Shogran

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Shogran
Hill station
A Resort in Shogran
A Resort in Shogran
Shogran is located in Pakistan
Shogran
Shogran
Coordinates: 34°38′N 73°28′E / 34.633°N 73.467°E / 34.633; 73.467Coordinates: 34°38′N 73°28′E / 34.633°N 73.467°E / 34.633; 73.467
Country Pakistan
ProvinceKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictMansehra District
Elevation2,362 m (7,749 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
A Panorama of the shogran from a hotel terrace.

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.[1][2]

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 is also available there by Telenor and Mobilink. The local people are friendly and peaceful. It is accessible in the 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 Sri Paya and 'Musa ka Musala Peak' are really nice from the lawns of the rest house.[3]

Weather[edit]

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. Moonsoon 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.[4]

A view of Paya
Hill station in Shogran

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/08/26/stfp-publishes-travel-guide-on-kaghan-valley/, 'STFP publishes travel guide on Kaghan Valley', Pakistan Today newspaper, Published 26 August 2012, Retrieved 8 February 2017
  2. ^ http://www.saifulmuluk.com/location/shogran/, Shogran area on saifulmuluk.com website, Retrieved 8 February 2017
  3. ^ "Services Able". Pakistantoursguide.pk. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Climate & Weather of Shogran". www.paramountadventure.pk. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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