|They are a series of wonderful
Hill-resorts on the ridge between Murree and Abbottabad and are more
attractive than other cities. Murree is a very popular hill station about 50
km north of the capital Islamabad while Abbottabad is a city in NWFP
province with a very British atmosphere. However, between them is a
wonderful road which has been fully repaired from being the "highway to
hell" to being an excellent 2 lane road and protection on the sides. The
main tourist stay on this road is the town of Nathia Gali and the resort of
Ayubia. Nathia Gali is known as the City of Fog for it can get very foggy
here. The usual definition of fog doesn't stand here.
Fog means visibility reduced to 1 km here fog mean visibility reduced to a few feet. Also, this area receives the highest rainfall in Pakistan and it always seems to be raining here (which is very good). But the main beauty of this area isn't high mountains, it's the greenery. Lush green hills and mountains with wonderful pine trees. The wild life of this area is pretty good. There is no place in this area where you won't find monkeys, real free monkeys. They are everywhere, in your hotel lobby windows, in the open barbecue, on the road; just everywhere you cannot miss them. The area is just brilliant with good hotels and all facilities. By the way, it can get pretty cool out here even in the summers so bring something warm.