Patriata

Patriata or New Murree is a worth visiting hill station in Pakistan.

Patriata View
Patriata View

Oak and chestnut trees are the typical features of this defunct Little England. Patriata is derivative of an answer given to an Englishman by an old lady in the Punjabi language. It means son, (it is wheat) flour. It is the most enjoyable part of Murree because of its hill with the highest altitude of 9,000 feet and due to its chair lift. In the same way, it is the highest point of province Punjab. Its breathtaking landscape owes to the lush greenery, ridges ornamented with fascinating forests, deep, sloppy and crossing valleys. This natural beauty is in the neighbourhood of River Jhelum. It is west to Jhelum and southeast of from Murree. Its distance from Murree is 24 kilometres while it is at the distance of 59 kilometres from Islamabad. Two roads lead you here from Islamabad or Rawalpindi.

Patriata Chair Lift
Patriata Chair Lift

The climate is irresistible here and breathing a new life into the visitor. Summer brings verdant greenery to this hill station while winter clothes it with white snow. As a tourist point, it is a well-developed resort. The Swiss-made chairlift tours the visitor from Gulera Gali to Patriata ridge, a 7-kilometre distance. Gondola cable cars give the maximum view to visitors regardless of prevalent weather along with an obvious sense of safety. While enjoying the dual chair lift, you find mesmerizing Murree hills on one side and the Kashmir hills on the other. If you find the queue for lift a bit discouraging, you can go for alternative, going to top by road. Taxis are available there to take you to the top. Hiking and trekking choices make up another attraction of this beautiful place.