Islamabad, as never seen before

Published: January 19, 2016

On a clear day with some clouds the views of sunrise and sunset are stunning.

Here I take you through a visual journey of Islamabad never seen before. For some of these photos I have had to go to Margalla hills and then hike just to capture the sunrise. On a clear day with some clouds the views of sunrise and sunset are stunning.

Colorful sunrise view from Loh-e-Dandi / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

View Towards Faizabad interchange from Zero point, Islamabad after rain / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Witnessing the sunrise from Margalla hills / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

View towards Shah Faisal Mosque from Zero point after rain / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

View of Islamabad from Loh-e-Dandi top / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Stunning sunset view from Pakistan monument / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Gorgeous sunrise view from Margalla hills / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Romantic atmosphere at Margalla road / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Margalla road view after rain / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Last sunset of 2015 at Shah Faisal Mosque / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Full moon over Pakistan monument / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

Beautiful view of Islamabad after sunrise / Photo: Sher Ali Photography

What do you think about the beauty of Islamabad (leave your comments below)?

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Sher Ali Saafi

Sher Ali Saafi

The author is a software engineer by profession, avid traveler, hard core trekker, passionate landscape photographer and WordPress Rockstar. When not at work he can be found in the wilderness of northern areas of Pakistan. He tweets at @tsilenttraveler ( The author can be found on the following forums; Travel blog ( Instagram account ( Facebook ( Personal photography website (

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  • Malcolm X

    The green space, trees and clean streets are very common in every North American and European city.Recommend

  • ToreBraaten

    Great photoes, recomend Tribune to post more articles with beautiful photoes of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Saad Hasan

    Amazing photos, such beauty! May God always bless Pakistan!Recommend

  • Fareed Khan Afridi.

    Great photographs. Kudos to the author. Seems like a beautiful area

    surrounds Islamabad. Passed through It at night, on way to Hunza,
    Kaghan, Chitral. The Northern Areas. A few years ago.Recommend

  • Dove

    Islamabad the beautiful!Recommend

  • arifp

    Stunning! Does the photographer have a website?Recommend

  • Marl Brando

    Best city in the world, hands down. Also, stunning photographs!Recommend

  • Syed Muhammad Antiq

    It’s a beautiful city with a sick lifestyle. I mean i love being there everytime but can’t stay there for more than a couple of days. It’s the weird strange silenceor i don’t know what.Recommend

  • Sher Ali
  • Hameedullah

    Thank you for this visual treat.Recommend

  • Sane

    Then! He is not talking about South America but Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Do you understand or need more clarification?Recommend

  • Sane

    Serenity is coupled with silence.Recommend

  • Waqas

    An extremely one sided view of the city dear sir. Is beauty just the nature around you or are the people just as important a part of city life? I agree that the countryside and the weather bestowed on the people of the city are breathtaking but I would never settle for it for the elitist culture that the city lives and breathes. Recommend

  • Sher Ali

    The article is not a comparison with any other city but rather about the beauty of Islamabad especially at sunrise when most of the people are asleep after busy nights in front of computers using Facebook.Recommend

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  • Javaria Syed

    Beautiful Pakistan…MA SHAA ALLAHRecommend