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“Very Cultural”
Review of Saidpur Village

Saidpur Village
Ranked #9 of 60 things to do in Islamabad
Certificate of Excellence
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Lahore, Pakistan
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very Cultural”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

A unique and very cultural place just adjacent to neighbouring modern Islamabad. Basically an eatery place where you would find numerous outlets / restaurants though my personal favourite is Des Pardes; Traditional Pakistani Food at reasonable cost, must try is their BBQ Plater which is delicious and sumptuous followed by fried minced meat. Brunch on Sunday is also pretty good and worth a try and best thing is it goes till late afternoon. Within its compound is a Sikh Gordwara and also a gallery where very old and unique photographs have been displayed.
Apart from Des Pardes, Chatkhara is also nice and right on the road but is a small place and its fun only once the crowd around you is educated and cultured. At times Chatkhara has an absurd crowd thereby making the environment unfriendly for the couples and families.
Have seen Polo Lounge but have never tried it.
Overall Saidpur Village is a MUST visit place in Islamabad. The village facing the restaurants has been very colourfully painted and that adds to the ambience. Must take along a camera. Recommended to be visited during day time in Winters and in summers in the evenings.

Visited January 2014
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Islamabad
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Unique place in Islamabad”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Said our village is a must visit place for all type of tourist of Pakistan n outside it had got unique values of history as well as with historical heritage . It's a cool romantic place at the foothills of margalla hills of Islamabad this village is being renovated in 2000 n again it's been renovated n few more top of the lines restaurants r being added which also makes it unique n wonderful experience

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Islamabad, Pakistan
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“contrasting experience”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

recent restaurants of good standard in terms of layout & food have been introduced in the region which can be reached after passing through the modern village with abrupt transition. If you happen to pass during the day, you can witness the bargaining of the goats/cattle on the left side of the road.

Visited April 2014
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Karachi, Pakistan
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Must visit place in Isloo”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is the place which perfectly resemble the heritage of Pakistan. Its a must place if you are in Karachi. How ever; the food is not zoo good but not soooo bad either ;)

Visited December 2013
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Islamabad, Pakistan
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Could have been kept better”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The place has a lot of potential to attract tourists if it was maintained the way it was conceived to be. Unfortunately, it severely lacks on It's upkeep and maintenance. Many restaurants exist but only one is overwhelming and dominates the others. It has beautiful colours and shades of heritage, natural scenery, some very interesting places but they are not being given their due importance.

Visited February 2014
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