one of the scenic valleys in Azad Kashimr.
the district headquarter, is situated in the heart of district Poonch. The
altitude of this beautiful saucer-shaped valley is 1615 meters. Situated at
a distance of 76 kilometers from Kohalla, it is also linked with
Rawalpindi/Islamabad via Azad pattan and Dhalkot and with Muzaffarabad via
Kohalla by black top roads. The construction of Guoien Nullah road between
Rawalakot and Azad pattan has considerably reduced the distance and journey
time. During summer the place becomes full of green grass and beautiful
flowers including many varieties of roses. The town has few good bazaars
where all essential commodities of life are easily available.
Rawalakot, besides tourist rest house and circuit house, some good hotels
and private guest houses provide comfortable accommodation.
is situated 17 KMs from Rawalakot towards Kohalla and 52 kilometers from
Kohalla. Due to its calm and charming characteristics, the Tourism
Department has constructed a rest house for tourists.
Situated 20 kilometers from Rawalakot, at an altitude of 1981 meters. Its
scenic beauty and impressive surrounding is compelling and attracts tourists
to reach here to enjoy the nature for a possible comeback. Amidst the
captivating beauty of Banjosa the artificial lake reflects the dense forest
standing along the surrounding of of the resting calm waters of Banjosa
nearby worth seeing areas of Banjosa are Jandali, Hussain kot and Devi gali
which can't be simply bypassed for a pleasure trip. The distance parting the
destinations from Banjosa are 3 kms, 4kms and 12 kms respectively. These
places portray rich inherent natural beauty encompassing all others while
awaiting visitors for a comfortable stay. Also, Ghorimar is situated 20 kms
from Khaigala awaiting ones arrival to explore the fascinating beauty
over-looking the sub-valley of Rawalakot and Bagh.
Accommodation on reasonable rates is available here in Tourism, PWD and
Pearl Development Authority's rest houses.
Rawalakot 17 kilometers ahead this place is surrounded by dense forests,
which makes it charming and pleasant. A Tourist Rest House has been
constructed by AJK Tourism Department for the tourists.
is situated at a distance of 30 kilometers. Ahead of Rawalakot, a
fair-weather road via Khaigala leads to this place. At reaching Ghori Mar,
one can explore the fascinating beauty over-looking the sub valleys of
Rawalakot & Bagh. AJK Tourism Department provides accommodation facilities
Springs (Tatta Pani):
Pani is situated on the right bank of the river Poonch, at a distance of 29
kilometers from Hajeera and is connected with two fair weather roads i.e.
via Hajeera-Mandol & Balouch-Pakhonar road. It can be also be reached from
Kotli, the district headquarter of Kotli district, by covering a distance of
26 kilometers. Tatta Pani is famous for its sulpher water springs. During
winter season a large number of people visit this place daily to have hot
water bath for the cure of skin & rheumatic ailments.
Tourism Dept. has constructed here a Tourist Rest House and bathrooms for
the convenience of the visitors. Transport services for Tatta Pani are
available in good number from all important points of the Poonch, Mirpur &
Kotli districts of Azad Kashmir.
is the headquarter of district Sudhanoti. It is at an elevation of 1372
meters and is at a distance of 97 kilometers from Rawalpindi via Azad Pattan,
and is also connected with Rawalakot by 64 kilometers long metalled road.
There is a PWD Rest House located at the hilltop, giving a wonderful view of
the picturesque landscape and green mountains all round. All the basic
facilities of life are available.
altitude of 1982 meters, Tararkhal is situated at a distance of 211
kilometers from Rawalpindi via Kohala and 129 kilometers via Azad Pattan. It
is a nice small station for tourists. Here PWD Rest House provides Spartan
accommodation facilities. Essential commodities of daily use are also
available from local bazaar.
situated at an altitude of about 2134 meters, is at a distance of 50
kilometers from Pullandri and 112 kilometers from Rawalakot. This place is
surrounded by thick, mixed forests of Deodar, blue pine and Fir. Bus service
is available both from Rawalakot to Abbasspur and Rawalpindi to Kahuta. From
Kahuta onwards journey by jeep is advisable.