This blog covers a little history about a popular destination among tourists Nathia Gali, Pakistan. If you like to find information about this region, continue reading the article.
During the British Raj, Nathia Gali was a summer retreat for the Chief Commissioner. The Galyat tracts were initially discovered by in the early days of British colonial officials like James Abbott (Indian Army officer) who explored the area in 1846 and then in 1847. British found the climate to be a good match to their use and began to develop a few areas in the range/tract to be hill resorts, in order to avoid the scorching summer temperatures of the lowlands. Later on, after Partition/Independence of Pakistan in 1947, these were neglected for some time but eventually developed further from the 1960s onwards as popular resorts.
The region, it’s home for people belonging to the Karlal tribal group, was referred to as”Karral country” during the colonial period under the British (named after the tribe). The Karlal’s are the predominant tribe of the Galyat. The language spoken by the tribesmen is Hindko while their dialect Hindko spoken is known as the “Dhundi-Kairali”. It is located today in called the Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is situated at an altitude of 2,410 meters (8,000 feet) it is a well-known tourist destination during summer. It is surrounded by the cedar and pine trees, and oak walnut, as well as maple and oak trees.
The town and Dunga Gali constituted a notified area under the Punjab Municipalities Act 1891. In 1930 the construction of a pipeline began to provide water to Murree the most beautiful and stunning hill station. The track runs along the pipeline that runs from Donga Gali to Ayubia, (Ayubia Chairlift) for a distance of four kilometers. The track is among the most beautiful nature track that exists in Asia. Its Union Council of Nathiagali is divided into Donga Gali, Bagan, Jhansa, Keri Sarafali, Keri Raiki, Lassan, Malach, Nathiagali and Pasala.
Nathiagali is the most prestigious and most luxurious holiday destination in the country for Pakistani families. Many families have visited and staying during summer in Galliyat for a long time. In the time of British rule, Nathia Gali, then part of the Abbottabad Tehsil of Hazara District was the summer home of Chief Commissioner. The town , along the border with Dunga Gali was a notified region.
The Galyat tracts were initially discovered by the early British colonial officials for instance James Abbott (Indian Army officer) who travelled to the area in 1846-47. The British found the climate to be a good match to their use and began to build some locations in the range or tract as hill resorts, in order to avoid the heat of summer in the lowlands. Later on, after Partition/Independence of Pakistan in 1947, these were neglected for some time but eventually developed further from the 1960s onwards as popular resorts. The dialect spoken by tribespeople is Hindko and it is the local dialect Hindko is also is known as Phari Hindko. Presently , it is situated in currently the Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With an elevation of 2,410 meters (8,000 feet) it is a well-known tourist destination during the summer season. It is surrounded by pine, cedar, and oak walnut, as well as maple and oak trees.