Top 6 Tourist Attractions Near Islamabad Apkmusk

Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, is the gateway to the famed northern areas of Pakistan, where both locals and visitors like to unwind over the weekend.
Life in Islamabad is more sedate than the faster-paced cities of Lahore and Karachi. It is younger than its centuries-old counterparts, covers less area and has a relatively smaller population. Sometimes, the drudgery of everyday routine can sneak up on you. Luckily, when that happens, you can find yourself in a completely new setting in just a few hours, enjoying stunning views while enjoying a hot cup of chai.

How to get there:

Nathia Gali is roughly a 2.5-hour drive from Islamabad. You can hire private transportation or hop on a Daewoo Express bus that runs every few hours from Rawalpindi (Islamabad’s twin city) to Murree. Once in Murree, you will find plenty of public transport options to take you to Nathia Gali.

Where to stay:

Frequent visitors opt for either Hotel Amore or Hotel Elites. The rooms, meals, and other features in these hotels are generally better rated than many other options available in the vicinity.

5: Naran

Despite gradually becoming overwhelmed with tourists and traffic (much like Murree), Naran remains a popular choice for a weekend getaway, mainly because of the magnificent Lake Saif-ul-Malook, River Kunhar’s delicious trout, rafting opportunities, camping by the riverside and hiking or trekking up different tracks. The town is situated in the Kaghan Valley and is around 2,400 metres above sea level.

How to get there:

The same road that leads to Shogran from Islamabad continues onward to Naran. Although public transportation is available, travelling by private car is preferred so that you don’t have to keep rushing from one public vehicle to another in order to eventually reach Naran.

Where to stay:

Neelum Valley has plenty of villages and towns to visit, depending on time availability and personal preferences. Keran Guest House is the best option to stay in the Keran village if you want to be by the river. Alternatively, the Kutton Jagran Resort has French cottages that were originally constructed for Europeans who worked on the Jagran Hydropower Project around two decades ago.



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