Pathriyata (New Murree), Murree
New Murree is about 15 kilometer away from main Murree hills on the Lower Topa side. It is a well developed hill station with great high rised trees, beautiful hills.
A world class chair lift & cable car system takes you from New Murree to Patriata. Total ride is about 7 km long. New Murree is on ground level between the hills. Here you have to buy the ticket for Chair Lift + Cable Car which is Rs. 170/- (almost $ 3/-) then a chair lift ride takes you to a middle hill. From there Cable car takes you to Patriata Hill. The Chair Lift & Cable Car journey is memorable of life time. You can witness lots of great scenaries of near & far hills. In winter all hills are covered with snow while in summer lush green scenaris could be seen.
You can watch Kashmir mountains from middle Hill where Chair Lift takes you. You may stay here for some time & enjoy Tea/Coffee or just walk around. Then Cable car takes you to even more high hill. Walk freely everywhere. Just walk in the direction where most of the tourists are going. Straight road takes you to the highest point of the hill. Where scenary is panoramic. On one side you can watch Murree Hills & on the other side snow covered Kashmir Hills.
You may ride a horse but ASK/FIX CHAGES before leaving otherwise they will charge you too much. Similary don't hire a guide within patriata. People will come around you like they are helping you in taking pictures but then they ask huge amount for those services. A boy took couple of my pictures with my wife & demanded Rs. 300/-
Private car from Murree charges about Rs. 800/- (almost $ 15/-) for return journey. Driver will leave you at the gate of TDCP PATRIATA RESORT at New Murree & then take you back to Murree when you've finished.
The rate of the chair lift increses every year.Now a days it is 650 Rs per person.Inflation is high in Pakistan so make sure when u estimate ur budget keep 25% to 50% extra money with you.