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Rawalakot, is a town in Azad Kashmir, and is headquarter of Poonch District. It is in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills, it is visited by many Pakistani tourists, foreigners require a special permit to visit Rawalakot.
Rawalakot is located at Latitude 33°51'32.18"N, Longitude 73° 45'34.93"E and an Elevation of 5374 feet. Rawalakot is approximately 76 kilometres (47 mi) from Kohala, Pakistan and about 120 km (75 mi) from the city of Rawalpindi. Rawalakot is accessible from Rawalpindi and Islamabad via Goyain Nala and Tain roads. Via Kotli Satiyan and Kahuta. It is also linked with Rawalpindi via Sudhnuti.
Hotels and rest houses
Small hotels are available in and around the city. There are several Government-owned cabins available in Rawalakot and Banjosa. Advance reservations are recommended as most of these accommodations are used by government officials on their tours.
Suburbs of Rawalakot
Surrounding villages of Rawalakot are Pachiot, Tain, Dera Saddozai. Which is known as famous Tain Dhalkot, Chirooti, Baghina, Datote, Barien, Ballari, Argali, Paniola, Zairat, Kharian, Laghriat, Singola Awanabad, Thorar, Mong, Androte, Rehara, Hurnamaira,Tarnuti, Kottera, Barian Pothi, Khayi Gala, Kharick, Rairbun, Topa Soon, Kaimon, Titrot, Motialmara, Trar Dewan, Chaire, Chapanidahar, Chuck, Tranni, Dahmni, Parat, Pothi Bala/Makwalan, Kharek, Pakgali, Paniola, Banakha, Khayt Chrian, Mohri Farman Shah, Cheahr, Chak, Dreak, Banjosa, Hussainkot,Hurnamaira,Tarnuti, Thorar, Rehara, Bangoin, Jandala, Timrot, Jehlary and Thala, Pachiot, Bhagiana,Bangaion, Shoukat Abad, Nailyaan,Kheeryan, Toli Pir. Bagh District lies to the north and Sudhnuti District lies to the south of Rawalakot
Rawalakot Road links
The road passing through Jalooth-Paniola connects Rawalakot to Bagh and Muzaffarabad. The other road that passes through Mohri Farman Shah, Shuja Abad is the shortest possible road link that connects Rawalakot city with Bagh. Murree, Islamabad and Rawalpindi are in a southward direction from Rawalakot. The town has another road link with Kotli.
Rawalakot Airport is non-operational, as there is no demand for the air service provided by Pakistan International Airlines. The airport has been closed since 1998
Tourism in the Rawalakot area
Banjosa and Toli pir two popular tourism destination in Azad Kashmir are in
this area. Rawalakot Airport situated in Chak Dhamni has great attraction for
tourist. Lodges, government-owned and private guest houses, and hotels are
available in different parts of Rawalakot. Attractions include: mountain-based
adventure tourism, rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking, summer camping and
hiking, water-based adventure tourism, and paragliding.
Toli pir Rawalakot
Rawalakot has a downtown area, which consists of shops selling everything from groceries to electronic goods
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