Neelum Valley

Neelum Valley is a 200 km long bow-shaped thick forested region in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

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The valley is situated in the north-east of Muzaffarabad, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks, some over 4,000 meters (13,000 ft) above sea level. It is consist of Neelam District has two tehsils Athmuqam and Shardah. The valley possesses scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelam river, lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings. The valley tops the best natural places in Pakistan.The valley is connected from Muzaffarabad by Neelam road, which leads up to Kel.

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The road condition from Muzaffarabad to Athmuqam is very good and suitable for any kind of transport. From Keran to Kel road condition is not well and not suitable for low floor vehicles. In winters road onward Keran block due to heavy snowfall and it is very difficult to reach upper parts of the valley. Preferably 4 wheel is recommended for the trip.Telecommunications services are provided by "Special Communications Organization (SCO)" up to Kel. These services include land line telephones at various locations namely Dhanni, Jura, Chialana, Mirpura, Kutton, Kundal Shahi, Authmaqam, Nagdar, Keran, Sharda, Dhudnial and Kel.

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Mobile service with the brand name SCOM are available at Kundal Shahi, Authmuqam, Dhanni and Kel. Broadband internet services available at Jura, Kundal Shahi, Authmuqam and Kel with brand name Snet. SCO's dial up internet service and High speed DSL service is available on all land line telephones.Rest houses and lodges of AJK Tourism and Archeology Department are located in Keran, Kutton, Dawarrian, Sharda, Kel and Taobat for tourists stay.

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Some private hotels like newly built Hotel Neelum Greenland and rest houses with satisfactory facilities are also located there. in Taobat there are few private guest houses which will facilitate you up to their best at very reasonable rates. In Neelam valley there are dozens of beautiful and historical places, Sharda Peeth is one of the most beautiful and historical place in Neelam valley.