The hill is terraced with former native fortifications.
In extent, arranged in terraced promenades.
Approaching Rawalpindi district the hills open out, and rich plain lands take the place of the terraced hillsides and forests of the more northern uplands.
The hill behind is terraced, and luxuriant vineyards and fruit plantations surround the place, which is well watered on the north by three principal springs, including the Well Sirah, now `Ain Sara (2 Sam.
The stone houses stand in terraced gardens and orchards, and the streets are mere rock ladders.