Muzaffarabad, the capital of the Pakistan-administered portion of the contentious Kashmir, has a long history. The old name for the city was Udabhanda, and various records dating back to the 7th century CE mention it by this name. The Shahi rulers of the Punjab region used the city as their capital. The present name is derived from Sultan Muzaffar Khan, one of the old rulers and the one credited with having established the city proper as it is today. The Sultan Muzaffar Khan was also the ruler who saw to completion of one of the city’s most famous tourist attractions, the Red Fort by the Neelum River.
There are many other attractions in Muzaffarabad besides the fort, of course, especially in terms of natural treasures. This part of the [Read more…]