Mini Travel Series: Nilan Bhotu
I went to this attractive place with Discover Pakistan @discoverpak about 3 years ago. It was my first ever trip with this wonderful tour company. It is about an hour’s drive from Pir Sohawa, Islamabad. Our clothes and shoes were completely drenched.
There is a place of meditation called ‘Chilla Gah’ with crystal clear water ponds full of fish but fishing is not allowed by locals there. It is a great escape for a hot summer day. You can swim there in the fresh water.
It is not accessible by car and a 4WD jeep is essential which can be rented out. There are breathtaking views on the back side of Margalla hills. I was standing in the open jeep and was mesmerized as I inhaled the clean fresh air and absorbed the gorgeous landscape.
I then closed my eyes to smell the aroma of nature. One must travel during the day as there is no electricity in the area and you can get lost on the way back if night falls.
Comfortable trainers are advised as there is a lot of walk. This day excursion is highly recommended with a good tour company.
Have you heard of this place before? Have you been there? Let me know your thoughts.