Angoori Murree, near Islamabad Pakistan, is an untouched pine forest-covered valley that lies in the middle of several tourist hill station sites like Patriata and Karor.
Angoori road goes from Federal government employees society towards Bahria Agro Farms and Golf City.
The best part is that it is just 30 minutes from Islamabad on the Murree Highway, on a very good road.
Villages around Murree
It is like other villages overlooking Islamabad on the Hill track to Murree like:-
Margalla Hill Spots
Do see Margalla Hill spots
Pictures of Angoori Dam and Waterfall
I will distribute the pictures of Dam, picnic spot, and Waterfall throughout the text, so you get a better mental map of the place.
How to get to Angoori Murree Dam and Waterfall?
Drive out towards Murree Expressway and take the road that branches away from the Murree Toll plaza towards the right.
Keep following this Patriata road and at the sign that says “Federal Employees Housing Society”, turn right into the hills.
You will also be driving through the gorgeous Bahria Golf City roads.
Turn left when you reach a T junction. This will take you straight to Angoori Village Murree.
Angoori Murree Map:
Angoori Murree Google Map only shows the 1st part of getting there.
Angoori Location Map
I have marked the return journey on the map below
It doesn’t show the cement road that comes back to Bara Kahu through another loop. So ask a local.
How far is it from Islamabad?
It, with its waterfall dam, and picnic spot is just 40 km or 1 hour from Islamabad.
How is the road to Angoori Murree?
The road up to Bahria Golf city is perfect. Cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles can get there easily.
After Bahria Golf city, the road narrows down but is still well carpeted.
Things to do at Angoori
These are the 6 interesting things to do at Angoori
Drive in the Forest (round Trip)
The most scenic part of this place is off the main road that leads to Patriata.
There is a small turning towards the right one kilometer before the Bridge, which has no markings. It is a cemented road that cuts across the hilly mountains all covered in pine trees.
This turning or the cement road does not show up on Google Maps, but it is there. Ask a local to help you reach Bara Kahu.
There are several natural streams and clear water springs on the route.
There is a small bridge on the way that is a few kilometers from the nearest village that has a natural spring flowing beneath it.
These places are ideal for spending the weekend in silence and solitude and maybe have a picnic.
Bicycle to Angoori Murree
You can bicycle to the Village that is at the top of a mountain, but I would not recommend cycling down the reverse face.
It would be difficult to cycle up the road from Bridge down below.
The best option would be to have lunch at Angoori and come back
Picnic at Angoori Murree at the General’s Cottage.
There is a wonderful hill cottage made by some nice General at the most scenic of all places on Angoori – right on a ledge.
The guy is very accommodating and lets guests visit the premises.
You just have to ask the gatekeeper there to let you in.
Inside the house, you will find the most beautiful view of Islamabad from high up in the mountains.
You can also Barbecue at the General’s lawns
- Simly Dam is another good Barbecue Site in Islamabad.
The cottage looks like an old-fashioned cottage we used to read about when we were kids – like the little red riding hood p- except there are no wolves there.
The cottage is sited right on a high ledge.
Trust Saints, Molvi, businessmen, and Generals to find the juiciest of spots everywhere I see.
If no one opens the gate for you, comment below and I will help you get in.
Charcoal Lunch at the Village of Angoori
Right at the Village center, there are several shops serving food and supplies.
There is a tandoor restaurant there as well that serves wood-cooked vegetables, meat, Desi Lassi, Chai, Daal, and Tandoor waali Chapatti.
Going to Angoori for this desi meal would be worth it in itself.
Swim at the Angoori Dam and Bridge
There are two places to swim and see freshwater in Angoori Murree.
- Angoori Dam near the Village
- Angoori Bridge a few kilometers after the village
PRO TIP 1
Always swim upstream from the crowd and don’t go into the water when it hasn’t rained recently, as the water becomes dirty and contaminated with the rubbish of the population close by.
Hike to Patriata Top from Angoori
You can have someone drop you at the Angoori Bridge and then you can hike all the way to Patriata through pristine pine forest.
It would be a 20 Km or 5 hours hike from Angoori to Patriata.
You can easily find a Careem to bring you back from Patriata.
PRO TIP 2
It is absolutely safe here, but there is no harm in keeping a short hunting knife on your belt as I do.
Build a Farm house at Angoori
Lots of Big-Wig Federal Officers and Malik Riaz of Bahria town has bought a vast tract of land there. I saw several boards of Inspector Generals and bureaucrats’ there declaring ownership of complete hills.
Knowing that Angoori is so well connected on three ends – Islamabad, Murree, and Karor – it makes complete sense.
Villages near Angoori Road Murree
None of the 8 villages near Angoori is closer than 8 Km, and that is a good thing.
Where is the Angoori Waterfall?
Angoori Waterfall is very close to Angoori Village, but you will miss it if you don’t ask a local.
It is not really a waterfall but a steady stream of water falling 10 feet from the small Angoori Dam.
How is the Angoori Murree Weather?
Angoori Village Weather is at least 5 0 C lower than Islamabad but not as cold as Murree. Murree is at least 500 meters higher than Angoori.
So, if you plan to spend some time there, do check this weather forecast first.
Angoori Road to Patriata Murree
I have seen a Suzuki Mehran coming from Patriata Murree to Angoori, so I guess the road is fit for small vehicles.
Angoori Frequently Asked Questions
People love angoori bhabhi of India, but this trip is not related to this character.
The meaning of the word “Angoori” is similar in both countries. Angoori means the color of Red wine.
Angoori Gulab Jamun & Petha
Angoori Afghan Rugs
Blood Wine colored Angoori Afghan Rugs woven in Western Afghanistan is very much in demand in Pakistan.
Angoori Muree is a good place to have desi lunch, Picnic, Bicycle, or Hike, but not advisable to Swim there. Angoori waterfall is not as clean as Shumber, Noori, or Sajjikot but is a lot more peaceful.
- Do check out other things to do in Islamabad.