In Dec 2006 i went for a Pakistan Tour from Karachi to Peshawar by road.
In that trip i visited many cities n places.
Took thousands of pics. so its not possible to post all pics covering many places just in one Topic. thats why i have divided that trip in different sections n will post each section independently to show u guys every possible detail of the visited places.
Each section contains many pics. i hope u guys will enjoy.
Now these r the pics of Thandiani Trip.
most of the pics were taken while driving.
(all pics r reduced in size & quality)
Thandiani means cold in the local language. This is a cool place (literally and practically). Its around about 1 hour and 30 minutes on a good decent road. Its rises steeply at some places. It is 2700 meters (8800 ft) above sea level on a small plateau surrounded by pine forests.
This beautiful spot can easily be approached from Abbottabad, which is 31 km away. Thandiani is 25 km from Thandiani-Nathiagali crossing. Thandiani can also be reached from the Murree-Nathiagali route, but it takes more time and the road is too winding.
Thandiani is totally unspoiled and has the loveliest of views of all the hill stations of Pakistan. The scenery here is breathtaking and superb. It is pretty high. Just a few kilometres into the road and you start gaining height quickly. The road spans more than 1219 m (4000 ft) above Abbottabad. One place on the road offers a stunning view of Abbottabad city. Thandiani is not located in the Galliat Range but some other range. Beautiful trees on the way and also a few small caves which are probably home for the wildlife. The major place on the way is Kalapani at 23 km from Abbottabad.
Thandiani was discovered by the British but was later neglected and was only rediscovered as a hill station recently so it is completely unspoiled. There are few shops at Thandiani, few hotels and only one basic guesthouse (no big expectations!). It only gets cold about 2 km before Thandiani. There is also a Pakistan Television Booster at the top and a Pak Air-Force Radar. Thandiani gets real cold at night even in summers almost below 0 C. Lots of greenery and some beautiful rocks on the ground. There is also a road at the top which seems to go straight into the sky when you first enter Thandiani but it gives wonderful views.
Thandiani offers lush green lovely views. At night the lights of Hazara District and Azad Kashmir are clearly visible. To the east beyond the Kunhar River, may be seen the snow covered mountain ranges of Kashmir, to the north and northeast, the mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan are sighted, to the northwest are snowy ranges of Swat and Chitral.
A Must visit place!(Y)
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