Bhimber

 DISTRICT BHIMBER:

Bhimber administratively declared as an independent district in 1996, was a subdivision of district Mirpur. This district is very rich in archaeology and wild life, whereas, its enchanting valleys present panoramic views to the visitors.

Bhimber: 
Bhimber, the district headquarter is an old historical town, discussed by Mughal Emperor, “Jahangir” in his book Tuzh-e-Jahangiri”. It falls on the route that was followed by the Mughal Emperors for their frequent visits to the Kashmir valley.
Bhimber town is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Mirpur and 166 kilometers from Rawalpindi. This town is connected both with Mirpur & Gujrat through all weather black top roads. All basic amenities of life are available in Bhimber.

Samahni:
It is located 17 kms in the North of Bhimber City and 30km in the North-East of Mirpur. The valley is guarded by high mountains on all sides, offers breathtaking and mesmerizing natural scenes to its visitors, waterfalls come down mountain slopes as well as streams and nalas of crystal clear waters. The mountains across the whole valley dressed in jungles of pine trees add an extra touch to the stunning view. The valley holds a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere with pollution free environment from one end to the other.The entire valley of Samahni, is approximately 35 km long and 8 km wide, stretching from Chawlian to Behmla in the West. 
The valley's inhabitants are simple, peace-loving and law abiding. The ideal time to visit the valley is in March & April and then in July, August and September. Since the vegetation and the scenery during these months are at its bes.

Baghsar:
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 soothes the senses of a visitor after traveling 64 kilometers journey from Gujrat via Bhimber.
On the top of hill is a famous Mughal Fort overlooking the lake that adds grandeur to the whole area. This-four storied massive structure of granite is a feat of Mughal engineering that has stood the ravages of time. It has also played important role in the history during the times of Ahmad Shah Abdali, Ranjeet Sing and Gulab Sing. It is said that Emperor Jahangir on his way back from Kashmir fell ill and ultimately expired in this Fort.

Jhandi Chontra:
This scenic spot is situated at a distance of 17 kilometers from Bhimber and 67 Kilometers from Mirpur. Despite its panoramic views, this area is well-known due to the Shrine of Baba Shadi Shaheed nearby Jandi Contra that values the importance of the area. A Tourist Rest House serves the visitors/ tourists by providing accommodation facilities.

 

 

 

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