Nathia Gali (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
Nathia Gali is the highest point and hill station in the Galyat area in Abbottabad, and is located at the distance of 82 km from Islamabad via Kashmir Road via Murree. It is fully covered with shades of pine, cedar, walnut, maple, and oak trees. It is popular for its scenic beauty with lush green meadow and forests. Mukshpuri and Miranjani are the two highest peaks of the area, you can also enjoy the trek, with some hiking, to the top of these hills.
Nathiagali has cool and pleasant weather at all times. In the monsoon period, rain is expected every day, so tourists must have raincoats with them. In the winter season, tourists can enjoy snow-falling in Nathiagali.
As there are a number of beautiful treks in Nathiagali, one of them leads to Thandiani via Dagri Nala. Another one is from Nathiagali to Ayubia. All of these treks have beautiful scenic views with lush green mountains everywhere, and one can also enjoy the singing of birds and colorful butterflies around different kinds of flowering plants.
One who loves nature especially wildlife can enjoy the best of one's life in Nathiagali, there number of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, and other animals. Leopard, monkey, and bear can be seen in Ayubia National Park.
Murree, an ideal and modern hill station, is situated on the Pir Panjal Range in Punjab at an 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. It is the most famous and modern hill station in Pakistan.
A large number of tourists visit Murree every year especially in the winter season to enjoy the snowfalls. Murree is most famous hill station in Pakistan and mostly visited by families every year. The most attractive feature 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. Murree Post Office is an attractive landmark on the Murree Mall.
The Murree Galliat region is collection of various Galliat and 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 due to monsoon. 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. Cable Car is the main attraction in Patriata, people love to enjoy it and observe the scenic beauty of Murree from it. There is also 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. You can see the modern landscape of Islamabad city from there.
It is the gateway to 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. Natia Gali is the highest point in the Galliat region. Other Galliats are Donga Gali and Khaira Gali.
Murree was developed in the times of the British Regime. A number of churches are still located in the different parts of the Galliat area. It was an important resort in the time of British Rule over sub-continent. A water system was also developed by the British at that time to supply water to Murree and its surrounding Galliats. Two huge water tanks are still available in Donga Gali. One can observe those tanks while trekking toward Mukshpuri Top.
The most important attraction of the Galliat area is the various pipeline treks, which give beautiful scenic values as well as give a chance to study the wildlife in the area. These pipeline treks are covered with the lushgreen dense pine trees. 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 gives a chance to observe valley covered with snow.
Nathia Gali Map
Nathia Gali Photo Gallery
Winter season is an ideal season to visit Nathia Gali to enjoy the falling snow and playing with snow-man. In clear weather, you can enjoy the splendid view of sunset in winter season, when sun is getting the covering of coolest white snow capped peaks. The spreading red color from the sun, which stretches out the red-color-shine toward sky as well as fallen snow on the ground.
In winter season, there are number of heavy snowfall spans in Nathia Gali and surrounding Galiyats. Due to such snowfalls, roads in Galiyats becomes difficult to travel.
Local administration is there to clear the road, but due to heavy snowfall, there becomes difficult to have clear roads all times.
Nathia Gali gives a splendid view in winter season, spreading white snow everywhere. Mountain peaks and trees cover in white color. There are heavy snowfalls in winter season, travelling becomes difficult due to slippry roads and snow on the roads, but you can enjoy more than such trobles.
In winter season, you can also enjoy wild life there specially snow leopard, but you have to be careful while walking on fresh snow.
Nathia Gali is a beautiful hill station in Galyat area in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. Tourists often come here to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Nathia Gali.
As Nathia Gali is a lush green hill station, so in any season, it gives wounderful scenic views. In summer, it gives shining green views of trees, whereas in winter season, green color of tree is shined through the white snow on them.
Journey towared Nathia Gali, is fanatasic, as roads are normally covered within the shades of trees and sharp turns add an extra twist in your journey. Driving is not difficult in Galyat areas as roads fully carpetted and having a safety penel along the side of road.
There are number of different kind of trees in Nathia Gali such as pine, cedar, wall-net, maple, and oak. Galyat area has high percentage of trees in Pakistan, so temperature in Nathia Gali is always at low level, so makes the pleasant and cool weather here. Tourists love to visit Nathia Gali, whenever they have two or three consective holidays.
Nathia Gali is a wounderful place to visit, as easily accessible from Islamabad by any using any vehicle. The road from Islamabad to Nathia Gali is beautiful constructed and well protected, so there is no difficulty to drive there. There are number of every type of hotels and restaurants in Nathia Gali, with beautiful views of Nathia Gali hill station.