Lonely Planet Travel Guide on Abbottabad

By Alexis C. Madrigal
Abbottabad, Hazara's headquarters and biggest town, was founded as a British garrison town in the 1850s, and the shady gardens, church bells, and wide streets in the Cantonment evoke the colonial era. Beside the Cantonment is a compact and vibrant bazaar. At 1220m, Abbottabad has a cool climate, and one of the country's finest hill-station retreats is an hour away at Thadiani. Southbound cyclists should take a rest and contemplate the scenic mountain route via Murree rather than the truck-choked KKH. Apart from changing money for an excursion into the Kaghan Valley there's little reason for other travelers to make a halt.

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