Trips in Islamabad

The so called twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are commonly viewed as one unit, and indeed, one day the two will physically merge. However, these twin cities, with separate ancestries and distinct personalities, are far from identical. Islamabad is a late 20th century capital laid out in straight lines and right angles: a proud symmetrical showcase of the government and administration. Rawalpindi, on the other hand, grew from a backwater village to a sprawling hub on the Grand Trunk Road during the 19th century. Islamabad has broad avenues, grassy park lands, and alluring restaurants while Rawalpindi is a typical South Asian metropolis.