Top tourist destinations in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), is a self-governing state under the Federation of Pakistan. The territory lies west of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir and was previously part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Azad Jammu and Kashmir is famous tourist destination among all over Pakistan and today we are discussing top tourist destinations in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Did you know: Azad Kashmir ranks fifth among Pakistani provinces by GDP (7.00 million USD).
Here are some of the top tourist destinations in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Neelum Valley is the northernmost part and district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir covered with full natural beauty you will see everywhere greenery, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, trees, villages and Kashmiri architecture and living way of Kashmiries. View of beautiful and high mountains and the very attractive scene is the border between Pak and India, there’s just a difference of river between two countries right side of Kashmir is controlled by India and left side is Pakistan so this is the attractive scene, you can also see check-posts of India from Neelum Valley.
Peer Chanasi is another famous destination in Azad Jammu and Kashmir located 30 kilometers east of Muzaffarabad city on the top of hills at an elevation of 2,900 metres. The mountain peak has gained large fame for its ziyarat of a famous Saint ‘Pir Chinasi’ Known as ‘Pir Sayed Hussain shah Bukhari’. Peer Chanasi is not just famous in Azad Jammu and Kashmir but also in all over the Pakistan, mostly people daily visit Peer Chanasi not just from Muzaffarabad or AJK but all over from Pakistan e-specially in snow, the surprising fact of Peer chanasi is that this place is mostly covered with snow. if you will ever visit AJK then don’t forget to visit ‘Peer Chanasi’.
Banjosa Lake is an artificial lake and a tourist resort 18 kilometers (11 mi) from the city of Rawalakot in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 1,981 meters (6,499 ft). Banjosa Lake is famous all over Pakistan due to the charming view of the lake. Rest houses and other shops are available near the lake where all basic needs of life are available. The lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains, which make it charming and romantic. The Lake is accessible by a metallic road from Rawalakot.
Sudhan Gali is a village located in Bagh District, Azad Kashmir. It lies on the main road that connects the district Bagh to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir and also connects the town of Chikkar with Bagh city. It is located at an altitude of 7000 feet. Sudhan Gali is included in top tourist destinations in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and popular across Pakistan. Sudhan Gali is the only way to ‘Ganga Choti’, ‘Ganga Choti’ is a peak near the town of Bani Minhasan located in Bagh District of Azad Kashmir administered by Pakistan. It is located in Pir Panjal Range, at the elevation of 3,044 meters. ‘Ganga Choti’ is very popular tourist destination all over Pakistan, beautiful view with high peaks, beautiful scenes, surrounded by natural greenery ‘Ganga Choti’ is an amazing tourist destination as rest house is not available in ‘Ganga Choti’, but you can book room at ‘Sudhan Gali’ as rest house is available in ‘Sudhan Gali’ and there’s just a few kilometers distance between ‘Ganga Choti’ and ‘Sudhan Gali’.
Tolipir is a hilltop area situated in Tehsil Rawalakot in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. Its approximate elevation is about 8800 ft above sea level. It is about 30 km, or a 120-minute drive, from Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir. Abbaspur, Bagh and Poonch River can be viewed from Toli Pir. It’s a very popular famous tourist destination across Pakistan but the roads are too dangerous and many accidents have already happened here, 30 minutes drive from Rawalakot.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir is best tourist destination across Pakistan if you want to find place to spend your vacations then AJK is a perfect destination for you.