Islamabad is joining a new tourist service to boost the sector. This time they have opted for the implementation of tourist routes within the city by bus. The bright red buses offering tourists a chance to visit the beautiful landmarks of Islamabad are decorated with bright colours and posters on their exteriors
The city’s first sightseeing bus service has been launched by PTDC to promote tourism and invite both local and foreign tourists to immerse themselves in the cultural and natural beauty of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The fleet has 5 buses two long-chassis and three smaller models. They will initially cover Islamabad’s major sights and would later be extended to Rawalpindi and other cities of Pakistan. The bus fare includes the entry fee to all the attractions.
The tour aims to showcase sights including the Faisal Mosque, Pakistan’s iconic mosque and epitome of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia friendship; tourist spot Saidpur Village; the city’s hill top garden, Daman-e-Koh; Lake View Park, Islamabad’s biggest recreational park; Lok Virsa, the hub of art, culture and heritage; as well as Bird Aviary; F-9 Park; Islamabad Zoo; Pakistan Monument; and major food and shopping centres. The tour will also include the famous Ayub National Park in the historic city of Rawalpindi, while Taxila Museum will be visited on weekends.