Bagshar lake is an ideal tourist resort in the Samhani valley in Mirpur district. It is a 6 km long sheet of crystal clear water that soothes the senses of a traveller after a 60 km road journey from Gujrat via Bhimber on the old Mughal road to Kashmir. It was through this road that Mughal Emperors travelled to Kashmir.
On the top of the hill, there is the famous Mughal fort, overlooking the lake. Rising four stories high, this massive structure of granite is a feet of Moghul engineering that has stood the ravages of time. It has also played an important role in subsequent history during the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali, Ranjit Singh and Gulab Singh.
Baghsar, the lake and the garden can be compared to any other Mughal monument in beauty and splendour. All around the gardens there are orchards and along the borders laburnum grow in wild profusion.