Shogran is a hill station situated on a green plateau in the Kaghan Valley , northern Pakistan at a height of 7,749 feet or 2,362 metres above sea level. Shogran is located at a distance of 34 km away from Balakot. The road from Islamabad to Kiwai is metalled and measures 212 km. From Shogran, you can ride a jeep or horse or hike to several picturesque places like Siri, Paye and Makra Peak.
|Local Language Name:||شوگران|
|Coordinates :||34°38′N 73°28′E|
|Total Area:||7,749 feet or 2,362 metres|
|Time zone:||PST (UTC+5)|
|Area dialing code:||21231|
|Located:||Distance of 34 km away from Balakot|
|Road Way:||From Rawalpindi to Shugran 200 Km|
|Peaks :||Musa ka Musalla , Makra , Malika Parbat|
|Mobile phone services:||Telenor and Mobilink|
|Height:||7,749 feet or 2,362 metres above sea level|
|Opened For Visitors:||Summers and Winters|
|Temperature:||Maximum of 20 C and a minimum of 3C at night|
After crossing Kawai, visitors find themselves in Shogran, a heavenly place with beautiful views. Shogran is situated at an altitude of 2400 (7500 feet) meters above sea level. At this altitude it stands well above the valley. Shogran has a number of guest houses that can be used as an abode for the night. Most well-known is the forestry department rest and guest house.
Shogran offers magnificent views to three beautiful snowcapped peaks, namely:
- Musa ka Musalla
- Malika Parbat
Hotels and motels are available at affordable costs. Mobile phone services is also available there by Telenor and Mobilink . The local people are friendly and peaceful. It is accessible in the summer. It attracts families and explorers alike. You should not miss a trip to Forest Rest House. Most of the people sit and relax in its huge lush green lawns. Entry might be restricted when senior officials visit or stay at rest houses. Views of Sri Paya and ‘Musa Da Mussalah Peak’ are really nice from the lawns of the rest house.
Shogran is opened for visitors in summers and winters (although in winter only one hotel is open for stay). June August every year is the peak season. During this period, weather remains pretty pleasant. Temperature ranges between a maximum of 20 C and a minimum of 3C at night. Moonsoon winds bring heavy rains with occasional hail storm. Unexpected thunder storm and heavy rains keep environment cool and sometimes create difficulties for visitors to move around. Warm clothes are recommended for nights due to low temperature. Heavy snow keeps valley covered throughout the winter season.