Islamabad Lake View Park is one of the famous parks of Pakistan. It is among the finest places where we can enjoy and have good time with our family and friends. No doubt, everyone knows little bit about this park but I am going to share a piece of information worth knowing which has not been revealed by anyone before.
Initially, Rawal Lake was built as water reservoir in 1962, during the era of Ayub Khan by the Punjab government, in order to fulfill the needs of water of twin cities. The park is also commonly known as Rawal Lake Promenade or Lake View Park. The sincere efforts of Kamran Lashari, the chairman CDA, reshaped the open park into a recreational spot.
The park is constructed at the bank of Rawal lake on Muree road near village Malpur rawal lake which is situated near Bani Gala Islamabad. The Lake covers the region of 8.8sq ft and surrounded by various blossoming trees, outing spots and enchanting confined ways.
The park is under the administration of Capital Development Authority. More than 230 employees, out of which 121 are regular and others are on daily wages or on contact, of CDA are working in the recreation center which includes cultivators, security persons, gardeners and other administration staff. Because of the proper maintenance by CDA the park seems as a paradise in the mid of the capital city Islamabad.
Initially, it was constructed as an artificial reservoir to fulfill water needs for the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Later on it was upgraded to recreational park under the supervision of chairman CDA Kamran Lashari. It helps to maintain Islamabad’s underground water level and pleasant weather.
As a new picnic spot Lake View Park in Islamabad attracts many domestic and international tourists. It has become a newly built amusement place for the folks of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in particular. This recreational spot adds to the beauty of the lake. It is divided into various parts including: the main park, F1 TRAXX, Ibex Club, and Battlefield Islamabad. It’s vast spacious area is highly suitable for the arrangement of festivals and cultural and musical programs.
The skyline-silver, peaceful, statue still and Monastery quiet water invites tourists to swim and boat in it. As the mountain nurtured her calm and steady waters, the lake nurtures the fish inside her. Variety of flowers and trees alongside the lack exhale magical sweet smells which enthralls the visitor. The golden hue of the heaven- leaking light applied to the face of pool gives it a paradise look. The saccharine smell of the grass persuades the visitors to walk on bare foot and enjoy the dewdrops beneath their feet.
The lake view Islamabad is very popular among local people and tourist, as a result it remains crowded on weekends and holidays. There is also live singing and music for guest to enjoy. Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan best holiday destination for both foreign and domestic visitors, and more tourists are likely to visit it after it was named as the top tourist destination for 2020 by the FOBES Magazine.
A well designed Bird Aviary in Lake View Park Islamabad is the 3rd largest aviary in the world. There are many staff members of CDA who are responsible for the maintenance of this special aviary. It is a best honeymoon Place in Pakistan to visit, especially for those who enjoy the melodious songs of the birds. One can find a large variety of birds in this aviary like, Peacocks, Pelican, duck, Ostrich, Emus Black Swan, Australian Parrot, Makao etc.
The park is home to various species of animals such as winter waterfowls while it serves as a residence for the Indian Cobra and Russell’s viper. The mammals living there include the common Fox, Pangolins, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Yellow throated marten and wild Boar. Furthermore, fifteen different species of fish are also spotted in Rawal Lake. Doula, Rahu, Thaila, Mori, Carp fish, to name a few.
Here are some of the most notable attributes of this outing spot that have made it one of the Islamabad’s most popular tourist destinations.
There is an eatery named “Dera” which is known for its delicious food, compelling the tourist to visit. In addition to this there are many little refreshment stalls inside the park to meet quick refreshment needs. Moreover, individuals can bring their very own food items to enjoy an excursion with loved ones. It also provides BQ facility. The well-designed BBQ area, situated on the right side of Lake View Park, contains about 25 firewood BBQ hearths made of bricks with sinks attach to them.
If you wish to make the most out of your trip, you should visit one of the following eateries near the park:
The lake view park Islamabad timings is between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM. It is open throughout the week.
The detailed price list is given below
The park is located on Murree Road next to Malpur village and is easily accessible from Kashmir Highway.