Rawalpindi travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rawalpindi

With a population of 1.74 million, Rawalpindi is a must-see destination in Punjab, Pakistan.

When to visit Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rawalpindi in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Rawalpindi in June, when the average temperature is 32 °C, and the highest can go up to 40 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 9 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 230 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Rawalpindi, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Rawalpindi


When flying to Rawalpindi, you’ll arrive at Islamabad Intl (ISB), which is located 23 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Rawalpindi from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 23h 55m.

Airports near Rawalpindi

Airlines serving Rawalpindi

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Thai Airways
Good (111 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (76 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (14 reviews)
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American Airlines
Good (4,986 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (151 reviews)
Air China
Poor (4 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (421 reviews)
Air Arabia
Excellent (17 reviews)
Oman Air
Excellent (18 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (149 reviews)
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Where to stay in Rawalpindi

Average rates range from around $45 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $54 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Rawalpindi

Hiring a car in Rawalpindi

Expect to pay $1.56 per litre in Rawalpindi (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $18.66 and $24.88. The most frequently booked car type in Rawalpindi is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is, on average, 31% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.