Visit Namli Maira from Abbottabad

Location

A metalled road connects Namli Maira to the main Abbottabad—Nathia Gali road near Bagnotar and is an alternate route to reach Nathia Gali from Abbottabad. It is some 3 kilometres away from the main road (Bagnotar)

Geography

Namli Maira is a mountainous rural area located in Abbottabad District (34.116667°N 73.383333°E). It takes its name from the two largest hamlets in the Union Council—Namli and Maira. These settlements are nestled on mountain ridges about 20 kilometres from the city of Abbottabad. Namli Maira is located in the foothills of the highest peak of Abbottabad District, Miranjani.

Villages

These include:

  • Chum
  • Danna
  • Dhaki Khatar
  • Hotar
  • Jaster
  • Kholian
  • Kutli
  • Maira kalan
  • Maira khurd
  • Noor mang
  • Pkhyan
  • Sangi Mara
  • Tharyati

Climate and crops

As this area is away from sea and is above the sea level its winters are extreme. Winter lasts from October to April. April tends to be quite pleasant as the climate is temperate. The summer season is very pleasant and humid the temperature rises maximum to 25-30 degree, due to which it is good picnic spot.

From mid July to mid August people enjoy the fifth season, monsoon, which provides relief after the hot months (i.e., May and June). Farming is the main occupation of the people. The farming is done by oxen in the remote area of village but in proper village (i.e., Namli) is ploughed by machinery because of accessibility. The two crops are grown there: rabi and kharaif. The major rabi crop grown here are potato and maize. The kharaif crop grown there is only wheat but in very small area of village. There are two main purpose of this crop: for cattle and for grain.

Some vegetable are also found here like turnip, radish, peas, pumpkin, beans and mustard.

Fruit like pear, apple, black grapes, grapes, fig, peach, damson plum, mulberry, wild fig, lemon, apricot, charry are found in abundance in Namli Maira. As the hill people lack awareness about the markets, they are unable to get a proper return. These fruits only meet the requirement of local people.

Tourism

Since the earthquake of 2005 the tourists prefer Nathi Gali and surrounding areas like Namli Maira, Kala Bagh, Thandiani and Mushkpuri. Approach to Namli Maira is same from Murree and "Abbottabad" (from both side 32 km).Miranjani also known as "Choki" is one of the most popular sites of Namli Maira.The height of Mirajani is approximately 9,000 feet above the sea level. There is an old track adjacent to Mirajani peak which connects Nathia Gali to Thandiani. Along the track lies a British-era forest rest house, called Dagri Bangla by the locals. Building's location (in the middle of thick forest), colonial style of construction and remoteness accord an aura of mystery to it.

Located at: Namli Maira, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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