• Pakistan’s most popular hill station
Murree is located along
Islamabad-Kohala highway N75,
some 30 km (19 mi) northeast of
Pakistan’s capital Islamabad in
the Himalayan foothills.
• During British Rule in the nineteenth century,
its altitude was established at 7,000 feet
(2,100 m), but its actual altitude has now
been determined as 2,300 m (7,500 ft)
above sea level.
• River Jehlum lies to the east of Tehsil Murree
and separates it from Azad Kashmir,
Abbottabad district lies to the North and
north west of Murree, Islamabad, the
national capital to the south west and sister
tehsil Kotli Sattian of Rawalpindi district lies
to the South.
• Adjacent to Murree is the Galliat region of
North West Frontier Province which
includes Nathiagalli, Ayubia, Khanspur,
Dunga Galli, Khairagalli and Changla Galli.
A sight for sore eyes!
• Murree is One of the most visited hill station
of Pakistan. For those who live downwards
to it Murree is like a fantasy city. People
from all over the country visit this beautiful
hill resort to escape from the sweltering
heat. Mountains covered with lush green
trees, cold atmosphere, fresh air, beautiful
valleys and most importantly clouds on the
roads hugging you with full of happiness.
• The name Murree is derived from ‘marhi’, “high
place” although there is a popular belief it is
named after the virgin Mary. Murree is one of the
largest resort towns in the Galyat area of Pakistan,
and is the capital city of Murree Tehsil (which is an
administrative division of the Rawalpindi District).
Murree is accessible by road from the centre of
the Islamabad and Rawalpindi areas.
• In recent years Bhurban and New Murree (Patriata),
have also developed as a tourist centre. The
whole Murree Galliat region is known throughout
South Asia for its scenic beauty and fascinating
greenery. Mountains overhung with pines and
oaks, bubbling with gurgling springs, crisscrossed
by rivulets, dotted with sprawling lawns and
orchards overloaded with fruits present spectacle
of Paradise on earth.
• There are many well equipped medical centers
in Murree and surrounding which can always
provide you with basic medical treatment.
Along with these medical centers there is a
military hospital “CMH” situated on Murree,
Mallroad. So you do not need to worry for
medical treatment in case of any emergency
while visiting Murree and surroundings.
Health and medication
• Weather plays an important part in life and
economy of Murree. Murree remains
charming all year round. It has four distinct
• Spring in Murree starts in March and ends in
middle of May. Maximum temperature
during this period hovers between twelve to
twenty and minimum between four and ten.
The area receives heavy rain and hail storms
during this season. The fruit trees laden
with flowers give a spectacular view.
• Summer spans from may to end of August.
June and July is the peak tourist season in
Murree. In summer it is cool even chilly in
the evening while light rain is common.
• Winter starts in December and normally brings heavy
snowfall. Murree and its surrounding areas are
covered with thick layer of snow during most part of
the season. Temperature mostly hovers around the
• With the advent of September autumn creeps in and
last till the starts of winter in early December. This
is the seasons of clear sky in the region when one
can enjoy full view of mountains around without
cloud hindrance. Temperatures are mild.
The Mall Road
Places to See
Kashmir Point Patriata(New Murree)
Places to See
Kuldana Upper Topa and Lower Topa
Places to See
Ghora Galli Nathiagali
Structure of houses
Houses are mostly with sloppy roofs so that snow and
rainwater could easily slide off.
Material used for houses
In hilly area like Murree, Gilgit, etc. stones are used instead of
bricks because bricks absorb a lot of moisture that they become
porous and the strength decrease. In Karachi bricks are also not
used. In Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad bricks are commonly used
because conditions are suitable to use bricks.