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GET TO KNOWRawalpindi
Rawalpindi is the sister city of Islamabad and both Rawalpindi and Islamabad are known as the Twin Cities. Where Islamabad represents the elite community of the city, Rawalpindi is more like the real and unfiltered Pakistan. Rawalpindi has a number of tourist attractions where you could reach through various means like Metro, taxis, and car-hailing services.
The city has a well-structured road system and network that connects the city with various other cities and destinations. Some of them include Lahore, Taxila, Peshawar, and Murree. Like Islamabad, Rawalpindi also has local bus service including:
- Faisal Movers
- Niazi Express
- Islamabad Express
You can also rent a car and drive it yourself if you need the freedom to move around the city any time and as per your schedule.
Like Islamabad, Rawalpindi also offers different housing options like apartments and houses. Since Rawalpindi is more densely populated than Islamabad, flats are a more commonly used option. Some of the famous places to live in Rawalpindi are Bahria Town, Satellite Town, Fazaia Housing Scheme, PIA Society, PWD Housing Society, and CBR Town.
You can find reasonably priced houses and flats in these areas, both for rental and buy.
The cost depends on the area of the house but, on average, a 5 marla house will cost Rs. 2,488,250 and onwards. The price includes everything from the cement, bricks, sand, labor, etc. The cost can vary as it depends on a number of factors like the quality of the material and whether the house is single or of multiple stories.
Rawalpindi has loads of fun things and tourist attractions that could keep you busy for weeks. Unlike its twin city, Rawalpindi is much richer in culture, which shows the raw culture some of the places that you should visit when in Rawalpindi are the Ayub Park, Army Museum, the Raja Bazaar, Jinnah Park, Sangni Fort, Nawaz Sharif Park, and many others. The city has a lot to offer both in terms of sight watching and cuisine.
Metro, rickshaw, taxi, and car-hailing services, all of these means of transportation are quite famous in Rawalpindi. Unlike Islamabad, you will find rickshaw ride in Rawalpindi and it is the best vehicle if you are out to experience the ‘desi’ culture. Usually, a rickshaw costs less than a taxi or Uber or Careem and you get to enjoy a lot in it.
After Lahore, Rawalpindi has the highest number of schools and colleges in Pakistan. The city is rich in its educational network and offers various options. Some of the best schools in Rawalpindi include Sain Mary Cambridge School, Islamabad Lyceum, Roots School System, Army Public Schools, Grammar Public School Rawalpindi, Siddeeq Public School, and Froebel’s International School.
Like schools, Rawalpindi also has a number of remarkable higher studies institutes like colleges and universities. These universities not only impart quality education but also takes care of the students by providing state-of-the-art facilities. Some of the finest among them are PMAS - Arid Agricultural University, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Medical College, and HITEC University. All of these universities offer multidisciplinary studies in various subjects and areas.
Healthcare is a priority and being in Rawalpindi, you will never be short of good hospitals. Some of the best in the city include Combine Military Hospital, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Khatoon Hospital, Azema Sheikh Hospital Pvt Ltd. Rawalpindi, Maryam Memorial Hospital, Pak Emirates Military Hospital, and Safia Memorial Hospital.
Rawalpindi is known for its rich food culture. As mentioned earlier, Rawalpindi is more about raw Pakistani culture and you can find both local and international cuisine here. Some of the best restaurants in Rawalpindi are Habibi Restaurant, Texas Steak House, The Monal Restaurant, BBQ Tonight, Bala Tikka House, Savour Foods, Roasters, etc.