Margalla Hills, Islamabad
Categories: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
At the end of winding roads and hairpin turns, Margalla Hills rewards with sweeping views of Islamabad. A perfect setting for hiking, this well-kept national park in the midst of the Lesser Himalayas also features chairlifts and various rock-climbing spots, while city-based clubs organize paragliding and hang gliding activities. With excellent restaurants overlooking the city panorama, the park provides a popular escape from the city for both locals and foreigners. Keep your eye out for wildlife, such as monkeys and rare birds. Plan to visit Margalla Hills and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Islamabad attractions using our Islamabad vacation generator.
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Had an hour to spare so was taken to the Hills for a Run. Went to Trail number 3 (there are 5). This is a very steep and rocky trail. Good for walking. Not great for running. There were plenty of peop... read more »
The drive to Margalla Hills is breathtaking and there are places along the way to stop and take awesome pictures of Islamabad. Be prepared for winding roads and hairpin turns but totally worth the dri... read more »
Muhammad Azfar B
Though the hills are clean, and fresh, they lack the services normally provided to hikers of all age groups. The spring water is very unclean and the distance marks seem to have long vanished.
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