Bhimber, administratively declared as an independent district in 1996, was a sub division of district Mirpur. This district is very rich in Archaeology and wildlife, whereas, its enchanting valleys present panoramic views to the visitors. Bhimber town is located at a distance of 50 kilometre from Mirpur and 166 kilometre from Rawalpindi. This town is connected both with Mirpur & Gujrat through all weather black top roads. All the basic amenities of life are available in Bhimber. Bhimber, the district headquarter is an old historic town, discussed by Mughal Emperor, "Jahangir" in his book "Tuzk-e-Jahangir". It falls on the route that was followed by the Mughal Emperors for their frequent visits to the Kashmir Valley.
This scenic spot is situated at 17 Kilometre from Bhinmber and 67 Kilometre from Mirpur having a panoramic view. In addition this area is well known for the shrine of Baba Shadi Shaheed . A rest 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 nearly half Kilometer long sheet of crystal clear water 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 adds grandeur to the whole area. As four storied massive structure of granite is a feat of Mughal engineering that has strode the ravages of time. It has also played important roles in history during the times of Ahmad Shah Abdali, Rangit Singh and Ghulab Singh. It is said that emperor Jhangir on his way back from Kashmir fell ill and ultimately expired in this fort. More...
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