Rawal Lake
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Madi
Islamabad, Pakistan17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Situated in capital territory Rawal lake is famous picnic spot .The spot gives you boating facilities and much more.
Written June 30, 2019
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Nawab Tanweer Ahmad
Karachi, Pakistan419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
On the way toward Kashmir from Islamabad, situated a vast park known as Rawal Park (Lake View Park). The park has become a favourite picnic spot for people of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Once people also use to do camping in this park but was banned by the authorities, but there are many grills installed at different places in the park where people can enjoy Bar B.Q. There are also many small refreshment stalls at different places, along with a large restaurant serving food and refreshments for the visitors.

Along with lush green park, a huge amusement park and biggest bird ivory of Pakistan, there is also a huge lake known as Rawal Lake. The lake covers an area of 106.25 square miles (275 km²) and is filled with water from Rawal Dam and other nearby streams from Margalla Hills.

This lake is an excellent place for bird watchers and is considered an important reservoir for wintering waterfowl, especially Anas platyrhynchos and other mammals like Fox, Pangolin, Porcupine, Jungle cat, Jackal, Wild boar and yellow-throated marten. Also found in this lake are nearly 15 species of fishes and many people come to this lake for fishing during fishing season. The setting sun creates an astonishing environment at the lake.

Easily accessible by car or public transport this place is a must visit for the tourist visiting Rawalpindi/Islamabad for the first time. Remember that the park closes at 8 PM so whenever visiting do consider park timing in your plan, and remember to bring a camera for splendid photo-shoots.
Written May 24, 2017
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AlexTwed
Ely, UK101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is a nice nature reserve with refreshment areas and great views over the lake, however I would restrain from paying the people with monkeys on leads. These monkeys roam from in the nearby mountains so they can be seen there unrestrained.
Written August 10, 2019
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MMKHAN
Islamabad, Pakistan2,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
It's a very beautiful place to visit for every age of person improving day by day how ever going to be rusher
Written October 5, 2017
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Shahir Yar K
Islamabad, Pakistan900 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
There are two sides of rawal lake one is the Dam side and the other one is the Lake view Park side which is accessed through Murree road. I would concentrate on the lake view side of the park. This is quite a spacious park with a lot of parking and and other good facilities for visitors. There is a small amusement park as well. The cleanliness state keeps on changing but overall it is a well kept facility. Its a nice place for a family outing during winters
Written October 2, 2014
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Abdul Moeed
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful and gorgeous place with so much to do. You can do water sports. You can eat and do family picnic. Has a bird park near it. Highly recommended.
Written January 11, 2020
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Raja Imran
Islamabad, Pakistan9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
It is a very good place to enjoy with your friends family and your children because there are places to enjoy.
Written November 13, 2019
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M.S Khan
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
it is a very large place with a lake too where you can go for boating..a birds park and small zoo is also there ..a lots of things for the enjoyment of kids and teenagers too
Written March 21, 2019
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khanabid62
Islamabad, Pakistan58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
There was a time when the place was considered one of the best recreation sites in the city however, over the period of time the lake capacity has reduced thus fishing and boating activity has been reduced. I was sad to see the place where I used to go and enjoy in my childhood now the place gives a look of an unattractive and unmanaged location.
Written November 7, 2018
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
One of the oldest tourist resort of Islamabad, Rawal lake is a man made reservoir of fresh water from springs and rainfall in surrounding hills.the areal lake park provides to the visitors a nice view of the hills and water body.lot of play rides and attractions for children are available.
Written October 17, 2017
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