Khairagali

Khaira Gali is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers from Murree at an elevation of 2346 meters. when you are travelling entire Gallyiat there are lush green alpine forest all along the road. Even entire of your journey you are enjoying panoramic view of snow clad Pir Panjal and other ranges in Kashmir . There are a number of small dwellings all along, where you can stay and rest. Even in season rates are very cheap in Khairagali. If you are coming from Rawalpindi/Islamabad via Murree so you can also visit and even stay Khairagali. Khairagali is most beautiful hill station in Galliyat and most of the tourist who know the private houses and lodges can easily got cheap and secure residence, instead of Nathiagali and Ayubia.

A beautiful view of Khaira Gali Bazar in this season

Khaira Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galiyat area of Pakistan, Khaira Gali is located in Palak which is a Union Council of District  Abbottabad. This hill station was also used as a barricade by the British during the colonial period and during the summer months it was occupied by one of the British mountain batteries, which were stationed at Rawalpindi during the winter. Mostly tourists visited this beautiful place and hill station in Galiyat.

The British found them climatically conducive to them and began to develop some of the sites in the range/tract as hill resorts, to escape the summer heat of the low-lands. Later on, after Partition/Independence of Pakistan in 1947, these were neglected for some time but eventually developed further from the 1960s onwards as popular resorts.

The area, being home to the Karlal tribe, was called the ‘Karral country’ during the colonial times by the British (named after the tribe). The Karlal’s are still the dominant tribe of the Galyat. The language spoke by the tribesmen is Hindko whereas the dialect of Hindko spoken is called the ‘Dhundi-Kairali’.] It is today located in what is the Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At an elevation of 2,410 m (8,000 ft), it is a popular tourist resort in the summer months. It is forested with pine, cedar, oak walnut and also oak and maple trees.

2 thoughts on “Khairagali

  1. Shabir

    Galiyat is the one the best tourist spots of the world like Switzerland, all gali’s are the best scenic natural beauty. Pakistani Govt or concerned Tourist must boost these spot through out to attract the tourists from abroad.

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