A travelogue to Murree Pakistan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan. The main points covered in the travelogue are below:
- Introduction to Murree Pakistan.
- Route to Murree.
- Reason for Popularity.
- The landscape of Murree.
- Traveler’s Experience.
- Places to Visit in Murree.
Wandering through Mall road, listening to Birds chirping what sounded like a welcome song, and watching monkeys swinging in the branches, I took a deep breath in the cool misty air of Murree surrounded by tall hills and dark green trees.
How incredibly picturesque Murree Pakistan is! I wondered.
Murree, renowned as the Queen of Hills, is one of Pakistan’s natural treasures, nestled among the alpine Himalayan Mountains in Punjab.
Its accessibility, scenic surroundings, and tranquil environment are the key reasons it is Pakistan’s most visited tourist destination.
The travel from Islamabad takes only one hour over the Murree Expressway. The highway is a large four-lane road that leads to Murree and is bordered by vast valleys that add to its grandeur.
Everyone is familiar with the Murree Galiyat region’s natural splendor, interesting vegetation, and mountains covered with pine and oak trees, which create the illusion of a paradise on earth.
Being here for the fifth time, I had the same sense of rejuvenation.
I was exploring the most well-known Mall Road Bazaar. Mall road is filled with souvenir stores, restaurants, and motels, among other things. This street is the liveliest in the entire region, and it is busy with visitors who come to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood.
The street was as busy as usual. Families were eating hot pakoras while sipping tea, couples were strolling hand in hand, kids were riding horses, and women were busy buying traditional scarves. As I walked about, a wonderfully handmade handbag caught my eye. I came to a halt and, after some haggling, purchased it.
I then continued walking towards Kashmir point for 15 minutes till I arrived at the Pakistani president’s mansion at Murree, passing the cadet college on the way there. Both were visually appealing structures surrounded by a lovely environment.
Upon reaching the top, I had an unobstructed panoramic view of the snow-laden Himalaya and Pir Panjal peaks in Kashmir in front of me. The sights, Ahh!
Kashmir Point, located on the mall road, offers a bird’s-eye view of the Kashmir highlands. At a height of 7500 feet above sea level, it is Murree’s highest point and is normally less busy. People come here to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Mall Road. I stayed here for a long time, absorbing the allure of the scene.
After soaking in the gentle breeze, I was headed toward the renowned PATRIATA chairlift
The chair lift and cable car system connect New Murree with Patriata. The ride is around 7kilometerss long in total. I purchased the tickets and began my journey on the chair lift. The region below us was lush and green, heavily populated by a wide range of trees and plants, and home to many different species of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and monkeys. We were taken to the middle hill by the chair lift. The ride was spectacular. There I sipped tea while marveling at the scenery. The trip resumed with a cable car ride to the Partiata Hills. We were fascinated by the long fall followed by steep ascents. The views were stunning, with mesmerizing far-off highland panoramas.
Upon arrival, I was enthralled by the massive snow-capped mountains of Kashmir on one side and the steep Murree highlands on the other.
Lower Toppa was the next stop. It is situated at a height of 7000 feet and was built by the British during their occupation of the subcontinent.
The evening was setting in, and after a day of exploring, I was starving. I stopped at McDonald’s in Lower Toppa for a quick meal.
As I walked out of the restaurant, I viewed mall flakes of white snow falling from the sky all over the place. Snow was drifting in the air like a feather. In the blink of an eye, a thick layer of snow had enveloped the whole area. The snow enhanced the beauty of the already wonderful place. The wind started blowing, and it was really chilly. At first, the snow made me tremble a little, but soon I found myself relishing it in every way possible.
The most amazing day of my life came to an ideal conclusion with this.