Murree

Murree (Punjab)

Murree, an ideal and modern hill station, is situated on the Pir Panjal Range in Punjab at the altitude of 7,516 feet above sea level. It is located at a distance of 72 km from Rawalpindi through Islamabad-Murree Expressway - N75 and can be accessed easily from Rawalpindi and Muzzafarabad. A large number of tourists visit Murree every year especially in the winter season to enjoy the snowfalls. One of the other beautiful features of Murree is the clouds, which are floating around us and gives us a feeling of moving on the clouds like fairies.

The most visiting place in Murree is Mall Road, where tourists enjoy evening walks and shopping. There are a number of shops, from where you can purchase gifts for your friends and relatives. People also enjoy delicious food from the restaurants over there.

The Murree Galliat region is known for its landscape covered with pine and oak trees which create an amazing scenic beauty of the area. Murree is full of lush green trees and different kinds of plants due to heavy rain in the monsoon period. Murree gets the highest percentage of rainfall in Pakistan. From Kashmir Point on the Muzzafarabad side, one can see the snow-capped peaks of the Kashmir region in clear weather.

Patriata, at a distance of 15 km from Murree, is the main attraction of the town. It is the highest point in Murree. There is a chairlift to enjoy the valley from the top of the hill.

Pindi Point, which is on the Rawalpindi side, has an attraction to get the broader view of Rawalpindi and Islamabad city from the Murree Hills. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Islamabad city from there.

It is the gateway of the other Galliats of the area, which are physically located in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, but mostly accessed through Murree. In which Ayubia and Nathia Gali are the most popular and beautiful locations in the Murree Galliat region.

Murree was developed in the times of the British. A number of churches are still located in the different parts of the Galliat area. A water system was developed at that time to supply water to Murree and its surrounding Galliats. Two huge water tanks are still available in Donga Gali.

The most important attraction of the Galliat area is the various pipe treks, which gives beautiful scenic values as well as give a chance to study the wildlife in the area. The most famous treks are from Nathia Galli to Donga Galli and Donga Galli to Ayubia. These treks are much easy to cover, so families can also enjoy them without any special types of equipment. In the winter season, these treks give a chance to walk on the snow trek and the splendid beauty of the area.

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