Pakistan’s most popular and mesmerizing hill station Murree is an ideal family holidays spot. A broad area from Murree to Galiat is predominantly a population of pine and oak forested mountains. In addition to the dense natural brilliance, the Murree is equally rich in tourist amenities. Due to well constructed all weather roads, large number of accommodations, amusement options like chair lifts, wildlife and children parks, walking trails and food variety, the Murree remains the first choice for a large number of tourists.
Administratively, the Murree is a subdivision of Rawalpindi in the Punjab province. The altitude of Murree is 2200 meters and it is part of the Pir Panjal Range. The distance of this most popular hill station is 60 km from Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
The Murree town is a well established and populated region. All kind of transportation, business, health and residential facilities are available here. The local economy is primarily based on tourism which is the largest source of income in Murree and surrounding areas. The fruit farming including cherries, raspberries, strawberries and apples are the major production of this hilly area.
The wildlife found in Murree hills includes leopard, guldar, rhesus monkey, foxes and various species of birds.
The Mall of Murree is the
Kashmir point is the highest point on the Mall of Murree offering breathtaking views of mountains in Kashmir region and lush green forested slopes of Murree hills.
Pindi Point is famous among the tourists due to the chair lifts which offer exciting and scenic flying trip over the lush green landscapes and dense pine forests.
Bhurban is thickly forested spot 9 KM from the Mall of Murree on Kashmir Highway. Beautifully constructed five star Pearl Continental amid the pine forests and grassy slopes is the main attraction of Bhurban.
Also know as New Murree, the Patriata is another attractive tourist spot in Murree. The reason for its popularity is the cabin chair lifts and the scenic park. The distance of Patriata is 15 KM from the Mall of Murree.
Kohala Bridge is a famous gateway to Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge is built over the fast and deep Jehlum River. It is a beautiful traveling towards the Kohala on a zigzag road covered by thick forest. The Kohala Bridge is 38 KM away from the Murree in the way of Muzaffabad which is 35 KM from the Kohala.
The Galiat region is adjacent to Murree but located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is considered as a must to visit the Galiat along with Murree by most tourists. The most famous names in Galiat are Ayubia, Nathigali and Thandiani.
Murree is considered as the starting point for Azad Kashmir, Galiat and Kaghan Valley. Most tourists find it comfortable to drive up and down to the Murree and surrounding areas.
The Mall road of Murree is well populated with shops with a variety of gift, decoration, precious stones, jewelry, garments and dry fruits.
Where to stay
The provision of hotels, apartments and flats is one of the most profitable businesses in Murree. A large number of accommodation options for every budget are available in Murree and all surrounding areas.
Transport and Access
The direct public transport is available from many major cities of Pakistan for Murree. Murree is connected to Islamabad, Muzaffarabad and Abbottabad through high standard roads. It takes about 45 to 60 minutes from Islamabad to Murree either from the Murree Road or the Murree Express Way. Another possible thrilling jeep trek is inviting for adventure lovers. This trek starts from the Simly Dam in Islamabad and ends at Lower Topa.