Mirpur & Bhimber


It is situated at an elevation of 459 m. It is linked with G.T. Road at Dina, a small town about 15 kms short of Jhelum city. The construction of MangIa Dam converted the old Mirpur town into a big artificial lake and affected a population of about 50,000. But it paved the way for existing new Mirpur town situated on the bank of MangIa Lake. The city is well planned and buildings are mostly of modem design. Mirpur has developed into an industrial city very rapidly. Places of interest around Mirpur are; Mangla Dam, Ramkot Fort etc. Bhimber was mentioned by Mughal Emperor, "Jahangir" in his book "Tuzh-e-Jahangiri". It falls on the route that was followed by the Mughals for their frequent visits to the Kashmir Valley. Bhimber town is located at a distance of 50 kms from Mirpur and 166 kms from Rawalpindi. Places of interest are; Baghsar, Jandi Chontra etc.