Travels Through Pakistan: Murree

Here at Allshore, we like to be as educated as possible when it comes to our Pakistani team members and their homes. One of the first surprising things I learned about Pakistan was how beautiful of a country it is. Given its geographical location, not many people expect it to be home to such diverse natural and manmade wonders.

In an attempt to decrease the distance between our U.S. team and our Pakistani counterparts, we have started a blog series titled “Travels Through Pakistan.” In this series, we will feature travel destinations across the beautiful country of Pakistan.

Today’s destination is Murree. 

Murree is a very popular hill station that sits about 50 kilometers northeast of Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. Positioned in the Himalayan foothills, this destination features a number of natural wonders. 

 

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Travelers are free to explore Murree’s mountains, pine and oak filled forests, tranquil natural springs and streams, and even orchards packed with fresh fruit. Murree also features an urban area with other tourist attractions like luxurious hotels, coffee shops, restaurants and even a nine-hole golf course.

 

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The weather at Murree is pretty sporadic, with regular changes between sunny and warm and foggy and chilly. The most desirable times of year to visit the site are summer and winter. Though tourists crowd the area at these times, Murree still provides an enjoyable experience.

 

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This site used to be relatively underdeveloped, but as tourism in the region has grown, it has become more accessible, with better roads and more substantial accommodations for visitors. 

 

Murree features two famous points, Kashmir Point and Pindi Point. The former is known for its natural beauty, while the latter is probably best known for its chair lift service available to the public. Both points are named after famous locations in Pakistan, Kashmir and Rawalpindi. 

 

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Murree is located near a few other notable travel destinations, including Nathia Gali, Burbhan, Mushkpuri and Ayubia. Travelers will often stay in Murree, because it allows easy access to these other attractions. 

 

Many Pakistani travelers frequent Murree each year. Allshore’s Pakistani offices have taken group trips to the site, and Allshore’s CEO Randall Agee even visited Murree during his trip to Pakistan. 

Murree’s diverse attractions and natural beauty make it an excellent place for travelers of all types.

Sources

http://murree.com/wp/sample-page/

http://www.murreehill.com/

Photos of Murree

http://pakistankisair.blogspot.com/2010/06/tour-to-pakistan.html

 

Photos:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Murree_scene.jpg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Changla_galli_murree_27_dec11_%283%29.JPG    Author: M arsh20
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunny_Bright_View_of_House_on_Mountains_Amazing_View_of_Murree_City_of_Pakistan..jpg
         Author: 4wellsolutions
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Murree#mediaviewer/File:Patriyata_Pakistan_cable_car.jpg     Author: Farhan Chawla
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queen_of_Hills_-_Murree_view.jpg    Author: Black Zero

Banner Photos:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Broad_Peak.JPG
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peshawar_Museum.JPG Author: Khalid Mahmood
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rohtas_Fort_Magnificent_Kabuli_Gate.jpg Author: Omar mukhtar
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pakistan_Khyber_Pass_IMG_9928.jpg Author: Anthony Maw
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Habba_Khatoon.jpg Author: Zahid samoon
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arcs_at_Night.jpg Author: Yaser619

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Ryan Querbach

Ryan Querbach is a former Client Relations Manager at Allshore Virtual Staffing, a remote staffing agency helping startups in the U.S. hire remote software engineers to work as full-time employees. We provide all technical and managerial support via our client services and technology mentorship teams based in Norman, Okla. Contact us to schedule a free consultation call with a remote staffing specialist or request a free trial of our services.

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