Neelum Valley Tour
Neelum valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Azad Kashmir, and it hosts several brooks, freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, and a river. Here, you see waterfall falling down the mountains; their milky-white waters flowing over the roads and splashing against the rocks, before mixing with the muddy waters of River Neelum.
In addition Neelum River also plays a special role in the area. It’s a supplier of water throughout the valley but it is also serves as the border between the two countries. The street and their local inhabitant have a great arhitectual sense they built their house in different and unique style.
Neelum valley tour consist of many beautiful places around the valley. In Neelum valley there are dozens of beautiful and historical places, Sharada Peeth in Sharda and Janawai town is one of the most beautiful and historical place in Neelam valley.
Neelum Valley is situated at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks almost 4000m above sea level. Ultimately Excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum river. The lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true.
Attractions in Neelum Valley
Some of the renowned places to visit in the Neelum Valley are discuss in detail below.
Athmuqam: First and foremost its the capital. It is situated at a height of 1371m, it is the sub-divisional headquarters of the area. It is an attractive place known for its variety of fruit. All necessary facilities via bazaars, post offices, banks, hospitals, and telephone exchanges are present.
Keran & Upper Neelum: – at a distance of about 91 Km, 7 Hours Drive from Islamabad, Keran and Upper Neelum is situated on the right bank of the river Neelum at 1524m above sea level with fascinating scenery. The panoramic lush green valley is profound in fruit and wildlife. There is beautiful and comfortable luxurious motels called Keran Resort.
Sharda: A breath-taking green spot at an altitude of 1981m. Shardi and Nardi are two mountain peaks overlooking the valley, reputedly named after legendary princess Sharda. Above all It has a captivating landscape with numerous springs and hill-sides covered with trees. On the right bank, opposite Sharda, the Neelum is joined by the Surgan Nallah along which a track leads to Nurinar Pass and through it to the Kaghan Valley.
Kel: – a small valley situated at a height of 2097m. This is another picturesque place in the Neelum Valley. The Shounter Nallah joins river Neelum at this place and leads to Gilgit.
Arang Kel: – it is situated at the hill top near Kel. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. Beyond this mountain, the next mountain is a part of Indian occupied Kashmir. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir.
Chita Khata Lake: All things considered Lake is only accessible in the months of July and August. Common route followed by the tourists is through kel. There is a road from Kel to Shounter Valley. There is climbing of 5 to 6 hours to reach the lake. You can also make arrangements of horses for travelling.
Shounter valley: It lies in Upper Neelum valley. It can be accessed through a jeep track from Kel which only gets opened for a few months of the year. From Shounter valley, one can cross the Shounter Pass to enter into Astore valley at Rattoo. Shounter lake is a small but very beautiful lake in the Shounter Valley. From this point, one can go to Sarveli peak base camp, chitta katta lake or cross the Shounter pass into Astore. Shounter is very beautiful and worth seeing place.
Sardari: A beautiful village comes while going from Kel to Taobut.
Halmat: The border village about 49 kilometers ahead of Kel is a fascinating but unexplored sight. The area from Kel to Taobat is called the Halmat. Actually Janawai, Sardari and Halmat are the most beautiful places of this area. The drive itself is slow as the road is a dirt track, crossing streams and waterfalls. It almost takes 3 hours to reach this place from Kel. You can also start seeing some glaciers melting into the Neelum River.
Tao Butt: Furthermore Tao butt is the last station and end point of Neelum valley. It is an example of vegetation generosity of the liberal nature. The spot is full of all delicacies and niceties. Nature flirts here with fantastic environment.There is heavy snow in winter, and continued about 6 months. In summer it is a worth place for tourist to visit. Neelum river emerges from here in the valley. It has few red roof huts which when seen from a high ground remind you of the calendar pictures of Switzerland.
Gurase Valley: in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir is the most captivating but remote and backward area of the Neelum valley situated in the north-east of the Muzaffarbad. similarly This area is the heart of sustainable tourism in Azad Kashmir because of its lush green natural beauty. Visit Neelum Valley with us.
Chelhana: the starting point of district Neelum about 46 km from Muzaffarabad just after crossing the Nosairee Bridge by the route of Neelum road. It is famous for its marble mines. Marble is transferred from here to Muzaffarabad and other cities of Pakistan.