Thandiyani Abbottabad

Thandiani is located in the northeast of Abbottabad District at and is about 31 kilometres from Abbottabad in the foothills of the Himalayas. Thandiani is characterized by excellent weather and lush greenery in the summer months, and snow-covered vistas and hills in the winter. Many tourists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and all over Pakistan visit here, especially in the summer season. Being at a high altitude, with attractive scenery and several hiking trails into the forests and other nearby locations, it is a very attractive prospect. A beautiful trek leads to Thandiani from Abbottabad that passes through Dagri naka. To the east beyond the Kunar River are the mountains of Kashmir and the mountains of Kaghan and Kohistan are visible to the north and northeast. To the northwest are the ranges of Swat and Chitral.

Sharan Kaghan Valley

Paras is the starting point for a detour to Sharan which is at a distance of 16 kilometers from Paras and is accessible only by jeeps. This place is famous for its lush green meadows and thick pine forest. This area is not on the main tourist route but is ideal for nature and adventure lovers. From here one can go on an exciting two to three days trekking and camping trip to the top of Musa Ka Musala and onwards to the Siran Valley. There is a forest rest house and a Youth Hostel with a capacity of 20 beds at Sharan to provide accommodation facilities to the adventure travelers. To stay at these facilities you need booking in advance from respective departments. This place is also ideal for camping.

Bishigram Swat Valley

Beshigram, laying at an attitude of 4335 meter on the sea level, as 5km from Madyan and at a distance of 57km from Mingora. It takes around 40 minutes to reach this picturesque valley inhabited by simple and hospitable folk. It takes an average of four to five hours of trekking from the camping pods site to the Bishigram Lake. The trail leading to this Lake itself is a great refuge from the sounds and fury of modern life. The trail meanders through wild flowers, herbs, shrub and trees. The journey to the Lake is a companied with melodious songs of a variety of birds along with the tunes reduced by waterfalls and wind glowing through the pines tree. The Bishigram Lake is farther from any permanent human presence and is believed to be a dwelling of fairies who do not like to mingle with humans.

Restaurants

Summer Retreat Restaurant
Afaq Restaurant
Taj Mahal Restaurant