Shogran

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Shogran
Shogran
Himalayan range
a beautiful setting in shogran,
a beautiful setting in shogran,
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Shogran (Urdu: شوگران ‎) is a hill station situated on a green plateau in the Kaghan Valley, northern Pakistan at a height of 7,749 feet or 2,362 metres above sea level.[1][2]

Shogran is located at a distance of 34 km away from Balakot. The road from Islamabad to Kiwai is metalled and measures 212 km. From Shogran, you can ride a jeep or horse or hike to several picturesque places like Siri, Paye and Makra Peak.

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 Da Mussalah Peak' are really nice from the lawns of the rest house.

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 and a minimum of 3°C 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.

See also[edit]

Hill station in Shogran
A horse is seen grazing at the picturesque shogran valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. These horses are used to the cold, harsh climate and tourists visiting all year round. They are incredibly friendly and extremely peaceful, whether you just sit and watch them or hitch a ride on them.

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


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Coordinates: 34°38′N 73°28′E / 34.633°N 73.467°E / 34.633; 73.467