Tourism

Tourism in Galiyat including all galis in district Abbottabad KPK. At 2,500 m (8,200 ft) height from the sea level, it is a popular tourist resort in the summer months. It is forested with pine, walnut and also broad-leaved oak and maple trees. It is about two and a half hours car drive away from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. “Mukshpuri” and “Miranjani” are the two nearby high peaks both of which are favored by hikers. The Mukshpuri track is wide and easy to hike. The Miranjani track, on the other hand, is a bit more difficult as it has steeper height and the track is narrow at some places. Both of these peaks could be reached within two (2)  to Three (3)  hours by hiking. In case of clear weather one could catch a glimpse of Nangaparbat peak some 400 kilometers away from top of these peaks. More serious hikers also go from Nathia Gali to “Thandiani” on foot via Miranjani peak. However, the travel takes more than a day therefore proper preparation for such a trip is required. Facilities of local guides are easily available. It is advisable to acquire the services of a local guide for any hiking trip in view of the presence of wildlife in the surrounding forests. Nathia Gali has been declared a wildlife sanctuary by the Government. Monkeys, leopards and variety of other birds and animals are common in the forest surrounding Nathia Gali. Monkeys’ foraging on trees is not an uncommon sight in Nathia Gali. Nathiagali has a mini bazaar. The nearest place to Nathiagali is Kala Bagh.

There are many beautiful and luxury hotels guest houses in Galiyat as per your budget
which provide reasonable accommodation to the tourists. The best available hotels are Pine View Hotel and Greens Hotel. Nathia Gali also has a small seasonal church, St Matthews (attached to the St Luke’s Church, Abbottabad which was constructed during the time of the British Raj. It is totally made of wood. It is at the edge of the mountain from which there is a beautiful sight. Kashmir can be seen right behind this church, and is a wonderful scene especially in night Tourists enjoy fog at ground.

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