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“It is a good place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake
Ranked #8 of 51 things to do in Islamabad
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Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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3 reviews
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“It is a good place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The area around the lake has been planted with flowering trees and laid out with gardens, picnic spots, and secluded paths. The terraced garden and the lake are used for picnics, fishing and boating. The highest point in the garden offers a panoramic view of the lake, Margalla and Murree hills, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Visited September 2013
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Slough, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This is one the best family destinations in Islamabad.....as long as you visit the Lake View Park side which is located off the Murree Road. Other points are old, tired and boring.

The Lake View Park however has many activities with rides, restaurants and even quad biking (separately for adults and kids). This is one of the prime locations for tourists is Islamabad.

The dam is very beautiful and boat rides are available for hire. I noticed the Lake View Park side of the Rawal Dam is frequented by Korean and Chinese ex-pats also.

Visited March 2013
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Swabi, Pakistan
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“Beautiful and peaceful place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rawal lake is situated in Islamabad. The place is worth visit. The park in Rawal lake is better maintained and has peaceful places to sit and enjoy the scenic views of the lake and Islamabad.

Visited August 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Rawal lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was beautiful. There was the boating part and the lake itself was more than peaceful. The gardens were very well maintained and the lawns and surrounding areas were picturesque.

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Good but it does depend on the weather....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Rawal lake is one of those intriguing spots in islamabad. When the weather is right you can walk to the marsh areas over the dam and go bird watching in the morning and spot excellent kites and cranes. If you want to be more touristy you can visit the main section with it lake walks, cafes and shaded areas. The problem is you need to decide when to go - so go when the Lake is full, go when its not baking hot (as there are few shaded areas) and dont go on a public holiday because it will be jam packed.

At sunset or sunrise rawal Lake can be magical and it is place simply to wander around and be. Do go but check the weather firtst...

Visited July 2013
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