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Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
is a viewing point and hill top garden north of Islamabad and located in the middle of the Margalla Hills. Its name is a conjunction of two Persian words, which together means foot hills. It is about 2400ft from sea level and almost 500ft from the city of Islamabad. It is a popular destination for the residents as well as the visitors to the capital. Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
is a midpoint for tourists on their way to the higher view point Pir Sohawa
Pir Sohawa
which is located at the top of Margalla Hills
Margalla Hills
at an elevation of about 3600ft. There is a plan to construct a chairlift from Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
to Pir Sohawa. Monkeys are a common sight during winter. Cheetahs are frequently reported to descend from higher hills of Murree
Murree
during snowfall. Airblue Flight 202
Airblue Flight 202
crashed near here on July 28, 2010.

Contents

1 Panoramic view of Islamabad 2 Redevelopment 3 References in literature 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Panoramic view of Islamabad[edit]

A road to Daman-e-Koh

The Southern spot is the main attraction as it provides a panoramic view of Islamabad. The visitors experience a unique view of Faisal Mosque, the newly constructed Seventh Avenue (Islamabad)
Seventh Avenue (Islamabad)
and Rawal Lake. Telescopes are installed for keen observers. There is also a large sign installed showing an original map of Islamabad. Redevelopment[edit] In 2007, Capital Development Authority
Capital Development Authority
further developed the viewpoint by upgrading the restaurant, widening the car-parking and providing other necessary facilities including electric-powered cars to facilitate access for tourists between northern and southern spots. References in literature[edit] Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
is described in the book The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini. Gallery[edit]

Islamabad
Islamabad
Map

View of Seventh Avenue from Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
at night

Peacock at Daman-e-Koh

View of Islamabad
Islamabad
from Daman-e-Koh

View of Faisal Mosque
Faisal Mosque
from Daman-e-Koh

See also[edit]

Pir Sohawa Capital Development Authority Developments in Islamabad

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Damn-e-Koh, Islamabad.

External links[edit]

Daman-e-Koh
Daman-e-Koh
on

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