Punjab - Murree
Murree - Queen of Hills:
Murree is Pakistan’s most developed and popular hill station located at an altitude of 6000-7000 feet above sea level. At an hour drive from Islamabad along a good quality, winding alpine road, it is crowded by visitors all year round. The scenery is superb, climate cool in summers and crispy cold in winters.
The name Murree is derived from ‘marhi’ “high place” although there is a popular belief it was named after the virgin Mary during the British times. When the British annexed Punjab in 1849, they soon decided to establish a hill station at Murree conveniently located near the important military cantonment of Rawalpindi. It was actually founded in 1851 on pastureland of a ridge and developed quickly. Today Murre is Punjab’s leading hill station attracting domestic and foreign visitors. The long Summer days are ideal for lazy strolls between Kashmir and Pindi points.
Mall Road – Murree
Murree’s Mall Road is a famous stretch of road having number of shops and restaurants. It’s popular among people around the country and tourist all over the world. Mall Road is the busiest part of Murree where visitors love walking while doing shopping and buying from handicrafts to dry fruits and from shawls to shoes.
Pindi Point – Murree
Pindi Point is one of the first spots to visit in Murree. It is about 15 minutes walk from the centre of the Mall. It is called Pindi Point because from here you can have a panoramic view of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Chairlift ride down to 1.5 km from Pindi Point to Bansara Gali passes through nice scenery and lush green trees.
Kashmir Point – Murree
Kashmir Point is about 15 minutes upward walk from GPO, centre of Mall Road. You will also go through Cadet College Murree which goes from the Murree Residence area. Kashmir Point is the top point of Murree city from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Kashmir Hills and beautiful vistas of nature. Here, also have the opportunity to take ride on TDCPs soft wheel train driving through zigzag scenic roads.
There are Gallies around Murree covered with thick pine forests. Gulehra Gali, also called Patriata, is tourist popular hill resort, about 20 km beyond Murree, where TDCP Chairlift and Cable Car provides a fascinating and memorable experience among panoramic scenery and thrilling rides.