Beyond layers of hills, robed with dense forests
of oak and pine trees, Bhurban is the most famous
hill station of Pakistan.Located at approximately
13 km from Murree Hills and two hours’ drive from
Islamabad, it offers its visitors scenic splendor
and adventure sports. With billiard rooms, children’s activity centre
and options like hiking, trekking or a perfect sun
walk down the lane of lush green forests, Bhurban
has few peers as a year-round holiday destination. It is also known for a 9-hole golf course, which
is a golfer’s delight during the summer season.
In winter, the snowflakes sweep down making the
town look like a fantastic fairyland of white beauty.
Bhurban is two hours’ drive from Islamabad’s international
airport, which has all the leading airlines flying
in and out of the city. Frequent flights are available
for travel, within the country, connecting all the
The nearest railway station in Rawalpindi has all
the major trains connecting to other cities, like
Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.
Bhurbun is reachable by a well-conditioned main
road in a scenic journey of about two hours through
densely wooded hills. Best deals and best buses
can be found in Rawalpindi. Long distance buses
leave from and arrive at the Pir Wadhai and Daewoo
Bus station. Cars too can be rented with a nominal
Places of Tourist Interest :
Bhurban offers a variety of breath-taking locations
- lush green slopes, ridges, moors, streams, brooks
and waterfalls. Just a short drive away, you find:
• Murree and its shopping mall.
• Patriata, at 9,000 feet with its chairlifts and
• Ayubia - the tallest summit with lift chairs.
• Nathiagali - at 9,500 feet with its natural splendor.
• Tattapani with hot sulphur springs.
• Kohala bridge.
• Muzaffarabad - A gateway to Kashmir
Most of the people come to Bhurbun to escape the
scorching heat in summers (May – September) while
other visit in the winters to enjoy a rare spectacle
of snow (November – February) which is a treat to
the people living on the plain. Dazzling twilight
and cloud effects are daily features during the
July and August rains. It is advisable to check
current weather before making any arrangements which
are dependant on weather conditions.