Daman-e-Koh a Beautiful Place to Visit in Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad being capital has beautiful places to visit like Daman-e-Koh is one of them. It is top hill place in the capital Islamabad. It is located in between Marghalla hills and is well known for its breath taking beauty and view. Tourist from Daman-e-Koh can experience the attractive view of Islamabad. The word Daman-e-Koh is Persian word that means lap of hills. For visitors facilitation there is arrangement of refreshment points and Hotel. Daman-e-Koh emphasis on the hills above sector E6 and provide unbelievable view and perspective of the capital in day and as well as in night.

Tasty food and high five restaurants, treks, music and greenerymake this as top choice of nearby citizensand other people from different cities also visit this place. It is top hill with lush greenery at north of Islamabad spotted among the hills of Margalla. Daman-e-Koh is considered as one of best tourism destination in Islamabad.  If foreigner travel and local want to travel by air a flight to Islamabad and then a drive of 40 min will able to make you reach your destination.

Height of daman-e -koh is 2400 ft. from sea level and about 500 ft. from the capital Islamabad. It is considered as midpoint for the visitors who want to travel on the higher view thatis Pirsohwa and it is 3600 ft. Authorities are also trying to arrange a chair lift facility from Daman-e-Koh to Pirsohwa.In winter monkey and Cheetah are usually seen here that dive up from the Murree mountains in snowy season.Its beauty is enhanced by greenery and flowers at different spots.

Main Attractions on Daman-e-Koh

Major beauty lies at the south side of daman-e-Koh where you experience panoramic and beautiful view of the Capital Islamabad, Pakistan.Visitors are offered with spectacular view of Rawal Lake, Faisal Masjid and newly constructed 7th Avenue. Telescopes are also installed for passionate tourist and visitors. Islamabad original map is also installed with a broad sign board.

To provide better facilities to visitors Capital development authority (CDA) renovate the site by adding few good restaurant, renovating old restaurant, increasing the parking area and included other services like electrical vehicles to provide transportfacility for visitors from southern side to northern side.

Hotels located in the area of Daman-e-Koh:

  • Amyl’s Garden
  • Cape Town
  • Dropinn
  • Emyl’s Garden
  • Grace Guest House
  • Hill View Hotel
  • Hotel Onekohsar
  • Larish Residency
  • Margalla Lodge
  • Royal Galaxy Guest House
  • Savvana Inn
  • Star House
  • White House


  • Try not to visit and walk all alone.
  • Avoid visiting at early morning and late atnight.
  • Always follow the trek.
  • Do not litter on the hills.
  • Avoid making fire in the jungle.
  • Try not to disturb wildlife in the jungle.

Visiting Time

The site is open for 7 days from 9 am to 11 pm.

Daman-e- Koh best place to visit in Islamabad

If citizens of nearby cities want a relief from their chaotic life than Daman-e-koh should be their first choice ad it will provide you with peace that cannot be explained in words. In return you could perform well in your respectable fields.

  • As you will have a bird and panoramic view of the capital, Islamabad. You can witness large miners of Faisal Masjid to the top building like centaurusthat can be sighted from Daman-e-Koh.
  • Chirping birds will provide you with peace and calmness. Monkeys are also seen in winters but try to avoid offering local food items to them.
  • You can enjoy lavish food items but the prices of the items are bit high. You can enjoy a cup of coffee with music and perfect view that can change your mood in seconds.
  • Night view scene from daman- e- Koh looks astonishing beautiful lightning feel like that they are stars on earth.
  • Visiting in evening also give stunning view of sunset at the back of Faisal Masjid
  • Playing area for children is also available as they are not interested in views children can enjoy swings and you can enjoy view without hesitation to handle kids.

 How to travel Daman-e-koh

You can a book a taxi/Careem/ indriver from your location or take a Suzuki from khyban-e-iqbal to the Daman –e-Koh it will make you reach in 20 min.

If you love to hike or travel by foot Take 20 min walk from Marghazar zoo to trail 2. Hiking of 30 min from there will lead you to Daman-e-Koh. But this is only possible if you are hiking and strong person.

Best restaurant near Daman-e-Koh

Daman-e-Koh is not famous only for its panoramic viewbut also due to some of the best food restaurant near by it. If you are foodie rather than traveller you can also visit the place. Most of the time people who visit daman-e-Koh stay for food at Monal restaurant that is just 7 km away from Daman-e-Koh. You will reach the restaurant in just 15 via pirsohwa road. Restaurant is opened till 12 am.

Government future Plans

Government is planning to develop Daman-e-Koh as attractive tourist place. A Kashmiri architecture presented with beautiful plan to renovate the location with terraced garden and shop/ stall merged with it.

Best Time to Visit Daman-e-Koh

Best time to have a view is from September till March as you will also experience view  of different species in winter but you can visit in any month but rainy season add more in its beauty.

Accommodation facility

Serena and Marriott hotel are nearby that providing with an accommodation facility. Marriott charge 13k and Serena charge 28k approximately but charges may vary according to the facilities and services included in it.

            Places like Daman- e-Koh are must visit to get a holiday from your stressful life to provide yourself with a peace of mind to get a new start….!

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