If you live anywhere in 200 to 300 KM Radious of Abbottabad, you must check out the Harnoi Lake. Its flowing water stream and the waterfall is a sight worth seeing. You must visit yourself, but before you can do that, checkout this video compiled from short clips of my last harnoi abbottabad visit.
If you are woundering, following is how the place looks like but in the video above you will see its real beauty.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History is situated near Shakarparian Islamabad. It is one of those places, there is a chance you would have passed from nearby but not have thought whats inside. Basically, it just looks like a govt building from outside but when you decide to inside, you wounder, why didn’t you visited earlier.
Skulls, bones and statues of many animals can be found inside. Specially the full body bones of big elephant, very big juraph and big blue whale can be found inside, in form of full body bones statue or skeleton. Similarly multiple statues are dinosaurs are there inside, which are motorized, they move and make noises.
There are lots of geological models of Pakistan’s geological sites are there, inside the museum, one such example is of full geological model of Khewra salt range and salt mines of Pakistan. Than statues, skeletons and models of large quantity of Pakistani animals can be found inside. Models or different kind of trees, lots of pictures and charts of different plants and animals are hung on the walls.
Samples of different kind of precious stones which can be mined from Pakistan are displayed in the museum. Than oils of different kind along with the plants from which these oils are extracted are displayed. Also big charts of our milky way galaxy, layers of core of earth and many other scientific charts and pictures are displayed in real big size.
Than there is full separate hall for displaying life under the sea, this hall have big skeletons of fishes, big models which are meters long, real samples of food of fishes and even there is an aquarium housing the alive fishes.
There is lots of history and science displayed for you there, which can’t all be described in words. So I recommend that you watched the Youtube video embedded at top of this post and secondly you should visit this place yourself and see all of those multiple halls on multiple floors of that big Pakistan Museum of Natural History.
The Khanpur dam is a beautiful tourism place as well as water reservoir which was built in 15 years of time at the cost of Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet high and stores 110,000-acre feet of water. Khanpur dam is located on the River Herno in the village of Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was constructed during the era of President Ayub Khan. This dam is 40 km away from Islamabad and the best source of water supplies for twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi and the different parts of Punjab.
What Will Tourists have at Dam?
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made this place attractive for tourists and people from far areas come to enjoy swimming, boating, strolling and bathing at Khanpur dam. There is an island in the middle of the lake which is considered to be the best place for family picnics, relaxing and to enjoy the sunsets. They also have the facility of boats to pick and drop to the island. Furthermore, Khanpur dam is the perfect place for the people who are bit adventures as they have some sports like diving, speed boating, cliff diving and rowing. Thousands of people visit there to spend an amazing and adventures day with family and friends.
Here is a video of Khanpur dam from a moving boat and it has pictures more exciting stuff towards the end of video, so make sure you watch it till the end.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to start a project for better facilities and more entertainment for tourists. This project includes high-class hotels and restaurants, advanced boating facilities and the dam will be linked to the island via Makhnial Township, the village adjoining Haripur and Islamabad capital territory and for that, they will construct the adjoining road.
The tourism corporation also organizes the annual water sports at Khanpur dam and offers all the facilities and different sports out there which add more spice to the entertainment of tourists. This event lasts for three days and almost 100,000 to 200,000 tourists visit during the event.
Few Pictures and than more on Khanpur Dam
Khanpur dam is near to Islamabad and people likes to visit this great place so and on. Its unforgettable sunset always brings the people to the next level and inspires them with its satisfactory beauty. Along with all sports and facilities, this dam still needs to add more quality and facilities for the tourists. Plus they also need to add advanced sports and types of equipment which already have been used on other dams and lakes. The advancement and more quality will grab more tourists. Despite, Khanpur dam is still a great place to visit.
This Article was Written by Staff Member: Sehrish Ilyas
Pics/Media Provided by: K. Shahzad
It will sure be very surprising to even the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi that outskirts of Islamabad actually host a waterfall and adjoined natural swimming pools. This Waterfall runs throughout the year. Not only this, this is very beautiful place.
Neela Sandh Islamabad Pakistan is a picnic spot which is worth visiting, not only this, this is only 38 KM away from mainstream Islamabad city which is only about 55 Minutes drive. But as soon as you reach there, you will realize, you have been missing a very beautiful natural phenomenon in your backyard. As far as exact location is concerned, sit back and relax, we have got you covered today with pics, videos and maps. We will even be updating this page with more material, so make sure to bookmark it.
Now, first have a look on these few videos of Neela Sandh Picnic Spot.
Not only this Neela Sandh Picnic Point actually comprises of two identical water falls, each one have its on natural swimming pool. One waterfall on top and swimming pool is used by guy only visitors and other one is for families where normally women are seen swimming.
If you ever end up visiting there, make sure you use life jacket while swimming, as water is deep enough and it can be very risky to swim there without a life jacket.
Rest assured, this place must be visited at least once only for its sheer beauty, though this place is not very well known to people of Islamabad or rest of country. I guess that is also the reason, that its beauty and magic is very well protected up till now. As we humans have a tendency to ruin the natural beauty for different kind of gains.
Islamabad to Neela Sandh Road Map
As far as map is concerned, the spot is situated on well known Letrar Road of Islamabad Pakistan which starts on Islamabad express way or can also be accessed from Chak Shahzad (now called Shahzad Town) side.
Update: Previously, we just had the map screenshot from below, now I have also shot a video to explain the exact location of the spot on google maps, so do check out this video.
And following is the Neela Sandh location map screenshot from earlier, though above video provides more detailed info, I will just keep the screenshot for someone who is real hurry.
The google maps screenshot shows you the way from G6/F6 sectors Islamabad to Neela Sandh. You can also choose to enter on the Lehtrar road (which eventually takes you to Neela Sandh) from Islamabad Expressway.
Neela Sandh Pictures
Neela Sandh is definitely breathtaking destination for a weekend and for getting fresh. And to explore a new waterfall in Islamabad’s own backyard. Following are few pics.
Now there is only one thing left to say. Go and enjoy the great waterfall and adjoining pools in the backyard of Islamabad Pakistan. Remember, Place is also called “Neela Sandh Picnic Point”.
Some of these pictures were taken in different areas of Abbottabad, some in Murree and number of them taken on the way to Murree from the Abbottabad. All these pictures depict a little portion of beauty Allah (God) have gifted to the Northern Pakistan.
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