Azad Jammu & Kashmir is very rich in natural beauty. Its snow-covered peaks, dense forests, winding rivers, turbulent foaming streams, Wheat-scented valleys, velvet green plateaus and climate varying from arctic to tropical, all join together to make it an excellent tourist attraction. Valleys like Neelum, Jhelum, Leepa, Rawalakot, Banjosa, Samahni & Baghser unfold delightfull scenic beauty and provide a feast of pleasure to a discerning tourist’s eyes.
Azad Kashmir is also blessed with a varied mountainous landscape ranging from low hills to high mountains (2000 to 6000 meters) most suitable for soft to medium adventure tourism. The area provides excellent opportunities for rock climbing, trekking, mountaineering, summer camping and hikes. Moreover, blessed with large number of river & streams, Azad Kashmir offers great potential for white water sports, especially rafting, canoeing and kayaking.
FACTS FOR THE VISITORS:
Tourist! Visitors from all parts of the State & Pakistan can visit Azad Jammu & Kashmir without any restriction. However, they are advised to keep their identity with them. Foreign tourists can visit Azad Kashmir except the areas situated within 16 kilometers along the Line of Control (LoC). Before planning their visit foreigners should contact AJK Home Department at Muzaffarabad for issuance of NOC before visiting Azad Kashmir.
AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR AT A GLANCE
|Total Area:||13297 Sq. Kms (5134 Sq. Miles)|
|District:||Area (Sq. kms)||%to total area||Density in 2006 (person/Sq.kms)||Growth|
Total Population: (Projected on the basis of 1998 Census)
Source: Population Census Organization– Islamabad.
Total: 4.050 Million
Neelum: 0.159 Million
Muzaffarabad: 0.770 Million
Bagh: 0.460 Million
Poonch: 0.490 Million
Sudhanoti: 0.262 Million
Kotli: 0.690 Million
Mirpur: 0.395 Million
Bhimber: 0.370 Million