an altitude of 1,994 feet above sea level. More than 20 trains pass through this station every day. Originally built in 1882 during British rule, it was upgraded to a crossroads in 1912.
A railway station with a museum built in 2003, the museum has an impressive array of antiques such as decades of steam locomotives, electric locomotives, Sir Mountbatten’s sedan, and Jodhpur’s Maharaja. You can also see old furniture such as trolleys, wagons and rails, which are now almost extinct. It has an amazing combination of artifacts that cover many aspects of the rail system, such as mechanical models, signaling systems, and communications equipment that are stored and presented chronologically.
Trust me. Railway lovers must visit this amazing railway museum and one of the best historical sites to visit in Islamabad.