Rawalakot, a small town of Pakistan administered Azad kashmir, also considered the district headquarters of Poonch division. We have already discussed much about Azad kashmir, Rawalakot is one of the beautiful towns of Azad Kashmir which has many travel spots. The scenic views are breath taking so this town should be a MUST STAY FOR 3-5 DAYSto visit all of its travel Spots. One of the famous points of this town are as follows:
Toli Pir -Find yourself 8,800 feet above sea level and enjoy every moment serenity around there
Poonch River – Drive along the river until it takes you to Tatti pani
Tatta Pani – Experience the boiling water – Beware, it seriously boiling ! And you cant have your hands in there for long.
Banjosa Lake – For all the romantic lover ! Enjoy every moment of that beautiful lake.
How to reach Rawalakot from islamabad
The route to rawakot is quiet a zig zag with some under-construction patches aswell. It is 113 Km from Islamabad and any car can go to rawalakot, be it larges vehicles or small. The only precaution you need to have is the way you DRIVE ! So drive safely because there has been many cases of accidents.
Note : The best advice is to drive in the morning departing at 8 or 9 o clock so that you reach by evening even if you stop in the middle for refreshment or namaz. It is really not preferable to drive at night be it with family or bachelors because although the condition of the road is fine , but it is a single road with alot of twists and turns.
Where to live in Rawalakot
When you reach Rawalakot, what you will find is :
A lot of guests houses for accommodation which costs from Rs 2000-3500.
Everything else is available in the Rawalakot bazaar including
clean water etc.
If you want have an advance booking for any of the rawalakot guest houses, Check the pictures below to have their contact addresses.
Expenses in Rawalakot
The total expenses are as follows:
Guest house expense : per room 2000-3500
Food expenses per person : 600 all day
to reach to Rawalakot and Roam around the city including its travel points required a full tank fuel incase if you are drivinTotal Fuel Requiredg Corolla Gli .
What you need to take for Rawalakot
Take mineral waters bottle and snacks with you because there were no really good quality restaurants to stop at .
Try buying an electric heater because you wont find Gas heaters in many guests houses there.
Additionaly, Buy a electric rod for boiling water. (can be placed inside a water tub)
Electric Kettle if you are a lover of tea. (this can also work for boiling water)
An extra blanket if you are going with an extended family
No need to taking too much cash because Atm machines are easily available in the Rawalakot Bazaar
If you are going in April-May : Wear Warm Clothes
If you are visiting Rawalakot After may than the weather is warm enough and you dont have to take any warm clothes.
Best Time to visit going to Rawalakot
The most preferable time to visit Rawalakot is from the month of may –Oct . After Oct visit the place only if you are a snow fall lover and tough enough to accept the extreme weather.
Feel free to ask any questions related to the said points