Melodious Murree also called as “Malika-e-Kohsar”, (queen
of the hills) lies on one of the outer Himalayan spurs, in
the north-east of Islamabad. In fact there is a series of
settlements located around a series o high spurs. These
hill resorts were initially developed by the British
Colonial rulers for escaping from the summer heat of the
Punjab plains and for enjoying their holidays in the calm
and cool atmosphere.
is about 60 km (38 miles) from Islamabad. It is well
connected through a good quality serpentine road and it
can be approached in less than two hours.
way visitors see Tret village (elevation 3,128 ft.) while
the next stop is Charra Pani where cold water springs gush
out of the hill side. Then the visitors pass Samli
sanatorium and the Ghoragali (elevation 5,000 ft.), this
place was used for the changing of horses used for
carriages operating between Rawalpindi-Murree and further
on the Srinagar during the British period. After all
crossing Bansragali (5832 ft.) and Lawrence College, we
reached at Murree.
is a modest town located along the top of a ridge for
about three miles (5km). At the north east end of the
ridge is the Kashmir Point which offers good views of the
Jhelum River and Azad Kashmir. At the south-west end of
the ridge is the Pindi Point which overlooks the twin
cities of Islamabad-Rawalpindi and offers attractive
scenes particularly on clear nights.
The most centrally placed and the best known Nathiagali,
lies mid-way between Murree and Abbottabad, at an altitude
of (8,350 ft,) and commands a fine view of the snow-capped
peaks of Kashmir and Kohistan on one side and the Pothwar
Plain on the other.
known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant
weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the
Galliyat due to it being greater altitude. The wild life
of Nathiagali contains various species of birds, insects,
butterflies and animals; here you can also find lush green
hills and mountains with wonderful Pine, Walnut, Oak and
Maple trees. After visiting the Nathiagali drive to Ayubia.
It is a complex of four small hill stations i.e. Ghora
Daka; Khanspur; Changla Gali and Khairagali. These four
resorts scattered over an area of about 26 kms are now
being developed as a modern hill resort complex.
is famous for its wild life; the wild life over here is
very good. Here you can visit the Ayubia National Forest
Park locates with the majestic. There is no place in this
area where you won’t find monkeys. You can also enjoy the
ride of cable car of Ayubia.
Patriata Chairlift-cum Cable-car was also introduced. This
chairlift has also become popular and attracts crowds
particularly on holidays. Enjoy
the ride of chair lift which takes you up 10,000 meters
high. You can watch the adventurous scenes while sitting
over the chair lift and after that you ride a Cabin Box
lift which takes you up highest point of the Patriata.
spending the full day, drive back to Islamabad/Rawalpindi.