Murree Travel Guide

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The Muree travel guide covers attractions such as mountains and popular tourist activities. Murree was once a British hill station. Murree is elevated above its surroundings, providing amazing views over the surrounding areas. Recent development has taken away from the natural beauty of the area.

Transport

It is possible to fly into Islamabad International Airport which is the closest airport to Murree. Muree is accessible by road from Islamabad. The duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour and there are tourist attractions along the way. The route travels through beautiful scenery and visitors can see more of the Pakistani landscape. The closest rail station is Rawalpindi Cantonment Station. The best way travel is by taxi, bus or car. Public transport can be crowded. Roads provide links to nearby towns.

Safety

If you are going to be driving make sure that you have the skills to navigate the roads and mountainous terrain. There are medical centers that can provide treatment for minor illnesses.

Attractions

Merre attractions include Kashmir Point and Pindi Point. It is possible to catch a chairlift up to Pindi Point. It is believed that the Christian Mary was buried in Murree and her grave is situated on a hill in Murree. Murree has spectacular scenery which is the perfect setting to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and golf. There are many different hiking paths to chose from and hikes through the mountains are popular. It is possible to drive up some of the mountains to take in the breath taking views. A good activity for the day is to take a picnic and enjoy a relaxing day among the natural splendor.

Shopping

Millennium Mall is located on Mall Road. The mall sells international brands and has everything from food to clothing. There are also chain fast food stalls such as KFC. There is an amusement park to entertain children. On the same road are restaurants and hotels. There are many shops in Murree selling souvenirs and crafts. It is possible to buy traditional items such as traditional clothing. Wooden carvings and jewelry are also on sale.

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