Known to be the Blue Gem of Pakistan, Neelum valley is one of the most visited and best destinations to visit in Pakistan. Before the partition, valley was known to be Kishan Ganga. But it renamed on the name of village Neelum. Neelum Valley is located in the Azad Kashmir of Pakistan. It has a lot of tourists spots like Valleys, lakes , waterfalls, pine forests and hiking trails. Neelum Valley has two tehsils. Athmuqam holds the District Headquarter and Sharda. In aspects of area, Neelum valley is the largest district in Azad Kashmir Pakistan.
There are some of Popular places to visit in Neelum Valley. That we are going to share with you below.
Alpine Glacial lake, easily accessible from Dowarian, Ratti Gali lake is one of the must visit place in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir. Glaciers water from the surrounding mountains fed this marvellous lake. By hiking through 19 km, Lake can be reached through some of the best views on trail. The Lake has an elevation of 12,130 ft (3700 m) above the sea level.
One of other beautiful destination in Neelum Valley is Halmat Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. There are many unexplored tourists spots in the Neelum Valley like Janawai, Sardari, Halmat. These are some of most beautfil places in Neelum Valley. The Area between Kel and Taobut is Halmat, at an altitude of 7,400 feet (2,300 m).
Located on the top of the hill, Arang Kel is the most beautiful and peaceful destination for tourist to spend their best moment. Arang Kel is situated at elevation of 8,379 feet (2,554 m) above Kel. In Neelum Valley Azad kashmir, Arang Kel is a hill station and lush green tourist destination. Arang Kel is one of best pictursque spot in Neelum Valley.
Located on the border area of Inidan Kashmir and Pakistan Kashmir, Keran Valley, is one of best valley for breath-taking views. Keran Valley situated at bank of Neelum River. The most attravtive thing to see there is India on the other side of River. The other side of river, adjacent village in Indian Kashmir is also Keran.
Located in Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir, Sharda valley is one the best place for couple to have their best time. As Kashmir is rich with history. Along with beautiful sites, Sharda has many historical sites of Hindu and Budhism. For centuries, it was learning spot for the Hindi and Budhist. It has beautiful views along the river Neelum.
One of the best and unknown valley in Upper Neelum of Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir, Shounter Valley. It has many beautiful spots like Shounter Lake, Chitta katha lake, shounter pass and more. The Valley can be reached by 3 hour jeep track from Kel. It is one of best tourist attraction. There is no such accommodation so camping is main thing for tourist. One can also reach Astore by moving from Shounter Pass.
The Last point of Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir, Pakistan is Taobut, the best place to visit in Neelum Valley. It is the end point of Pakistan at that point and then the Indian occupied kashmir starts. Taobut is the very first place where river Kishen Ganga enters Pakistan as Neelum River. This tourist spot is some of those unexplored spots in Azad Kahmir Pakistan till now. In winter season there is heavy snowfall for about 6 months.
Located in the beautiful Shounter Valley, Chitta Katha Lake is one of the best lake and destination in Neelum Valley Azad Kahmir. Everyone should visit this lake at least once in a lifetime. Basiclly Chitta Katha is a stream coming down from the Hari Parbat emerging from the Lake of mountain, called Chitta Katha Sar. Because Chitta katha means “White Stream”. It is the local name given to the lake after the name of stream. The Lake is one the altitude of 13,500 feet (4,100 m) above sea level.
Hope you guyz have enjoyed the article. I hope it had developed interest for Traveling to Azad Kashmir Pakistan for you. Hope so, this article will progress in your knowledge about the different most beautiful places in Azad Kashmir Pakistan.