ABOUT Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Alipur Farash, also known as Alipur France, due to its modern infrastructure, is a century-old village. It is located on Lehtrar Road, around 25 minutes (17 km) away from Rawal Lake, and 17 minutes (9 km) away from Chak Shahzad. The colony gets its name from "Farash Town," the land for which was acquired by the CDA from the people living in the surrounding villages of Punjgran and Farash. In 1990, the Capital Development Authority approved a model urban shelter scheme by the name of Farash Town. The town provides shelter to homeless people from Bari Imam and other Kachi Abadis of Islamabad.
As of 2019, there were approximately 2,500 homes in Alipur Farash. The town offers its residents a personalised lifestyle with a verdant and modern infrastructure. The scheme promotes the "model villages theme" proposed by the CDA and provides residents a planned settlement with countless municipal facilities. This area is packed with beautiful landscapes, luxuriant greenery, and palatial gardens. Street lights have also been installed to illuminate the smooth, neat, and wide roads. Residents of Alipur Farash are free to enjoy an elegant mix of natural aesthetics. The village mostly attracts families that are looking for a calm, open countryside with the provision of all the necessary urban amenities.
HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT
Alipur Farash was named after a well-known figure named Baba Ali Muhammad. He was the ancestor of Maliks and Khokhars, one of the elite class residing in Alipur. However, over the last two decades, people from different backgrounds have also migrated to Alipur, which has turned this area into a big town with a population of roughly over 30,000.
Due to being centuries old, Alipur Farash is home to multiple heritage sites. One of the most visited sites in the area is a monument of Shah Sultan, a saint who helped Baba Ali Muhammad and sheltered him. A few families that are now living here include the descendants of Prince Waliat Khan. A few other towns that have emerged in the rural area of Islamabad include Kuri, Tarlai, and Farash Town.
AT A GLANCE
- All the amenities are readily available
- Electricity, gas, and water supply
- Availability of public transport
- A couple of hotels are situated at a walking distance
- Green belts and parks
- Mosques, educational, and entertainment facilities
- Bakeries and restaurant
- Lush green area
- State-of-the-art infrastructure
- Well-connected to the Motorway
- Several medical facilities around
- Peaceful surroundings
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Housing societies are incomplete without proper transportation systems since public transport provides easy access to urban areas, allowing residents to go to work, shop, and take care of daily errands.
And public transport in Islamabad is one of the most efficient in the entire country. Since Alipur Farash enjoys direct access to Lehtrar Road, residents have multiple commute options to choose from, including traditional rickshaws and taxis. Moreover, app-based ride-hailing services are also operational around the area.
Moreover, residents of Alipur Farash can also use public buses to commute. There are multiple bus stations nearby, but the nearest one is Alipur Old Bank Stop, which is situated near Jamia Masjid Ghousia, reachable on foot in 10 minutes.
Next is 17 Meel Lehtrar Road Bus Stop near Pizza Stop in Al Huda Town. A walk to this bus stop takes around 10 minutes. The stop has a bus shelter and a pedestrian bridge. To head west from the locality, residents can use Sultana Foundation Bus Stop near Metro Mall, only 8 minutes’ drive away. Jhang Sayedan is another bus stop near Pakistani Autos Shop, which is only 10 minutes’ walk away from the colony. The area near the bus stop is home to a historical landmark known as Jhang Mor.
Residents looking to head north can opt for Taramri Chowk, which is situated on the intersection of NIH Road and Lehtrar Road. Multiple shops and general stores are located in the area, making it a renowned spot to shop for essentials. Plus, auto-rickshaws and cabs are available here 24/7. Local transport is also available for Rawalpindi. The stop is only 7 minutes’ drive away from the area.
Moreover, residents will need a 30 minutes’ drive to reach Daewoo Express Faizabad Cargo Service, which is one of the best passenger and cargo services in Islamabad. A little ahead on the road is another Daewoo service provider named Skyways Daewoo Bus Service, which can be reached in a little over 30 minutes from Alipur Farash.
Another mode of convenient transportation is railways, and for the residents of Alipur, the closest station is Chaklala Railway Station, which is near Airport Road, Chaklala Cantt, 30 minutes’ drive away. Residents can also opt for Islamabad Railway Station in H 9/1 H-9, Colony, which can be reached in 10 minutes by car. Both stations are neat and clean with proper waiting and seating areas, and dedicated spaces for namaz. According to reviews on Google, “The staff is also professional and trained”.
Markets in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Pakistani home hunters are usually particularly interested in properties that are near markets. This is because markets are more of a necessity than an amenity that’s needed occasionally. With that said, residents of Alipur Farash and people living nearby won’t have to face the hassle and inconvenience of going far to shop for daily essentials.
Multiple retail stores are present all around the colony that are enough to meet the daily requirements of residents. Firstly, the community is home to Nazimabad Farash Shop, which is a general store, located on the service road near Sain Fazaidad Masjid, and Hussainia Market, situated on main Lehtrar Road. Residents can walk to them for all their daily requirements.
M.A General Store is another option residents can choose for daily necessities. The shop is also situated inside the community and can be walked to in around 5 to 7 minutes.
Residents can also opt for stores situated on the other side of Lehtrar Road. The entire road hosts multiple stores at various points. For instance, there is a utility store in front of PowerHouse Gym Alipur, which can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. The store stocks an array of everyday groceries and spices.
As for the markets situated nearby, residents can head to Qadria Market located near Bhatti Autos, Hussainia Market near Shinwari Lounge, and Qureshi Market near Abba Khelo Street. All these markets are hardly 5 to 10 minutes’ walk away from the society. Also, Ghafoor Jan Market can be reached in around 8 to 10 minutes. The market is mostly frequented for furniture.
If you’re looking for multiple choices at close distances, then you can head a little west on Lehtrar Road to reach a plethora of marts and retail shops. To begin with, AR Cash and Carry Mart is near the Bank of Punjab, while Durrani Mart Cash and Carry sits opposite to it. Both marts are equipped with an extensive array of groceries, fruits, and vegetables. Plus, weekly discounts are also offered in these marts. It will only take around 10 to 15 minutes to reach this mart on foot.
A couple of milk and poultry shops are also situated in the area, the most famous of which is Masha Allah Milk Shop, located near The Pearl and Commerce College. It takes somewhat 10 minutes to reach this shop on foot. Furthermore, Qadri Milk Shop in Husainia Market can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.
As far as medical stores are concerned, residents can relax, knowing several shops are present around the area. Mehria Medical Store near Habibullah Jewellers is situated just a few minutes’ walk away from the colony. Moreover, Hamza Medical Store near Subhan Allah Real Estate Advisor and Gujar Khan Medical Store near Habib Electronics, Alipur Medical Store near Alipur Bus Stop, Super Pharmacy near Durrani Cash and Carry Mart, and New Gujjar Khan Medical Store near Begum Jan Hospital are present on the other side of Lehtrar Road. The above-mentioned medical stores are within a 10-minute walking distance.
Similar to other facilities, many auto shops are also present all around the area. You have Ijaz Honda Autos, a motorcycle mechanic, and Bhatti Autos, a spare part shop, both situated in the community. In case of a vehicle breaking down, residents can easily walk to the shops as they are only 2 to 3 minutes’ walk away from anywhere in the colony. A few other auto repair shops outside the community include:
- Haider Ali Auto Decoration near Day and Night Bachat Shop ( only 7 minutes’ walk away)
- Aaliyan Auto Decoration near Subhanallah Restaurant (5 minutes’ walk away)
- MMB Oil Change Service near Stick Art Custom Shop (both shops are 5 to 6 minutes’ walk away from the colony)
- Islamabad Euro Autos, which is a perfect place for car maintenance. You can find expert technical support along with genuine spare parts of companies and imported car maintenance tools at very affordable rates. The shop is only 7 minutes’ walk away from the colony.
Other than these, Ijaz Honda Autos is present in Husain Market. The shop has good reviews and is rated five stars on Google. If you happen to be on main Lehtrar Road, you can take your vehicle to these following auto repair shops:
- Momin Service Station and Auto Shop near Shell Petrol Pump
- Faisal Autos near Al Quraish CNG Station
- 7-7 Honda Centre Station
All of these shops are somewhat 10 to 15 minutes’ drive away from the area.
Mosques and Churches in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Residents of Alipur Farash are quite lucky to have many mosques around. It has been observed that properties near places of worship receive better capital appreciation. As for Alipur Farash, Motti Jamia Masjid near Raja Usman Cemetery is 3 minutes’ walk away. Residents can also walk to Jamia Masjid Usmania near Raja Usmania School in just 4 minutes.
Moreover, numerous spacious mosques are situated within the residential area. Residents living on the west side of the colony can comfortably head to Jamia Masjid Khadija near Bukhari Plaza. It can be conveniently reached on foot in just 6 to 7 minutes. Another mosque situated inside the community is Jamia Masjid Al-Rehman, which can be reached in only 6 to 7 minutes on foot.
Then, people living near Lehtrar Road can head to Jamia Masjid Ghausia. This is a recently made mosque which can accommodate around 500 people.
Residents living on the north side of the colony also have many options to choose from. For instance, Masjid-e-Ghosia Gulzar-e-Habib is on Farash Road, Masjid Sadiq Akbar (R.A), a beautiful mosque, is situated on the main road, while Jamia Masjid Al-Rehman is on Masjid Al Rehman Road. All these mosques are only 5 to 6 minutes’ walk away from the area.
In addition to that, quite many darbars are also present around the society. The Darbar of Peer Mehr Ali Shah Sab on Darbar Road is easily reachable within 5 minutes, and a walk to Darbar Peer Syed Jabbar Hussain Shah Bukhari takes only 10 to 12 minutes.
However, for temples and churches, residents have to travel a little far away. Shepherd's Church Pakistan Assemblies of God in Garden Town is around 25 minutes’ drive away, while Church of Christ Town is near Iqbal Town, which can take a drive of half an hour to reach.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
According to a recent survey, more than 45 percent of home buyers listed the presence of quality schools nearby as one of the significant factors influencing their decision while purchasing a home. Since such is the case, people looking for a home should opt for Alipur Farash because the society is home to and near many great schools.
Beginning with New English School near Farash Road. The institution is only 8 minutes away. It is a private, co-ed school in Islamabad that follows a British curriculum from Playgroup to A level. Next, there is F.G School situated near Farash Sain Faizabad Masjid. The school can be conveniently reached on foot in 10 minutes. It is one of the most progressive educational institutions in the area. The school offers classes from KG 1 to matric and follows the curriculum of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad. The school has a historical single-storey building with 29 classrooms and beautiful lawns in the centre. Plus, a central hall has been reserved for all the curricular and extracurricular activities. Moreover, two big grounds are also present here.
Next, Sadeeqa Learning System (SLS) Montessori & School is near Lehtrar Road, opposite Royal Banquet Hall, Panjgaran, only 9 minutes’ walk away. SLS Montessori & High School was founded in 1982 by Talha Omer and Asiya Talha as a nursery school on Tulsa Road in Lalazar, Rawalpindi. It was one of the few schools to adopt the Montessori methodology in 1992. Then onwards, the school opened its other campus in Islamabad in 1999. Presently, SLS has 13 campuses in the twin cities.
The Hallmark School and College near Malik Amir Nawaz market can be reached in 8 minutes. Hallmark School was founded to offer parents and students with more choices in the types of educational programmes and opportunities that are available in the regular public school system. This school offers multiple courses and has a different curriculum for each course. In addition to that, numerous short courses and classes are also provided at the Hallmark School.
Furthermore, Islamabad Model School Education, situated on Punjgran Link Road, is only 4 minutes’ drive away. The school strives to develop a different mindset so that their students can contribute to communities by serving as models of integrity, excellence, and compassion.
Another great nearby option is Unique School System Punjgran, which is situated on main Lehtrar Road and can be reached in just 5 minutes by car or 8 to 10 minutes on foot.
Unique School System was founded in 1997, as an institute for extracurricular activities by Mr. Baber Rehan Zaidi. Later, the institute extended into an educational network that now provides education from grade 2 to intermediate. The school’s intelligent approach has resulted in producing impressive graduates. Also, their school maintains a balance between traditional and modern ways of studying. In addition to that, Islamic studies are also a necessary part of the curriculum. The school follows the guidelines laid down by the Federal Board of Education.
A few other schools near Alipur Fasih include:
- Sadequain Model Higher Secondary School near Al Ghani Traders, reachable in 4 to 5 minutes.
- Federal Capital Higher Secondary School near Ayan WoodWorkers can be reached in around 6 to 7 minutes
- Qazi Model School near Lehtrar Road, Farash, Panjgran, can be reached on foot in 5 minutes.
- Allama Iqbal Model School, Al Waris Campus
- Army Public School and College near Potohar Complex can be reached in just 5 to 6 minutes. Army Public School and College has matured into a highly established network of well-reputed schools.
- Sultana Foundation Boys High School near Jamia Masjid Abdul Rehman is only 8 minutes’ drive away
Moreover, you can also send your child to some of the best schools in Islamabad that provide quality education to children of all ages.
People living in Alipur Farash also have multiple colleges around the area to choose from. Khola Shaheed F.G Model College for Girls, situated inside the community, is the nearest one, only 4 to 5 minutes’ walk away. Also, The Hallmark School and College on Lehtrar Road can be reached on foot in 10 minutes, while Chenab College near Tramri Chowk Lehtrar, Gulberg Town, situated beside Prince Salman College, will require a 7 minutes’ drive to reach.
Then, Jinnah Muslim Law College, Islamabad on Tamma Road and Allama Iqbal School & College near Allama Iqbal School are located adjacent to each other and take somewhat 10 minutes to reach by car. Residents looking for medical colleges can opt for HBS - Medical and Dental College. The college aims to provide a holistic learning experience to every student. Another option is Federal Medical and Dental College in Royal Avenue. Both colleges take around 10 to 12 minutes to reach.
Islamabad Model College for Girls Punjgran is another excellent option for residents of Alipur Farash. It is located hardly 5 minutes’ walk away from the area. The college offers pre-medical, engineering, and computer education to intermediate students. It is one of the well-known colleges in the area. Next is Prince Salman College of Professional Education. It is a private organisation situated near Sultana Foundation Mosque, reachable in about 8 to 10 minutes.
A few more options present nearby include:
- Jinnah Muslim Law College, Islamabad on Park Road, Tamma Colony, around 8 to 10 minutes away
- Allama Iqbal School & College near National Boys Hostel, reachable by car in just 10 minutes
- Muslim College for Girls near Shayan Autos, 10 minutes away
- Ali Trust College on Lehtrar Road, 10 minutes’ drive away. The college was established in 2003 by Nana Bana (Haji Mehmud ul Haq Alvi-The well-known Philanthropist). The college mimics the pattern of a Cadet College and selects cadets in class 5 from all over Pakistan based on merit. It provides free education with boarding and lodging to all the cadets from 6th to 2nd year/HSSC. The concept of religious harmony and national integrity is instilled in the students, making it stand unique in Pakistan.
- ILM College Islamabad near Khanna pul Islamabad, Bilal Town, can be reached in 10 minutes.
In a similar vein, quite a few universities are also operational around Lehtrar Road. To begin with, the Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS), also known as Isra University, is situated in Phase I, Frash Town, and takes around 10 minutes to reach by car. The university was established to develop human resources that would facilitate the differently-abled community in Pakistan.
Courses that are offered in this university include BS and BSc in Audiology, Vision Sciences, Orthotics, and Prosthetics. All the programmes are recognised by the HEC, and JCAHPO has accredited the institute.
The main campus of Isra University is situated 10 minutes’ walk away from the society. The not-for-profit university is managed by Isra Islamic Foundation and is certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. As of now, the university boasts more than 3,500 students and offers more than 40 degree programmes, ranging from bachelors to Ph.D., in a wide variety of fields.
Next, COMSATS University Islamabad is another excellent option for residents of Alipur Farash. It is one of the most well-reputed universities in Pakistan.
The COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) was established in 1998 under the leadership of Dr Abdus Salam. Currently, it has seven physical campuses across Pakistan. The university has around six faculties, with over 20 departments and eight research centres, and over 1,100 Ph.D. are faculty and academic members. Currently, the university has 33,221 students enrolled.
More than 40 undergraduate and 55 graduate programmes are offered at this university. In addition to that, multiple sports programs are also provided here. COMSATS University is situated on Park Road near Obsession Lounge and takes only 10 minutes’ drive to reach.
Another great option of a nearby university is Abasyn University Islamabad Campus. The university aims to build a knowledgeable community nationwide through quality, relevance, education, creativity, critical thinking, research, and a sense of social responsibility.
Abasyn University offers 20 undergraduate programmes in Computer Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Education and Technology, and Microbiology, ten graduate programmes, and a few crash courses.
The university is recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, and is listed in the ‘W’ category, which is the highest category in the old ranking system by the HEC. It will hardly take 10 to 15 minutes’ drive to reach the university.
Banks in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Residents of Alipur Farah enjoy a considerable advantage when it comes to banks. Almost every major bank is present around Alipur Farash. Taking the path from Qadria Market, it will take you just 6 minutes to get to main Lehtrar road and only 10 minutes to get to Bank of Punjab Alipur Branch near AR Cash And Carry.
Residents can also opt for the next nearest bank, which is MCB near Jagyot Jewellers and Begum Jan Hospital, Lehtrar Road. The bank can be walked to in 10 minutes.
Lehtrar Road also hosts a few more options, including HBL near China Silk Centre, Sindh Bank near Ambala Sweets and Bakers, and Askari Bank Limited near Faysal Eye Clinic. All these banks are around 10 to 12 minutes’ walk away.
A few more banks are present near Tramri Chowk. To begin with, the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is present near Irfan CNG Junction, around 5 minutes’ drive away from Alipur Farash Colony. Next, a branch of United Bank Limited near Pak Lubricants and Services takes hardly 5 to 6 minutes’ drive to reach, while Meezan Bank, Soneri Bank, Bank Alfalah Ltd., and Allied Bank Ltd. (ABL) on Lehtrar Road are around 10 to 15 minutes’ drive away from Alipur Farash.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
The availability of clinics and hospitals nearby is a much-needed convenience. Not only does it help in keeping the area’s value strong, but it also comes in handy in cases of emergency. Fortunately, there are plenty of clinics and hospitals around Alipur Farash.
Shafi Hospital near Farooq Plaza and Shopping Mall is only 15 minutes’ walk away from Alipur Farash. It will hardly take some 5 minutes’ drive to reach there in case of emergency. According to Google reviews, “it’s a good, clean, up to the level hospital. The staff is well trained and cooperative, and the plus point is that it is quite reasonable compared to other hospitals around the area”.
Begum Jan Hospital near New Khanpur Hazara Jewellers is only 10 minutes’ walk away. This is one of the best hospitals for children in the area. Quite many reputable child specialists are on duty here 24/7. However, pharmacies are expensive compared to other nearby pharmacies. The most known GP here is Dr Abdul Naeem Mian. Also, the hospital features ultrasound facilities and diagnostic labs. This hospital is also known for its Gynaecologic and routine general surgeries.
HBS Hospital is another well-managed hospital in the area. It has a clean environment with trained and qualified staff. In terms of fees, it is quite affordable as well. The facility of OPD, dentistry, pathological lab, skin, ENT, paediatrician, and neurology are available. It will hardly take a 10 minutes’ walk to reach the hospital, and in an emergency, the hospital can be reached in under 5 minutes by car.
Some other nearby hospitals include:
- Tazeem Medical Complex near Sanam Chowk Main Lehtrar Road is only 8 minutes’ drive away.
- Dr. Sadaf's Specialised Hospital near JS Bank can be reached by car in just 10 minutes. According to Google reviews, “the hospital has great and well-trained staff and doctors”.
- Kulsum International Hospital (Kulsum Diagnostics and Cardiology Clinic) near Nishat Degree College. Several well-known doctors are available here in this hospital. It can be reached by car in 15 minutes.
- For homeopathic treatments, residents can head to Al Noor Dawa Khana near UBL Bank. The hospital takes around 20 minutes’ drive to reach.
As for the clinics near the area:
Khurshid Eye Clinic near AR Cash and Carry, Lehtrar Road, is only 10 minutes’ walk away from Alipur Farash Colony.
Al Shifa Hijama Center is one of the most hygienic Hijama Centre in Islamabad. It is also very affordable. The clinic is located opposite Begum Jan Hospital on Lehtrar Road and hardly takes 10 to 12 minutes to reach.
Gulzar Clinic near Jilani CNG Pump, Dr. Rabia Amjad - Dental Clinic near Tramri Chowk, and Bilal Clinic near UBL Bank are few other clinics around. According to Google reviews, “Dr. Rabia Amjad is doing a nice job. All the equipment used in the clinics are sterilised and clean. Also, the treatment is quite affordable.”
The clinics mentioned above take around 10 to 15 minutes to reach from Alipur Farash, Islamabad.
PROPERTIES IN Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Sales Price Trends in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Islamabad’s real estate market is one of the most challenging and expensive markets in the country. So, having adequate information about an area can help you guide through the thickets of property types, amenities, rentals, and resale possibilities. However, to zero in on the perfect property option, you have to list down some specific reasons that can help you develop a profile of the property you want.
For instance, families with children seek properties in a school district. For working professionals, a property near commute lines might be as per your requirements. As such, we have compiled the sale price trends of Alipur Farash to help you navigate to the ideal property. The majority of properties here are houses, but there are also residential and commercial plots available on sale. Due to being on the outskirts of the city, the property available for sale is quite affordable, and quite many options are available.
Houses for Sale in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Quite a few houses are available for sale in Alipur Farash, Islamabad. A double storey, 5 marla house in Alipur Farash can be purchased for PKR 30 lakh to PKR 70 lakh, while a 4 marla corner house with 4 bedrooms is available for sale for just PKR 45 lakh to PKR 47 lakh. Besides, the price of 10 marla houses ranges between PKR 1.05 crore to PKR 1.25 crore.
All of these houses are beautifully built and boast a contemporary infrastructure. Basic and extra amenities are available nearby.
Plots for Sale in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
A few plots are also available in Alipur Farash, Islamabad. For instance, a 4 marla plot in Alipur Farash can be bought in PKR 15 lakh to PKR 20 lakh. Whereas, a 9 marla plot is available for sale in PKR 50 lakh.
Flats for Sale in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
As of yet, there aren't any flats available for sale in Alipur Farash. As soon as they are available, they will be listed on our website Zameen.com.
Rent Price Trends in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Due to the area being on the outskirts of the city, rental prices are quite affordable. You have townhouses available on rent at a reasonably low price. Of course, finding the right price and identifying the right owner is a task and requires an experienced touch. Which is why, we have summed up the rental price trends of Alipur Farash, Islamabad, to help you rent the most suitable property.
Houses for Rent in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Quite a few houses are available for rent in Alipur Farash, Islamabad. 2 marla houses in Alipur Farash, Islamabad can be rented on PKR 8 thousand to PKR 12 thousand. Whereas, 5 marla house in Alipur Farash is available on rent for just PKR 15 thousand to PKR 21 thousand per month. While, 7 marla house can be rented in Alipur Farash for anywhere between PKR 30 thousand to PKR 45 thousand per month.
Flats for Rent in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Currently, there are no flats available on rent in Alipur Farash, Islamabad. As soon as they are updated on our website, they will be listed here.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Khan Zaman Shopping Centre is present near Healthcare Pharmacy, reachable in 8 minutes. It is a small shopping centre that meets the basic needs of people residing nearby.
A few independent boutique outlets are present in this mall. You can find a variety of shoes and toy shops on the second floor. A few stalls of jewellery and snacks are also available here.
Al Mumtaz Plaza is another nearby shopping plaza that caters to the clothing needs of residents. Besides clothes, a few shoes and jewellery shops are also functional here.
Residents can also opt for Metro mall near Sultana Foundation. The mall can be conveniently reached in just 6 to 7 minutes. It has few clothing stores, toy stores, and shoe stores in it. The mall is quite affordable, and if your bargaining skills are on point, you might get an excellent deal.
As for more options, residents can head to Centaurs Mall located on Jinnah Avenue near the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science. Residents of Alipur Farash can conveniently reach the mall by car in 35 to 40 minutes. The Centaurus Mall has more than 300 shops, an entertainment area for kids known as "Fun City”, movie theatre, and a large food court that offers plenty of food options for shoppers. Multiple fast-food chains, including Subway, McDonald's, Hardee's, OPTP, Tayto, Chachajee, and others, are also available in the mall.
Next, Emporium Islamabad near Street 11A, F-10 Markaz F 10/3 F-10, is located on the main road of sector F10. It is an 11-floor shopping mall with over 400 shops, cinemas, and a food court. It will hardly take half an hour to reach this mall from Alipur Farash, Islamabad.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Featuring kebab, nihari, and a variety of desi cuisines, Alipur Farash hosts a diverse mix of eateries to choose from. The locality is home to some of the most visited restaurants in Islamabad. Whether you have a get together with friends or a family affair, Lehtrar Road, Alipur in general, hosts a restaurant for every taste bud. For some of the best pulao in town, you can head to Subhanallah Murgh Palao and Restaurant on Lehtrar Road, near Bilal Mosque. It will hardly take some 4 to 5 minutes to reach the restaurant. For snacks and a light meal, residents can stop in at the area's favourite local restaurant, Asli Bangali Samosa and Dhaka Biryani near the Post Office. The restaurant can be reached by car in just 5 minutes, or you can walk to it in 10 minutes.
Residents can also opt for Shinwari Lounge Restaurant near Capital Territory, Ali Pur, which can be reached in 3 minutes. The restaurant’s minimalist and modern set up, together with soothing music, uplifting energy, and super-fast service, makes it a perfect restaurant for families.
Karakoram Restaurant near Satti Plaza, Lehtrar Road, Madina Town, is a traditional desi cuisine restaurant. The restaurants serve some very unique Peshawari dishes. It is only 10 minutes’ drive away from Alipur Farash
Awab Biryani Centre & Bar B Q near Abdullah Market, Lehtrar Road, Madina Town is only 10 minutes’ drive away from the area. It is a small street-side restaurant; however, according to Google reviews, “the food served in this restaurant beats some of the best restaurants in town”.
Karachi Biryani House & Restaurant near Mashallah Plaza, Lehtrar Road, Gulberg Town, is a direct competitor of Nawab Biryani Centre, and both serve some of the best biryani in towns. The restaurant's other dishes are also quite famous amongst locals. It might take some 10 to 15 minutes’ walk to reach this restaurant
For proper dine out, residents can opt for Lajpal Restaurant on Lehtrar Road, Gulberg Town. The restaurant is filled with beautiful antiques and other ornate touches. There is also a huge variety when it comes to the menu of the restaurant. From Continental and Chinese to Italian food, all are served with great taste and ambience. This restaurant is only 10 minutes’ drive away.
Another excellent option for residents is Raja Restaurant on Lehtrar Road, Gulberg Town. The food menu leans mostly towards desi food. However, according to Google reviews, “even with few options, all their serving have both quality and quantity”. It takes 10 minutes’ drive to reach this restaurant.
For breakfast, residents have Quetta Nashta Hotel near Lehtrar Road, Gulberg Town, Taramri, which is reachable by car in just 10 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
The presence of sports facilities around a residential pocket helps residents take care of their daily health and fitness requirements. Like other significant facilities, Alipur Farash, Islamabad has several fitness centres and sports clubs located nearby.
All the sports facilities around Alipur Farash are equipped with fitness machines, football fields, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts.
Farash has some of the best sports complexes. In addition to that, all the grounds have cycling and jogging paths. The nearest cricket ground is situated in Farash Town near Noorani Masjid.
A sports complex known as Sydney Sports complex is near this ground. Both can be reached in 10 to 15 minutes. Residents can also head to COMSATS University Islamabad Sports Complex. It has multiple grounds for cricket, and courts for tennis and volleyball, a football field, and a large swimming pool.
Those feeling particularly active can even run (or walk) down to Pothwar Complex. It’s an army sports complex, and a few of its arenas are open to the general public as well. These few options include two gyms, a cricket ground, and a swimming pool.
Residents looking for a gym can head to PowerHouse Gym Alipur near the Post Office. It can be reached in just 5 minutes, while MATM gym near the Bank of Punjab can be reached in only 7 minutes. Also, Muscle Tech Gym on Lehtrar Road, Nai Abadi, is 15 minutes’ walk away from Alipur Farash.
As for yoga and taekwondo, residents can hit the Muslim Taekwondo Club and The Pump House gym for daily classes.
Another popular martial arts gym is located on Lehtrar Road near Allied Ayan School. It is known as Ali's Gym & Martial Arts Academy and can be reached by foot in 15 minutes.
Unique Gym and Fitness Centre near Rahat Bakers can be reached in 10 minutes by car, while Fitness Club Gym in Irfan Abad Tramri is only 10 minutes’ drive away.
Parks in and near Alipur Farash, Islamabad
Nowadays, parks are a necessity in any community. Having it anywhere near your house can help a great deal in increasing your home’s values. In addition, it also adds vibrancy and colour to an area. Thankfully, Alipur Farash has several parks around. There are four small parks in every block of Farash Town, and all can be reached on foot in just 8 to 10 minutes. The parks boast scenic paths and several pines trees that give it a beautiful picturesque view.
Then, Army Park is near Potohawar Sports Complex. Nestled along the park’s eastern edge is a beautiful canal of Sawan River. It will take some 10 to 15 minutes’ walk to reach this park.
There is also a massive park near the Mazar of Hazrat Asad Ali Shah. It has plenty of public barbecue areas and jogging as well as cycling trails. The park also has a canal of Sawan River flowing in between. Residents can also head to Jabbi Peaceful Park near ZamZam General Store. Both parks can be reached in 10 minutes.
A Family Park in Shaheen Town in Arsalan Town takes around 10 minutes to reach from Alipur Farash. Next, Park Enclave Colony is home to Park Enclave and Park 5 on Street 12. It takes approximately 20 minutes’ drive to reach these parks from Alipur Farash.
A few other parks in the area include:
- City Park in Shehzad Town is 20 to 25 minutes’ drive away
- Music Theme Park in Sector C, Bahria Enclave, Malot is 25 minutes’ drive away
- Children Park in Sector A, Bahria Enclave, Malot, takes around 20 minutes’ drive to reach
- Kinara Park near Jinnah Road, Chak Shahzad, Lakhwal can be reached in 10 minutes
- Nawaz Sharif Park opposite PMAS arid agriculture university, Murree Road, Satellite Town, can be reached in 8 minutes.
Salons and Spas near ALIPUR FARASH, ISLAMABAD
Real estate has witnessed a lot of change over the past decade. This change is also being observed in Pakistan’s real estate which is why many societies are now equipped with salons and spa around the corner. This too is the case in Alipur Farash Colony. Quit many spas are available around. Each providing variety of services such as manicure, pedicure, facials and haircuts.
- One of the most famous salons in Alipur Farash Colony is Noor E Ain Parlour. They have the best ratings amongst all the other salons. Many residents of nearby colonies are it's regular. The services that are offered here include bridal and party makeup, hairstyles and cuts, and other regular beauty treatments. It only takes 10 minutes’ walk to reach this parlour from the colony.
- Another great parlour in the area is Beauty Zone Salon in Partal Town, which can be reached in 10 minutes by walk. It’s easy to reach and can be the first choice in times of urgent makeover. However, people have mix reviews about this parlour.
- Eman Beauty Salon near Ali Pur Jamia Masjid is only in 8 to 10 minutes’ walk away. This parlour is known for its unique and beautiful mehndi design. According to reviews “On Eid and other festivals clients have to wait hours for their turn”. Also, many discount and deals are available here on such occasion.
- Capital Salon in Dhok Jabi, near AR Cash and Carry shop is only 10 minutes’ drive away. This salon offers services to both men and women.
- Fatima’s Salon in near Begum Jan Hospital takes only 8 minutes to reach.
A few other beauty parlours around the area include:
- Be J Beauty Saloon is situated in Street No 1, Meherban Colony Chatta Bakhtawar. According to a few Google Reviews, it’s a good but little expensive salon compared to all the other nearby salon. You can reach this salon by car in only 10 minutes.
- Get Smart (Z Chain of Salons) near Street Number 2, Park Road, Meherban Colony Chatta Bakhtawar, is 14 minutes’ drive away from the Alipur Farash
- Salon Of Beauty near House 2, Sunset Street, Green Avenue, Park Road, Chatta Bakhtawar can be reached in 9 minutes
- Style360 Salon in Street 11, Shahzad Town, can be reached in 10 minutes
- Vishi Beauty Parlour in Street No 2, Shahzad Town can be reached in 10 minutes
Cinemas in ALIPUR FARASH, ISLAMABAD
A few entertainment options are also present near Alipur Farash. Movie lovers can enjoy their favourite movies on 2D and 3D screens in multiple cinemas functional nearby. To begin with, Cinepax Cinema in Gulberg Greens is near Gulberg Green Mega Mall. The cinema also has a food court, play area, and an arena. Residents of Alipur Farash can reach the cinema by car in just 20 to 25 minutes.
Another great option of nearby cinema includes Cinegold Plex in Bahria Enclave near Medina Mall Residency. The cinema boasts luxury lounges, oversized comfortable leather seats, stylish lobby spaces, cutting-edge projection and sound technology, and world-class Gold Restaurant serving a complete gourmet experience. You can reach this cinema by car in 30 minutes.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Residents of Alipur Farash have access to plenty of modes of public transportation. Many bus stops are situated nearby. The rest of the necessary amenities also are available at an arm's distance. Be it pharmacies or grocery shops, mosques, or shopping malls. In addition to that, the area has excellent property options available at a reasonable price. All in all, Alipur Farash, Islamabad is a perfect place to reside and start a family or invest for lucrative returns in a short period.
Importance of Alipur Farash, Islamabad from major locations nearby
- COMSATS University is only 10 minutes’ drive away.
- Residents can visit the National Insect Museum situated in the National Agricultural Research Center. It can be reached by car in just 15 minutes.
- Ankara Park, Lake View Park, and Bird Park of Islamabad in Rawal Dam Colony take only 15 minutes to reach.
- Rawal Lake is only 20 minutes’ drive away from Alipur Farash Colony.
- Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad Club Polo Ground, and Gun & Country Club can be reached in just 15 minutes by car.