- Ayubia National Park
"Ayubia" is a
National Parkin NWFP, Pakistan. It is a small natural park located at 26 km from the Murree hill station. Ayubia was named after President Ayub Khan. It has been developed as a resort complex from a combination of four mini resorts of Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspurand Ghora Dhakain Galyat.
Himalayan Moist Temperate Forest
The Ayubia National Park is one of the best representative areas
Himalayan Moist Temperate Forest, a sub-category of Montane Forests. [http://www.wwfpak.org/pa_ayubia.php] It provides superb scenery of huge subtropical pine forestcovering the hills and providing shelter.For more info visit http://www.nathiagali.com
In addition to riding trails, hiking places, picnic spots and motels, there is a
chairliftin the central place of Ghora Dhaka in Ayubia that takes the tourists to a nearby summit for a view of the forested hills. This Chairliftwas the first recreation facility of its kind in Pakistanand is still a major attraction for domestic tourists.
The picture shown in page is not of Ayubia National Park but is a church in Nathia Gali. Ayubia national park is approximately at 8500 m higher place with very rich pine jungle. An interesting thing is that in 1920 British people carried a water pipe line from the higher end of park to the lower. This water further goes to murree hills. Due to this passage of water line people covered this line in the form of almost straight path. There is no any slope in this path, so old people can easily walk on this excellent path protected by a fence, and facilitated by seats and toilets etc. This is almost 4-5 km long track. This is very much known that due to presence of very healthy herb vapours in the atmosphere of this 100% pure oxygen habitate removes many disease and make your stamina very much higher. Simply when people comes to the park regularly, believe me they prefer life over money. Many people withdraw their many business contracts just to feel the original life.
The park harbors many species of birds like golden eagle, vulture, sparrow hawk and hill pigeon etc. And animals such as the haunting Asiatic
leopard, asiatic black bear, hill fox and flying squirrel..It is also home to some of the beautifull himalayan pheasant species like the Himalayan Monal,Kalij pheasant and Koklass
21 important herbs belonging to 19 Families are found in this park which are used medicinally by the local inhabitants.
* [http://murreehills.sitesled.com History, Information and Photos of Murree (Ayubia included)]
* [http://www.pindiplus.com Ayub National Park Pictures and Videos]
* [http://www.wwfpak.org/pa_ayubia.php WWF Pakistan - Ayubia page]
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