Rawalakot and its surroundings are very charming and beautiful. Most people living here are Sudhans. They moved to the Poonch district of Kashmir region some centuries ago. It is at a distance of three-and-a-half-hour drive from Islamabad, as the roads are narrow, has a breathtaking view and enchanting waterfalls, it is truely a paradise on earth.
Rawalakot is also known as the Pearl Valley, it is one of the many beautiful valleys of Kashmir. The town has bazaars where all essential commodities of life are easily available.
Rawalakot, is a township in District Poonch, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Rawalakot has the highest literacy and graduation rates in South Asia.
Banjosa Lake is an artificial lake and a tourist resort 20 kilometers (12 mi) from the city of Rawla kot. It is located at an altitude of 1,981 meters (6,499 ft). The lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains, which make it charming and romantic.
Its scenic beauty attracts tourists to reach here to enjoy the nature. Admist the captivation beauty of Banjosa reflects the forest standing along the surrounding of the resting calm water of Banjosa Lake.
Banjoosa and Toli Pir are two popular tourism destination in this area. Lodges, government-owned and private guest houses, and hotels are available in different parts of Rawalakot. Attractions include, mountain-based adventure tourism, rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking, summer camping and hiking, water-based adventure tourism, and paragliding. A Temple is located about two kilometer away from Rawalakot. The University of Poonch near the temple presents a charming sight of Rawalakot city.