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 Urdu & Persian words: Daman, which means center and Koh, which means hill. Daman-e-Koh therefore meaning center of the hill.
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 is a midpoint for tourists on their way to the higher view point Pir Sohawa
which is located at the top of Margalla Hills
at an elevation of about 3600ft. There is a plan to construct a chairlift from Daman-e-Koh to Pir Sohawa
Monkeys are a common sight during winter. Cheetahs are frequently reported to descend from higher hills of Murree
Telescopes are installed for keen observers. There is board installed with original map of Islamabad
In 2007, Capital Development Authority
, under the leadership of Kamran Lashari 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.
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