The 10th largest city in Pakistan, Islamabad was built in the 1960s in order to replace Karachi as the country's capital. The name 'Islamabad' is derived from two words, namely 'Islam' and 'abad' which literally translates as the 'City of Islam'. Islamabad is a well-planned city which has been brilliantly divided into eight different zones including residential, commercial, and green areas.
Best time to visit Islamabad
The best time to visit Islamabad is during its winter and spring seasons. You can choose to make a trip to this city in the month of March or April if you like a warm climate. If you wish to arrive in this part of the world during winters, the months between November and February would be the best. The cheap flights to Islamabad provide you with greater savings for your trip to the city.
Getting to Islamabad from London
Benazir Bhutto International Airport, earlier known as Islamabad International Airport is the gateway for international air passengers to the city. You can take a direct flight of Pakistan International Airlines from London's Heathrow Airport in order to reach the city. The connecting flights offered by Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Oman Air are also helpful in reaching Islamabad from London.
Hotels in Islamabad
Located at a short distance from the international airport of Islamabad is Best Western Islamabad Hotel, a 3-star hotel with luxurious rooms and modern amenities. You can also choose to stay at Islamabad Marriott Hotel, which is a 4-star hotel with 6 restaurants, a spa and indoor pool. It would make your stay pleasant and memorable with some excellent facilities provided in its rooms.
Tourist attractions in Islamabad
A prominent landmark of this city is Shah Faisal Mosque, which has been named after the former king of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The Pakistan Monument is yet another famous attraction, located on Shakarparian Hills and spread over a vast area of 2.8 hectares. Lowest2 offers flights to Islamabad at attractive prices that significantly bring down your travel costs.
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