Pakistan is a testament of nature’s perfection! And the fact that 15 of the most alluring Hill-towns exist in this country are proof of that; these hill-stations will enthral you, they will seduce you, they will bewitch you and for that, all they ask is for you to give them a chance.
Ayubia, also famous for its national park, is a compendium of four small hill-stations namely Thandiani, Nathia Gali, Khanspur and Ayubia itself. Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka are four mini-resorts surrounding the national park. It offers you riding trails, hiking facilities, picnic spots and the famous chair lift that takes you up to summit panoramic mountainous ranges.
Abbotabad is surrounded by spacious valleys, verdant gardens, a beautiful golf course and pine covered hills. It’s your gateway to the tempting Hunza valley , Gilgit, Skardu and Kohistan of the Karakoram Range.
Situated at the confluence of Daral and Swat River Duo- Bahrain is a popular hill station. One can fully enjoy the superb scenic views of bustling natural waterfalls, enchanting landscape and a luxury stay at the riverside resorts.
Bhurban is a picturesque Hill station complemented by a unique species of flora and fauna not found anywhere else in Pakistan. It is known for its scenic hiking trails that run close to Ayubia National Park and a nine-hole golf course. As a tourist attraction, Bhurban is equipped with many world-class hotels such as the European Complex Bhurban that guarantee to make your stay a memorable one!
Whilst lodging all the way in Chitral you will also be lucky to get a closer look at the beautiful Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush. It is a small town with beauty that will leave you breathless, a single street bazaar with everything you will require and a hotels that provide you with the services you would need to enjoy your stay. Places that make Chitral all the more enticing include the Palace of Mehtar, Jami Mosque and Chitral Fort.
The Galiyat region is a hill-tract, narrow strip area endowed with several small hill stations. Present within this locality are other beautiful hill-stations including Ayubia, Bara Gali, Bhurban, Changla Gali, Kooza Gali, Charra Pani, Jhika Gali, Dunga Gali, Ghora Gali, Khanspur, Murree, Nathia Gali, Khaira Gali, Kalabagh, Darwaza Ayubia, Thandiani, Toheedabad and Dagri naka. For those visiting Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Galiyat region presents itself as the most scenic tourist spot. With beautiful weather throughout the year, this is the place to go for that week-end getaway you’ve been planning for so long.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Pakistan, this marvelous mountainous town in the Gilgit-Baltistan region is a heavenly site that will leave you breathless; especially when you get a glimpse of Rakaposhi Base Camp, Diran Base Camp, Hoper Glacier, Gulmit, Khunjrab Pass, Atta Abad Lake and Nagar valley.
8. Malam Jabba
Malam Jabba is a beautiful hill-station in the Karakoram mountain range that rests comfortable above a fast flowing river that could run shivers down your spine. Encased by snow-clad mountains, the presence of the Buddhist monuments indicates that the area has been inhabited for over 2000 years. Malam Jabba is renowned for its two trekking trails that pass through Ghorband Valley, Shangla Top, and Sabonev Valley.
Murree really needs to no introduction. This magnificent summer hill-station is popular amongst people from all over the Pakistan who wish to get away from the maddening city-crowd. Some of the most popular picnic points in Murree are Muskpuri Hill, Bara Gali and Mall Road.
The prestige of Azad Kashmir – Muzaffarabad gives you breathtaking views of the Tarai Mountains at the foothills of the Himalayas, bewitching lush green fields and enchanting streams and lakes.
Patriata, also known as New Murree, is a hill station frequented more in the summer as the climate here is much cooler than further south. The area will mesmerise you with its greenery, the majestic heights of its mountains and its cable car ride.
Thandiani is famed for a panoramic view of the mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan. With its rapturous green landscape and easy mountain trek-tracks right around the corner, there is no getting bored in this charming little hill-station.
The mere sight of Skardu will captivate you. Under the spell of its breath-taking beauty, you will notice that the town is surrounded by grey-brown coloured mountains and is a path to some of the world’s highest peaks including K2, K3 and Gasherbrum.
14. Gorakh Hill
Gorakh Hill Station, situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, is very attractive to nature-lovers owing to its temperate weather and beautiful surroundings. To escape the heat people arrange their own transport from Sehwan Sharif to hit the Kirthar mountains where this beautiful hill-station is located.
15. Fort Munro
Fort Munro also known as Tuman Leghari, attracts a number of tourists every year, particularly those who wish to escape from the hot plains of southern Punjab to enjoy pleasant weather.
If you are going to visit any of these gorgeous hill-stations, hold onto your hearts, because we are positive it is bound to run off on its own to explore these magnificent treasures!