Shakar Parian Hills are situated near Zero Point, From here you can view the twin cities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi very clearly.
Shakarparian is derived from two words from the Potohari language, Shakar - meaning "sweet", and Parian from Parao, meaning a place to rest or stop over during long journeys.
The old Gakhars tribe leaders settled here before Indo-Pak partition 1947; later the clan was relocated to create a park for Newly marked federal capital of the country in 1960-61.
Shakarparian also has a Parade ground which host the Pakistan Day Parade every year on 23 March.
Shakar Parian National Park is a national park located near the Zero Point Interchange Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Park is a popular tourist destination, Provides panoramic view of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Rawal Lake.
Pakistan Monument is built on western side of Shakar Parian National Park. The western viewpoint overlooks the twin cities (Rawalpindi & Islamabad), providing the visitor a beautiful view.
The older and more visited picnic spot is East View Point, It has beautiful cascaded lawns and terraces, with beautiful views of the city of Islamabad.
Jinnah Stadium, Rawal Lake & neighbouring hills of Margalla and Murree can be easily viewed from here.
The Sports Complex, Aabpaara Market beyond, the Kashmir Highway all the way to the Convention Centre and beyond is visible.
There is also a small garden of Pine Trees.
Pakistan Monument is built on western side of Shakar Parian National Park.
The Pakistan Monument is a national monument and heritage museum, aimed to symbolise national unity. It covers an area of 2.8 hectares and is a popular picnic destination.
The western viewpoint overlooks the twin cities (Rawalpindi & Islamabad), providing the visitor a beautiful view.
Popular tourist destinations include:
panoramic view of Islamabad & Rawalpindi: Park Provides beautiful view of twin cities (Rawalpindi & Islamabad).
Bird watching: The park is an excellent place for bird watchers. The area is home to a large number of birds such as larks, paradise flycatcher, black partridge, shrikes pheasants, spotted doves, Egyptian vultures, falcons, hawks and eagles.
Hiking and trekking: Park is a Good place for hiking. The best season for hiking is from February to April, when there is less rain and the weather is extremely pleasant.
The Park is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory and easily accessible from Islamabad city by Road.
To get there, take Islamabad Highway towards Rawalpindi and turn left from the Shakar Parian turn.