Top tourist attraction places in Muzaffarabad and Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
Neelum Valley is one of the best tourist attraction places in northern areas of Pakistan. Neelum Valley is one of the districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) which is covered by mountains, forest s, lakes and rivers. In AJK the tourism is flourishing day and night. The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir along with government of Pakistan is very keen in promotion of tourism in northern areas of Pakistan and in Azad Kashmir. When it comes to name of tourism in AJK at once there come second name of the most beautiful valleys on earth the Neelum valley. This majestic beautiful Neelum valley is still unexplored by tourists all over the world. The recent action by Pakistan government has given permission to international tourist to visit AJK but there are still some restrictions to entre the international tourists in Neelum valley because of LOC.
Neelum valley is one of the best and the most beautiful valleys present in Pakistan. It is covered by lush green grass, high altitudes mountains, rivers and lakes. The trout fish of Neelum valley is very famous among tourists. Neelum valley has many attraction points or tourists spots to cover once you are traveling in Neelum valley with your family, friends or with office colleagues. After reading the article you will completely understand how to reach Neelum valley by road, what to do in Neelum valley and what are the tourist attraction places to visit in Neelum valley. We will start our journey from Islamabad.
Tourist attraction places in Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir:
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and gateway of tourism for northern areas. Once you are in Islamabad and want to explore Neelum valley with your family you can reach Neelum valley by first reaching to Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir. There are two routes to reach Muzaffarabad, one is from Murree Kohala route, it takes tourist to reach Muzaffarabad about 4 hours drive and in km it is 130km. The route will be from Islamabad to Murree then Kohala and Muzaffarabad. The other route to reach Muzaffarabad is from Abbottabad. The motorway from Islamabad to Abbottabad (Havelian) takes almost 2 hours. Then 3 hours drive via mansehra, garihabibullah, bararkot to Muzaffrabad. It will take 5 hours to reach Muzaffarabad via Abbottabad.
Once a tourist reaches Muzaffarabad you have option either to keep your travel continue for Neelum valley or have a night stay in Muzaffarabad. The honeymoon couples and families who are coming from Lahore or Karachi or old age family members usually stay their first night in Muzaffarabad. There are good hotels accommodations in Muzaffarabad to stay a night in Muzaffarabad and also there are some places nearby Muzaffarabad worth seeing for tourists. One of the places is Pirchanasi which is only an hour drive away from Muzaffarabad. You can hire a car or jeep from rent a car in Muzaffarabad to go pirchanasi and can manage your night stay in Muzaffarabad. There are good hotels accommodations in Muzaffarabad and due to competition the prices of hotels in Muzaffarabad AJK are usually on lower side. If you are traveling with family for Muzaffarabad or Neelum Valley it is advised to stay a night in hotel at Muzaffarabad AJK.
Tourist attraction places in Patika, Dhanni Waterfall & Neelum Jehlum Hydro Project
Day 2 is the day to travel to Neelum valley; valley starts about an hour drive away from Muzaffarabad. The starting point of valley is called as MARBLE or CHALYANA. It is the place in Neelum valley from where onwards there will be no mobile phone signals, only SCOM mobile service will be functional, you can get your SCOM from Muzaffarabad. The first resort once you will leave from Muzaffarabad is Patika, almost 40 mints drive from Muzaffarabad, there is a famous resort named as Marcopolo in Patika which is famous for desi food, the sightseeing from Marcopolo Patika is quite eyes caching and attractive. Next stop for tourist is dhanni waterfall. The dhanni water fall is natural water fall where water flows from 300ft height and noise of water and its flow attracts the tourist. You will find many tourists there at dhanni water fall that will be capturing the waterfall with their cameras and having some tea with traditional pakoras.
Adjacent to marble there is another tourist attraction point which is called as Neelum Jhelum hydro project Noseri which generates 969MW electricity.
Tourist attractions places in Kutton Water Fall, Kundal Shahi and Kutton Jagran Resort
While passing from Chalyana the first main tourist attraction place on way to Neelum valley is kundal shahi. It will take you almost 3 hours drive time to reach kundal shahi from Muzaffarabad. There is a good decent market in kundal shahi and you can purchase any required thing from kundal shahi bazaar. The road condition from Muzaffarabad to keran Neelum Valley or kundal shahi is very good. If you have your own car and you are expert driver you can reach on your own car till kundal shahi and even keran. Now once the tourist has reached kundal shahi he has again 2 options to exercise. Either the tourist can move to Jagran resort Kutton(only 3km) or move towards keran Neelum valley which is also 8km from kundal shahi. There is a tourist attraction waterfall in kutton Neelum valley known as kutton waterfall, it is the place where 80 students have lost their lives while jumping on bridge.
Better is to spend a night at jagran resort Kutton, the jagran resort is the best hotel accommodation in Neelum valley. It is property of Government of AJK and prior booking for jagran resort is to be done either by tourist himself or he can call vaaditravels for booking of jagran resort for one night or so in advance as jagran resort is usually Jim packed in summer season, it is advised to have advance hotel bookings and reservation prior time so one can have hassle free accommodation in jagran resort kutton Neelum valley, the best hotel accommodation in Neelum valley. If you are newly married or you are having your honeymoon trip it is advised to have at least 2 nights stay at jagran resort Neelum valley.
Tourist attraction places in Keran, Upper Neelum, Baboon Valley and Ratti Gali Lake
Day 3 is the day to move forward towards keran, upper Neelum and sharda. The time on your own car or on rented jeep from jagran resort to keran is around 1 hour. Once you have reached keran you will see LOC Indian occupied keran for the first time, the boarder in keran Neelum valley is very near even you can see from naked eyes their movements and all. The keran in Neelum valley is called as heart of Neelum valley. Keran is always occupied with tourists. The best part of keran is that it remains open for tourists in all the seasons. There are both types of hotels in keran along with guesthouses in keran. There are some government properties of AJK government in keran. Some of the Government properties in keran have been given on lease by AJK Government. There are good hotel accommodations in keran AJK but usually a bit expensive as now the keran is considered as base point for two tourist attraction places in Neelum valley,the majestic ratti gali lake and valley which is recently opened that is baboon valley. The baboon valley and ratti Gali Lake both can be accessed by hiring a jeep 4x4 from keran basecamp. We vaaditravels can help you in arranging a jeep for your ratti gali trip or baboon trip. The jeep can be hired from our managed transport system in northern areas of Pakistan and we have rent a car setup in keran Neelum Valley too. We provide rent a car or rent a jeep services in keran Neelum valley to all parts of Neelum valley including ratti gali lake, baboon valley,sharda,kel and taobutt. It is advsed to stay a night in keran or upper Neelum in any hotel in keran or at any guest houses available in keran or upper Neelum. Again you have to make it sure that if you are coming in summer vacations to Neelum Valley with your family, kindly manage your hotel accommodation and reservation of hotel in keran Neelum valley well before time. Because in season usually hotels in keran are Jim packed and it becomes trouble for tourists and they usually have to suffer with their families on road because of no hotel services available in Keran Neelum Valley. It is always advised to stay in some decent family hotel accommodation for good sound sleep.
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If you are traveling by your own car, park your car in keran as it is advised not to travel on your own car beyond this point as road condition to kel and taobutt don’t allow to drive car, the best is to hire a jeep which is 4x4 and local driver from Neelum valley are very professionals and they know each and every inch about road conditions of Neelum valley. While spending a night in any hotel in keran now the next tourist attraction place in Neelum valley is either rattigali or sharda.
Rattigali Lake is a full day trip from keran to ratti gali lake and then back to keran. If there are senior citizens in your family it is not advisable to go ratti Gali Lake.
Tourist attraction places in Sharda, Surgan Nala, Kel and Arang kel
It will take you 3 to 4 hours to reach sharda Neelum valley from keran. The road condtion as mentioned earlier will become rough and your journey will be along the river side. The river at sharda is quite calm. There is no sound of river in sharda. There are hotels available in sharda but as compared to hotel rooms rent in Keran the rent of rooms in sharda Neelum valley are on lower side. There are a lot of hotels available for accommodation for families in sharda Neelum valley. The hotels are present on main road of sharda Neelum valley and also on the other side of river. You can reach other side of sharda by crossing a brigde. On the other side hotels are usually on cheap priced. The weather of sharda is quite cold. Here you will find sweaters and jackets for the first time in Neelum valley. In sharda Neelum valley there is a historical university and many beautiful sightseeing of sharda. Sometimes there is facility of river rafting too. Nearby tourist attraction places of sharda Neelum valley includes surgan nala. You can hire a jeep in sharda from contacting vaaditravels. We can help in arranging rent a jeep facility to you and your family in sharda for sharda and even for kel and taobutt on low rates. The rent a jeep is available in sharda for kel and taobutt too and slightly on lower price as compared to local market rate of Sharda bazaar.
While having a night stay in any hotel of sharda tourist starts their journey from sharda to kel. It reaches an hour time to reach kel. The distance from sharda to kel or arang kel should be managed on jeeps either owned or rented as the road condition from sharda to kel is rough and dangerous from many points.
Tourist attraction places in Kel and Arang Kel, Neelum Valley
Once tourist reaches kel it is his option either to hike to arang kel Neelum valley or to stay in some good reasonable hotel in kel. There are both choices of hotel stay in kel Neelum valley. There is one government hotel available in kel for which one has to do hotel booking in advance from Muzaffrabad AJK tourism Department. The hotel in kel is quite good. The hotel has its own parking area for client’s car parking and the best part is the chairlift which goes from kel to arang kel is near by the government hotel in Kel Neelum Valley. There is other hotels option available in kel as well which includes the cheap priced hotels with low rooms standards and there are some good family hotels available in kel Neelum valley. The accommodation of these family hotels are quite good and you will stay in comfortable hotel accommodation in kel with your family. From kel bazaar Vaadi travels can provide with rent a jeep facility for taobutt, sharda and even for chitta kattha on discounted price as compared to market bazaar in kel. You can reserve a good family room or hotel accommodation in kel Neelum valley by just calling on vaaditravels contact number or by droping an email to us at email@example.com
Arangkel is your next tourist destination of Neelum valley AJK. The arangkel is the best location of Neelum valley as per reviews of thousands of tourists. There is a facility of chairlift from kel to arang kel but one has to hike for 45 mints to reach at arang kel. There are porters available at the other side of chairlift who will carry your luggage to the desired hotel in arang kel. The hotels of arang kel are typically made of wood of deodar and hotels are available on good rates. There are also some hotels available in arang kel which price is slightly on lower side because of their infra structure or services quality. The night at arang kel is quite charming and a tourist can have bonfire and musical fun there at arang kel. We can manage a good decent hotel accommodation for you and your family in arang kel by keeping in view the accommodation requirements by client and affordability. You can book your room in arang kel by using vaaditravels network in arang kel Neelum valley.
Tourist attraction places in Sardari, Halmat and Taobutt
The next tourist destination is tabutt. Taobutt is 4 hours drive from kel.it will take 4 hours to reach taobutt Neelum Valley on jeep which should be 4x4 and the driver should be local and expert of the area,the road from kel to taobutt is v dangerous and in rain the road condition even gets worst. It is advised to rent ajeep for taobutt by using vaaditravels network of rent a car in Neelum valley for safe travel of your and your family. We have expert drivers who are professionals and know every inch of Neelum valley. There are 4 tourist attractions places from kel to taobutt namely janawai, phulawai, sardari and halmat. The last tourist attraction place of Neelum valley is taobutt. The beauty of sardari and halmat are worthseeing. It is said one who came to Neelum valley and has not seen sardari, halmat and taobutt is just like he has not seen anything. I am myself witness of the fact that taobutt is too beautiful that no words can express the beauty of taobutt Neelum valley. There are many hotels available in taobutt, there are also government hotels available in taobutt. There are private hotels available for families in taobutt. There are small guest houses available for night stay in taobutt. The rooms and hotels are not that much up to the mark but as remoteness of area is concern the hotels available in taobutt are too good. There is one very fine hotel available on the other side of the river which is quite awesome but for that hotel in taobutt you have to cross a bridge which is made of wood and is very dangerous. The trout of taobutt is the most famous one and there is also trout hatchery form there.
Role of Vaadi Travels
We as private tour operating company for Neelum valley Azad Kashmir, our purpose is to facilitate our clients either corporate client of individual families coming to Neelum valley Azad Kashmir, we facilitate them according to their desire wish, we offer tour packages of Neelum valley according to their suitability and this is where we distinguish our services from our competitors. We will provide you tour operator services in Neelum valley, rent a car services in Neelum valley and tour packages Neelum valley. This is your choice to avail a complete family trip of Neelum Valley from us or just one out of three services.
We are always here to find the best tour operating services in Neelum valley to our valued client.
Best of luck to you all for your trip to Neelum Valley, place righty called as Paradise on Earth.
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