If you clicked through to find a list of places you can smoke or shoot up, shame on you. These are places to get high up in the sky, literally.
Islamabad is scenic at best, with the plush houses down on Margala road to the lush trees on green belts, Islamabadis breathe the purest air in all of Pakistan and drive the least noisy roads in the peanut sized town. But if you’re looking for more of a visual treat, these 11 places should give you just that, in no particular order:
With a peripheral view of all of Islamabad nestled between hills, this spot is most popular with families, couples, the old and the new. Head over to shoot some gorgeous panoramas today.
Dine-in with the desi delights at Monal Restaurant.
And the view at night when the sky is clear is to die for.
Before Monal brought in the big guns, Islamabadis would drive up here for a breath of fresh air, every once in a while. Still a great public space for picnics and gola gandas.
Night-time is equally mesmerizing, imo.
The rooftop from Centaurus overlooks the city, in whole 360 degrees.
And, if you’re also looking for a dining experience, there’s more to the mall than meets the eye.
And the place is a nice change from Monal.
4. Saudi-Pak Tower
Hosting office spaces for many companies, Saudi-Pak is located smack in the middle of blue area and you can sneak in a glimpse of the presidency to see what the big boss is having for dinner.
5. Shah Alla Ditta, D-12
On the foothills of mountains in this newly founded sector, there’s dhaabay vali chaaye and opportunity to find beauty in the wilderness.
You might also run into these furry little things.
6. Islamabad Monument
Erected as a public national monument along with a heritage museum, this not only boasts structural finesse but gives a bird eye’s view of the city.
7. Islamabad Stock Exchange & Telecom tower
The penthouse view overlooking the sunset should be a kicker, don’t you think?
8. ZTBL Building
On the cross section between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the view of the highway and flag hoisted in i-8 sets this locality apart from the rest.
9. Saidpur Village
Saving the best (biased opinion) for the last, Saidpur is one of a kind. The set-up, the lopsided village houses sloping all over the hills, music and basking amidst history. Perfect.
This ain’t Cinque Terre, it’s Saidpur.
Where would you like to get high in Islamabad?
Cover image via: dawn.com