Expressway to Murree
Sunday afternoon when it was raining in Islamabad we went on an adventure trip to explore “expressway”. This is a relatively new alternate road to Murree, also called “Jhikagali” or “Malka-e-kohsar”.
Driving becomes relatively difficult on a rainy day and that too if we are heading for steep slopes! Our journey started with amazement because the road looked wide and brilliant. But as we reached closer to Murree it became a zigzag road with dangerous turns. The surroundings were scenic and beautiful.
Temperature in Islamabad was reaching the normal summer highs for past three days so kids were not dressed up for 5 degrees Celsius. Lack of preparation forced us to head back as soon as we reached there. It was too cold and wet for them to play.
We made up our minds not to use expressway for our trip back to Islamabad. Our last visit to Murree was three years ago and we had no idea about the miserable state of old Islamabad-Murree road. It used to be a nice and safe road, few years ago but now it was even less than a single lane road. NOT recommended to use, too dangerous!
It became dark when we got back from those heights and our down hill journey was nothing like what you can in this picture. Still it was a memorable and adventurous trip to Murree via Expressway…