Saidpur Village
Saidpur Village
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This 500-year-old village on the slopes of the Margalla Hills in Islamabad was remodeled into a cultural tourist attraction and heritage site designed to preserve and showcase traditional Pakistani rural life. Explore the terraced mud houses, watch live pottery demonstrations, and visit the museum to get a glimpse of what life was like here. Experience the different cultures that coexisted here in harmony—check out the Hindu temple, Sikh Gurdwara, and Sufi tomb before feasting on a delicious meal at one of the various restaurants. The gift shops sell pottery and other handicrafts that make for lovely souvenirs. – Tripadvisor
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adilhaleem
Lahore, Pakistan2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A tourist trap with absolutely pathetic view and place . This place seems to be promoted by the guy who runs the restaurant. There is nothing to see there , went down with my family and we were just dumb folded by what the place actually was . I would not suggest anyone to fall into this trap . The whole place can be walker around in 5 minutes.
Written 28 April 2024
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Anwar o
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I seen this area please tell me how much time in Islamabad to said pur village this year I visit this area please information me
Written 9 March 2024
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Mohammed Ameer Hamza
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is an old village located within the mountains, i have family living here and getting up to their house is quite an adventure as you have to walk up steep hills but once you reach the top the views are amazing and fully worth it. des pardes is located within saidpur willage
Written 18 February 2023
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Explore Pakistan with Ghulam
Islamabad, Pakistan39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Business
Saidpur village is located in the foothills of Margalla Range part of Himalayan Range. Saidpur village was named when gifted this by Mughal Empire Babar to his biggest allies of Mughal and Sher Shah Suri battle to Ghakhar Nawab Said Khan In 14th century. Later Said Khan gifted this village to his daughter who married Babar's son.
Historically this village remains since Ghandhara civilization and Kushan period.
In 2006 Islamabad Capitol's municipal agency Capital Development Authority remodelled this village by spending 3.26 million dollars converting into an Art and crafts village as "Saidpur Model village" to perseverance of 500year old village.
Here on this location many things to see but more importantly Des Perdas Typical village style restaurant, 16th century Ram Kund Hindu temple, 18th Century Sikh Gurdwara, Small photo gallery about Islamabad and village and 120year old "Model of rail made of clay" in side village.
Written 14 September 2022
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Khawar Aziz
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Been to a few places in Islamabad as a UK tourist but this was the worst experience. Very little to see, not worth the travel time. Ate at Des Pardes, ordered: 4 Seekh Kebabs, 7" Margarita pizza with chips, lamb Chops, Salad and Raita, Mix Veg handi, Ghulab Jamun, Brownies, 2 teas, 2 Pashto kava, 2 Pepsi, 1 7up and bottle of mineral water. Bill came to nearly 15thousand Rupees!!! Wouldn't have minded but the food was below satisfactory and to top it the waiter seemed like he just didn't care.

Avoid at all costs not worth it.
Written 7 August 2022
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WonderingN
NY153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
An Interesting place to get to know the history of Islamabad. It is a small village with a small museum. You would wonder how the well-planned city as Islamabad came to be. And there Saipur village museum will give you some ideas.

Interestingly, in the entrance of the village, there was a good restaurant with very delicious food. You could finish the visiting the village and the museum in 30minutes or 1 hour. Then it is good to rest and try the delicious food and enjoy the view in the restaurant.
Written 5 December 2021
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MAhnoor Ali
Rawalpindi, Pakistan26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Well it was a family visit back in 2015.. Sorry there were no options to select year 2015 so selected the last option. We reached there around 3 or 4..visited the temple and then had lunch at the restaurant.. It was such a nice experience sitting close to nature and history. I would love to visit again.
Written 11 July 2021
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Iffat F.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
great ambience... beautiful view, art and craft museum, you can also see pottery and trains made from mud. in short it is the summary of culture of Punjab.
Written 1 April 2021
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osm19618
Plano, TX40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
The village dates back to Mughal Era and the wear on stone steps IMHO tend towards confirming that.. There is a restaurant which appears to have been built on the site of a historic Hindu temple which is a bit sad and disrespectful. The major parts of the temple which was recently a school are preserved and currently house a photo gallery of the making of islamabad. Curiously there is a Sikh gurdwara also on site. Climb to the top and there are good views across the village and into margalla hills. Access to Margalla Hills National Park trailhead is through the village via an interesting narrow alley between village houses. Friendly villagers will happily chat. Part way was stopped by a local.who showed us his clay art which was fun and odd at the same time.
Written 26 March 2021
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Anil K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Different place. Good for a change. Good View and food restaurants for families and tourist. Best time will be early morning if you are nature lover. For food. High tea will bw the good option
Written 14 March 2021
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