Rawal Lake, Islamabad

3.7
#3 of 12 in Parks in Islamabad
Enjoy a picnic at Rawal Lake, and take a hike to the nearby hills for panoramic views over the water. Lush green trees and flowers surround the water, creating a picturesque scene around the lake, which serves as a reservoir for a few cities in the area. As you explore the lake, engage in various activities, such as water-skiing, diving, kayaking, sailing, boating, and bird-watching. Keep an eye out for residents of the picturesque lake, including wild ducks, porcupines, foxes, yellow-throated marten, pangolins, and various other birds. You can find restaurants and accommodations nearby. Take a look at our Islamabad holiday planner to schedule your visit to Rawal Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It's a very beautiful place to visit for every age of person improving day by day how ever going to be rusher  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Its a good place for family but not visit on weekends, holidays, new year; as it gets to much crowd.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    The Rawal Lake was formed when Rawal dam was constructed to meet the needs of newly developed Islamabad. However, the lake, over the course of following decades, turned into a good spot for Islamabad'...  more »

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