Pallandri is the headquarter of District Sudhanoti. It is at an elevation of 1372 meters and at a distance of 97 kilometers from Rawalpindi via Azad Pattan and is also connected with Rawalakot by 64 kilometers long metalled road. There is PWD Rest House located at the hilltop, giving a wonderful view of the picturesque landscape and green mountains all round. All the basic facilities of life are available here.
Located at an elevation of 2006 meters ASL, Nagaishwar is a remarkable place due to its scenic charm, colorful landscape, healthy climate and calm atmosphere. About 07 Kilometer from Pallandri near Goraah Village on Pallandri Trarkhal road, a road branches off towards Ziarat, Danna and Nagaishwar. The area has got good number of tourist spots; therefore, Tourism Department is developing the tourist resort for accommodation purpose as well as recreational park.
With an altitude of 1982 meters, Tararkhal is situated at a distance of 211 Kilometers from Rawalpindi via Kohala and 129 Kilometers via Azad Pattan. It is a nice small station for tourists. Here PWD Rest House provides Spartan accommodation facilities. Essential commodities of daily use are also available from local bazaar.
Aliabad, situated at an altitude of about 2134 meters, is at a distance of 50 Kilometers from Pullandri and 112 kilometers from Rawalakot. This place is surrounded by thick, mixed forests of Deodar, Blue Pine and Fir. Bus service is available both from Rawalakot to Abbaspur and Rawalpindi to Kahuta. From Kahuta onwards, journey by jeep is advisable.
Hot Springs (Tatta Pani):
Tatta Pani is situated on the right bank of the river Poonch, at a distance of 29 kilometers from Hajira and connected with two fair weather roads via Hajeera-Madhol & Balouch-Pakhonar. It can also be reached from Kotli, the district headquarter of Kotli by covering a distance of 26 kilometers. Tatta Pani is famous for its Sulphur water springs. During winter season a large number of people visit this place to have hot water both for the cure of skin and rheumatic ailments.
AJK Tourism Dept. has constructed a Tourist Lodge and bathrooms for the convenience of the visitors here. Transport services for Tatta Pani are available in good number from all important points of the Poonch, Mirpur & Kotli districts of Azad Kashmir.
The state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir lies between longitude 73o – 75o and latitude 33o – 36o and comprises an area of 5134 square miles (13,297 square kilometers). The topography of the area is mainly hilly and mountainous with valleys and stretches of plains. The area is full of natural beauty with thick forest, fast flowing rivers and winding streams. Main rivers are Jehlum, Neelum and Poonch. The climate is sub-tropical highland type with an average yearly rainfall of 1300 mm. The elevation ranges from 360 meters in the south to 6325 meters in the north.
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