Before getting the status of an independent district in 1988, Bagh was
a part of District Poonch. This district almost resembles to 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, Hanse
Chowki, Neela Butt, Las Danna, Mahmood Gali, Kahuta, Havaily and Ganga
Choti are the main places in this district.
Bagh, the district headquarters of district Bagh is 100 Kilometers from
Muzaffarabad via Kohallah & 80 Kilometers via Suddhen Gali, 205 Kilometers
from Islamabad and 48 kilometers from Rawalakot. This town is situated
on the confluence of two mini nullahs- Malwani & Mall, which flow
all the year round. The people of Bagh are brave, courageous and skilled,
especially the artificers in 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 are available for visitors, whereas, all the basic
necessities of life are available in the Bagh bazars.
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 and Kail mixed forest, there is a posh Forest
rest house, three Tourist Huts and a Log Hut, which are greatly sought
after by tourists in summer. Dheerkot is linked with all parts of Azad
Kashmir by black top roads and direct 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 armed struggle for accession to Pakistan
. Sufficient accommodation facilities are available here for visitors.
From Bagh, a 15 kilometers long mettalled road leads to Las Danna which
is a place of captivating scenes and natural beauty. From Lasdanna, three
roads branch off the main road i.e. Mahmood gali-Palangi, Haji pir- Aliabad
and Abbasspur- Hajira respectively. A tourist rest house is available
here for accommodation.
Sudhangali, located at a height of 2134 meters, links Chikkar with Bagh,
a town in the Bagh district. This scenic spot also serves as a base camp
for those interested in hiking/ trekking to the nearby 3045 meters high
mountain "Ganga Choti". It is also linked with Chikkar.Buses
& vans ply daily from Bagh, Chikkar & Muzaffarabad to this place.
A tourist rest house & PWD rest house provide reasonable accommodation