The region of Hazara is unique. For it opens up to visitors, a world replete with natural beauty. It was a favorite gateway from the plains into Kashmir during Mughal, Durrani and Sikh rules. It is a large area some 10,000 sq. km. The world famous Karakoram Highway starts from Havelian, a town in this region at a distance of 101 km from Islamabad. The mighty "Lion River" Indus or Abasin flows through the entire length of Hazara. It is strategically located between the Northern Areas, Azad Kashmir, Punjab and the rest of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Hill stations collectively known as the Gallis and the Kaghan valley are the best known parts of Hazara. Domestic and foreign tourists throng to its cool and serene valleys during sizzling summer months.
Bara Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat area is situated at an altitude of 2350m. Bara Gali lies on the road between Abbottabad and Murree; 15 miles from Abbottabad and 25 miles from Murree. Bara Gali is also the summer campus of the University of Peshawar.

Changla Gali is another tourist mountain resort towns in the Galyat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Its altitude is 2559m. During British rule it was the headquarters of the Northern Command School of Musketry.


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