Shakarparian Islamabad

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Shakarparian Islamabad


Shakarparian offer the most photogenic view of Islamabad and the Margalla Hills behind. The urban wilderness south of Islamabad has an arboretum with trees planted by dozens of foreign heads of state, as well as sculpted gardens, and panoramas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi from the east lookout. From here you can view the twin cities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi very clearly. Hills have two View Points. East View Point & West View Point.

East View Point:

The older & more visited picnic spot is East View Point where there is a terrace surrounded by a park with a fountain. Jinnah Stadium, Rawal Lake & neighboring hills of Margalla and Murree can be easily viewed from here. There is a small garden of Pine Trees near the terrace. Specialty of this garden is that all trees have been planted by country heads (Kings/Presidents/Prime Ministers) of friend countries. It is a tradition that whenever a foreign president or prime minister visits Pakistan he/she plants a tree at Shakar Parian which is a symbol of friendship between the countries. There is a monument/foundation memorial on East View point where Islamabad City's Master Plan was approved by that time's President His Excelency Mr. Ayub Khan in 24 May 1960.

West View Point:

Pakistan Monument is built on West View Point. Also you can view Islamabad's sky line from West View Point.

Location: Shakarparian hills near Zero Point 1,998 feet (609 m) above sea level.

Address: Street Garden Road; locality Shakarparian and Pakistan Monument

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