The region of Hazara is like a door to heaven, opening up to visitors a world replete with natural beauty.
It was a favourite gateway from the plains into Kashmir during Mughal, Durrani and Sikh rules. It is a large area some 10,000
sq. km. The world famous Karakoram Highway starts from Havelian, a town in this region at a distance of 101 km from Islamabad.
The mighty "Lion River" Indus or Abasin flows through the entire length of Hazara. It is strategically located between the
Northern Areas, Azad Kashmir, Punjab and the rest of the North West Frontier Province. Hill stations collectively known as
the Gallis and the Kaghan valley are the best known parts of Hazara. Pakistani and foreign tourists throng its cool and serene
valleys during sizzling summer.