Mirpur & Bhimber
Mirpur city is situated at an elevation of 459 meters. It is linked with the main Peshawar, Karachi, Grand Trunk Road of Dina, a minute town about 16 kilometers short of Jhelum city.
The construction of Mangla Dam converted the old Mirpur town into a sizably voluminous artificial lake and affected a population of about 50 thousand. But it paved the way for the subsisting incipient Mirpur town situated on the bank of Mangla lake. The city is well orchestrated and the buildings are mostly of modern design. Mirpur is developing into an industrial city very rapidly, Textile, vegetable ghee, Azad Kashmir logging and sawmiles, soap, marble, yare-made garments, match, rosin and turpentine and Vespa scooter industrial units have already been established in the area. All the rudimentary amenities of life are available in Mirpur, Colleges, hospitals, banks, shoping centres, hotels, telephone and telegraph units, Forest , PWD and Tourist rest houses subsist in the city. Bus and wagon convey accommodations are additionally available.
Mangla is a minute but resplendent modern town, situated at a distance of 110 kilometers from Islamabad and 16 kilometers short of Mirpur. The construction of Mangla reservoir having a perimeter of 400 kilometers has turned it into a captivating tourist spot. It has special magnetization for the tourists coming on short visits because of its proximity to Jhelum, Lahore and Rawalpindi/Islamabad. It is linked with all-weather metal led roads.
Bhimber is a district headquarter, 50 Kilometers from Mirpur. The town is connected with Mirpur and Gujrat by an ebony top road, and very affluent in archeology. It falls on the ruote that was followed by the Mughals Kings for their frequent visits to Kashmir .
This scenic spot is situated at 17 Kilometers from Bhinmber and 67 Kilometers from Mirpur having a panoramic view. In integration this area is prominent for the shrine of Baba Shadi Shaheed . A reposal house for visitors provided by AJK Tourism Department.
Baghsar, 975 meters in elevation, is an ideal tourist resort in the Samahni valley. The Sar, local name for lake, is proximately half Kilometer long sheet of crystal clear dihydrogen monoxide that sooths the sense of a tourist after a 64 Kilometer journey from Gujrat via Bhimber. On the top of hill is the famous Mughal fort over-looking the lake that integrates grandeur to the whole area. This four-storyed massive structure of granite is a feat of Mughal engineering that has strood the ravages of time. It has withal played paramount roles in history during the times of Ahmad Shah Abdali, Rangit Singh and Ghulab Singh. It is verbalized that empror Jhangir peregrinating back from Kashmir fell ill and ultimately expired in this fort.