Bhimber, administratively declared as an independent district in 1996, was a sub division of district Mirpur.Total area is about 1,516 km2 (585 sq mi).  This district is very rich in Archaeology and wildlife, whereas, its enchanting valleys present panoramic views to the visitors. Bhimber town is located at a distance of 50 kilometre from Mirpur and 166 kilometre 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. Bhimber, the district headquarter is an old historic town, discussed by Mughal Emperor, “Jahangir” in his book “Tuzk-e-Jahangir”. It falls on the route that was followed by the Mughal Emperors for their frequent visits to the Kashmir.

Baghsar Lake

Fort Baghsar

Places to Visit:

  • Baghsar Fort – This ancient fort is built in Samahni Valley close to a place known as Baghsar.
  • Baghsar Lake – This lake is situated near Baghsar Fort.
  • Famous Haathi Gate – Jahangir’s elephant used to enter the town through it.
  • Jandi Chontra – This is the place from where Srinagar and Lahore are at the same distance.
  • Sarai Saadabad – The Sarai is located near Bandala in the Samahni Valley. It was used as a staging camp during Mughal Era for the caravans moving from Lahore to Kashmir.
  • Tomb of sufi saint Baba Shadi Shaheed.

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