murree - Murree & The Galliyats

They are a series of wonderful Hill-resorts on the ridge between Murree and Abbottabad and are more attractive than other cities. Murree is a very popular hill station about 50 km north of the capital Islamabad while Abbottabad is a city in NWFP province with a very British atmosphere. However, between them is a wonderful road which has been fully repaired from being the “highway to hell” to being an excellent 2 lane road and protection on the sides. The main tourist stays on this road is the town of Nathia Gali and the resort of Ayubia. Nathia Gali is known as the City of Fog for it can get very foggy here. The usual definition of fog doesn’t stand here.

Fog means visibility reduced to 1 km here fog mean visibility reduced to a few feet. Also, this area receives the highest rainfall in Pakistan and it always seems to be raining here (which is very good). But the main beauty of this area isn’t the high mountains, it’s the greenery. Lush green hills and mountains with wonderful pine trees. The wildlife of this area is pretty good. There is no place in this area where you won’t find monkeys, real free monkeys. They are everywhere, in your hotel lobby windows, in the open barbecue, on the road; just everywhere you cannot miss them. The area is just brilliant with good hotels and all facilities. By the way, it can get pretty cool out here even in the summers so bring something warm.

Must Visit Places in Murree

New Murree (Patriata Chair Lift)

Patriata is also known as New Murree is a hill station in northern Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated 15 kilometres south-east of Murree hill. Patriata is located in Murree Tehsil which is a subdivision of Rawalpindi District. It is the highest point in the area and the hills stand 7,500 feet above sea level.

New Murree Patriata Chair Lift - Murree & The Galliyats
New Murree (Patriata Chair Lift)

Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali or Nathiagali is a hill station and mountain resort town located in the Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at the centre of the Galyat range, where several hill stations are situated.

Nathiya Gali - Murree & The Galliyats
Nathia Gali

Ayubia National Park

Ayubia National Park, also known as Ayubia, is a protected area of 3,312 hectares located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984. Ayubia was named after Muhammad Ayub Khan, the second President of Pakistan.

Ayubia National Park Lalazar Wildlife Park - Murree & The Galliyats
Ayubia National Park (Lalazar Wildlife Park)

Mall Road, Murree

Mall Road Murree GPO Chowk - Murree & The Galliyats
Mall Road, Murree (GPO Chowk)

Bhurban, Murree

Bhurban is a small town and a hill station in Punjab province, Pakistan. The resort town is named after a nearby forest. It is located approximately 11 kilometres from Murree city.

PC Bhorban Murree - Murree & The Galliyats
PC Bhorban, Murree

Kohala, Murree

The Kohala Bridge across the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River, forms part of one of the land routes from Azad Kashmir to Pakistan. The bridge is located in the town of Kohala, 38 kilometres north of Murree and 35 km south of Muzaffarabad. A bridge was constructed in 1877 and vanished in an 1890 flood.

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Kohala Bridge, Murree

Kashmir Point, Murree

Kashmir Point is a scenic viewpoint in Murree, Pakistan, where the mountains of Kashmir can be viewed. It is situated on Mall Road. The point is 7500 feet above sea level and is the highest view at the location.

Kashmir Point Murree - Murree & The Galliyats
Kashmir Point, Murree

Ghora Gali, Murree

Ghora Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat area of northern Pakistan. It has an elevation of 1691m and is located in the northeastern tip of the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Ghora Gali Murree - Murree & The Galliyats
Ghora Gali, Murree
Ghora Gali Scout Camp - Murree & The Galliyats
Ghora Gali Scout Camp
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Lawrence College, Ghora Gali

Sozo Adventure Park, Murree

Sozo Water Park is a water park located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the few water-themed amusement parks in the city. It has a separate section for women. The park has three pools and many waterslides.

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Sozo Adventure Park, Murree

PAF College, Lower Topa, Murree

Pakistan Air Force college Lower Topa is an all-boys military boarding school situated at PAF Base, Lower Topa which is located near Patriata in the Murree region of the Rawalpindi District of Pakistan. Placed on a mountain hilltop, the institution is made up of a series of buildings.

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PAF College, Lower Topa, Murree

Khanaspur, Murree

Khanaspur is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat area of Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khanaspur is a settlement in the Ayubia area and is located in Abbottabad District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It also has the Punjab University Hostel. It also had the Bhutto House.

Khanaspur Murree - Murree & The Galliyats
Khanaspur, Murree

Murree, Express Way

The E75 Expressway or Murree Expressway is a partially operational controlled-access expressway linking Islamabad to Murree in Punjab province. The second section between Murree and Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir is currently under construction.

Murree Express Way - Murree & The Galliyats
Murree, Express Way

 

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