Tag: Hill Stations in Pakistan

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    Babusar Top

    Babusar Pass is at a distance of 80 km from Naran. It is on the way to the pass that the Kaghan valley's scenery becomes most dramatic. Battakundi is at a distance of 16 km from Naran and provides access to Lalazar Plateau, lake Dodiputsar and lake Lulusar which is the biggest natural lake in Hazara and the source of Kunhar river. From Babusar Top mighty Nanga Parbat (8126 m) can be seen on a clear day.

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    Dunga Gali

    (Doonga Gali) Dunga Gali Abbottabad is a high Mountain Resort spot, located in the area of Ayubia National Park, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It has an altitude of 2376 meters in northern Pakistan. Doonga Gali Town Abbottabad area use as a Sanatorium, Hotel, Post office and a Small Church. Dunga gali Abbottabad Pakistan is also the entry point of Ayubia National Park, which is spread over an area of 3312 hectares and is the natural habitat of numerous species of wild animals. (Doonga Gali) Dunga Gali Abbottabad is also having so many treks to enjoy in a cool weather surrounding lots more entertaining activities could be do with friends and family members.

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    Khanpur Dam Viewpoint

    Khanpur Dam is located on the River Harno in the the village of Khanpur near Potowar Plateau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.Dam is about 25 miles (40 km) away from Islamabad, Pakistan. Khanpur Dam is the source of domestic water supplies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the twin cities.  The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15-year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m3) of water.

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    Lalazar

    Lalazar is a tourist spot situated 21 km from It is located at the height of 10,499 feet (3,200 meters).  Lalazar is a lush green meadow with full of wild flowers and pine and fir forest. The road to Lalazar is a typical Pakistani mountain road, with hills on one side and a deep khud (valley) on the other side. The only difference was that the khud is the Kunhar River. Lalazar is a place where one would enjoy camping. It is a must-see when visiting the Kaghan Valley and attracts lots of visitors every year. Its great beauty is highly appreciated, and people go to see its beautiful wildlife. It is also a full day trip like Saiful Maluk. On a clear sunny day, its possible to view the snow-covered peak of "Falak Sonia" from Lalazar. This peak has also got a fairy tale story in its background, like most of the other places in Kaghan Valley. You may also see the River Kunhar flowing roughly thousands of feet below the altitude you would be standing. It is accessible by a jeep track from Naran via Battakundi. Lalazar is situated on the other end of Lake Saiful Muluk, over the mountain; a small resort worth visiting. A large green plateau gives a lovely view of the valley below. The place can be reached through the deadliest track on jeep with several twists and turn. For hiker lovers, there are two hiking tracks, one of them is a 5-hour hike, over a mountain pass from Lake Saiful Muluk. Another track which starts from Batakundi takes around 1 hour of hiking. You may find a guide. One can get a chance to see the rare wildlife variety of "Markhoor" on this track during the months of October and November.

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    Malakand Pass Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    The Malakand Pass is a mountain pass in Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The pass road begins at Dargai. The road across the pass is in good condition, but is always crowded with a continuous stream of trucks. The pass road begins at Dargai. The road across the pass is in good condition, but is always crowded with a continuous stream of trucks. From a viewpoint about one kilometre before the top of the pass, one can see the Swat Canal in the valley below. It was built by the British to channel water from the Swat River through a tunnel under the Malakand Pass to the plains around Mardan.On the left, Malakand Fort guards the road at the top of the pass. On the other side of the pass, the road descends through the market town of Batkhela, with a Hindu Shahi fort perched above it, and continues past the headworks of the Swat Canal to the Swat River. The first bridge across the river is at Chakdara, which carries the road to Lower Dir and Chitral. There was a battle at the pass during the Chitral Expedition. The fort was also the residence of Mughal prince Rafi-ush-Shan the son of emperor Bahadur Shah 1 and grandson of Emperor Aurangzeb.A part of Malakand is occupied by the Uthmankhel clan of Pukhntoons (Pathans), while towards the south, at the bottom of Malakand Pass, live the Ranizais known as Sam Ranizai. Those living beyond the pass towards Swat are Swat Ranizai. This is also evident in the administration division; where one is called the Swat Ranizai and the other as Sam Ranizai.  

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    Mukshpuri Top

    Mukeshpuri is a 9,200 feet elevated mountain in the Nathiagali Hills where one can reach by trekking either from Nathiagali trek or Dunga gali trek. It is 90 kilometers north of Islamabad, Pakistan, just above Dunga Gali in the Nathiagali area of Ayubia National Park. Much of it the mountain is covered with Western Himalayan sub-alpine conifer forests. According to some sources the designation Mukeshpuri is derived from the Sanskrit words: Moksha (liberation) and Puri (city). Mukeshpuri is of special paramount for the Hindus because of the Legends relating it to the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. There are the five Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata, who are favorite objects of worship in the east and sometimes addressed as the Panj Pir(five saints). The route from Nathiagali on western side of mountain is a steady and 2.5 kilometers long climb and it will take about 2 hours. The mountain withal has a route on the Dunga Gali side, with a steeper slop. There is a bird sanctuary on this side engendered with the avail of the European Coalescence. The following areas can be viewed from the top of Mukeshpuri peak, Circle Bakote, Jhelum River, the Bagh District of AJK, in the south the city of Murree and the Murree Tehsil, as well as Islamabad, Pakistan. After spending some time with the animals we went ahead towards Mukshpuri peak. This is a about a two hour hike from the forest department compound. Quite a gentle hike in the beginning but getting quite steep towards the end. Its always a good idea to carry some water and some snacks which can be consumed at the stopovers en-route the peak. The weather in this area changes quite rapidly so its also a good idea to carry an umbrella or a rain coat or better still an all weather camp. After reaching the top we were totally exhausted and spent some time resting and taking pictures. We returned to Nathia gali in the evening, with the return trip taking little over an hour

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    Nathia Gali

    A Picturesque Town of Pakistan Nathiagali or  nathia gali, clad in Pine, Walnut and Oak Maple trees, is the most picturesque hill station in the Pakistan. From Nathiagali one take many short strolls through the pine forests.Those who are more adventurous can take a longer trek to climb the top of Mukshpuri, which is 2800 meters high. The real enthusiasts can walk up a track starting from the Governor’s House to the top of Miranjani Hill (2960 meters high), a beautiful trek that takes 6 to 7 hours both ways. Nathiagali, an heaven on earth is known for its scenic beauty,  It is situated only 35 Km drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad. Nathiagali An Heaven on Earth serves as home to all major wildlife; various species of birds, insects, butterflies and animals. Horses are very  common sight during the April to August months  and attracted tourist to rides and see the beautiful scenic  points in Nathiagali and Galliyat. Monkeys Nathiagali best tourist spot serves as the administrative centre of Nathia Gali Union Council of District Abbottabad ,  At 2,500 m (8,200 ft), it is a popular tourist resort in the summer months i.e. May to August.