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Naran Kaghan Hotels

Naran Kaghan is one of the top go-to places for families in summer. Naran Kghan Valley is one of the scenic places of northern areas of Pakistan.

There are great hotels for families and for student groups including a hotel owned by PTDC which provides good quality accommodation and is one of the best hotels in town.

Naran Kaghan Hotels

Naran Kaghan Hotels List

  • PTDC Hotel
  • Sayyam Heights
    Sayyam Heights was opened in 2012 and offers 25 well decorated rooms with 24 hours hot/cold running. It is located at Jheel Road, Naran.
  • Hotel deMANCHI at Chilas Road, Naran.
  • Kunhar View Hotel at Chilas Road, Naran.
  • Pine Hills hotel which is part of Pine Hills Group. They have hotels in Murree and Islamabad as well.
  • Hotel Naran at Chilas Road, Naran.
  • Royal Hotel at Chilas Road, Naran.
  • Perhena Cottages
  • Riverside Resor Khanian at naran road by Kunhar river, Naran.
  • Lalazar Hotel in main bazaar, Naran.
  • Eden Hotel
  • Lenox Hotel

Naran Kaghan Valley

Naran Kaghan Valley is one of the most beautiful parts of northern areas of Pakistan. It is located in Mansehra district, KPK (Khyber Pakhtunkhawa). Naran Kaghan Valley is very popular tourist attraction. It is about 119 kilometers from Mansehra city.

Naran Kaghan Valley is very scenic town which attracts tourists and photographers from all around the world every year. Naran has a famous river Kunhar which passes through the town.

Naran Kaghan Valley

Culture and Society

Hindko and Gojri are two main local languages but majority of people can speak and understand Urdu. Local people of Naran Kaghan Valley are nice and friendly. Most families depend on tourism for their living, however dry fruits and handicrafts are key part of local economy.

Lake Saiful Muluk

Lake Saiful Muluk is probably the best thing about Naran Kaghan valley and which alone brings majority of people to the area. Lake Saiful Muluk has a spiritual side and mentioned a lot in poetry and fairy tales.

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh of Khari Sharif wrote a complete book which is about a prince of Persia who fell in love with fairy princess at the lake. The lake is so beautiful that people believe fairies come down to lake in full moon.

The area is covered with beautiful wild flowers and pine forests.

Accommodation in Naran Kaghan Valley

There are various types of hotels in Naran Kaghan Valley, ranging from high-end luxury hotels to very low priced hotels. Majority of people like to camp there, but some families like to stay in tent motels.

Transport

Public transport runs few times a day from Mansehra in summer. PTDC (Pakistan Tourist Development Corporation) has an air conditioned bus service between Rawalpindi and Naran. You can take N15 if you are using your own transport. Roads usually get blocked in winter due to heavy snowfall. Naran has good coverage of mobile signals so you are well connected there.

Weather

Naran Kaghan Valley’s climate is warm and temperature is usually high. Naran gets substantial rainfall around the year

Kaghan valley is an awesome place for trekking and hill walking. If you like rafting in rivers then you will like Kunar river because it has some sections for beginners and some challenging ones for experienced.

Trout fishing is a big activity for visitors in the Naran Kaghan Valley but you must get fishing license from Fisheries Department at Shinu or at Naran. Bring your own gear or you can rent equipment from Naran.

Note: I’ve tried to cover and provide useful information but please comment if you would like me to add anything else. Thanks

Ali Gul Pir Shor Macha (a cricket world cup song from djuice Pakistan)

Ali Gul Pir released a new song Shor Macha for cricket world cup 2015 which is sponsored by djuice Pakistan. Although video is quite catchy but the song failed to gain popularity unlike his previous songs.

The video credits includes “Twitter. Scream. Share. Repeat” with #‎ShorMacha‬ and djuice Pakistan’s facebook page link.

ali gul pir shor macha

Ali Gul Pir Shor Macha – Lyrics

Lyrics are funny and written in usual Ali Gul Pir’s style. Main line is “Sarey kaam dur bhaga, cricket laga, shor macha!”

Ali Gul Pir Shor Macha – Credits

Directed by Taimoor Salahuddin. Shot and edited by Hamad Khan. Music by Moroo and Hamad Khan. Production design Zaeem and A.D Dara Channa. Special thanks to all the cast and crew members, specially LOL Wallay comedy troupe.

Ali Gul Pir’s Other Songs

Ali Gul Pir Shor Macha – Video

About Pakistan: University of the Punjab (aka Punjab University) Lahore

University of the Punjab is usually known as Punjab University. Punjab University is located in Lahore that is second largest city of Pakistan and so called ‘heart of Pakistan’. Lahore has mixed culture with modern sites to old sites. It is popular as the historical city of Pakistan. Lahore is known as Pakistan’s educational capital, with more colleges and universities than any other city in Pakistan.

Punjab University is the oldest and biggest university of Pakistan. Punjab University was established in 1882. It was the fourth university to be established by the British colonial authorities on the Indian subcontinent. The previous three universities were only examining institutions but Punjab University was for teaching as well as for examining right from the beginning.

From 1882 to 1947, the creation of Pakistan, Punjab University served as an educational institute of the entire region of pre-partition Punjab and northern India.

Mohindra College, Patiala was the first college of higher learning to affiliate with University of Punjab in 1882; followed by St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. The current Institute of Administrative Sciences was created in 1962.

Now Punjab University has 5 campuses, in different cities. 2 campuses are in Lahore (Allama Iqbal campus, old campus), (Quaid-e-Azam campus, new campus), 1 campus is in Gujranwala, 1 campus in Khanspur and 1 newly established campus in Jhelum. Many institutions are affiliated with the Punjab University. Now some of major institutions that were previously affiliated to Punjab University have now become independent universities on their own, such as Government College University, Lahore and Medical and Engineering Colleges.

Governor of Punjab is the chancellor of Punjab University. Punjab University provides various programs of studies for Undergraduates and masters students as well as for the post graduate students. Punjab University has annual based system. Its medium of instruction is English and Urdu. Approximately 30,608 on-campus students are studying in Punjab University.

Punjab University provides the opportunity to the private students who study at their homes or private institutions and can take annual examination by the Punjab University and university gives them degree according to their qualification. There are a number of such students especially for Master’s program. Approximately 442,000 off-campus students are able to avail the facilities of studying by Punjab University.

Punjab University Library is one of the biggest libraries in universities of Pakistan. The library has more than 500,000 collections of books, magazines and periodicals. The books are in national and international languages and different types as print material, CDs, DVDs, Microfilms, Video and Audio Cassettes etc.

Punjab University is the first public university in the field of IT to lay down 42 Km. long fibre Optic Cable Network: having 74 optical fibre nodes serving all departments, hostels and Administrative Block through local area network.

Punjab University provides the facility of accommodation to the regular students. At present Punjab University has 26 hostels 16 for male and 10 for female students. Each hostel is looked after by a Warden and a Superintendent, who are generally members of the academic faculty. Management of the hostels is coordinated by the Chairman Hall Council, who is a senior faculty member. It also provides accommodation facility to the staff members.

To enhance student teacher interaction through distance learning, Punjab University provides the facility of video conferencing to the students that they can get the chance of learning through more qualified teachers by online lectures and they can exchange their ideas.

Punjab University is trying for further developments for providing more advantages to the students in different areas of Pakistan.