Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is a self-governing state under Pakistani control, but under Pakistan's constitution, the state is informally part of the country. Pakistan is administering the region as a self-governing territory rather than incorporating it in the federation since the UN-mandated ceasefire.

Azad Kashmir is such a beautiful area In Pakistan that resembles Like a Heaven, It consists of Meadows, Lakes, and Valleys.

In the article, we have mentioned some areas that are most visited by tourists locally and abroad as well.

Neelum Valley

NEELUM VALLEY

Azad Kashmir is such a beautiful area In Pakistan that resembles Like a Heaven, It consists of Meadows, Lakes, and Valleys.

In the article, we have mentioned some areas that are most visited by tourists locally and abroad as well.

Rawalkot

RAWALAKOT

Rawalakot is the capital of the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. It is in a saucer-shaped valley at elevation 1615 meters (5300 ft), and 76 km from Kohala. There is also a road connection with Rawalpindi and Islamabad via the neighboring districts of Azad Pattan and Dhalkot, and with Muzaffarabad via Kohala and Sudhangali. There are many people around the world that have connections of some sort to this part of the world. South East England has a number of people that emigrated from Rawalakot to places such as London and Sussex.

There is an interesting place in District Poonch which is Tattapani, this is the only place in the world where 110 Degrees centigrade clean water comes from the earth.

Banjosa Lake

BANJOSA LAKE

Banjosa Lake is located near Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir. An artificial lake at an altitude of 1981 meters, a man-made land because of its resplendent and astonishing views and fabulous garden, is a very famous tourist spot with vivacious trees and colorful flowers. Facilitated with swings and slides the spot is a magnetization for kids as well. Banjosa Lake is circumvented by mountains and lush green gardens abundant with flowers and trees, this is a very resplendent minuscule lake.

Ramkot Fort

Ramkot Fort

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Muslim rulers of Kashmir built numerous forts, one of which is the Ramkot Fort, now surrounded by the water of the Mangla Lake.

The fort is located on the confluence of Rivers Jhelum and Poonch, on a vertical cliff looking over the shiny blue waters. Due to its peculiar architecture, the Ramkot Fort is distinct amongst fortresses built in the Kashmir region. Identical to the architectural characteristics of the Mangla and Muzaffarabad Forts, Ramkot was very likely built in the same period.

Toli Peer

Toli Peer

Toli Peer is a hilltop and the most attractive point in the north-eastern area of Rawalakot. That is one of the most beautiful and fascinating tourist spots in Rawlakot at the approximate height of 8800 feet. Toli Peer offers outback time on widespread grassy fields and aspiring views as it is the origin point of three different mountainous ridges. The name of the hill station is kept after a saint and there are monuments of his Shrine (Mazaar) at the top of the mountain. Winter is stormy out there, heavy snow covers surrounding hills which makes it difficult to access. There are several campsites and tour operators carry a big number of tourists and camp for a night

Pir Chinasi

Pir Chinasi

Pir Chinasi is a tourist spot located 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Muzaffarabad city on the top of hills at an elevation of 2,900 meters (9,500 ft). The mountain peak has gained large fame for its Ziyarat of a famous Saint Pir Chinasi Known as Pir Sayed Hussain Shah Bukhari.

This place is also visited by tourists who can get a great view of Muzaffarabad and rural areas around the hidden city.

Leepa Valley

LEEPA VALLEY

Leepa valley is located in Azad Kashmir, at 105 kilometers distance from Muzaffarabad. This valley is famously known as the heart of Kashmir or the Mini Kashmir as it gives a perfect depiction of the heavenly beauty of Kashmir. It is covered in a blanket of white snow six months in a year and is only accessible between May and November. Even in summer, the valley has pleasant, cold weather that is enjoyed by the tourists.

Red Fort

RED FORT

Red Fort is a Tourist attraction and historical landmark located in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Red Fort - also known as the Muzaffarabad Fort was built by the Chak rulers of Kashmir. The current locality us called Center Plate Locally, it is known as the "Rutta Qila" or just "Qila".

Shounter Lake

SHOUNTER LAKE

Shounter Valley – Located in Upper Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

From Shounter valley, one can cross the Shounter Pass to go to Astore valley at Rattoo. May to August is the best time to go to that place. It can be gain access to through a jeep track from Kel which only gets opened for a few months of the year. The best place for camping lovers, as camping is mainly common here; no such accommodation facility is available. Shounter Lake is the among the top tourist attraction here. A Shounter Lake is a small but very lovely lake in the Shounter Valley, Azad Kashmir. It can be accessed through 2-3 hours of jeep journey from Kel (Upper Neelum valley) via Domail. The road though gets opened only for a few months only in summers.

Mangla Dam Lake

Mangla Dam Lake

Mangla Dam located in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. The Mangla Dam Power Station hosted at Mangla Dam is the twelfth biggest hydropower station in the world. Mangla Dam, Mangla Lake, and the surrounding areas present a beautiful landscape to visitors.

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