Mirpur City, in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan is known as “Little England” due to its majority of British Pakistani Community. It is situated at an altitude of 459 meters above sea level, the district has dry climate with mainly mountainous and rarely plains areas.
See & Do
Mangla Dam is world’s seven largest man-made dam, constructed between 1961 and 1967 across the Jhelum River. It is a hydro electricity resource to Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Punjab province.
The artificial Mangla Lake is used to store water to fulfill agricultural and energy needs. Boating facility is also available at the lake for tourists. For refreshment and picnic, one can also visit the Bhutto Park nearby. Both the Mangla Dam and the Mangla Lake along the Bhutto Park present stunning scenery to visitors.
Ramkot Fort in Mangla is located on the top of a hill and three sides of the hill are surrounded by the Jhelum River, it situated opposite site of the Mirpur town and accessible through boats from the Mangla Lake. However one can also visit the Ramkot Fort from Mirpur via Dudiyal-Baily Kathaar route which is about 77 km long journey.
Khari Shareef (also spell Khari Sharif) is an agricultural area, being famous due to shrines of Baba Peer-e-Shah Ghazi and Mian Mohammad Baksh (The Author of Famous “Saif-Ul-Malook”) based on mystic poetry.
The city is about 134 KMs away from the capital city of Pakistan, through Islamabad-Lahore Road (N5), at Dina exist, take Bypass Mangla Rd, then Mirpur Road to get on the site.