Bhimber, administratively declared as an independent district in 1996, was a sub division of district Mirpur. This district is very rich in Archaeology and wildlife, whereas, its enchanting valleys present panoramic views to the visitors.
Bhimber, the district headquarter is an old historic town, discussed by Mughal Emperor, "Jahangeer" 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 the basic amenities of life are available in Bhimber.
Baghsar, 975 meters in elevation is an ideal tourist resort in the Samahni Valley. The Sar, local name for a 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 roles 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.
This scenic spot is situated at 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 Chontra that values the importance of the area. A Tourist Rest House serves the visitors/ tourists by providing accommodation facilities.
Bagshar lake is an ideal tourist resort in the Samhani valley in Mirpur district. It is a 6 km long sheet of crystal clear water that soothes the senses of a traveller after a 60 km road journey from Gujrat via Bhimber on the old Mughal road to Kashmir. It was through this road that Mughal Emperors travelled to Kashmir.
On the top of the hill, there is the famous Mughal fort, overlooking the lake. Rising four stories high, this massive structure of granite is a feet of Moghul engineering that has stood the ravages of time. It has also played an important role in subsequent history during the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali, Ranjit Singh and Gulab Singh.
Baghsar, the lake and the garden can be compared to any other Mughal monument in beauty and splendour. All around the gardens there are orchards and along the borders laburnum grow in wild profusion.