After completing the Tour of Nathiya Gali in Khyber Pakhtoon-khwa(KPK). We continue our tour towards the Neelum Valley. If you are also planning a tour to Neelum Valley then check out these 10 best places to visit in Neelum valley. You will really love the beauty of these spots.
Best Places to Visit in Neelum Valley
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Patikka is considered as a base camp for the Neelum Valley. It is probably commercial place and almost every thing that need in daily routine or for tourist as well found here. It’s almost 22 KM away from the Muzaffarabad and the dense mountains with tall trees, Neelum River running side by side and cool weather make your soul fresh. There are many hotels for tourist as well. I suggest you to stay there, plane your next spots in the Neelum Valley and kick your tiredness away from you for the next days..
Dhani Waterfall is almost the 19 KM away from the Patikka. On the way to Dhani waterfall one more Jobar waterfall is also come during the travel before Dhani. The crystal clear water falling between the mountain with peaceful sound attracts the thousands of tourist. The best time to visit the Dhani waterfall is between April to June.
Kutton waterfall is almost the 70 KM away from the Dhani Waterfall. The clean and fresh air (healthy Environment) at this place attracts the large number of tourists. This waterfall is wide and create the amazing scene for the photographers. There are hotels and resorts as well to stay there.
Keran has the stunning views of the mountains and the small villages on the bank of the river. There is a park at the bank of the river where you can stay for while to watch the amazing views of the huts of the villages.
Upper Neelum Valley
Upper Neelum Valley is almost near to the Keran Valley. You can hike about 20 mins and reach to the Upper Neelum Valley, there is a road as well. You will really love the view from the valley. There is a small village in Upper Neelum Valley and the many guest houses as well. You can stay there and explore the beauty.
There is a spot while on the way of hike from Keran to the Upper Neelum Valley in front of the Makkah Guest House. At that spot there is a amazing view of the village on the bank of the river, but the surprising thing that the village is in the Indian Country range (Jammu Kashmir). The animals grazing in the lush green fields increase the beauty of the place. The river is considered as a border.
A complete and wide view of the village can be captured while at the end point of the hike valley. Also, there is a small park as well along the Guest Houses.
Ratti Gali Lake
Ratti Gali Lake is at the altitude of 3,683 feet. This lake is surrounded by the Glacial mountains. It attracts the large number of the tourist and one of the most beautiful lake of Pakistan. You can get this lake through the Dowarian small town. Also, there is a Ratti Gale lake base camp as well form where you can hike and reached that lake. It has a peaceful environment and charming views of the natural beauty that’s why the large number of tourist come here in summer season.
Sharda Valley is famous for it’s amazing view of the village from the bridge on the Neelum River, small fountains flowing from the top of the mountains and beautiful huts at the bank of the river. Sharda is almost 36 Km away from the Keran. The road is clear and easy to drive.
People come hear to walk in the lush green lawn of the Sharda and for enjoying the views fully loaded with nature in the healthy environment. You should not miss out this place during the tour to the Neelum Valley.
kel is almost 21 KM away from the Sharda. There is a beautiful Pakistan Army academy in between the mountain’s. If you reached to the Kel in evening or night then you can stay in hotel. There are many hotels and resorts as well. And if you reached before the evening time you can go towards the Arrang-Kel.
Arrang-Kel is almost away 20 min of hike from the kel. You have to park your vehicles in Kel and do some hike. There is a Chair Lift which passes above the Neelum River drop you at the Mountain of the Arrang-kel. And you have to do again hike of almost 20 minutes to reach there.
Also, there are the amazing views of mountain peaks covered with snow and dense forest make the boundaries for that place. There is no as such a track like from point A to point B but you can walk about 3,4 hours to the main area of that place. The lush Green fields and the huts increase the beauty.
There is as well the LOC (Line of Control) Pakistan and several Army Posts. There is no road connected to that valley, this place is surrounded by the mountains and fully loaded with the nature.
Taobat is almost the 40 Km away from the Kel and this is the last village of the Neelum Valley. There is as well the LOC (Line of Control) of Pakistan and India. Taobat has the scenic views of lush mountains , village and fields spreads at the large area. Locals do farming which increase the beauty of the place.
Although all places have there own beauty and attractions but Neelum Valley in Kashmir is called the Heaven on Earth. You should visit these places with your friends or family. The local peoples are kind hearted and deal with you kindly. Also, Kashmir is fully safe or best place to visit with family.
These 10 best places in Neelum Valley are from my side if you think there are more then let us know in comments or you can contact us.