10 most famous visiting sites in azad-kashmir Pakistan

Sharda Valley

Sharda is a small hill station in the Neelum Valley and located at a distance of 136 km from Muzaffarabad at an altitude of 1,981 meters. It is one of the most beautiful valleys and is famous for its charming scenic attraction. Sharda Valley is located on the foot of two peaks, Sharda and Nardi. There are historical ruins of Hindu temples dedicated to the goddess Sharda. It remains a center point for Hinduism and Buddhism in the ninth century.

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Jhelum Valley

Jhelum Valley, a 50 km long valley located on the Jhelum River within lush green mountains, is located in Hattian Bala District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, which is 40km from Muzaffarabad. The important areas of Jhelum valley are Chinari, Chakothi, Chikkar, Garhi Dupatta, and Awan Patti.

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Mirpur

Mirpur, the largest city of Azad Kashmir and also known for its modern bungalows and buildings, is located at a distance of 218 km from Lahore. Mirpur is mainly an agricultural city, and is famous for millet, maize, and good quality rice of Khari Sharif. Most of its local people migrated to England, so it is also known as Little England.

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Kel

Kel is the most attractive and charming location for tourists at the altitude of 6,879 feet at a distance of 155 km from Muzaffarabad in Neelum Valley. It is the base camp to start your journey toward Taobat, Shounter Valley, Chitta Katha Lake, and Arang Kel.

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Kaschanatar

Kaschanatar is located near LOC, next to Bhimber in Azad Kashmir, at a distance of 117 km from Islamabad at an altitude of 390 meters. The Himalayan ranges in this valley are low-lying foothills so local residents make the forms by carving for irrigating crops such as wheat and corn. The Chanar stream flows in the center of the valley and is the main source of water for irrigation and other usages. This valley has historical importance, as the area was remained in use by Mughal Emperors 200 years ago.

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Keran

On the bank of Neelum River and just on the LOC, there is a beautiful valley called Keran at the altitude of 5,000 feet. There is a splendid view of the Neelum River at this point and one can enjoy fishing there too. Upper Keran is more beautiful small village at the top, and you can have a clear view of mountain ranges in the Indian held Kashmir there.

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Muzzafarabad

Muzaffarabad, located on the banks of Jhelum River and Neelum River, is the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. On its west, there is LOC with Kupwara and Baramulla in Indian Held Kashmir. It has a splendid view of the confluence of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers at Domel, and attracts a number of visitors to enjoy the riversides.

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Kotli

Kotli is the most populous district of Azad Kashmir and is located at a distance of 136km from Rawalpindi. From Motorway N5 near Rawat Fort, move on Kallar Syedan-Dadyal Road and finally turn left to join Kotli Road in Mirpur to access Kotli.

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Mangla Dam

The Mangla Dam is the second-largest dam of Pakistan for the purpose of fulfilling the energy requirements of the country, located on the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is also the 7th largest dam in the world.

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Toli Pir

Toli Pir is a vast hilltop area situated at a distance of 30km from Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir at an altitude of 8,800 feet above sea level. It is the highest mountain top in this region so you get a bird's eye view of Bagh and Poonch Rivers from Toli Pir.

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