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Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab (Pakistan)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Bhurban (Urdu: بھوربن‎) is a small town and a hill station in Punjab province, Pakistan. The resort town is named after a nearby forest. It is located approximately 9 kilometres from Murree city. [1]


Bhurban is situated in between Murree and Kashmir Road at a height of about 6000 feet. It has recently been made accessible by the dual Islamabad-Murree Expressway, making it a 45-minute drive from Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.


Bhurban has a wide range of tourist facilities.
Pearl Continental Bhurban - 5 star hotel in the town

Bhurban is one of the more picturesque places in the country, and is a tourist paradise with unique flora, and a fauna with a variety species not found elsewhere in Pakistan. It is known for scenic hiking trails in the nearby Ayubia National Park. The '5 star' Pearl Continental Hotel - Mount Pleasant Apartments is one of several resorts in Bhurban that serve tourists visiting the Murree Hills and the national park. Bhurban also has a nine-hole golf course. Another beautiful resort in Bhurban is the Bhurban Hill Apartments, located 2 km from PC Bhurban. It has its own source of natural mineral water.


Bhurban's main tribes are Dhunds (now called Abbasis),Janyals,all being indigenous descendants of Muslim hill tribes who have lived here for centuries.[2] Many of these tribes converted to Islam during the 14th to 15th centuries AD [3] Most of them still live simple rural lives, whilst a number of them have gone on to seek education and jobs in the plains, in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and even further afield. [4]


The Rawat Union Council is also responsible for managing Bhurban. Rawat village is the headquarters of the Union Council of Rawat, which is an administrative sub-division of Murree Tehsil, in the Rawalpindi District of Punjab.


  1. ^ "Bhurban". Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP). Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ Dani, AH 'Hill tribes of Northern and NW Pakistan' Islamabad, 1982, pp 102-109
  3. ^ Dani aa, 102
  4. ^ Punjab Report on Employment, pub Lahore: Govt of Punjab, 1991

Coordinates: 33°57′21″N 73°27′06″E / 33.9557°N 73.4518°E / 33.9557; 73.4518