Photos of Murree

Editor’s Note: Rare Black & White photos of Murree dating back to 1860s are in the last portion of this post.

Pics of snow covered Murree ; Murree, 'Queen of Hills' during winter.Brief History: Murree, also called ‘The Queen of Hills’, is a summer resort in the Punjab. It is located at an altitude of 7,516 feet (2,291 metres), 36 miles (58 Km) from Islamabad.
The site for Murree was selected in 1850 by Sir Henry Lawrence (who was then President of the Punjab Administrative Board) immediately after the annexation of the Punjab Province. The town was originally established for the British troops garrisoned on the Afghan frontier as a sanatorium. Officially, the municipality was created in 1850. In 1851 temporary accommodation was provided for a detachment of troops; and in 1853 permanent barracks were erected.
The permanent town of Murree was constructed at Sunny Bank in 1853. The Holy Trinity Church was sanctified in May 1857, and The Mall Road was built. The most significant commercial establishments, the Post Office, general merchants with European goods, tailors and a millinery, were established opposite the church. Until 1947, access to The Mall Road was restricted for “natives” (non-Europeans).
Murree was the summer capital of the Punjab during British Raj; which later moved to Simla.  In the hot season it was also the headquarters of the Lieutenant General of the Northern Command. The Commissioner and the Deputy-Commissioner of Rawalpindi also resided here during summer.
The chief educational institutions at that time were the Lawrence Military Asylum for soldiers’ children (now the Lawrence College Ghora Gali), and the St. Denys’ and Convent English schools for girls. The station also contained the Lady Roberts Home for invalid officers (Still managed by the Pakistan Army with the same name).
During summer, this popular hill station is thronged by people, mostly from the Punjab, to get a respite from the scorching heat in the plains. Tourists from other parts of Pakistan also visit this place. It is also frequented by tourists during winter to enjoy the snow.
This page has a vast collection of photos of Murree. It is hoped that the readers would like wonderful pics of Murree.

Murree in Winter

Pics of snow covered Murree ; Murree, 'Queen of Hills' during winter.

Murree, ‘The Queen of Hills’

Pics of Murree in Winter. Murree (Queen of Hills) during snow.

Murree, a Concrete Jungle

Pics of Murree, a concrete jungle. Is Murree still a Queen of Hills?Oh' old Murree!

Murree at Night

Pic of Murree at night. Murree, 'The Queen of Hills'

Murree During Heavy Snowfall

Murree Pictures: Murree during heavy snowfall - Images, Photos of Murree

Murree at Night, Photo Taken from Lady Roberts. Photo by Sarosh Farooque, 17 September 2012.

Photos of Murree: Photo of Murree at Night, Photo taken from Lady Roberts, Murree

Mall Road, Murree at Night. Photo by Sarosh Farooque, 18 September 2012.

Photos of Murree: Photo of Mall Road, Murree at night

Marhaba Hotel, The Mall, Murree, 2008. Photo by Mus24.

Murree Photos - Image of Marhaba Hotel, The Mall, Murree, 2008 - Murree Pic

Majestic Hotel, The Mall, Murree, 2008. Photo by Mus24.

Murree Photos - Image of Majestic  Hotel, The Mall, Murree, 2008 - Murree Pic

Holy Trinity Church, The Mall, Murree. Holy Trinity Church was built in 1857. Until 1875, it was away from the then main market (Now called “Lower Bazaar”). But when the “Great Fire” burned down the market in 1875 a new Mall strip was built in its place in an area overlooked by the church grounds and parallel to the “Lower Bazaar”. Photo by Karrar Haidri.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Trinity Church, Murree, during heavy snow

Holy Trinity Church Viewed from Kashmir Point, Murree 

Murree Pics: Holy Trinity Church viewed from Kashmir Point, Murree - Images, Photos of Murree

General Post Office (GPO) Murree after Heavy Snow. Photo taken by ???? on 29 Dec 2012.

Murree Pics: General Post Office (GPO) Murree after heavy snow, Dec 2012 - Images, Photos of Murree

A Road Side Umbrella Seller Near Murree 

Murree Pics: A man selling colurful Umbrellas at road side near Murree - Images, Photos of Murree

Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree. It is an elite public boarding school located 4 km from Murree and 57 km from Rawalpindi. It was founded as an ‘asylum’ school for orphans in 1860 during the British Raj and named after Major General Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence. The Lawrence Asylum at Ghora Gali was renamed Lawrence Royal Military School in 1920. In 1927 the name was changed to Lawrence College, Ghora Gali.
Its first principal was Rev. Tabernacle (Tenure: 1860-63) and the first Muslim principal was Ch. Abdul Hamid (Tenure: 1952-55).
Please visit the following websites for more details and photos:-
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Official website of Lawrence College
Photo taken by Umar Hassan Cheema on 21 Apr 2012. He is an old ‘Galian’, settled in USA since 1995.

Pic of Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree. Lawerence College is a public boarding school. Photo by Umar Hassan Cheema, 21 Apr 2012.

Convent of Jesus & Mary, Murree. Photo by Farah imtiaz092.

Murree Pictures: Convent of Jesus & Mary, famous convent school in Murree - Images, Photos of Murree

Presentation Convent High School, MurreePresentation Convent High School, Murree, was founded in 1895 by the Presentation Sisters (a religious institute of Roman Catholic women founded in Ireland in 1775).

Murree Photos - Image of Presentation Convent High School, Murree

Nutwood House, Presentation Convent High School, Murree. Nutwood House at Presentation Convent School is a superb Victorian style architecture building. It is one of  the oldest houses standing in Murree. It was built by Murree Brewery Company in the early 1860. It was rented during summer to the Freemason’s Lodge for their meetings. Later, it housed priests from the Catholic Church of Mother Mary Our Lady of Sorrows, located on the Mall. Then it was purchased by the Presentation Convent School and was used as hostel for the students. It is now used as a a training centre and summer retreat for Presentation Convent sisters coming from other cities of Pakistan. Photo by mus24.

Murree Photos - Image of Nutwood House, Presentation Convent High School, Murree

Murree Christian School, Jhika Gali, Murree. Murree Christian School is a small boarding school located at Jhika Gali, Murre. It was founded in 1956 to educate the children of missionaries in Pakistan. Since the mid-1960s, not all students have been from missionary families; some are from expatriate workers of consulates and embassies in Islamabad or other international companies. A few are from the small Pakistani Christian community.
Official website: Murree Christian School 
The following photo shows the High School building of Murree Christian School which was a former Garrison Church.

Murree Photos - Image of High School building of Murree Christian School - Murree Pic

Murree Christian School, Jhika Gali, Murree during Winters

Murree Photos - Image of Murree Christian School, Jhika Gali, Murree during winters - Murree Pic

View of Murree Express Way and Surroundings. Picture taken from Maisonette Mornin Side Suites & Apartments, Murree. Photo by Sarosh  Farooque, 20 September 2012.

.Photos of Murree, Pakistan - Photo of View of Murree Express Way and Surroundings

Bhurban, Murree. Photo by Umar Hassan Cheema on 21 April 2012.

Pic of Bhurban, Murree, Pakistan. (Photo by Umar Cheema, 21 Apr 2012)

View from the Balcony of PC Bhurban, Murree. Photo by Sarosh Farooque, 15 September 2012.

Photos of Murree: View from the balcony of PC Bhurban, Murree, photo by Sarosh Farooque

View of PC Bhurban from Amphitheater. Photo by Sarosh Farooque, 15 September 2012.

Photos of Murree: View of PC Bhurban Murree from Amphitheater, photo by Sarosh Farroque

Pakistan’s Highest Golf Course: Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban MurreePakistan’s highest Golf Course located at a height of 6350 feet (1935 metres). Photo by Tango Charlee, 26 June 2013.

Murree Pics: Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban Murree. Pakistan's highest Golf Course - Images, Photos of Murree

Main Building of Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban MurreePhoto by Tango Charlee, 26 June 2013.

Murree Pics:  Main Building of Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban Murree - Images, Photos of Murree

Picturesque Scene of Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban Murree. Photo by Tango Charlee, 26 June 2013.

Murree Pics: Picturesque scene of Chinar Golf Club, Bhurban Murree - Images, Photos of Murree

Near PAF Base, Lower Topa, Murree. Photo by Umar Hassan Cheema, 23 Apr 2012.

Pic of Signboard of PAF Base, Lower Topa, Murree. (Photo by Umar Hassan Cheema-2012)

PAF Public School Lower Topa, Murree

PAF Public School Lower Topa, Murree

PAF Officers Mess, Lower Topa, Murree. A view of cozy sun room of PAF Mess. Photo by Sarosh Farooque, 20 September 2012.

Photos of Murree - Sun Room of Officers Mess at Lower Topa, Murree

Patriata, New Murree. Patriata, also known as New Murree, is a popular hill resort 15 km from Murree. It is the highest point in the area at an elevation of 6,790 feet(2,070 m). Patriata, having a chair lift and cable car system, is a popular tourist attraction. One can see monkeys in this heavily forested area.

Photos of Cable cars in Patriata (New Murree), 15 km from Murree

Remnants of Murree BreweryThe Murree Brewery was established in 1860 by Dyer (father of Col Dyer, the Butcher of Amritsar in 1919). It is located 6 kilometers from Sunny Bank at Ghora Gali. It was burned down in 1947 during partition riots.

Pictures of Murree; Remnants of Murree Brewery, demolished building - Photos of Murree, Images of Murree

 

The Mall Road, Murree in the Winter of 1969. This photo was from the gate of church while facing towards Pindi Point. Photo by cavalry.

Murree Pictures: Black & White photo of The Mall Road, Murree covered with heavy snow in the Winter of 1969 - Photos, Images of Murree

A View of Murree, 1963 

Murree Photos - Image of Murree 1963 - Murree Pic

Sam’s Restaurant, The Mall, Murree-1962. The Ballroom sign depicts that there was a dancing floor as well in Sam’s. Is it still there?

Pic of Sam's Restaurant, The Mall Road, Murree

Students of Murree Christian School, 1962 

Murree Photos - Image of students with a bus of Murree Christian School, 1962

Murree in 1960 

Murree Photos - Image of Murree in 1960 - Murree Pic

Mall Road Murree in 1959

Murree Pics: Mall Road Murree in 1959 - Images, Photos of Murree

Old Bus Stop at Murree. This is old Pindi-Murree Bus Stop at Murree. Photo by Environmentalist.

Murree Pictures: Photo of Old Bus Stop at Murree - Photos, Images of Murree

A Hotel in Murree, 1940s-50s  

 Murree Photos - Old image of a Hotel in Murree, 1940s-50s

Golf Club Murree, 1940s 

 Murree Photos - Rare Old image of Golf Club Murree, 1940s

Football Ground at Lower Barian, Murree, 1920-30s

Murree Photos - Image of Football Ground at Lower Barian, Murree, 1920-30s

General Charles Monro at Gharial, near Murree, 1917Commander in Chief of India General Charles Monro with his staff inspecting barracks at Gharial near Murree in 1917. General Monro served as C-in-C India from 1916 to 1920.

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: General Charles Monro at Gharial, Murree, 1917 - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

Rare Photo of Barracks at Kuldana, Murree 

Murree Rare Pictures: A very Rare photo of barracks at Kuldana, Murree - Extremely Old Photos of Murree

Soldier’s Home, Upper Topa, Murree, 1920s-30s

Murree Photos - Rare Old image of Soldier's Home, Upper Topa, Murree, 1920s-30s

Tonga Stand, Murree (Painting on a Postcard), 1910

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: Tonga Stand, Murree, 1910 - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

A View of Gharial, Murree, 1910

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: A view of houses at Gharial, Murree, 1910  - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

Motto Bridge, Crest of the Black Watch, Murree, 1910 

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: Motto Bridge, Crest of the Black Watch, Murree, 1910 - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

Football Match in Murree, 1909

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: A football match in Murree, 1909 - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

A Theatre Troupe in Murree, 1905

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: A Theatre Troupe in Murree, 1905 - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

A Football Match in Murree, 1903 

Murree Photos - Rare Old image of a football match in Murree, 1903

 Old photo of Murree in Winter, 1900s  

Murree Photos - Rare Old image of Murree in snowfall, 1900s

An Ekka coming from Kashmir to Murree

Extremely rare Pictures of Murree: An Ekka coming from Kashmir to Murree - Old Rare Photos, Images of Murree

An old Photo of The Mall Road, Murree 

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; An old Photo of The Mall Road, Murree - Old and rare Photos of Murree, Rare Images of Murree

An Old Photo of Jheeka Gali, Murree

Old and Rare photos of Murree - An old and rare photo of Jheeka Gali, Murree

The Mall Road, Murree,1900. The road near the  Holy Trinity Church led to Cecil, Brightlands and Lockwood Hotels. These hotels have been demolished.

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; The Mall Road,Murree,1900 - Old and rare Photos of Murree, Rare Images of Murree

An Old and Rare Photo of Murree Post Office

Old and Rare Photos, pics of Murree - an old and rare photo of Murree Post Office

Murree Valley 1888-89

Old and Rare Photos, Pics of Murree - Murree Valley-1888-89

Old Photo of Convent of Jesus & Mary, Murree

Old and Rare Photos, pics of Murree - Old Photo of Convent of Jesus & Mary, Murree

Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree: Prep School Building-1875. It is a rare photo of Prep School Building of Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree in 1875. {More rare photos here: Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree } Rare Pic of Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree-Prep School Building-1875.

Junior School Building at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree

Murree Rare Pictures: An old Black & White photo of Junior School Building at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree - Extremely Old Photos of Murree

Senior School Building at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree 

Murree Rare Pictures: An old Black & White photo of Senior School Building at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree - Extremely Old Photos of Murree

Murree Bazar after Fire in 1875

Old and Rare Photos, pics of Murree - Murree Bazar after fire in 1875

Murree in 1870s 

 Murree Photos - Rare Old image of Murree in 1870s

Murree Brewery Buildings – 1870. Umar Khan of www.harappa.com has produced a fantastic book From Kabul to Kashmir containing some really great photographs by some Raj photographers.

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; Murree Brewery buildings, 1870 - Old and rare Photos of Murree, Rare Images of Murree

An old View of Murree -1870. This view overlooks the town with the Anglican church (Holy Trinity Church) on the skyline.

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; Rare Photo of an old view of Murree town and Anglican Church in 1870 - Rare Images of Murree

Snowfall in Murree – 1865

Old and Rare photos, pics of Murree - Snowfall in Murree, 1865

A Bridge in Murree-1865. A very rare photo of Murree.

Very Rare pics, photos of Murree - A Bridge in Murree- 1865

An old photo of Murree Bazar, 1865

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; An old photo of Murree Bazar,1865 - Old and rare Photos of Murree, Rare Images of Murree

Engraved Drawing of the Lawrence Asylum, Ghora Gali, Murree, 1860s. Lawrence Asylum was founded in 1860 for the education of children of European soldiers serving in India. It was named after Major General Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence. It was renamed as Lawrence Royal Military School in 1920. In 1927 the name was changed to Lawrence College, Ghora Gali.

Murree Photos - Rare Old Engraved drawing of the Lawrence Asylum, Murree, 1860s

A Road in Murree – 1861

Old and Rare photos, pics of Murree - A road in Murree, 1861

A Rare Photo of Kashmir Point Murree, 1861

Old and rare Pictures of Murree; An old photo of Kashmir Point Murree,1861 - Old and rare Photos of Murree, Rare Images of Murree

Holy Trinity Church in Murree, 19th Century

Old and Rare Photos, pics of Murree - A Church in Murree- 19th Century

Murree Bazar and Holy Trinity Church – 19th Century

Old and Rare Photos, pics of Murree - Murree Bazar and Church, 19th Century

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Comments

  1. Hafeezullah Butt says:

    Many thanks for such a great collection of photos of Murree. It recalls me the past of my life from 1964 to 1981.

  2. Dr Martin Wyatt says:

    Many thanks for putting together this wonderful photographic resource.

    My father, a Sargent in the RAF, was based in Murree / Lower Topa in the second world war.

    • Mutahir Dhanial says:

      Hello Dr. Martin,

      Do you have any information regarding Murree, history or pictures or useful information you can share.

      Thank you and regards.

  3. Aneeba Bashir says:

    Beautiful pics of Murree.

  4. Muhammad Salman says:

    I am extremely delighted to have seen some awesome historical pics of Murree that I always wondered to find where…..my great applause for the team of dedicated men and women who made it possible for the passion of many……..Good job!!

  5. Mian Manzoor says:

    yaad-e-mazi azab hai, ya Rab! Koi cheen lay mujh say hafza mera.
    Hazaroun yadain taza ho gae hain.

  6. These are beautiful pics of Murree.

  7. This collection of Pictures is simply amazing!!

  8. Dr. Syed Hosein says:

    A good historical achievement.

  9. Habib A. Syed says:

    Beautiful pictures that took me back over 45 years when I spent couple of years as a child in Kuldana, Murree where my father served as an instructor at Army school.

  10. Khawar Abbasi says:

    Outstanding photos of Murree and no doubt that Murree is paradise on earth.

  11. Wah ji! Tussan sahday bazurgan noo yaad phir kara cahdeyaa nein. Asaan 1947 toh pehlan kayin pushtan Muree nay san …Lower Mall Road tay dukanaan san tay ghar wi, utthey Arya Samaj Mandir tay Gurdawara Sahab sadey wadhey wadhereyan Sardar Ram Singh ji (Meray Dada Ji) nay banvaeya si ji. Jisdey kaghzaat ajj vi lay phirney haan. Tussan nay bada changa kam kitta sadey wargeyan naa jedey 1947 ton ajj tak ‘rootless’ jinney paye haan. Khair Howay jee!

  12. Murree is a very nice place.

  13. Azhar Nadeem Bajwa says:

    What a history of my childhood city Murree.

  14. Fiza Nawaz says:

    Oops! Awesome pix of Murree.

  15. What a Memorable collection of Pics of Murree!!!

  16. Javed Ansari says:

    I love Murree. Beautiful pictures. Well done…

  17. Imran Baig says:

    Priceless pics of Murree, certainly some day our present pics will also be seen as old Murree pics. So keep on doing good work to be in Jannat-ul-Firdous at that moment. Take care

  18. Dr. Muhammad Faisal Bugti says:

    An asset preserved!

  19. Javed Abbasi, Paris says:

    Beautiful pics of Murree.

  20. Abid Siraj says:

    Awesome pics!!

  21. Khurram says:

    Superb effort. Really hard job but done in style.

  22. M. Akhlaque says:

    Mehnat aur shouq. Kia kamaal hai.

  23. Junaid Abbasi says:

    Very nice and beautiful old pictures of Murree.

  24. Haroon Mansoor says:

    It is really a wonderful effort. One can easily compare the present with the past.

  25. Shaista Zaki says:

    Its really a nice collection of rare pics of Murree.

  26. Never seen such photographs of Murree :)

  27. Waqar Abbasi from Murree says:

    Great work done, I love it.

  28. Amjad Iqbal Bhatti says:

    Fantastic Photos of Murree.

  29. Muhammad Zafar Ullah says:

    Marvelous…..amazing photographs

  30. I LOVE MURREE… :)

  31. Abdull Ahather says:

    Beautiful and fascinating place.

  32. Awesome!!!!

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