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Kotli is the chief town of Kotli District, within the Azad Kashmir. Kotli is connected with Mirpur by two metalled roads, one via Rajdhani, (90 km) and the different via Charhoi. It is conjointly directly connected with Rawalakot via Trarkhal (82 km) and a double road that links Kotli with the rest of Pakistan via Sehnsa, another major town in Azad Kashmir. Kotli is roughly a three hours drive from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, at a distance of 117 kilometre via Sehnsa.

Notable places in Kotli to visit are Sarda point, Tinda Rest-House, close to river Gori Park, Roli Hills, Butt fire and Peer Lasura (Nakyal).

Nowadays kotli is shaping itself in almost each field of life. Some notable places are Gulhar Colony, Khuiratta, Chowki Tinda, Kurti, Roli, Brali, Dhamol, Qumrooti, Khad Gujran and OLakar village of the late Nambardar Allah Ditta, Sarhota and Samror. The town has become a vision of three-storey mansions that have taken over the once-barren roads between the outer ring villages and the ever-expanding town sitting on the brim of the Poonch river. The most famed and notable buildings are the three Khan-Wali fortresses, Jame masjid Ghosia Balyah and Tehsil Guest House (Some nice folks used to stay there since it was built by Dogra rulers).