Bara Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat in Abbottabad District of Pakistan, it has an altitude of 2350m. Bara Gali is located at 34° 6′ 0N, 73° 20′ 60E, in Abbottabad District . It lies on the road between Abbottabad and Murree, it is 15 miles from Abbottabad and 25 miles from Murree.
The Campus II of the University of Peshawar is also located at Bara Gali on the Abbottabad – Nathia Gali – Murree Road, at a distance of approximately 30 kilometers from Abbottabad, having an altitude of 7700 ft above the sea level, and spread over an area of 60 acres of land.
Bara Gali, one of the most beautiful valley resort with dense forests, tall mountains and very pleasant climate, is the Campus II of the University of Peshawar since 1965. It is the nucleus of our academic and research activities particularly during summer vacations, i.e. Mays to Septembers. Each summer around 20-25 International and National Seminars, Conferences, Symposia, Workshops, Training courses, etc. are held at this Campus, which are attended by more than a thousand national and international participants. Thousands of our students from various teaching departments/schools/colleges/centres visit Bara Gali each year both in summers and winters, for various academic and research,and recreation purposes.
Besides, all the co-curricular activities, including shooting club, hiking society, adventure club, medical camps, cross-country/road running, sports mela, and so many other activities take place at the Bara Gali Campus. Each year the Independence Day is celebrated with traditional pomp and show. The whole campus is illuminated at night. Hundreds of men, women and children participate in the various events. Educational activities are a matter of routine at Bara Gali during the summer vacations, giving the University of Peshawar the unique edge that its academic activities do not stop during the summer vacations.