Pakistan’s Ayub National Park also known as Ayub Park is named after the former President of Pakistan and General Ayub Khan. Historically called Topi Rah Park is situated at Jhelum Road near the former office of President Pakistan, Rawalpindi. The park covering an area of 313 hectares was established before the partition of the subcontinent. Named one of the largest parks in Asia, it has the Jungle World with live animals and a big playground.
Best things to do in Ayub National Park
The park has two main interconnected properties:
- Jungle world
- Family park
Jungle World contains the largest zoo in the twin towns of Rawalpindi-Islamabad where wildlife animals are kept in large, open enclosures close to nature. Some of the most prominent animals are the White Tiger, the Bengal Tigers, the African Lions, the bear, the Puma, the monkeys, the chimpanzees, the Vervet, the zebras, and a variety of deer.
Furthermore; a variety of birds brought around the world such as Peasants, Peacocks, Parrots, Ostriches, Emus, Black Ducks, Pelicans, Ducks etc. add beauty to the zoo and interest of visitors.
Family Fun Park
Family Fun Park provides a recreational place for the whole family, whether it is a Mini Golf Course 18 hole or a fun ride like Time Shift machine, Simba Tower, big wheel, Dodgem Cars, tea cups, Hully Gully, Miami Ride, Paddle Boats and MonoTrain etc.
Moreover; “Mystery House” takes you on a mysterious and terrifying 10 minute walk / trip. On the other hand; kids can enjoy riding small horses without taking pictures with pets Macaws and colorful Parrots.