At whatever point we consider Pakistan, every one of that strikes a chord is psychological oppression, fanaticism, sectarianism, debasement, stack shedding and swelling however regardless of every one of these issues, we hugely adore our nation. In the midst of all the disorder we have overlooked the excellence of our scene. Pakistan is loaded with amazing areas which will influence you to experience passionate feelings for this nation once more. On the off chance that you are a tourist or love voyaging then you should incorporate a rundown of spots you intend to visit one year from now.
AJK Tours often distributes best tourist spots/points in Neelum valleyto feature the constructive picture of the nation and to produce mindfulness among the general population. Inverse to the Keran part of Indian-held Kashmir. From the Chella Bandi Bridge – only north of Azaad Kashmir’s capital Muzaffarabad – to Tau Butt, a valley extends for 240 kilometers; it is known as the Neelum Valley (actually, the Blue Gem Valley). Neelum is a standout amongst the most wonderful valleys of Azaad Kashmir, and it has a few creeks, freshwater streams, timberlands, lavish green mountains, and a waterway. Here, you see waterfalls tumbling down the mountains; their smooth white waters streaming over the streets and sprinkling against the stones, previously mixing together with the sloppy waters of River Neelum. Following are some of the best tourist spots/points in Neelum valleyrecommended by AJK Tours.
Kel is a beautiful valley at a height of around 3,000 meters. It is one of the bigger towns and offers a variety of administrations and lodging accessible for you to look over. It gives an extraordinary hopping off point to see different towns all through the area. For enterprise searchers, there are various snowcapped lakes that are open from Kel, and you’ll need to climb or take a four-wheel drive to contact them. The perspectives, however, will be definitely justified even despite your efforts.
The Halmat is the zone amongst Kel and the fringe. There are some shocking waterfalls in the zone, and you’ll need to submit to a lengthy drive along an earth street to achieve the facilities in Halmat, yet you’ll be remunerated with unimaginable peace and calm far from every one of the worries of your day by day life. In the event that you really need an escape, this is the approach.
Sharda is another mountain town that offers staggering perspectives of the encompassing farmland. You’ll achieve it by traverse the Neelum River. Make certain to stop by the remnants of the old Buddhist University here, and disregard present day comforts, as there is no power in the region. This is the ideal opportunity to loosen up and detach from the ties that your cell phones have over you with the goal that you can take a clue from the Buddhist priests of the past and appreciate just existing.
The key illustration purpose of Keran is that you can see over the fringe into India from its vantage point at more than 1,500 meters above ocean level. Similarly as with numerous different towns in the area, it offers shocking view and an escape from the worries of city life. There are lodgings in the zone also, so you can make this your home base for some time as you investigate the locale.
Neelum valley is situated 200km away from Islamabad. It takes 7 hours of drive from Islamabad via Murree-Kohala-Muzaffarabad_Kutton. Kutton is the first spot to be visited in this itinerary when it comes to Neelum Valley, other wise you also visit Hill Station named Peer Chanasi in Muzaffarabad that is just 30km away from Muzaffarabad. In this 7 days tour package you visit Kutton, Keran, Upper Neelum, Sharda, Kel, Arrang Kel, Halmat and Taobat in sight seeing while your 7 days tour. Kindly find detailed tour itinerary below with hotel pictures and rates.
7 Days Family Tour (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad)
Islamabad to Muzaffarabad (4 Hours)
Murree Sightseeing, Dolai Waterfall, Muzaffarabad Local sight seeing
Neelum Valley (وادیِ نیلم) is also knows as blue gem of Pakistan. Neelum Valley is one of the most visited areas among northern areas of Pakistan.Neelum is the district of Azad Kashmir situated almost 90km away from its Capital. Neelum is almost 180km away from Islamabad and it takes 7 hours of drive to reach there by road. There is no airport facility for tourists. Book your tour packages to Neelum Valley on discounted rates through AJKTOURS.
Route to Neelum Valley:
From Islamabad one will have to travel Muzaffarabad via Murree-Expressway and Kohala. Then Via Neelum Road, can reach to Kutton the first village of Neelum Valley.
Places to Visit in Neelum Valley
Neelum Valley is very rich when it comes to sight seeing. Waterfalls, River side accommodations, Lush Green areas, Snow covered peaks, Thick Jungles and Lakes are main attractions for tourists in Neelum Valley. Some of them are mentioned in detail below.
Patikka is almost 17km away from Muzaffarabad to Neelum Valley. It takes only 20 mins of drive from Muzaffarabad. Main attractions are Mini Zoo, Trout Fish Form and Morcopollo Hotel and Restaurant on river side. No proper hotel to stay is available there.
Dhani Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfall in Neelum Valley. Almost 33km away (45 mins of drive) from Muzaffarabad. Tuck shop is also available for tourists over there. No accommodation to stay is available there.
Neelum Jhelum Project:
Neelum Jhelum Dam is situated in Nousery , almost 40km (50 mins of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One can see the mega infrastructure of the DAM from road side. Hotel stay is not available there.
Chillina cross point is almost 50km (1 hour of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One can see Indian Occupied Kashmir, Indian Army, Indian Flags, Check posts and local life of IOK villagers across the river from road side. This is the main and unique attraction of the area. Not hotels is available there.
Kutton waterfall also known as Kundan Shahi Waterfall is almost 85km (2.5 hours of drive) from Muzaffarabad. It is heaviest waterfall of the valley and local people call it Niagara Falls of Pakistan. To see it in its best blossom, one should visit in peak summer. Jagran Resort is the best accommodation/Hotel in Neelum Valley. However State Continental hotels is also good enough to stay.
Keran is on a distance of 90km (3 hours of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One of the most rushy area of Neelum Valley. You can see IOK across the river. Mostly hotels offers river view rooms there, so tourists prefers to have first night stay at Keran during their trip to Neelum Valley. Best hotel in Keran is Pine Park Lodges and PTDC Resorts. There are more than 50 hotels available there.
Upper Neelum is situated just 2km away (uphill) from Keran. People do hiking towards Upper Neelum from Keran just for their fun and excursion purpose. However you can take your car to Upper Neelum in just 10 mins of time. One can have bird’s eye view of Keran Valley from Upper Neelum. Green Village Resort and PTDC/Tourism Department Huts are best available places to stay in Upper Neelum.
Dawarian is almost 10km away from Keran, and from where you can get your jeep on rent towards Ratti Galli Lake. Some of the hotels are also available for the facilitation of tourists but are not in that much good condition.
Ratti Galli Lake:
Ratti Galli is 23km away from Dawarian and it takes 3 hours of Safari jeeps ride to reach there from Dawarian. Camps are available for night stay, but only in summer. Ratti Galli remains open from May to September.
Sharda is 40km away from Keran (3 hours of drive). Night life of Sharda is famous as compared to all other destinations. One can enjoy boating and jet ski there. Surgan, Maidaan, Kishan Ghatti, Sharda Temple (Sharda University- Sharda Peth) are places to visit in Sharda.
There are so many hotels in Sharda, that every one can find hotel according to their budget. Best hotel to stay in Sharda is Neelum Star Hotel and Benazir Palace Hotel.
Kel is 20km away from Sharda and it takes 1.5 hours through jeep there. It is considered as base camp to visit Taobat, Arrang Kel and Chitta Katha Lake. There are also many hotels for night stay but accommodation standard is very low, so one has to compromise when it comes to basic amenities. Oreintal View, Green Valley View and PTDC/Tourism Guest house are better options for night stay there.
It takes 1.5 hours of hiking from Kel to Arrang Kel as there is no road towards the village.
The most fascinating spot of Neelum Valley. Tourists name is “Heaven on Earth”. There is local Cable Car service is also avialable, but not reliable.
Though it reduces the travel (hiking) time to just 30 mins. Musk Deer Resort is better option to stay there.
Taobat is the last village of Neelum Valley. It is 40km away from Kel and takes 3.5 hours on Jeep. Though you reach there after a very hectic and bumpy track, but it is worth taking all the tiredness and adventure.
Its lush green meadows, thick woods and crystal clear water streams do a magical spell on visitors. There are couple of guest houses in Taobat, but one is recommended to stay back in Sharda or Kel.
Rent a Car in Neelum Valley:
You can park your own car in Keran or Sharda and hire a Jeep onwards. Jeeps Fleet: Sharda to Kel: Jeep Rent: 5000PKR Sharda to Taobat: Jeep Rent: 9000PKR Kel to Taobat: 8000PKR Cable Car Rent: 100PKR
Places to visit in Neelum Valley:
All the places mentioned above are worth visiting specially Taobat, Arrang Kel, Sharda and Keran.
Places to Stay (Hotels) in Neelum Valley.
There are more than 200 hotels across Neelum Valley. You can book them through us on discounted rates and neutral reviews. Neelum Valley hotels are not that much good as compared to Naran and Kaghan.Neelum Valley hotels are enlisted here. In off seasons hotels are being booked on low prices almost in 3500 per night and in peak season average room rent is 5000.
Best time to visit Neelum Valley:
Neelum Valley remains open through out the year but most suitable time to visit Neelum Valley is in between April and October.
How to plan your tour to Neelum Valley:
You can book our Neelum Valley Tour Packages. We offer special discounts on tour packages to Neelum Valley from Karachi. One can plan a 3 Days tour, 4 Days, 5 Days, 6 Days or even 7 days tour to Neelum Valley.
Distance to Neelum Valley from Islamabad
Distance from Islamabad to Neelum Valley (Keran) is almost 210km (7 hours of drive).
is the blue gem of Pakistan. People keep visiting the valley round the year. It is very tough to announce top 10 pictures of the Neelum Valley as my gallery was full of Neelum Valley pictures and every picture is of its own kind. Here is the list given below.
Patikka is located 17km away from Muzaffarabad. A minizoo is there, an attraction for kids, located on a beautiful location. Zoo has some pheasants, peacocks and precious birds. Another attraction in Patikka is Trout Fish Form.
A very beautful waterfall named Dhani Waterfall located on 33km away from Muzaffarabad. It takes 40 mins of drive from Muzaffarabad.
Neelum Jhelum Hydro Project Located on 40km from Muzaffarabad, an hour of drive from Muzaffarabad
Located on 85km from Muzaffarabad and on drive of 2.5 hours from Muzaffarabad
Keran Located on 88km from Muzaffarabad, almost on drive of 3 hours from Muzaffarabad
Upper Neelum (Upper Keran) Located on 10 mins of drive from Keran, almost 2km away from Keran.
Ratti Galli A beautiful lake is located on drive of 3 hours from Dawarian, you can hire a jeep to the lake from Keran or Dawarian.
Sharda Sharda is a village located on drive of 2.5 hours from Keran. Most scenic spots in Sharda are Sharda Temple, Kishan Ghatti, Maidaan and Surgan. Jet Ski is also available in Sharda for tourists attraction .
Kel is on drive of 1.5 hours from Sharda, 20km away, famous for pleasent weather. Different hotels are also available in Kel.
Arrang Kel is one of the most scenic and most frequently visited spot among tourists. It takes 30 mins of hiking after taking a local lift from Kel. Some local houses are being operated as guests houses in Arrang Kel as well.
Halmat and Taobat
Taobat is most most lush green spot of the Neelum Valley. It takes 3 hours of drive from Kel. No upto standard accommodation is available in Taobat. While traveling to Taobat to Kel you also visit beautiful scenic areas like Halmat, Phulawai, Sardari and Gurez Valley.
Book Tour Packages to Neelum Valley On cheap rates through AJKTOURS.com
AJKTOURS offers 7 Days tour package to Neelum valley specially recommended for Honeymoon Couples or family tours for perfect excursion trip in their holidays. Neelum Valley is most frequently visited destination in Pakistan.
7 Days package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad)
Total Cost : 47,000including Transport (Pajero) and accommodation (1 Room)
The awe-inspiring locus, with an altitude of 2924 meters above the sea level, is located eastward of Muzaffarabad. Due to its tremendous scenic beauty, velvet green plateaus and wonderful climate, it wins admiration of nature lovers. The view of the summit of the neighboring mountain peaks spell bounds a tourist.Saran, Sud Bun, Mushki, Sakki and Jarran phirran are also worth seeing and ideal for hiking, trekking and camping activities.
At a distance of about 9Kms from Athmaqam, Neelum (Karen) is situated on the Right Bank of NeelumRiver 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.https://ajktours.com//index.php/2012/03/keran-neelum-valley/
Neelum valley is the most visited place in the Azad Kashmir by the tourists. The trip to Neelum Valley takes at least 3 to 4 nights stay. And there are many spots in Neelum valley to be visited by tourists. There is some basic instruction for tourists before leaving for Neelum Valley.
Best time to visit Neelum Valley: Mid of March to End of October. What to wear: Casual clothing + warm uppers,shawls and jackets for nights and early morning.
Cautions: Be careful of sliding areas when it rains.
Hoteling areas: Muzaffarabad, Kutton,Keran, Sharda, Kel. Reservation Procedure: Atleast one week before you visit Neelum valley, and during peak season confirm your reservation as soon as possible(may be month before your visit).
What is the best time to visit Neelum Valley? Its is the most common question asked by the tourists. Every Season has its own charm in Neelum Valley. Does not matter whether its December or June. Neelum Valley remains opened 12 months in a year upto Keran. If you want to explore Neelum Valley till Taobat then best time to visit Neelum Valley is between April and October. For hikking the best time to travel starts from mid of july to mid of September.