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.
The 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 architectural sense they built their house in different and unique style.
Neelum Valley situates at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks, some over 4000m above sea level. Excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum River, lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true.
First of all, Keran & Upper Neelum – at a distance of about 91 Km (3 Hours’ Drive) from Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir & 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. Visit Neelum Valley for Keran Resort / Neelum Valley Hotels.
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 Agency (Northern Areas) over the Shandur at 4420m.
Arang Kel is situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. 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. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel.
Tao butt is the last station and end point of Neelum valley. Tao Butt is an example of vegetation generosity of the liberal nature. The spot is donned with all delicacies and niceties. Nature flirts here with fantastic environment. It has a sever season and heavy snow in winter, and winter season continue about 6 months starting from October to April end. In summer it is a worth place for tourist to visit. Neelum River emerges from here in the valley and continue its journey till Domail. Tao but is very beautiful and worth seeing place to “Visit Neelum Valley”.Tao butt has few red roof huts comprise this town which when seen from a high ground remind you of the calendar pictures of Switzerland.
Last but not least Kutton or Jagran Valley and its resort. The bewitching beauties of Kutton is situated in the radius of 10 kilo meters, makes Jagran Valley. The area is 16 kilometers from Kundal Shahi, is accessible by an unpaved road. For the accommodation of tourists, the tourism department has constructed two angler’s huts. The Kutton resorts surrounds by the lush green giant mountains. From the resort Kundal Shahi waterfall can be seen clearly. An enchanting views by staying in the resort.
Hence it can be clearly say that Pakistan no doubt abounded with so much natural beauty. Neelum valley is one of the most popular valleys in Pakistan. Besides these top 5 places, Neelum Valley possess dozen of beautiful and historical places. That no one can resist its sight.