Nathia Gali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at the center of the Galyat range. Nathiagali is known for its picturesque beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galyat due to it being at a greater altitude.
In Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa several hill-stations are situated, closely connected to each other, and with their names mostly ending in ‘Gali’.
Nathiagali is known for its picturesque beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galyat due to it being at a greater altitude. It is situated 32 kilometers at one hour’s drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, lying midway between these two places.
The weather of Nathiagali remains cool, pleasant and foggy in summers (1 May to 31 August). During the monsoon season (1 July to 16 September), rain is expected almost every day. Cold winds start to chill the weather in autumn. winters (1 November to 28 February) are very cold and chilly. In December and January, heavy snowfall occurs here. The weather remains cold in spring. Here most comfortable weather is the summer season. Frequent rainfall occurs here annually. Rainfall lies between 1650mm-1850mm annually.in winter temperature can drop to _10*C and in summer it rise to a high of 30*C.
The drive time from Islamabad and Peshawar is about three and four hours, respectively, unless there is a lot of traffic.
During the British rule Nathia Gali served as the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner Peshawar division of Punjab.
A British Kashmiri family were once driven up to the highest point in Nathiagali only realising at the last moment that their driver and guide had never driven in snow before. This revelation occurred at the exact moment the minibus they were travelling in began sliding on the ice towards the edge of the mountain. Nathiagali has no road safety barriers after Muree, travellers are advised not to attempt to ascend in winter months at night without a competent driver and experienced guide.
Land line phone service is also available here.
360 Photo taken near Church and children park in nathiagali. Nathia Gali or Nathiagali (Punjabi: نتھیا گلی; Urdu: نتھیا گلی) is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
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Distance from Muree: 2 h 52 min (66.8 km) via Nathia Gali Rd (Time may vary depending upon traffic and weather)
Tourists can find all kind of hotels, Luxury and Economy suitable to their budget.