A disputed region or land since the day of Pakistan’s independence, Azad Kashmir is one of the most beautiful land in whole Pakistan. With a variety of picturesque landscapes, waterfalls, lush green land, crystal clean streams and much more that attracts thousands of tourist in the heaven on earth. Azad Kashmir has a total area of 13,297 square km and total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 Census. There are many famous tourist attraction that gaining popularity day by day as the tourism industry is flourishing. Some of its places are discuss below:
Located in the blue gem of Pakistan Neelum Valley, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. It is an alpine glacial lake at an altitude of 12,130 ft. Lake is accessible through Dowarian, a village of Neelum Valley well known for its scenic beauty. One cannot miss a single sight of the mesmerizing lake as the water is so unique that it does not reflect the surroundings. The area is so humble and full of tranquility, people can trek to reach the most amazing place of Neelum Valley.
It is also one of the attractive places of the valley Neelum. One of the fact is the there is a long track goes towards Nanga Parbat. People can actually see this Nanga Parbat Mountain from there and it is a beautiful sight for everyone who visit it.
It’s a 3hrs trek from Kel to Arrang Kel, a steep high track through the jungle with friendly locals n music lover girls trekking to their homes. U can stay there in cheap rates with warm hospitality, its an army controlled area beside the LOC so feel safe no worries u can spend 03 nights up-there walk around the fruit tree jungle but beware of bees
Being the last village in Neelum Valley, Taubut never miss its popularity among the tourist. It’s becoming the preferable destination of all the tourist who urge explore the unseen beauties of Neelum valley. Starting from the ravishing river Neelum in between the Tau Butt village and ending u with the magnificent stream Gagai rivulet is just an amazing experience to have. The Gagai rivulet is accessible on walking distance from Tau butt. There are series of field and vegetation in the village, nature mingled here with fantastic environment. No doubt Taubut is worth visiting village with the immense mountain at the back, with flowing clean water of Neelum river, the richly green field and moreover the serenity at its peak.
Kutton Jagran valley located approximately 82kms away from the capital city Muzaffarabad. The swirling water of steam alongside the village captivate so many tourist to stay and take a deep breath in a healthy environment. There is large range of hotels and resorts to accommodate many of the tourist. Moreover that Upper Neelum is 2 Kilometers away from Keran, it has the most picturesque views of Neelum Valley which shows the panoramic view of Valley. Azad Kashmir is so fun have to trek and hike. Tourist love to trek from Kutton Jagran to upper Neelum to Keran Village.
Tourist spot never come to end in this majestic piece of land, Ratti Gali Lake is a dazzling one, as the crystal clean water attracts the visitor to itself. Located in the blue gem of Pakistan Neelum Valley, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. It is an alpine glacial lake at an altitude of 12,130 ft. Lake is accessible through Dowarian, a village of Neelum Valley well known for its scenic beauty. Apart from lake, the route to the lake is also very catchy. One cannot miss a single sight of the mesmerizing lake as the water is so unique that it does not reflect the surroundings. The area is so humble and full of tranquility, people can trek to reach the most amazing place of Neelum Valley. The blue waters and scenic beauty of this lake gravitate tourists. A sight of Ratti Gali Lake is worth watching.
Yet another most amazing and fascinating lake in between the gigantic mountains of Azad Kashmir is Banjosa Lake. It serve as a tourist resort almost 20kms away from the main city Rawalakot. It is an artificial lake located at the height of 1,981 meters above sea level. Surrounded with lush green dense pine forest make it more awe inspiring for the tourist. The visitors can never split their views for a moment. The best time to visit the lake in the mid-summer as it became very harsh in winters. A worth visiting place while exploring the beauties of Azad Kashmir.
Tolipeer a ravishing hilltop situated at the height of 8800ft above the sea level. A magnificent land abundant with so many picturesque and scenic views. It is about 30 km, or a 45-minute drive, from Rawalakot and other nearby areas can be seen from the Tolipeer notably Abbaspur, Bagh and Poonch River as it is the highest peak point there.
One of the ideal location for camping in Azad Kashmir, situated 30 kms away from the capital city Muzaffarabad elevated at 9,500 ft. Well known for its lush green land with panoramic views of gigantic mountain surrounded the area. Pir Chinasi is loveable tourist spot especially for trekkers and attracts thousands visitor in its calmness away from the noisy town. Tourist enjoy serenity and tranquility there. Peak time to visit the place is of midyear March to September, as its heavy snowfall in winter but nature enthusiastic surely have an experience in winters as well.
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