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Murree is one of the most important and preferable summer resorts in Pakistan. People around the country visit this beautiful hill resort to escape the sweltering heat. Above all, mountains are covered with lush green trees, a cold atmosphere, fresh air, beautiful valleys and most importantly, clouds on the roads hugging you with full of happiness. Notable places such as Mall road, Pindi point, Kashmir point, Patriata (New Murree), Ayubia, Nathiagali, Murree hills etc., are well-known places tourists visit. Let’s unfold the scenic beauty of Murree and find the top 5 places to visit.
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New Murree is about 15 kilometres from the main Murree hills on the Lower Topa side. It is a well-developed hill station with great high-raised trees and beautiful hills. This is famous due to the chair lift, which is worth a ride. Furthermore, the world-class chair lift & cable car system takes you from New Murree to Patriata. The total ride is about 7 km long. New Murree is on ground level between the hills. Plus, the Chair Lift & Cable Car journey is a memorable lifetime. Moreover, you can witness great sceneries of near & far hills. In winter, all hills are covered with snow, while in summer, lush green sceneries can be seen.
Well known for its tranquillity and serenity, leave Mall road from the other end, go up GPO and walk for fifteen minutes, almost 1 km; it will lead to Kashmir point. You may hike up the Kashmir point. The way passing by the Cadet College Murree goes towards the Murree Residence of the President of Pakistan. It has beautiful sightseeing. You can see Kashmir Mountains from this point. It is the highest spot in Murree, and due to the increasing rush on Mall road, this point is taking visitor’s attention daily.
Considering to be the most important mountain resort in Galliat, as numerous hotels and guest houses for the tourist occupy it. The beauty of Changla Gali takes more colours and amazement with the change in the climate. The whole town is mild cold in the summers and heavy snowfall in winter. For scenic beauty and long pine trees, it is always preferable for the tourist.
The most centrally placed and the most well-known of the Galliat is Nathiagali. Nathiagali is situated at an equidistance of 35 kilometres from Murree and Abbottabad and an altitude of 8400 feet. It provides splendid scenic views and commands a fine view of the snow-capped peaks of Kashmir and Kohistan on one side and the Pothwar plain on the other. In the foreground, to the northeast, rise the green slopes of MiranJani Mountain. Nathiagali provides unspoiled natural beauty and breathtaking views of mountains. It is located at the doorsteps of 9779 feet Miranjani and 9258 feet Muskhpuri Mountain. On a clear day, the towering heights of the Nanga Parbat may be seen with all its snow-crowed majesty.
Ayubia has become the most important spot in the Galliat after Nathiagali. In 1984 an area of 1,684 hectares of mountain forest was declared a national park to preserve the beautiful forest and biodiversity. The park area was expanded through a northern extension in 1998 to 3,312 hectares. The elevation of “Ayubia National Park” ranges between 1,050 meters in the valleys and 3,027 meters at the mountain tops. These mountains are 40 million to 170 million years old.
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