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Red Fort - also known as the Muzaffarabad Fort was built by the Chak rulers of Kashmir. The current locality us called Center Plate Locally, it is known as the "Rutta Qila" or just "qila". Chak rulers of Kashmir anticipated threat to the city from the Mughals.

Construction was initiated in 1559 at a strategic location. The Mughal Empire annexed Kashmir in 1587, and the fort lost its importance. Finally, the construction of the fort was completed in 1646 in the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Khan of the Bomba Dynasty — the founder of Muzaffarabad

The architecture of the fort shows that great experts in design and structure participated in its construction. It is surrounded on three sides by the Neelum River formerly known as the Kishenganga River. The northern part of the fort had terraces with steps leading to the bank of the river. The eastern side was very well protected from the hazards of flood waters, but some parts on the north side have suffered damage. There used to be an inn at the entrance to the fort, but only traces of that structure remain now.

In 1846, Maharaja Gulab Singh of the Dogra dynasty began reconstruction and extension of the fort for political and military operations and his successor Maharaja Ranbeer Singh completed the work. The Dogra military then used the fort till 1926, after which a new cantonment was built, leaving the red fort abandoned once again. Towards the middle of 1947, the Dogra forces left, leaving the fort abandoned.

Tolipeer is a hilltop area situated in Tehsil Rawalakot in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. Its approximate elevation is about 8800 ft above sea level. It is about 30 km, or a 45-minute drive, from Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir.[1] Abbaspur, Bagh and Poonch River can be viewed from Toli Pir.Tolipeer is a hilltop area situated in Tehsil Rawalakot in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. Its approximate elevation is about 8800 ft above sea level. It is about 30 km, or a 45-minute drive, from Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir.[1] Abbaspur, Bagh and Poonch River can be viewed from Toli Pir.

Tolipeer is the highest mountainous location in the northeastern area of Rawalakot; it is the point of origin of three different mountain ridges. The tourist rest house on the way to Toli Pir is also situated in a scenic location.[citation needed] There are some remains of an old mazar on the highest hilltop.

Tolipeer is most accessible during the summer months; the weather generally becomes colder from October through March.

It is situated 20 kilometers from Rawalakot at an altitude of 1981 meters. Its picturesque beauty and impressive surrounding is compelling and attract tourists to reach here and enjoy the nature. Amidst the captivating beauty of Banjosa, the artificial lake reflects the dense forests standing along the surroundings of the resting calm waters of Banjosa Lake.

The nearby worth-seeing areas of Banjosa are Jandali, Hussain Kot (The native town of the great freedom fighter Captain Hassan Khan) and Devil Gali which can not be simply bypassed for a pleasure trip. The distance parting these destinations from Banjosa are 3 Kms, 4Kms and 12 Kms respectively.

These places portray rich inherent natural beauty encompassing all other while awaiting visitors for a comfortable stay. There are a few private rest houses on the way to Banjosa from Rawlakot. Also Ghorimar is situated 20 Kms from Khaigala awaiting ones arrival to explore the fascinating beauty over-looking the sub-valleys of Rawlakot and Bagh.

Climate

The weather in the area remains cool in summers, and cold in winter. In December and January snowfall also occurs here, and the temperature falls to -5 °C.

Transportation

The Banjosa Lake is accessible by a metallic road from Rawalakot. Public transport vans run daily between Rawalakot and Banjosa.

Accommodation

Some rest houses and huts of AJK Tourism and Archeology Department, Pakistan Public Works Department and Pearl Development Authority are located here. A few hotels, guest houses and tuck shops also exist near the lake.

A market is located 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) away in Chotta Gala town where all the basic necessities of life are available. A few hotels and rest houses are also located in this town.


Communication
The area around the lake is covered by all GSM operators.

Pir Chinasi is a shrine and tourist destination located 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Muzaffarabad city on the top of hills at an elevation of 2,900 metres (9,500 ft). The mountain peak has gained large fame for its ziyarat of a famous Saint Pir Chinasi Known as Pir Sayed Hussain shah Bukhari. This place is also visited by tourists who can get a great view of Muzaffarabad and rural areas around the hidden city.

The Area is also famous for its take off points for Para gliding, Snow cross jeep rally.

A track also leeds to Peer-e-esimaar, another tourist destination with thick forest and fresh environment.

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