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Places to visit in Murree

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Each child or adult everyone what Murree is famous for. In this blog, we covered all the best places to visit in Murree. Murree is a hilly tourist summer destination.

It is cold in summer while all other places in Pakistan and around the world are under heat. And it is too snowy in the winter season.

It is the best place to visit either in summer or in winter. Most of the local tourists (except some foreigners too) have Murree on their Wishlist.

Places to visit in Murree
Places to visit in Murree

Murree is a city, located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is just 50 km from Islamabad and the journey takes 01 hour and 30 minutes to reach. Especially, the Murree Expressway or Srinagar Highway is designed for tourists who can reach quickly and comfortably.

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The Murree hill station has an altitude of about 7,000 ft (2133 m). Nowadays it is a hill station and top tourist destination in Pakistan.

Murree is a popular tourist destination known for its cool climate, lush landscapes, and scenic beauty. It is located just a few hours away from the capital city of Islamabad, making it easily reachable for both locals and international visitors.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a glimpse into the region’s history, Murree has it all.

Murree, an attractive hill station located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, is an attractive destination that offers breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, and a wide range of attractions.

From its energetic Mall Road to the cool hilltops of Nathia Gali, Murree has something to offer for every traveler.

Historical Background of Murree

Before diving into the mesmerizing attractions, let’s take a moment to understand the historical importance of Murree.

Originally established as a hospital during the British Raj, the town served as a summer shelter for British officials seeking interval from the burning heat of the plains.

Today, Murree still recalls its colonial charm with its old-world architecture and remains of the past.

Rehman Baba Train Timings
Rehman Baba Train Timings – Shutterstock Image

The best places to visit in Murree are:

Exploring Mall Road

One of the main tourist attractions of Murree is its famous Mall Road. This bustling street is lined with an overabundance of shops, boutiques, and emporiums offering a wide range of local handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.

Tourists can consider shopping for unique items while immersing themselves in the energetic atmosphere.

Moreover, Mall Road is a food lover’s paradise, with many restaurants and street food stalls serving delicious charms.

Beside Mall Road, you’ll face various landmarks and attractions that showcase the town’s history and culture. The iconic Mall Road Clock Tower stands tall as a symbol of Murree’s colonial past

The Mall Road Murree is a FREE-of-cost attraction that you can roam around.

Patriate Chairlift and Ayubia

For an exciting day trip from Murree, head to Patriata and Ayubia, two nearby destinations that offer breathtaking natural beauty and breathtaking activities.

Cable Car Ride at Patriata

Patriata, also known as New Murree. It is famous for its thrilling cable car ride. Hop on the cable car and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys as you rise to the top.

The journey is an adventure in itself, and once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenes that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Additionally, the Patriata Chair Lift is one of the longest and largest chair lifts in Murree. The Chair Lift Ticket Price is Rs. 850 per head (Adults & Kids both same price).

Murree Patriata Chair Lift Timings are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (depending on the season). Likewise, the total length of the chair lift is about a 7 km ride.

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Natural Beauty of Ayubia

Ayubia is an attractive hill station located a short distance from Murree. Surrounded by lavish forests and zigzagging treks.  Ayubia is a paradise for nature fanatics. Take a relaxing walk through the Ayubia National Park, breathing in the fresh mountain air and appreciating the various flora and fauna (vegetation & wildlife).

The park is also home to several hiking trails, offering chances for adventurous treks among the calm beauty of the Himalayan mountains.

Visit to Nathia Gali

Snuggled in the Abbottabad District, Nathia Gali is a quiet hill station well-known for its tranquil environment and breathtaking scenery.

The town is enclosed in lush greenery, with pine forests and colorful wildflowers enhancing the landscape.

The peaceful atmosphere of Nathia Gali provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Visit to Nathia Gali
Visit to Nathia Gali

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Hiking & Trekking in Nathia Gali

Nature lovers and adventure explorers will find plenty of opportunities for hiking and trekking in Nathia Gali. The area is dotted with attractive trails that lead to mesmerizing viewpoints and falling waterfalls.

Board on a trek to Mushkpuri Peak, the highest peak in the area, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and snow-covered peaks.

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Chairlift Rides

A visit will not be completed without experiencing the thrill of a chairlift ride. Get on the chairlift and ascend above the attractive landscapes, taking in the overwhelming views of the valleys below.

The soft convincing of the chairlift and the cool mountain wind against your face create a truly thrilling experience.

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Zip Lining and Paragliding

Kalash Valley Festivals
Kalash Valley Festivals

For extreme travelers, Murree offers thrilling adventure activities like zip-lining and paragliding. Feel the haste of adrenaline as you zip through the treetops, enjoying an aerial view of the surrounding natural beauty. If you’re up for a more daring adventure, try paragliding and flying high above the hills, feeling the freedom of the open skies.

Enjoying Snowfall in Murree

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Winter Activities for FREE

Throughout the winter months, Murree converts into a winter fairyland. The town receives heavy snowfall, turning it into a paradise for snow fanatics. Involvement in thrilling activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowball fights.

Embrace the special spirit as the town comes alive with colorful decorations, music, and traditional celebrations.

Exploring Historical Sites of the Murree

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Murree Brewery

For those concerned with the history of Murree, a visit to the Murree Brewery is a necessity. Established in 1860, it is one of the oldest breweries in South Asia.

Take a guided tour of the facility to learn about the beer-making process and the brewery’s rich heritage. Don’t forget to sample some of their finest brews at the end of the tour.

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Churches and Colonial Architecture

Murree claims an array of colonial-era churches and architectural marvels. St. Paul’s Church, built in 1857, is a splendid structure that reflects the majesty of the past.

The church’s complicated marked glass windows and serene atmosphere make it a peaceful place for reflection. Other notable colonial buildings, such as the Governor’s House and Lawrence College, showcase the town’s architectural heritage and offer glimpses into its colonial past.

Wildlife and Nature Parks

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Murree Wildlife Park

Nature fanatics should not miss the opportunity to visit the Murree Wildlife Park. Located near Mall Road, this park is home to a variety of original wildlife species. Take a relaxing walk through the park and spot animals like deer, leopards, pheasants, and numerous species of birds.

The park also offers educational programs and guided tours, allowing visitors to learn about wildlife preservation efforts in the region.

The entry ticket the Murree Wildlife Park is about Rs 600. You can pay separately for Parking and activities.

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Murree National Park

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Located on the borders of Murree. Murree National Park is a shelter for nature lovers. The park claims diverse flora and fauna, including towering pine trees, colorful wildflowers, and a wide range of bird species. Explore the well-maintained trails, inhale in the fresh mountain air, and engage yourself in the peacefulness of nature.

Bhurban

Bhurban is one of the top beautiful, wonderful, hill stations in Murree. We visited Bhurban in July 2022 and stayed there for one night. We were two persons who came from Neelum Valley Kashmir on two motorcycles. We got dark at night in Bhurban. It is a hilly mountain area, we ride our bikes in this hilly mountain. We ride for approximately 20 minutes to reach the top of the Bhurban.

Luckily, we found a hotel room for just Rs 1200 ($4.50) for two people with a beautiful room, AC, and TV facilities. Also, we got free parking for our motorcycles in the shade. The shade helped bikes to protect from rain.

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3 comments

Dua Naaz May 25, 2023 - 6:31 am

chairlift is nice.

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SA May 25, 2023 - 6:32 am

Thanks 🙂

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Emaan Ali May 25, 2023 - 6:43 am

Thanks:)

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