Islamabad, Pakistan: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. The population of the city is approximately 2 million people. There is a twin city called Rawalpindi nearby. The name of the city means 'City of Islam'. This city is a popular tourist spot.
The time zone is UTC+5.
The official language is Urdu. English, Pothwari and Punjabi are also spoken.
The main attractions include Pakistan Monument, Faisal Mosque, Daman-i-Koh, Margalla Zoo, Rawal lake and Margalla Hills.
Islamabad has a humid subtropical climate. The hottest time is in June with the temperature 38 °C (100.4 °F). It July it rains really heavy. The winters in Islamabad are usually foggy.
Getting to Islamabad
Benazir Bhutto International Airport is the main airport in Islambad (Rawalpindi). It is the third largest airport in this country. It is connected with world's largest destinations like Europe, Asia and other countries. To get to the city one can take a taxi.
Islamabad is directly connected to Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi. Rawalpindi is the main spot to get the bus to other cities. Tickets should be booked in advance.
The twin city Rawalpindi is well reached from other major destinations. Trains go regularly to many cities, like Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Quetta, Multan, Hyderabad, Sindh, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Jhelum,Gujrat, Khanewal, Nawabshah and Nowshera. The main station is Islamabad railway station.