Welcome to Azad Kashmir
As Far as Natural Beauty is concerned the Azad Kashmir is called the Paradise of Earth. Neelum Valley is one of the Most beautiful place of Azad Kashmir. Neelum valley is named after the river which passed through so many valleys and enrich the beauty of Azad Kashmir. Its curves like snakes and blue color water add-on the natural beauty of this city . Neelum Valley located at the Region of Kashmir and to the North and North-East of the Muzaffarabad. It consists of 370 large and small villages. It mostly contains hills and mountains with great natural valleys. The thick forests, Streams Rivers enhance the beauty of the Valley. Its Spread Different colors of beauty during Summer and Winter Seasons. Due to separate charm of seasons the valley attract thousands of tourist every year from within the country and other foreign countries as well.
How can we approach Neelum valley
The valley can be approach from different points few of most common and famous points are
- Kagan valley
- Muzaffarabad City
- Noori Top
Beside above three Neelum valley has many minor passes as well.
Neelum Valley Starts From
43km from Muzaffarabad Neelum Valley district starts. The whole area is very famous for mineral mines. Different kind of minerals are transported from particular locality of Neelum valley to the other cities of Pakistan. This land is also enrich with local fruits which includes Apples, Apricots, Walnuts and Plums which are famous. The highest Mountain called “SARWALI” (6326 meters) is also situated in Azad Kashmir.
LOC (Line of Control) in Azad Kashmir
In addition to above all there is also LOC (Line of Control) where relative of neighbor countries can visit each other twice a month via bridge. There is also tourist seventeenth century fort build by the towns founder, a chief of the CHAK tribe named Muzaffar Khan, to ward off the Mughal armies of Emperor Akbar.
Neelum Valley in Summer and In Winter
Neelum valley has its own charm in every season whether its summer or winter. Each season adds its color to the beauty of valley. Most of the tourist that either belongs to the native land or from foreign visit Neelum valley mostly in Summer. Most of the passes to reach the Top beauty of Valley are open during summer e.g pass to the “LALA ZAAR”. The beauty of Lala Zaar is charming. The eye catching greenery during summer is admirable and it has no Match during Summer. Wheat scented valleys, velvet green plateaus all together make it an excellent tourist attraction.
And in winter the snow covers peaks, dense forests, winding rivers, turbulent foaming streams enhance the beauty of Neelum Valley. I personally Suggest you to visit the Neelum Valley in both seasons. The sow caped mountains and fast flowing Neelum river all make us believe that we are in Switzerland. The rivier is famous for its fishing and tourist fish in abundance.
Some of its famous places along the scenery is shown below.