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Islamabad is a pleasant capital city of Pakistan where overseas explorers come to take in the peaceful air infusing the scenic landscape of sheer verdancy and unrivalled beauty. There is a fine set of museums, art galleries, mosques, shrines and monuments that preoccupy them day-and-night. Lok Virsa Museum is the most luring one that never fails to sway with enchanting collection of embroidered costumes, jewellery; cultural artefacts, woodwork, metalwork, block printing and much more. Then there are some more fascinating sites like Faisal Masjid, Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, Daman-e-Koh, National Monument, Imam Bari Shrine and National Monument that justly tickle their fancy.
Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport (IATA: ISB) is the key international gateway to the capital city of Pakistan and its surrounding areas. The third-largest airport in the nation is laden with passenger-friendly amenities and services such as ATMs, wide range of local crafts and souvenirs, duty-free shopping area, business centre and state of the art lounge for passengers booking business class tickets. Located 10km or 6 miles southeast of Islamabad, in the city of Rawalpindi, the international airport is easily accessible via public transports like taxi. There is no hotel in the airport or its immediate vicinity. However, wide choices are available in the city of Rawalpindi.
Being a popular leisure and business destination, Islamabad is well connected to worldwide destinations including United Kingdom (UK). A good number of carriers including Pakistani and British run scheduled flights to Islamabad from key airports of UK such as London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester. The flag carriers of both the nations-British Airways and Pakistan International Airlines remain the top choices for reserving considerably cheap tickets and enjoying some of the utmost in-flight products. Alternatively, fliers can also opt for foreign carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways that offer scheduled flights between the destinations with superb stopovers across the globe.
Islamabad is inundated with varied accommodation options ranging from utterly lavish properties to cheap hotels. Budget choices include hotels and guesthouses, but the latter enjoy more popularity due to relatively clean and safe services. Cape Grace (New) Guest House on Justice Abdul Rasheed Road is one of the well-known lodging that shine on the itinerary of hordes of budget travellers. When it comes to plush property, leisure vacationers and business travellers are spoilt for choices. They can pick from vast options like The Riviera, Serena Hotel and Marriott Hotel that not only offer convenient location, but also pamper with the best of luxury and hospitality.
Wintertime from October to February remain the best time to visit Pakistan. The cool breeze and pleasant weather are conducive to outdoor activities including sightseeing. It is a peak season with high tourist influx, expensive airfares of flights and hotel tariffs. Travellers who are planning to book their tickets to Islamabad during this period must plan well in advance. While summer months (especially May, June and July) experience extremely hot weather with temperatures soaring up to 45 C. It is a low-season when good number of airlines and travel agents offer great discounts on flight tickets and accommodations.
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