Located in the picturesque Punjab province of north-eastern Pakistan, Islamabad is Pakistan's capital city. The city features sculpted Islamic gardens, restaurants to fit any budget, a wealth of museums, monuments and mosques, graceful parks, and nearby archaeological sites. Book your discount travel package to Islamabad with Direct Flights today.
Islamabad is Pakistan's capital city, located in the picturesque Punjab province of north-eastern Pakistan. This is a young city, purpose-built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, and is one of the most well-planned cities in South Asia. As a result, navigating the city is simple and travellers on cheap holidays to Islamabad won't often make a wrong turn during their explorations.
The city is set against the scenic backdrop of the Margalla Hills, and unlike most cities on the Indian sub-continent, Islamabad is modern and clean, lush, green and open. Its ambience is almost picture-perfect, combining beautiful modern Islamic architecture with western influences into a cityscape that manages to be charming and progressive at the same time.
Discount travel to Islamabad is popular with people all over the world, and for good reason: the city features sculpted Islamic gardens, restaurants to fit any budget, a wealth of museums, monuments and mosques, graceful parks and nearby archaeological sites. Plus, there's a bounty of first-class accommodation in Islamabad. So what are you waiting for? Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap holidays to Islamabad. Whether you want cheap flights to Islamabad or Islamabad travel packages that also include accommodation, car hire, and even travel insurance.
You won't find ancient buildings in Islamabad, but there are plenty of sights to see. Shakarparian Hills and its trees planted by many of the world's heads of state, the Pakistan Monument, the Folk Heritage Museum and the huge Faisal Mosque make a good beginning.
The terraced garden at Shakarparian Hills offers sweeping vistas of Islamabad, the surrounding hills, Rawalpindi and Rawal Lake from its lush lawns, cascading waterfalls, flower beds and wooded walkways. The Pakistan Monument is also at Shakarparian: shaped like an unfolding flower but made of granite, the monument's four main "petals" represent Pakistan's provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and the North-West Frontier Province. Three smaller "petals" depict other regions, including Kashmir. Direct Flights will help you plan your discount travel to Islamabad and then book your arrangements, all from the convenience of your computer.
Visitors interested in Pakistani colour and traditional culture should visit the Folk Heritage Museum near Shakarparian Hills. The museum showcases embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork and metalwork, ivory and bone carvings, marble inlay, mosaics and more.
Islamabad's massive Faisal Mosque is the largest in South Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world. It accommodates an astounding 300,000 people - 100,000 in its main prayer hall, courtyard and porticoes, and another 200,000 in its extensive grounds.
Visitors with Islamabad travel packages can also use their accommodation in Islamabad as a base from which to visit the nearby region, including Taxila, one of South Asia's richest archaeological sites. Located on the Peshawar Plain, Alexander the Great walked in Taxila while en route to India. A striking fusion of Greek and Indian art evolved and flourished in Taxila, and it can be viewed in Taxila’s museum. Whether you are coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in the world, Direct Flights has travel deals for you!
Direct Flights can book you into one of the flights to Islamabad arriving from London, Dubai and a variety of Asian cities. We serve travellers throughout the world, so whether you'll be flying out of the United States, South Africa or Australia, we can set up all your discount travel needs.