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A resort in Shogran
|Elevation||2,362 m (7,749 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
Shogran (Urdu: شوگران) is a hill station situated on a green plateau in the Kaghan Valley, northern Pakistan at a height of 2,362 metres (7,749 ft) above sea level. It is located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Shogran is located at a distance of 34 kilometres (21 mi) away from Balakot. The road from Islamabad to Kiwai is metalled and measures 212 kilometres (132 mi). Hotels and motels are available at affordable costs. Mobile phone services are also available there by Telenor and Zong. The local people are friendly and peaceful. It's mainly populated during summer. It attracts families and explorers alike. You should not miss a trip to Forest Rest House. Most of the people sit and relax in its huge lush green lawns. Entry might be restricted when senior officials visit or stay at rest houses. Views of Siri Paye and 'Musa ka Musala Peak' are really nice from the lawns of the rest house.
Shogran is a beautiful plateau with stunning views. But the passage to Shogran from Kiwai is very dangerous. Shogran has great potential as a tourist resort provided the access to it is safe.
Shogran is opened for visitors in summers and winters (although in winter only one hotel is open for stay). June – August every year is the peak season. During this period, weather remains pretty pleasant. Temperature ranges between a maximum of 20 °C (68 °F) and a minimum of 3 °C (37 °F) at night. Monsoon winds bring heavy rains with occasional hail storm. Unexpected thunder storm and heavy rains keep environment cool and sometimes create difficulties for visitors to move around. Warm clothes are recommended for nights due to low temperature. Heavy snow keeps valley covered throughout the winter season.
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