Murree Hills

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Murree Hills

This is a summer hill station. The summer resort and is situated in Murree, the subdivision of Rawalpindi District. Murree was the summer capital of the British Raj in the Punjab Province. People from all over the Pakistan wish to go there in summer to enjoy its natural beauty. Also, in winter season for astonishing experience of snowfall.
Bhurban and New Murree (Patriata) are a main tourist center. One of the most favorite tourist point of Murree is Galliat. It has fascinating greenery and scenic beauty that attracts tourist belonging different regions of Asia. Most popular picnic points of Murree Hills are Dunga Gali , Muskpuri Hill , Nathia Gali, Bara Gali and Mall Road.

Camping Places

Mushkpuri is the second highest hill of Galyat. It is located in the Hills of Nathiagali in District Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Trek to Mushkpuri Top and is the second highest hill of Galiyat at Dungagali-Ayubia Track, This track is also known as the pipeline track. A pipeline was laid to supply water to Murree, Pakistan's busiest hill station.


For years and years, Murree – a sanatorium for British troops in the mid-1800s and early 1900s – has been the go-to hill station for people from all over the country. Cooler temperatures in the summer and snowfall in the winter attract visitors all year round. While the novelty of the place has worn off considerably due to increasing commercialisation, Murree is still thronged by tourists as a transit station for longer journeys or a short stay in the quieter days of the year.

How to get there: Just like Nathia Gali, you can get to Murree by car or bus (preferably Daewoo Express). You can choose from four routes; the quickest one is the Murree Expressway, via which you can be at your destination in under 1.5 hours.

Where to stay: Arcadian Blue Pines Resort, located just outside Murree, is a sensible choice for those who wish to avoid the busy roads and the noise of the town. A more luxurious option is Hotel One, and if you wish to have the Pearl Continental experience, PC Bhurban (close to Murree) is the place to stay.
Nathia Gali

The green mountain resort of Nathia Gali, approximately 2,410 metres above sea level, is a popular choice for a mini vacation. Plant life is abundant, so you will find meadows and plenty of pine, cedar, walnut, oak and maple trees. Those who want a more adventurous excursion can trek up the Mukshpuri (also Mukeshpuri) and Miranjani hills, which peak at 2,800 and 2,992 metres respectively.

How to get there: Nathia Gali is roughly a 2.5-hour drive from Islamabad. You can hire private transportation or hop on a Daewoo Express bus that runs every few hours from Rawalpindi (Islamabad’s twin city) to Murree. Once in Murree, you will find plenty of public transport options to take you to Nathia Gali.

Where to stay: Frequent visitors opt for either Hotel Amore or Hotel Elites. The rooms, meals, and other features in these hotels are generally better rated than many other options available in the vicinity.

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