DAMEN-I-KOE IS ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN, HAVING ATTRACTION FOR TOURIST.
I ALWAY GO UP FROM DAMEN-KOI TO PIR SAHAWA FOR NICE VIEW OF ISLAMABAD CITY AND FOR TASTY FOOD AS WELL. A LOT OF FORIGNERS VISIT PIRSAHAWA ESPECIALLY ON WEEK END FOR CITY VIEW AND BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER.
MANY INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES HAVE VISIT DAMEN-I-KOE INCLUDING LADY DIANA FRON UK AS SHOWN IN PICTURE. THESE PICTURE CAN BE VIEW AT DAMEN-I-KOE RESTAURANT.
Daman-e-Koh is one of most popular spot for residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It offers lovely views of both cities, Rawal dam as well as Murree hills. You can enjoy your evening tea with snacks at PTDC restaurant in Daman-e-Koh.
Its a spot in the hills around Islamabad. The whole city can be viewed from here. Even Rawal Dam Lake can be viewed from here.
It is a good, health air picnic spot.
Government has developed the garden here. Now this location is well mentained. From the parking lot small golf course cars take you to the gallery where you can take a view of the city. Scenary of woods, carpeted grass and yellow flowers show a very beautiful scenary.
Take a trip up to the Margalla Hills behind Islamabad and escape the heat of the city for a bit of a breeze up high. The lookout at Daman-E-Koh affords stunning views of Islamabad, the Faisal Mosque and Rawal Lake and the twin city of Rawawlpindi in the distance.
We caught a taxi up there and avoided the restaurant and stall selling chep souvenirs and just checked out the views.
From up here, you realise just what a modern city Islamabad is, with an information board showing that building only commenced in the 1960's when Islamabad became the modern cpaital city. Also, its amazing how green the city is as you look out over the ruler-straight roads and see the large areas of park and gardens.
Be prepared to pay a few hunderd Rupees (about AUS$6) for the return cab fare, but it will depend on your driver and bargaining skills!
Daman-e-Koh on the Margalla hills gives a splendid view of Islamabad below. Road winds up from north end of 7th Avenue. The road passes through various woody areas and hiking trails, and a place where several monkeys are visible on the road (because visitors feed them). There are couple of snack bars and now the area has been renovated with golf cart taking you around.
However another cool spot above Daman e Koh is Pir Sohawa (approx 1200 m and 9km). The government has laid down a proper road, and even lighted at night. The spot has become a good picnic area with various BBQ restaurants cropping up. The hill gives a splendid view of Islamabad below, and the temperature is 3-4 degrees below the normal temp. in ISB.
Views, eating spots, and hiking trails makes this spot a well worth visit site, as this is close to Islamabad and easily accessible.
Daman-e-Koh - Its a spot on Margalla hills which are covering Islamabad from western side. These hills are behind Shah Faisal Mosque.
This spot offers a view of the whole Islamabad city. Some people go there for Romance as well ;-)
Constitutional Avenue - This road is very famous in Islamabad. It has got all the major buildings of the 'Country'. The Presidency, The Parliment, The PM's Office, The Supreme Court, The Foreign Office, Swiss, Japanese, Australian and other Embassies and Radio Pakistan's Office. This is something Must See! You may walk around this big street and take pictures of the buildings and enjoy the atmosphere!
Keep a close look at the Cleanliness, Natural Beauty and Nice Architected buildings!
Daman-e-Koh is one of the most popular outing spot of Islamabad. It offers lovely views of twin cities, Rawal lake and Murree hills. Also there is a restaurant offering decent meals from morning till night.
The Daman-e-Koh Viewpoint, perched halfway up the Margalla Hills, gives the best bird's-eye view south over Islamabad. To get them drive (and pay a RS2 toll for cars) or walk up from the northern end of 7th Avenue. It is a ten minute drive or 45 minute walk. There are crowds on Fridays. The viewpoint park is laid out with picnic areas, paths, gardens, viewing points and terraces. From here the straight avenues and neat rows of houses stretch out below you, the President's Palace, Legislative Assembly and Secretariat offices dominating the east end of the city, and the huge Shah Faisal Mosque tucked against the hills to the west. A useful plan painted on a cement block clarifies the city layout. In the distance are Rawal Lake and Rawalpindi, and on a clear day after rain you can see far out over the Potwar Plateau beyond Rawalpindi to the Salt Range on the horizon.The road behind the viewpoint leads on up to the top of the ridge and then east towards Murree.
a great hang-ouT place...........
evening time is the best to be thR...!
u can have bird's eye view of IsLooo! , the faisaL mosque.... and muree hills.......