KASHMIR: This is an ideal valley for both
the domestic and international tourists. The curling river Jhelum
passes through from East to West between the high green mountains of
this valley and joins the river Neelum at Domel near Muzaffarabad
A 59 Km long metalled road runs
along the river Jhelum from Muzaffarabad to Chokothi, which is
located adjacent to line of control (LoC). Buses & wagons ply on
this route regularly.
Ghari Dopatta: It is 24 kilometers from
Muzaffarabad. The town surrounded by mountains is located on both
sides of river Jhelum . Educational, medical, telephone,
accommodation and shopping facilities are available here. AJK
Government has established here an "Extension Services Management
Academy (ESMA)", which provides training facilities of international
At a distance of 51 Kms from
Muzaffarabad and surrounded by high hills, it is situated on the
left bank of river Jhelum . All the basic facilities viz. Bazaar,
hospital, education, post office, banks, telephone are available
Chokothi, 8 Kms ahead of Chinari,
is a border village. Only domestic tourists can visit this area.
This beautiful summer station at
a distance of 46 Kms from Muzaffarabad is situated on top of the
mountain on the southern side of Muzaffarabad. A road branches off
at Dhanni Baqallan, a place about 33 kilometers from Muzaffarabad
and leads to Chikkar, which is at an elevation of 1828 meters. The
outstanding features of this beautiful place are its healthy climate
and picturesque surroundings. Standing over the hill one can have a
fascinating view of the sub- valleys.
A Bazaar, hospital, educational
institutions, post office, banks, telephone etc provide basic
necessities of life to the locals as well as to the visitors. Public
Works Department's rest house provides reasonable accommodation to
10 Kms from Chikkar, situated at
an altitude of 2011 meters above sea level, it is another worth seen
hill station in the middle of dense green pine forests and is linked
by a fair weather road. The ordinary requirements of life are
available in the small bazaar.
It is located about 5 Kms ahead
of Loon Bagla. This place is surrounded by thick silver Fir forests.
Its high altitude of 2071 meters and beautiful landscape have a
special attraction for tourists. An experimental station for the
proliferation of medicinal Herbs has also been established at this
Amidst Muzaffarabad to Kohala, a
road bifurcates the highway and leads to Danna, crossing the
labyrinthine roads. Dann is known for its healthy climate and
alluring scenic beauty. A tourist rest house is available for
accommodation. From here one can go to Dheerkot, a known hill
station in District Bagh.