Local City Places
Ilyasi Mosque - Built on top of natural fountain, Ilyasi Mosque is frequented by visitors. A hiking track starts from near the mosque.
Shimla Hill - Also situated within the city confines, Shimla hill is a beautiful picnic resort.
The Harnoi River Picnic Spot - Some 10 Km from Abbottabad city center, this picnic spot is in full swing in the summers. Last year’s CSE city tour was to this point and Ilyasi Mosque.
Adjoining Picnic Spots -
Thandiani is located in the south of Abbottabad District at 34°13'60N 73°22'0E and is about 31 kilometres from Abbottabad city at the foothills of the Himalayas to the east beyond the Kunar river lie the snow covered mountain ranges of Kashmir. Visible to the north and northeast are the mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan. To the northwest are snowy ranges of Swat and Chitral. The hills of Thandiani are about 9,000 feet (2,750 m) above sea level. Most of the people of residing here belonge to(Qureshi), Gujjars, and Sardars (Karlals). The nearest villages are Inderseri, Chattri, and Sialkot.
Nathiagali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Hazara,Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is a part of the Galiaath which are termed such due to several hill-stations in that area ending with the word "gali", most of which are connected to one other. Nathiagali is known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galiaath due to it being at a greater altitude. It is situated one hour's drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, it lies midway between the two. Drive time from Islamabad is usually about two hours, unless there is a lot of traffic.Nathia Gali town also serves as the administrative centre of Nathia Gali Union Council. It is located iin Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At 2,500 m (8,200 ft), it is a popular tourist resort in the summer months. It is forested with pine,cedar,oak walnut and also oak and maple trees.During the summer, Nathiagali is relatively popular amongst tourists, but due to its limited size and availability of property, it is not thronged by as many people as the hill-station Murree, which is only an hour away.but nathiagali is to much peaceful and attractive for tourists regardng its beauty as compare to murree.Accommodations are excellent in Nathiagali; hotels and resorts provide excellent quality accommodations equipped with all facilities. The most popular hotels are Green Retreat, Elites Hotel, Amore Hotel and many other hotels and rest houses. In summer their rates become very high.The natural scenery is highly magnificent. It is actually famous for it scenic beauty, the lush green meadows, deep forests of oak, cedar and pine, fog in July/August present a glory. In winter snowfall makes scene more attractive and beautiful. The church in Nathi Gali is a remnant from the period of British Government, it is totally made of wood. It is situated at the edge of the mountain from which there is a beautiful sight. Kashmir can be seen right behind this church, and is a wonderful scene.Nathi Gali has a mini bazzar. The nearest place to Nathi Gali is Kala Bagh. Mukshpuri and Miranjani are two nearby high peaks. Both peaks are highly beautiful and present natural beauty. Taj Mahal hotel is also located in Nathia Gali.
Ayubia is small town in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located near the Murree hills and Galyat and is home to Ayubia National Park. It is a very famous tourist destination and includes one of the oldest chair lifts of the area.The PTDC Motel is located near the famous Ayubia Chairlift. Surrounded by magnificent green hills, meadows and forests of Pine, the Motel overlooks the picturesque Khanspur Valley. PTDC Motel Ayubia's comfortable rooms and fine restaurant make it an ideal resting place. Satellite TV, Telephone, Rent-A-Car and Laundry facilities are also available here. A variety of excursions are available for tourists in and around Ayubia