Sitting on top of the Potohar, nestled against the pristine Margallas, and looking over the plains of Peshawar and Lahore, the brick and mortar of Islamabad may be modern, but its culture and traditions are embedded in the centuries of our history that have unfolded between the ranges of Khyber and Bolan and the valley of Mehran.
At The Monal we take pride in offering an authentic Pakistani cuisine that is as rich and diverse as our legacy. It has been produced by the fusion of indigenous flavors and aromas with culinary bequests from Arabia, Persia and Central Asia, as the many tribes, people and cultures blended over centuries across the valleys and plains of the Indus.
The road to The Monal undulates along the thick verdure of the Margallas as if etched in emeralds. It opens up both to the local and tourist a panorama of Allah’s glory. The Faisal Mosque and the white rise of the Constitutional Avenue melt away picturesquely into the bucolic horizons of the Punjab and the Frontier.
Merely driving up to The Monal is an experience that the heart cherishes long after. Whether you choose to begin your journey whilst the sun shines down on the hills, or whether you prefer the romance of a moonlit drive, your experience shall remain unforgettable.
Sunset at The Monal offers some of nature’s most glorious moments. Crimson skies over the rapid shadows of a hilly dusk; the rustle of leaves in a gentle breeze; soft calls of birds as they climb to roost; and if the day has been warm, an occasional chirpings of crickets. Finally, twilight settles in the valleys against the backdrop of Islamabad’s golden radiance.
At The Monal you will also have an opportunity to shop for souvenirs and traditional jewelry and handicrafts. An array of traditional shopping carts lines the main entrance, offering trinkets and treasure straight out of Ali Baba’s magical cave.
Its around 9km from Margalla Zoo.
Nope, you can go on private car or careem/uber. Creem/uber will charge extra and may reject the request due to low return and high fuel usage.
Monal is one of favorite place for us. Anything we feel bored, we will drive to the top of hills and will have something there. The environment is very nice and charming. Views are fantastic especially at night.