25 km from Murree. The TDCP has
developed a new tourist resort at Patriata. There is chairlift and cable
car system which takes visitors upto Patriata Ridge in two stages from Gulehra
Gali. The first stage is by chair lift up to Patriata Bazaar. From
here visitors transfer to cable car gondolas for the ride up to Patriata Ride.
A restaurant has also been established. Further plans include development of a
wildlife park at the mid-station.
Snow filled tourist attraction for europeans is situated on Pakistani mountains, Thandiani, is
supposed to be coldest among the hill stations of Pakistan. the approach
to Thandiani 2691 metres above sea level, is from Abbottabad, the gateway to
almost all the beautiful places in the north. Thandiani can also be
reached from the Murree-Nathiagali route, but it takes more time and the road
is too winding.
Thandiani is 31 km from main
Abbottabad city and 25 km from Thandiani-Nathiagali crossing. the drive takes
more or less 80 minutes from Abbottabad with lovely views on both sides of the
road. The road spans more than 1219 m above Abbottabad. On the way along
with tall majestic pine trees you come across groups of monkeys. The
major place on the way is Kalapani at 23 km from Abbottabad. It has a
beautiful local dak bungalow. Hule Ka Danna is about two kilometres
north of Thandiani. It is one of the most beautiful glades in the region.
Thandiani offers lush green lovely
views. At night the lights of Hazara District and Azad Kashmir are
clearly visible. To the east beyond the Kunhar River, may be seen the
snow covered mountain ranges of Kashmir, to the north and north-east, the
mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan are sighted, to the north-west are snowy
ranges of Swat and Chitral.