Neelum Valley (Azad Kashmir)
Neelum Valley, bow-shaped thick forested region, is the last district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan, located at the distance of 100 km from Muzzafarabad at the altitute of 5,299 feet. Its name is due to the Neelum River, flowing across the valley. Valley is divided among Pakistan and Indian held kashmir, the LOC is normally moved along the Neelum River in this valley.
Neelum valley is very beautiful and attractive for number of visitor in all the seasons, it has number of pictureous views of lakes, rivers, snow capped mountains, green fields, waterfalls, etc. Road from Authmuqam to Kel, and then from kel to Taobat is real adventure of one's life and full of beautiful views those must an impact on life, as road is adjusant to LOC, so you can see Indian Post and flags on various hills in Indian held Kashmir.
Kutton is small tourist point at the distance of 82 km from Muzaffarabad on the bank of Jagran stream. It is a beautiful picnic point and one can enjoy the lovly night there.
On the bank of Neelum River and just on the LOC, there is a beautiful valley called Keran at the altitude of 5,000 feet. There is a splendid view of the Neelum River at this point and one can enjoy fishing there too. Upper Keran is more beautiful small village at the top, and you can have a clear view of mountain ranges in the Indian held Kashmir there.
It is another most beautiful spot in the Neelum Valley at the altitude of 6,499 feet on the foot of Shardan Peak and at the distance of 136 km from Muzaffarabad.
Kel & Aurang kelKel is the most attractive location for tourist at the altitude of 6,879 feet. Upper Kel or Aurang Kel is small village at the hill top at the altitude of 8,379 feet, just two kilometre from Kel and is accessible through Chairleft or trek.
LakesThere number of lakes in the Neelum valley, those are accessible jeep and hiking trek. The most important of them are Chitta Katha Lake, Shounter Lake, Ratti Gali Lake and Saral Lake.
Neelum Valley Map
Main Locations in Neelum Valley
Arrang Kel Neelum Valley
Arang Kel is small village near Kel and located on the hill top at the distance of 2 km on the height of 8,379 feet. It is just on the LOC, behind the mountain in front of you. There is no road to the village, so only way to come here is chairleft...
Chitta Katha Lake
Chitta Katha Lake is situated in Shounter valley in Sharda, Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir at an altitude of 13,500 feet on the foot of Mount Hari Parbat. Lake can be accessed from Kel to Domel Bala by Jeep hired from Kel, and then trekking for 5 km.
Gattian Lake is located near Kaghan Valley in Neelum Valley, Azad Kasmir, at an altitude of 12,000 feet above sea level. The lake is at the distance of 2 km from Ratti Gali Lake on its backside mountain. It is alphine glacier lake, and the main...
Kel is the most attractive and charming location for tourist at the altitude of 6,879 feet at the distance of 155 km from Muzaffarabad in Neelum Valley. It is base camp to start your journey toward Taobat, Shounter Valley, Chitta Katha Lake and...
On the bank of Neelum River and just on the LOC, there is a beautiful valley called Keran at the altitude of 5,000 feet. There is a splendid view of the Neelum River at this point and one can enjoy fishing there too. Upper Keran is more beautiful...
Minimarg is a very attractive village in the Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir, located on the right bank of the Kishenganga River, also called Neelum River, at an altitude of 2,845 meter. It is located at the distance of 536 km from Islamabad and...
Ratti Gali Lake
The Ratti Gali Lake is located in Neelum Valley at an altitude of 12,130 feet, it is also a glacial lake, as it is filled by the surrounding glacier waters.
Sharda is small hill station in Neelum Valley and located at the distance of 136 km from Muzaffarabad at an altitude of 1,981 meters. It is one the most beautiful valley and famous its charming scenic attraction. Sharda Valley is located on the...
Shounter Lake, beautiful and attractive glacial lake, is located in Shounter Valley, Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, at an altitude of 10,200 feet. The lake is enclosed within the snow capped mountains, so main source of its water is the glaciers on...
Taobat is located 39 km from Kel and a lush green village in Neelum valley at the confluence of the Neelum River and Chhatri Nar. It is the last tourist resort in Azad Kashmir, at this point the Kishenganga River becomes the Neelum River.