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9 Places To Visit Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir

9 Places To Visit Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir, Named after Neelam River, the Neelam Valley is situated in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, a splendid place with Green meadows Land, freshwater Lake, so pleasurable, valleys, snow-clad mountains & dense forests of deodar (deodar tree), all add to the Kashmir experience. Nature of Jumla which offers a great escape inside its lap takes out on a memorable journey to Jumla. Following are top 9 places to be visited in Neelum Valley which are a must-see on your must-visit places list.

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1. Kutton Waterfall

Kutton Waterfall (Gujjars Waterfall) in a stunning view located at Kutton village near Kundal Shahi round about 16 Kilometers. The waterfall flows from the cliff at a height, a stunning sight for the eyes with the green nature enclosure. It is an ideal area to have a picnic or sit and enjoy the peace and serenity of nature.

Kutton Waterfall Azad Kashmir

2. Arrang Kel

Arang Kel, called as The Valley of Baboons, is a panoramic place to visit while on trek of 20 minutes from Kel. The total voyage towards Arrang Kel is a journey in its own right going through verdant forests, terraced fields, and rivulets. The village helps you to see the local wildlife including monkey, musk deer and squirrel. The peaceful setting and beautiful views have certainly endeared it to nature lovers.

Arrang Kel Kashmir

3. Baboon Valley

One such small valley, still unexplored and calm, is Baboon valley in Neelum. The trip to this valley is tough as you have to face long, dusty, bumpy roads, however, the end point is no less. Unwind around a small waterfall amidst the green meadows with flowers, or trek to higher meadows for a stunning view of Nanga Parbat. Overnight camping is possible with designated camping areas provided to spend the night under the stars.

Baboon Valley Kashmir

4. Ratti Gali Lake

Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake located at 12,130 feet. This lake is close to Dowarian and can be visited from its trek but the journey offers lush green slope, full of wildflowers and lush static lakes, are surrounded by the snow covered peaks and leaves a breathtaking view.

18 Best Places to Visit Neelam Valley Azad Kashmir

The lake is a favorite with picnickers and photographers as well as those looking to learn more about nature through labeled walks. According to the legend, the lake has a mystery in weather prediction, with the help of a dog and that adds to the mystical of the lake.

Ratti Gali Lake

5. Broghil Lake

Broghil Lake, an elongated blue water body located between Athmuqam and Anantnag, provides ample opportunities not only to take a dip in the water but also fish, especially during summer.

The peaceful vibe of the place, and the absence of commercial establishments, creates an ideal setting for a quiet retreat It is one of the most popular picnic spots on the lake and is known for barbecues along the banks of the lake, hence making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

Broghil Lake
Broghil Lake Photo By: Hasan Shafique‎

6. Keran Village

Keran is a picturesque village situated by the Neelum River and offers panoramic views of the mountains around them such as Kohala, Tragbal, Sani Top, Mashabrum and Nanga Parbat. The area mirrored typical rural life of a village – quiet and friendly as an after-work spot for evening walks as well as natural setting away from the city life.

Keran Village

7. Chitta Katha Lake

Chitta Katha Lake is yet another high-altitude glacial lake situated in Shonter Valley, near village Baboon, in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. The lake has crystal clear waters and the wild nature around it. Hikers, rock climbers, and campers travel to the area every year for both day trips and overnight excursions.

Chitta Katha Lake
Chitta Katha Lake

8. Sharda

Positioned alongside the azure Neelum River, Sharda is an unspoiled town that both appeals to your heart and history-related appeal buds. Situated near this is the ancient Sharda University (a great center of learning); the ruins enrich the tainted town.

Tourists can visit the ruins of the city, the beautiful view of the open space, mountaineering and trekking. The peaceful surroundings of the Sharda area make it an ideal place for the soul to rest in peace and transparency.

9. Line of Control (LoC)

The LoC is the military control line that divides Jammu and Kashmir betweens two hostile neighbours-India and Pakistan. Given its sensitivity and the sanctity with which it is surrounded, there are moments on the LoC where you can find vistas on the natural and political landscape of the region that are rare and poignant. The banks of the Neelum River by the LoC are especially frequented, offering a tranquil space with hints of history.

Line of Control


Neelum Valley – Neelum Valley provides one of the most diverse landscapes and spectacular natural beauty a traveller can feel. Whether it is the cascading waters of Kutton Waterfall, the calm expanses of Ratti Gali Lake or the historical allure of Sharda; every destinstion located in the Valley leaves its tinge of an adventourus journey that you will remember for quite a while. Be it a lazy, laid-back vacation you desire, an adventure-filled trekking spree, or a sense of communion you need with the valley life, Neelum Valley humbly accommodates everyone. So set up your visit and find little more known secrets of this wonderful valley.

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