About 5 kilometers ahead of Kundal Shahi, Salkhala is another secluded spot of tourist interest located across river Neelum. Here a trout hatchery has been established by AJK Fisheries Department. A Tourist Rest House and 3 huts are available here for accommodation.
Athmaqam is 10 kilometers from Kundal Shahi. It is located at a height of 1371 meters ASL. Being the districts headquarter of Neelum District, it serves as a take-off point for tourists interested in hiking and exploring the inner valley. It is an attractive place known for its variety of fruit. All necessary facilities viz bazaar, post office, banks, hospital, telephone and PWD rest house are available here.
Lower Neelum (Keran):
At a distance of about 9Kms from Athmaqam, Neelum (Karen) is situated on the Right Bank of Neelum River at about 1524 meters above sea level. It has fascinating scenery. A small bazaar and a tourist rest house situated on the bank of meandering river Neelum across which one can have a glance at the Indian held Kashmir.
Upper Neelum (Neelum Village) is located at a distance of about two & a half kms from Keran. This panoramic lush green village, profound in wild fruit and wildlife, attracts the tourists from every nook & corner of the country. Another remarkable feature of this spot is that one can view the entire area of occupied Kashmir from here.
Owing to its tourist attraction AJK Tourism Department has launched a development project to convert both the Upper & Lower Neelum in to a Tourist Resort.
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