It is a charming town spread out over several low, refreshingly, cool & green hills. Abbottabad tour is 116 km from Rawalpindi and 208 km from Peshawar. Places worth visiting in Abbottabad are Damtor, Hill Road, China Hill, Thandiani Farm, Bagnotar, Abbottabad Memorial, Shimla Hill, ilyasi Mosque, water spring, viewpoint etc.
Abbottabad is surrounded by green hills and it’s a neat & clean town, it is situated 1,222 m. above sea level. Its famous for a popular summer resort. There is also a Tourist Information Centre for visitors established by PTDC.
Abbottabad has a humid climate, it’s mild to warm during the spring and autumn months, the temperature is quite hot in the months of June and July and cools to mild in the winter. Snowfall also occurs occasionally during December and January. Heavy rainfall occurs in monsoon stretching from July to September.
Abbottabad is the headquarters of Hazara Division and Abbottabad district. The city is divided into localities, towns, and colonies. The town is also the regimental headquarters for the Frontier Force Regiment, The Baloch Regiment, and Kakul Military Academy.
Popular destinations to visit
- Shimla Hill
- Dor River Valley at Hanoi
- Ilyasi Masjid
- Kunhar River
- Boi Bazar
- Raees Khana Bazar
Abbottabad is the center of attraction from a tourism point of view, as it is a major transit point to many major tourist regions such as Nathiagali, Ayubia, and Naran. Because of many mountainous areas tourism sector is highly adding towards the economy of Abbottabad. Many tourists visit this area when the temperature is higher in the other parts of the country.
Abbottabad owns the country’s highest literacy rate in 2007 and 2011, 67% and 87% respectively. It ranks 1st in KPK in the education sector and 2nd overall in Pakistan. Students come here from the country to study in its institutions for like PIPS, Army Burn Hall College, Army Public College and Abbottabad Public School.
The city is also having institutions in the advanced education sector of Science & Technology such as Ayub Medical College, Frontier Medical College, COMSATS University of Science & Technology and UET campus. Abbottabad is a home of Pakistan Military Academy.