The hill station is a tourist location as the climate here is much cooler than further south. There is a chair lift and cable car system for going to the highest point. The area is heavily forested and there are many monkeys and leopards in the area.
According to what people say. The place was named unwillingly. Before the independence of Pakistan. A foreigner came to visit the place, he didn't know its name, so he asked an old lady to tell the place's name. The old lady didn't know English, and was carrying flour in a pot on her head. She thought that the man was asking about what she was carrying. So she replied him in north Punjabi or Panjistani "Puttar, Atta" in English it means "Son, (it's) flour". From this the place was named as Pathriata and is similar to the Panjistani (or North Punjabi) words Puttar Atta
This area is famous for its natural beauty & especially for the cable car & chair lift service which pass over many beautiful eye capturing spots.
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