Mirpur is a city in Pakistan.
As a high percentage of the Pakistanis who emigrated to the UK originated from Mirpur, the city is often referred to as ‘Little England’ and many British products are available in the city.
The nearest airport is the Islamabad International Airport, which is approx 80 Miles (130Km) by road from Mirpur city.
Buses to Mirpur are available from different parts of the country and also Islamabad Airport.
You can get to Mirpur by car by travelling 5000 miles west up north.
Mirpur has the busiest bus network in Azad Kashmir, running from early hours of the morning to late night. Daily routes includes Bhimber District, Dina, Gujrat, Jhelum, Kharian & Kotli District.
By auto rickshawEdit
Auto Rickshaws are very popular mode of transport for routes within the city. Many of the new rickshaws in the city use Compressed natural gas (CNG).
Also by car hire.
- Basharat Shaheed Monument
- Jari Kas
- Khari Shareef is located 8 kilometers from Mirpur, a black top road runs to Khari Shareef, it is a place of religious importance. This place is well known due to the shrines of Baba Peer-e-Shah Ghazi and Mian Mohammad Buksh.
- Mangla is a small, beautiful and modern town at a distance of 110 kilometers from Islamabad and 15 kilometers from Mirpur City. Visit Mangla Blue Water Resort [dead link].
- Mangla Dam is World’s third largest earth-filled dam on the River Jehlum. It is situated 115 km south-east of Islamabad. After traveling for 101 km on G.T. Road, we have to travel turn left from Dina to cover remaining 14 km. There is an old Gakkhar Fort on the dam to have a panoramic view of the lake.
- Mirpur town
- Ramkot Fort is built over the site of an old Hindu temple. Three sides of this hill top are surrounded by River Jhelum. During excavations relics of the 5th - 9th century AD have been discovered. It is located on the opposite side of the town of Mirpur and one has to cross Mangla Lake on boat to reach there. A 10 minutes travel by road from Mirpur leads to Sukhian and nearby Army Water Sports Club from where boats are available for access to Ramkot Fort. It takes 45 minutes to reach there.
- Ragu Nath Temple
- Shivala Temple
Mirpur is also known as the shopping capital of Azad Kashmir, Mirpur has a large and diverse shopping area, centred around Chowk Shaheeda & Mian Mohammed Road. There are many stores, plazas, shopping malls & markets in these thoroughfares, selling everything from hand made pottery to international brands.
The under construction Nosha Shopping Centre will be one of the largest shopping centers of the city when completed
There are various guest houses, rest houses, motels and hotels at most of the tourist spots which can be booked in advance from their offices in Muzaffarabad. (Tel: 058810-32625).
- Hotel Jabeer.
- Mirpur Regency hotel.
The deadly earthquake from September 2019 caused significant damage to infrastructure in the region, most notably road infrastructure and electrical distribution networks. When driving, be aware of these hazards and reduce speed.