Bagh, the district headquarters is 100 Km from Muzaffarabad via Kohala & 80 kilometers via Suddhen Gali, 205 Kilometers from “Islamabad and 48 Kilometer from Rawalakot. This town is situated on the confluence of two mini nullahs- Malwani & Mall, which flow all the year round.
History of Bagh
District Bagh Before getting the status of an independent district in 1988, Bagh was a part of District Poonch. This district almost resembles district Poonch in its history, culture, customs and traditions. District Bagh, as a whole is rich in variegated natural beauty. Topographically, this district falls into mountainous zone.Bagh, Dheerkot, Sudhan gali, Hans Chowki, Neela Butt, Las Danna, Mahmood Gali, Kahuta, Havaily and Ganga Choti.
The people of Bagh are brave, courageous and skilled, especially the field of bakery & confectionery. The well recognized “Haji Peer Pass” is about 32 kilometers from Bagh city linked with metalled road. Middle standard hotels, PWD and forest rest houses available for visitors.
The fascinating and charming place of District Bagh is 25 kilometers from Kohalla, the gateway of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, and 132 kilometers from Islamabad. Located at an altitude of 1676 meters, Dheerkot possesses an extremely pleasant and healthy climate. This place is very popular among the visitors as a tourist resort mainly due to easy access, suitable altitude and beautiful landscape. In the heart of the calm & quite Deodar, Pine trees and Kail mixed forest, there is a posh Forest rest house, there Tourist Huts and a Log Hut, which are greatly sought after by tourists in the summer. Dheerkot is linked with other parts of Azad Kashmir by black top roads and district transport services are also available.
From Dheerkot towards southeast 6 km ahead, this spot is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters. Besides its scenic beauty, this place is well-known for its historic background. On August 23, 1947 the Mujahideen-e-Azadi assembled at this place and started and armed struggle for accession to Pakistan. Sufficient accommodation facilities are available here for visitors.
Suddhangali is positioned at an elevation of 7001 feet. Suddhangali acts as a bridge between Chikar and Bagh, a town in the Bagh District. A base camp for those concerned in mountaineering / trekking to the nearby 9990 feet high mountain named “Ganga Choti”. This place is also connected with Chikar by a metalled road.Frequent buses ply on a daily basis between Muzaffarabad and Chinari while buses ply between Muzaffarabad and Bagh.
A 15 kilometers long metaled road from Bagh takes one to Las Danna. Las Danna is about 8612 feet above sea level. Las Danna is famous for its fascinating landscape and natural prettiness. From Las Danna, three roads branch off the core road, i.e. Mahmood Gali-Palangi, Haji Pir- Aliabad and Abbasspur- Hajira respectively. A visitor’s rest house is available over there for the housing.
What Not to Do
Do not Photograph bridges and military installations,
Do not swim in the rivers
Do not Travel without your passport and other travel documents in the Northern Areas.
Do not Photograph local women without his permission
Do not Drive on mountain roads at night.