If you have grown tired of going to the usual spots for picnic, dating, walk, run, rendezvous, or simply chilling in Islamabad and other cities of Pakistan then you are not alone. There are countless people there, especially the young ones who are fed up of going to Daman-e-Koh, Shalimar Bagh and Sea View.
Here is the TLDR; of how to find hidden places in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. If you are in Islamabad, then go to Margalla Hills and roam around in your car, park it somewhere and just go a little off the beaten path and you will be in another world. If you are in Karachi, go a bit farther than Hawks Bay and you will be away from the civilization, and if you are in Lahore then go beyond Changa Manga in the fields and you will be fine.
Of course, being in Pakistan or anywhere for that matter, you need to make sure that you use commonsense and take care of your and your partner’s security. No need to invite trouble when all you are looking for is some fun time. If you use commonsense and don’t go all crazy then you should be fine and no one will bother you. Make sure you also don’t take too many valuables with you and also make sure someone knows where you have gone.
Especially in Islamabad, there are many unknown and less visited places. If you go out towards Murree and get off the main highway, you will get to many such places. If you go out towards Haripur side, there are many small villages and towns. If you go beyond Taxila, you will find many quaint villages and towns. Also within Islamabad, there are some nice and fine walking tracks which are also very secure and safe.
This is not just confined to the picnic and dating. It also relates to food and meals. I love Islamabad but then they ll serve you a samosa chat sprinkle some crackers and charge 350 for it. And the astounding things is you have to wait for hours before finding a chair to sit in this restaurant. I’m never going to that restaurant ever in my life. But do try small hidden places in pindi Islamabad, they offer you taste on a very cheap price. Places like, jungle hotel in jhang syedan. Their daal is addictive.
The key is to get out, explore and enjoy.