Abbottabad Travel Guide

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Abbottabad Things to Do

  • Central Church

    This is a photo of St Luke's Church, Abbottabad, Pakistan, a true historical treasure of the town dating to 1864 when the building was formally consecrated, in British colonial times. It was originally an Anglican church but is now under the Church of Pakistan. The church has many nice historical treasures to see, and the vicar here is also in...

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  • St Luke's Church Abbottabad

    This is a photo of St Luke's Church, Abbottabad, Pakistan, a true historical treasure of the town dating to 1864 when the building was formally consecrated, in British colonial times. It was originally an Anglican church but is now under the Church of Pakistan. The church has many nice historical treasures to see, and the vicar here is also in...

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  • Simla Resort

    Simla Resort is a wonderful little resort near Abbottabad. Gives a wonderful view of Abbottabad City.

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  • Education

    Abbottabad maintains high levels of education. Its institutions are renowed throughout Pakistan and its literacy ratio is much higher than the rest of Pakistan. Several engineering trips are taken to this region from areas like Lahore, etc.

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  • Snow fall & winters

    In winters mountains of Abbottabad valley get a white cover of snowfall. During the heavy spells snow all fall in town turning every thing into white. This gives a lovely view and you should not miss it. After snowfall the views in evening are usually breathtaking.

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  • Romantic Weather

    One of Abbottabad's must see is her very romantic weather. The best times are when it rains and clouds cover the mountains. This feeling could not be described in words...

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  • Jalal Baba auditorium

    You can visit Jalal Baba auditorium in afternoons where many cultural and social activities take place. Kids can also participate in arts related classes held there in evenings. This auditorium has been named after Mohammed Jalal-ud-din Khan commonly known as Jalal Baba, a very respected leader / minister from Abbottabad at the time of...

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  • Old Buildings

    You can visit many beautiful old British style buildings in Abbottabad. Many years have past but these buildings are still admired by people because of their architecture.

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  • Pakistan Military Academy

    Pakistan army is considered as one of world's best. In order to maintain the standard of services, all the officers have to go through very tough training for two years at Pakistan Military Acadmey ( P M A) in Kakul, Abbottabad. Many internatinal cadets also get training at P M A.P M A houses impressive buildings near hills and huge lush green...

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  • Central Church

    Abbottabad valley was established and developed during British rule in subcontinent. So you would find many beautiful old style buildings and churches in the valley. The main church is located next to Abbottabad Club. It is very well maintained and some times tourists are allowed to take photos from outside.

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  • Public Library

    If you like to read books then you must visit Abbottabad's beautiful public library which is located next to Jalal baba auditorium. There is good collection of books in library.

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  • Trekking towards Shimla Hill

    If you come to Abbottabad then you should not miss a trip to beautiful Shimla Hills to get over view of entire valley and nearby hill resorts. You can trekk , walk or hire a local suzuki. Children can enjoy rides in park while elders can have a cup of tea or coffee along with snacks in open air restaurant. Shimla Hills in Abbottabad are natural but...

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Abbottabad Restaurants

  • Any restaurat

    Well what i felt there was that people are not fond of going to restaurants.So if u go to any restaurant and feel that no one comes here and the restaurant is about to bankrupt but especially when u will be paying ur bill u will notice people are so used to of seeing almost none in restaurant at night which i didn't like.Plus double check ur bill...

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  • Red Onion

    Red Onion, the famous restaurants chain in Pakistan has presence in Abbottabad as well. Their food is really good and interior impressive. Every dish is served with onion rings covered by red sauce.One weekends they have roof top barbecue along with live music. But their service is a bit slow. Still you can call it one of best restaurants in...

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  • Mona Liza

    Mona Liza is one of oldest restaurants in Abbottabad. It is more famous for its tuti fruti icecream. But you can come here for luch, dinner or dinner because they serve all of them. Food is good and prices are reasonable. Its nice stop for transit if you are traveling to northern areas of Pakistan. Try their tuti fruity or chicken karahi

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Abbottabad Nightlife

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    At 7:30 all shops are closed may be u will find only few restaurants to be open that may be for travelers who may stop for a while for food and then move on. The only thing i loved about night in Allahabad the lights of house which creates view of stars on earth.And that no one should miss.

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Abbottabad Transportation

  • Daewoo Bus

    Daewoo has regular express bus service for Abbottabad from many of its station cities including Rawalpindi/Islamabad. It take approx two to three hours from Rawalpindi to Abbottabad if you travel by Daewoo. The distance is just 116 KM but due to heavy traffic it take much time. Rawalpindi to Abbottabad fare is Rs. 120 ( US $ 2). Their Abbottabad...

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  • By Bus

    Abbottabad is gateway to Northern areas and hill resorts in himaliyan region. You can get well maintained AC/ Non- ACbuses for most of nearby hill resorts, northern areas and rest of Pakistan from main bus terminal in Abbottabad. Road distances of nearby hill resorts from Abbottabad are as follows: Nathia Gali 32 KM Dunga Gali 34 KM Ayubiya 38...

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  • By Car

    Well, the road takes off from near the Nathia-Gali - Abbottabad road. It goes through pretty bare green hills in the beginning and at one point it gives a great view of the city. Then the climbing begins. Nothing too dangerous but I would advise not to drive yourself if you havent been in these areas before. Several deadly S curves and 180 degree...

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Abbottabad Local Customs

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    Cultural changes

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    Things are getting changed in Abbottabad now. The town well known for its conservative culture is now getting shades of modern times. GPO area is one of those places where you can see this change in culture. Ten years back GPO area used to be a purely business oriented place.

    But now its the place where most of the "wanna be's" and so called "cool dudes" hangout just to get attention of females. Most of them are usually students of Frontier medical college belonging to elite class.

    Few girls wearing jeans could also be noticed along with their guy friends in evenings. Do not take me wrong here, i just want to update you with this cultural change. If you like people watching then just go to GPO area in afternoon and evenings. You would like it there!!

    Area around GPO, Abbottabad
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Abbottabad Off The Beaten Path

  • A Beautiful Village

    VILLAGE DUBRAN(Abbottabad) Dubran village is situated at N 33” 55’ 05.5” and E 73” 07” 48.3” some 35 Kms in Southeast of Haripur town on the Lora-Ghora Gali road. The elevation of the village is 4215 ft. Dubran village is situated, with Haro River in the South, Neelan nullah in East, Kunhad nullah in the West and Langrial village in the North. The...

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  • My Village

    VILLAGE DUBRAN(Abbottabad) Dubran village is situated at N 33” 55’ 05.5” and E 73” 07” 48.3” some 35 Kms in Southeast of Haripur town on the Lora-Ghora Gali road. The elevation of the village is about 5,000 ft. Dubran village is situated, with Haro River in the South, Neelan nullah in East, Kunhad nullah in the West and Langrial village in the...

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  • An Other Beauty of Abbottabad

    The Haro River ValleyAbbottabad (NWFP) Pakistan Haro River Valley (Abbottabad Pakistan)This valley is located at the back of Islamabad, in the feet of Muree Hills on Abbottabad-Lora-Ghoragalli Road. Some Mountains of the valley are nearly of the same height as the Muree hills. For example: Siribang, Dubran, Danna Nooral, and Langrial. It has...

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Abbottabad Sports & Outdoors

  • Piffers' Golf Club

    Abbottabad has got one of Pakistan's most beautiful golf club where many international and national golf events are held from time to time. Piffers' golf club is maintained by Pakistan army. If you like golf and lush green surroundings then Piffers' Golf club is the best choice. You can get it at club or alternatively you can bring it with you.

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  • Golf Club

    As I mentioned earlier, golfing is certainly the IN sport in Abbottabad. Check out the wonderful golf courses in the cantonment area.

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    Enjoy the alpine atmosphere at Shimla...

    by fashionapple Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Any afternoon when you are feeling bored or depressed just hike or walk toward Shimla Hills. You can chill out, relax, enjoy the real alpine atmosphere and the fresh air out there.

    You can get breath taking views of lush green Abbottabad and surrounding hill resorts from top of Shimla hills. You can also write your name on trees with stones or collect the pine cones.

    Fondest memory: Some time people in nearby villages play lovely tunes on flute. I simply enjoy those beautiful tunes while sitting and relaxing on the top of Shimla hills in afternoons.

    Views of Abbottabad from Shimla Hills
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