Things to Do in Murree

Things to do in Murree

Murree, being a hill station is a developed and enchanting place in the province of Punjab at an altitude of 6000-7000 feet from the sea level. This hill station is 40 km towards the North-East of the capital city, Islamabad which requires almost an hour to reach there. A huge number of visitors come here all the year round.

Because of mountains, there is a great variation in temperature in different seasons. Besides that, Murree is a place which welcomes its visitors throughout the year.

The weather is much pleasant in Summers while there is snowfall in Winters. But the temperature never goes extreme. This makes it a great amusement place for nature and adventure enthusiasts. 

Things to do in Murree:

There are various things to do in Murree and a range of activities that provide entertainment to solo as well as the whole family.

various things to do in Murree
various things to do in Murree

These activities include a charming walk along the Mall road, capturing stunning views at Pindi Point, feeling nature and embracing beauty at Kashmir Point, trekking to hills for adventure and visiting open and green grounds to lessen the thirst of eyes for nature.

Mall Road:

Mall road is a beautiful tourist attraction spot in Murree. Mall road is the main street in Murree, popular for its scenic beauty and shopping. Its length is about 25 km.

There are various shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres and much more which makes it an activity hub. Visitors have great fun while having a walk along the Mall road.

Pindi Point:

Pindi Point is a hills view spot in Murree, Pakistan. From this point, a beautiful scenic view of Murree hills can be seen. From here, the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad can be seen. That’s why it is named as Pindi Point. Because this place has high altitude, therefore stunning views can be captured at this point.

Kashmir Point:

It is a view point situated on the mall road in Murree, Pakistan. It is the place from where mountains of Kashmir can be seen which gives a beautiful scenic view. This place is close to nature because of its enchanting beauty. This makes it a must visit place for tourists.

Hiking, Trekking and Scenic Walks:

Jan flats to Pindi Point and then back to Jan flats is the best hiking and trekking trail in Murree. It is a looped type trail which is not much difficult. The total distance is 4.04 miles or 6.5 km with an elevation of 1526 feet. 

It takes round 2 hours for trekking. Adventure enthusiasts find great amusement here. This trekking may be called a scenic walk because at higher altitude visitors get beautiful and scenic views nearby.

Exploring Patriata (New Murree):

Patriata is also known as New Murree. It is about 15 km towards south-east of Murree hills. It is also the highest point in the area with an altitude of 7500 feet from sea level. Gondola chair lift and cooler temperature makes it a popular destination for tourists. It’s a highly forested area therefore monkeys and leopards can be seen here.

Patriata has a famous chairlift which is known as Ayubia chairlift. It is the highest and the longest chairlift in Pakistan. This chairlift is 7 km long and works by cable car system.

Regular ticket price is PKR 1200 for this chairlift. If you don’t have time to wait for your turn and you want to ride the chairlift immediately, then you will have to pay the double price of the ticket.

Things to Do in Murree with Family:

Murree offers various family friendly attractions. These attractions include Murree Hills, Ayubia National Park, Murree Wildlife Park and Picnic spots and parks.

Murree Hills:

Hiking to Murree hills provide great amusement to families. Jan flats to Pindi Point and then back to Jan flats is the best hiking and trekking trail in Murree. It is a looped type trail, not much difficult. The total distance is 4.04 miles or 6.5 km with an elevation of 1526 feet. It takes round 2 hours for trekking. Adventure enthusiasts find great amusement here.

Ayubia National Park:

Ayubia National Park covers an area of 33 km2. Ayubia Park was announced as the National Park in 1984. This park lies at an elevation of 2400 m from the sea level. The park has been developed as a resort complex from a combination of four mini resorts of Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka in Galyat.

Murree Wildlife Park:

Wildlife park is situated in Bansara Gali, Murree. This park is a place of great amusement for family and children. A ticket is required against a minor amount for entrance in the park. This park contains some birds and animals which include Doimeselle Crane, Common Peafowl, Silver Pheasant, Green Pheasant, Yak and Brown Tiger.

Picnic Spots and Amusement Parks:

There are various amusement parks and picnic spots in Murree which include Bhurbhan, Upper Topa and Lower Topa, Rawat, Nathiagali, Ayubia and Ghora Gali. These are popular destinations among visitors which provide with a great level of amusement to visitors.

Things to Do in Murree for Couples:

Couples spend a good time at Murree. They have various activities to do which include visiting Kashmir Point at sunset, having romantic walk along the most famous Mall road and having lunch or dinner in the cozy cafes and restaurants.

Kashmir Point at Sunset:

Kashmir Point spot on the mall road offers scenic and beautiful views for coupes. The rays of the dying Sun add to its beauty. Couples spend a great time at Kashmir Point while Sunset. 

Romantic Walks on Mall Road:

Mall Road is a much famous spot in Murree. A romantic walk along the Mall Road has its own charm. Couples find great amusement while walking along a track full of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Cozy Cafes and Restaurants:

There are various places in Murree where couples enjoy lunch and dinner with privacy and scenic views. Some of these cozy cafes and restaurants include Lintott’s Cafe, Terrace Cafe, Coffee Castle, Prince Café and Usmania Restaurant and Hotel.

Hidden Places in Murree:

Murree also comprises of various spots that are not much popular. These spots include Sozo Water Park, Chita More and Quiet Trails and Viewpoints.

Sozo Adventure Park:

Sozo Adventure Park Murree is full of adventure activities. It is a cool place that offers world class rides and entertainments. Visitors to Murree must explore this park.

Chita More:

Chita More is a point in the way to Kashmir. This is a high altitude spot and thus offers beautiful and scenic views of mountains and nearby. Nature enthusiasts consider it a must visit place.

Quiet Trails and Viewpoints:

Dunga Gali pipeline track is a quiet trail in Murree. This trail starts at Dunga Gali and ends Ayubia. This 4.5 km track requires an hour to surpass. The best thing is that the track and the tunnel are almost 100 years old. This track offers mesmerizing viewpoints to tourists.

Water Places and Water Activities Near Murree:

Neelum Point and Banjosa Lake are the water paces near Murree. These water places offer activities like fishing and boating to tourists.

Neelum Point:

Neelum Point Kohala is a famous spot near Murree. This point offers enchanting beauty which eradicates the tiredness of visitors. Moreover, Dolai waterfall is at a short distance from here.

Banjosa Lake:

It is an artificial lake and famous tourist resort at an altitude of 1981 m. A dense pine forest and mountains surround the lake. The weather here remains cool in Summer and cold in Winter. This lake is frozen in Winter. Tourists walk and skit on it.

Fishing and Boating:

Neelum Point Kohala is the top attraction for tourists that provides fishing and boating facilities. Nature enthusiasts spend a great time at this spot.

Things to do in Nathia Gali:

Nathia Gali has various attractions for tourists. These attractions include Mushkpuri and Miranjani treks, Nathia Gali Bazar and Ayubia National Park.

Mushkpuri and Miranjani Trek:

The trekking is 1 hour from Donga Gali and takes more time from Lalazar National Park. It’s worth to trek and see such a gorgeous view on the Mushkpuri top. We went from Donga Gali track and came back from Lalazar track

Nathia Gali Bazar:

Nathia Gali is famous for its pleasant weather and scenery. Its main bazar is known as Nathia Gali Bazar. This Bazar is famous for local handicrafts and various other items. Traditional shawls, scarfs and many other local items made by wood.

Ayubia National Park:

Ayubia National Park covers an area of 33 km2. Ayubia Park was announced as the National Park in 1984. This park lies at an elevation of 2400 m from the sea level. The park has been developed as a resort complex from a combination of four mini resorts of Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka in Galyat.

Best Places to Visit in Murree and Nathia Gali:

Both Murree and Nathia Gali are famous attractions among tourists. These locations have various attractions spots for tourists. 

Top attractions to visit in Murree include Pindi Point Chairlift, Kashmir Point, Mall Road, Sozo Adventure Park, TDCP Patriata chairlift and cable car system, Pindi Point, Ghora Gali, PIA Park, Bhurbhan and Iqbal Municipal Library.

Top attractions in Nathia Gali include Pipeline Track, Mushkpuri Peak, Harnoi Waterfall and Miranjani.

Things to Do in Islamabad (Near Murree):

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. It has various tourist attractions like Faisal Mosque, Damn e Koh and Pir Sohawa, Lok Virsa Museum and Pakistan Monument.

Faisal Mosque:

Being the fifth largest mosque in the world, Faisal Mosque serves as the National mosque of Pakistan. It is the great representation of islamic architecture. This mosque has a capacity for 300000 worshippers. And the grounds around the mosque can accommodate 200000 people. Faisal Avenue Highway leads straight to the mosque. 

Damn e Koh and Pir Sohawa:

Damn e Koh is a garden on hill in the centre of Margalla hills at an elevation of 500 ft. from Islamabad. Visitors can go to Pir Sohawa by a chairlift from Damn e Koh. A large number of visitors get there all the year round.

Lok Virsa Museum:

This museum is managed by National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage. This museum is located on Shakarpariyan hills and it showcases the history and culture of Pakistan. Covering an area of 6000 sq. feet, this museum has the capacity to accommodate 3000 visitors.  Lok Virsa is considered as the “Museum for the people of Pakistan”.

Pakistan Monument:

Pakistan Monument comprises of national monument and heritage museum situated on the Shakarpariyan hills in Islamabad. To symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people, was the main reason behind its construction. It is a must visit place in Islamabad for tourists.

Local Cuisines and Restaurants:

In Murree, tourists find a variety of local cuisines and restaurants. Famous local foods include Chicken Karahi, Seekh Kabab, Chapli Kabab, Nihari, Haleem, Biryani and Chicken Tikka. 

While some famous restaurants include Bundu Khan Restaurant, Terrace Grill Restaurant, Usmania Restaurant, Al Madinah Restaurant and White Onion Restaurant.

These cuisines are the most famous all over the Pakistan. Restaurant staff represent these dishes in a well organised manner.  

Conclusion 

Murree is a well-developed mountain resort city, therefore it is the best option for nature and adventure enthusiasts. It is a place which is always crowded by tourists, irrespective of weather and season. It provides a range of activities and entertainment to the whole family. 

These activities include a charming walk along Mall road, capturing stunning views at Pindi Point, feeling nature and embracing beauty at Kashmir Point, trekking to hills for adventure and visiting open and green grounds to lessen the thirst of eyes for nature.

In order to have a tour of Murree, you must consult a reputed travel company. In this regard, Adventurer treks and tours is the best travel company which offers Customize My Tour for Murree. This company provides visitors with the best facilities available and ensures the safety of tour. 

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FAQ’s:

What are the best family friendly activities in Murree?

The best family friendly activities in Murree include Murree Hills, Ayubia National Park, Murree Wildlife Park and Amusement Parks and Picnic Spots.

Where can couples find romantic spots in Murree?

Couples can find romantic spots while enjoying sunset at Kashmir Point, walk along Mall road and enjoying dinner at cozy cafes and restaurants. 

Are there any hidden places worth visiting in Murree?

Yes, hidden places in Murree are worth visiting.

What water places are near Murree?

Neelum Point and Banjosa Lake are the water places near Murree.

What are the top attractions in Nathia Gali?

Nathia Gali Bazar is the top attraction in Nathia Gali.

What is the best time to visit Murree?

In Autumn season, visitors find a pleasant weather in September and October while enjoy snowfall in November which makes it an ideal season to explore and enjoy in such beautiful weather conditions.

How can I find best tour packages for Murree?

You can find the best tour package for Murree by consulting reputed travel companies. Adventure Treks and Tours is one of them with a good reputation and high ranking. You can opt it for a better experience visit to Murree.

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