Top 10 places to visit in Neelum Valley

List of Places to Visit in Neelum Valley

1)      Kutton Waterfall 2)      Keran 3)      Upper Neelum
4)      Sharda Valley 5)      RattiGali Lake 6)      Baboon Valley
7)      Kel 8)      Arrang Kel 9)      Chitta Katha Lake
10)  Taobutt

1.Kutton Waterfall

Travel Time: 3 hrs from Muzaffarabad ( At the road of Kutton Jagran Resort )

Best time to visit: March to October

Video: Kutton Waterfall

Kutton Waterfall is 2 kilometers from Kundal Shahi Bazaar of Neelum Valley at road Jagran Valley. Easily accessible via car. Kutton Waterfall is the first main place to visit in Neelum Valley.

kutton waterfall2. Keran Valley

Travel Time :  3 hrs from Muzaffarabad on Main Neelum Valley Road

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Video: Keran Valley

Located at Bank of Neelum River, it’s LOC where you can see both Indian held Kashmir and Azad Kashmir. The river flows smoothly at this place.

keran Neelum Valley3. Upper Neelum

Travel Time: 3 hrs 20 minutes

Best Time to Visit: March to October

A small link road connected the main Neelum road to a hilltop with Upper Neelum Village, the landscape of the village is most beautiful.

4. Ratti Gali Lake

Travel Time : 3 hrs from Keran

Best Time to Visit: July to September

Video: Ratti Gali Lake

20 Kilometers jeep trek from Dowarian to Rattigali takes about 2 and half hours, Ratti Gali is an alpine glacier lake and one the best place to visit in Neelum Valley.

Ratti Gali Lake Neelum Valley

Ratti Gali Lake Neelum Valley

5.Baboon Valley

Travel Time: 3 hrs from Keran

Best Time to Visit: July to September

Video: Baboon Valley

You have to take the Jeep from Naqdar which is hardly five minutes drive from Keran. It’s the second-best place to visit in Neelum Valley. Baboon Valley is famous for water streams, waterfalls, lush greener meadows.

Baboon balley

Baboon Valley

6. Sharda Valley

Travel Time: 5 hrs from Muzaffarabad ( Located on Main Neelum Valley road

Best Time to Visit: March to December

Video: Sharda Valley

Sharda Valley is a small town located on the bank of the Neelum River, mainly tourist attractions in Sharda are water sports, hiking to Sharda Peeth, Sharda Bridge, and fishing.

Sharda Village with Neelum River7. Kel

Travel Time: 2 hrs 20 minutes from Sharda

Best Time to Visit: March to December

Kel is a very famous town in Neelum Valley, small huts, waterfalls, and Neelum River are the major tourist attraction. Kel is also the route to Shounter and Chitta Katha Lake. Astore to Kel tunnel is under consideration under CPEC.

neelum valley arrang kel8. Arrang Kel

Travel Time: 45 minutes hike from Kel

Best Time to Visit: March to December

Video: Arrang Kel

Most famous and visited tourist place of Neelum valley is Arrang kel, a small town but big green fields, glaciers, small huts, and hotels serving hot teas. With respect to landscape Arrang kel is the most beautiful destination of Neelum. Arrang Kel is not accessible by road it’s only connected by a chair lift and 30 minutes hike.

Kel Neelum Valley

9. Chitta Katha Lake

Travel Time: 1 day Tour (2 hrs jeep rides then 6 hrs hiking)

Best Time to Visit: July- September

Video: Chitta Katha Lake

Chitta Katha Lake is 2 hrs jeep ride to base and then a hiking trek of 6 hrs, it’s very hard to travel for families only full fit person could conquer this lake.

Chitta Khata Lake10.Toabutt ( Guraiz Valley)

Travel Time: 3 hrs jeep trek from Kel to Taobutt

Best Time to Visit: July- September

Taobutt is the last place of Neelum valley, places to visit during the visit from Kel to Taobutt are Helmet, Sardar, Phulawai, and Janawai. Taobutt is famous for landscape only 3 or 4 hotels are available for stay.

Taobutt Neelum Valley 

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