Murree is a beautiful hill station located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, Pakistan. Murree is referred to simply as the Queen of Hills or Malika-e-Kohsar. Just one hour’s journey will take you from Islamabad to Murree. It is 2,286 meters above sea level. One of the country’s most popular summertime destinations in Murree, wherein steep peaks loom amid verdant foothills draped in pine trees. Not to mention that in winter, Murree receives snowfall and turns into a winter wonderland, hence, you can have the best of both seasons in Murree. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

With so many people planning trips to Murree, it is not surprising that there are a lot of questions that come up when planning a visit. In this complete Murree travel guide, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this charming mountain town.


Why is Murree Special?

Considering Murree is a go-to vacation place for nearly every Pakistani, it is special because it holds great importance for us Pakistanis. Murree has a great number of visitors throughout the year and has some of the most amazing perspectives to see, you can see why it is so special. 

Best Time to Visit

What is the best time to visit Murree?

The best time to visit Murree is from April to October. During this period, the weather is pleasant and the scenery is at its most beautiful.

Getting There

How can I get to Murree?

The easiest way to get to Murree is by taking a bus or a car from Islamabad, which is about 50km away. If you are coming from further away, you can take a flight to Islamabad, and then take a bus or a car to Murree.

Highest point

What is the highest point in Murree?

For nearly five kilometers, Murree sprawls along the summit of a crest (three miles). Kashmir Point, which offers glimpses of Azad Kashmir throughout the Jhelum River valley, is located at the northeastern edge. Pindi Point, there at the southwest corner, offers panoramic views of both Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Things to Do

What are the top things to do in Murree?

Some of the top things to do in Murree include:

  • Visiting the Patriata Cable Car and chairlift,
  • Hiking in the surrounding mountains,
  • Taking a horseback ride through the town,
  • Visiting the historic Murree Mall Road, and exploring the local bazaars.
  • Having fun in Sozo Adventure Park which is available for kids.

Two chair lifts in Murree provide transportation from Bansara Gali (below Murree) to Pindi Point and the summit of Patriata Hill, respectively (on the road to Karor).


Are there any good places to stay in Murree?

There are many good places to stay in Murree, including hotels, guesthouses, and resorts. Some popular options include the Pearl-Continental Hotel, the Pines Hotel, and the Murree Hills Hotel. You can also find many good budget-friendly options available.

Food and Dining

Are there any good restaurants in Murree?

There are many good restaurants in Murree, serving a variety of local and international cuisines. Some popular options include Sher-e-Punjab, the Monal Restaurant, and the Pines Restaurant.


Are there any good shops in Murree?

There are many good shops in Murree, where you can buy souvenirs and locally made handicrafts. Some popular options include the Himalayan Crafts Center, the Kashmir Handicrafts Center, and the Murree Mall Road shops although the Mall Road, the primary shopping district is the most famous among all and the gathering place for most people, it runs between the two points i.e. the Kashmir Point and the Pindi Point respectively.


What is the language spoken in Murree?

Potohari, a hybrid of Hindko and Potohari spoken within southwestern and western Kashmir, seems to be the tongue used in Murree. Despite a few minor variants, Punjabi/Potohari is being spoken all across the highlands of the Rawalpindi area, including Murree, Kahuta, and Kotli Sattian.


Is it safe to travel to Murree?

Murree is generally considered to be a safe place to visit. However, it is always wise to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings, especially when visiting crowded areas or during peak tourist season.

Worth the Visit

Is Murree worth the visit?

Undoubtedly, Murree always seems to be worthwhile to visit just because it offers visitors an assortment of natural luxuries within a location. Lofty ranges, vast, extensive woodlands, pure cascades, and mild weather. Particularly in the winter, travelers suggest Murree and thus the outlying areas as a top romantic getaway.


We hope this complete Murree travel guide has answered all the prevalent and frequently asked questions that you may have about this beautiful mountain town. With its picturesque scenery, vibrant culture, and endless activities to enjoy, Murree is the perfect place for a getaway. So pack your bags and get ready to explore the charm of Murree!

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