What to do in Islamabad under PKR 5000?
- Foha Raza
- Oct 05, 2023
Due to the current economic challenges, finding ways to enjoy your weekend without putting a strain on your wallet has become a top priority. Whether you’re a resident of Islamabad or just passing through, this vibrant city offers a range of exciting activities that won’t break the bank. With Rs5000 (or less), you can explore Islamabad in ways that are not only budget-friendly but also immensely enjoyable. From unleashing your creative side to experiencing the breathtaking natural beauty of the city, watching the latest movies, embarking on a cultural tour, and indulging in some fantastic outdoor adventures, Islamabad has it all. Let’s dive into some options for what to do in Islamabad under PKR 5000.
Harfun Studios, located in Bani Gala, is a great choice for those who want to experience creativity and fun on a budget. They offer clay and candle making classes priced at PKR 2500 and PKR 3000 per person every weekend. The three-hour class includes refreshment and is the perfect activity for decompressing. You can take the class solo or signup with a group. They also have a kids-friendly class priced at PKR 3000.
The true beauty of Islamabad is its mountainous scenery and what better way to experience it than to go hiking. With several trails available, you can decide what suits your fancy. A popular choice amongst locals is trail number 5, a 6.4 KM long trail of moderate difficulty that can keep you engaged for a few good hours. It costs nothing to explore the trail. Hiking not only provides an opportunity to break free from indoor confinement but also contributes to your physical activity while you discover the scenic views Islamabad has to offer.
For your safety and security, it is recommended that you hike with a group of friends during daytime.
GO TO A CINEMA
Islamabad boasts numerous cinemas featuring impressive screens and diverse menus, ensuring an enjoyable experience that can easily occupy a few hours of your time. Cinemas such as Me Cinemas (Centaurus), The Arena, CineGold Plex, Jacaranda Family Club, and Islamabad Club consistently show all the latest releases. Moreover, including both the ticket and food, your budget won’t exceed PKR 5000 per person, making it a wallet-friendly entertainment option.
PUT YOUR EXPLORER HAT ON
Explore Islamabad’s most coveted locations including the majestic Faisal Masjid, the serene Daman-e-Koh, the historic Saidpur Village, the cultural treasure Lok Virsa, and the Pakistan Monument. These attractions are either free or have negligible entry fees under PKR 150. Open every day of the week, except for Lok Virsa, which is closed on Mondays.
The tour around Islamabad will be a picturesque escape, well under PKR 5000 and educational along the way.
The Islamabad Farmers Market is a haven for health and fitness enthusiasts, a vibrant weekly event taking place every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Dino Park, located next to the old Zoo. Here, you’ll discover the best produce the city has to offer. Delve into the array of food items, and you’re sure to return with something you can’t wait to cook with.
THE PaniQ ROOM
The PaniQ Room is a real-life escape room activity best enjoyed with a group of friends. Located in Bahria Phase VII, the PaniQ Room boasts three games you can play, i.e., the Red Wire, Insane Asylum, and Jail Break, that will test your wit and teamwork skills. Ranging from between PKR 2500 to PKR 3700 per person. The PaniQ Room is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
PAINTBALL, MINIGOLF – LAKE VIEW
Situated within the picturesque Lake View Park, Battlefield emerges as the perfect destination for affordable and enjoyable outings with your friends. It boasts a diverse range of activities, with Mini Golf, Paintball, and Archery being the most popular choices among visitors.
Operating from Monday to Sunday, the park welcomes guests from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and offers a range of pricing options. Paintball adventures are available for an economical PKR 500 to a more premium PKR 2000 per person. Likewise, Archery sessions are accessible for less than Rs1000, Mini Golf rounds for up to Rs1000 per person. So, you can tailor your visit to Battlefield to suit both your preferences and your wallet.