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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.

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.