Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bagh A.J.K.

Bagh is a District of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Topographically, Bagh district falls into mountainous zone.

History of BAGH AJK:

Bagh was a part of the Poonch province in the Dogra days. After 1947 it became a sub-division (Thesil) of the Poonch district only to become a district in its own right in 1988.
Earthquake of 8th October, 2005 also hit Bagh. In which thousands of people lost their lives and a number of homes and villages are destroyed.
Bagh Fort is an archeological site in Bagh.

Location of Bagh AJK:
Bagh is situated 46Km from Rawalakot. Bagh is connected to Muzaffarabad by two roads, one via Sudhan Gali (80Km) and the other through Kohallah (97Km). Bagh is located at a distance of 205 Kilometers from Islamabad and 48 kilometers from Rawalakot.
Bagh district is bounded by Muzaffarabad District (AJK) to the north, Poonch district (AJK) to the south, Poonch District (Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir) to the east, Rawalpindi District (Punjab) and Abbottabad District (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) to the west.
Area of BAGH AJK is 1368 km²

Tourism Spots and Visiting Places in BAGH AJK:
  • Dhirkote has an extremely pleasant and healthy climate. It is very popular among tourists mainly due to easy access, suitable altitude and beautiful landscape with Deodar and kail forests. It is a charming place located 24Km from Kohala.
  • Neela Butt is the place, where first time Kashmir Independence Movement was born. At Neela Butt, on 23-08-1947, the Mujahidin, aiming to get independence, met and made decisions about the liberation of Kashmir from Dogra rule. AJK government has built a memorial in Neela Butt. Neela Butt is located 6Km from Dhirkote.
  • Sudhan Gali is an attractive spot also serves as a base camp for those going hiking to the nearby 3045m high mountain, Ganga Choti. Sudhan Gali located at a height of 2134m above sea-level and a short distance from Bagh.
  • Las Danna, Shujaabad, Ghail Rawali, Hari Ghail, Hanse Chowki, Mahmood Gali, Kahuta, Havaily, Ganga Choti, Thub Thakyalan, Baghsar and Neza Pir are favorite visiting places in Bagh district.
Famous Products of Bagh:
Bagh is well known for its confectionery and bakery products.

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