Muzaffarabad Travel Guide

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    A house near Dowarian
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Muzaffarabad Things to Do

  • Halmat or Taobat

    The border village about 49 kilometers ahead of Kel is a fascinating but unexplored sight. J The area from Kel to Taobat is called the Halmat. Janawai, Sardari and Halmat are the most beautiful places of this area. A tourist rest house has been constructed at Halmat to provide accommodation facilities to the visitors. The drive itself is slow as...

  • Kel

    A 19 kilometers journey from Sharda upstream takes one to Kel. It is a small valley at a height of 3000 meters. The Shounter Nallah joins river Neelum at this place and track from here leads to Astore and Deossai plains. There are some very beautiful high alpine lakes accessible from Kel, which involves 4x4 off-roading and hiking – maybe even...

  • Sharda

    At an altitude of 2000 m, Sharda is a beautiful green spot. The landscape consists of several small streams, hill side covered with green forest, cultivated land around it. Located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Dowarian. A track from Sharda takes one to Nurinar Pass (Nuri Top) following Surgan stream, which then connects to the Kaghan Valley....

  • Dowarian

    Dowarian is situated about 13 kilometers from Neelum at an altitude of 1615 meters. It is surrounded by mountains full of pine trees. About 30 km from here, a track goes deep inside Rattigali Pass, which connects Neelum and Kaghan Valley. A high alpine lake (4000m), Rattigali, also exists in this pass. To get there you need to track or hire mules...

  • Keran or Neelum

    Keran is situated on the bank of the river Neelum 1524 meters above sea level. It has some very picturesque scenery. The main attraction for this place is that India is visible on the other side of the river. There is also a small military bridge that connects the two divides, and one can see both Pakistani and Indian soldiers patrolling. AJK...

  • Authmuqam

    Authmuqam is at height of 1400 meters and is the divisional headquarter of Neelum Valley. A large bazaar exists where you can purchase all your necessary items; there is a post office, some local banks, hospital, and telephone service. During Pak-India conflict, Authmuqam was a constant target for Indian shells.


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Muzaffarabad Transportation

  • Road conditions

    We visited Neelum Valley in June 2009, and at that time the roads, damaged during Oct 2005 were still being built. A journey from Muzafarabad to Kutton/Kundal Shahi which normally takes 2-3 hours was made in almost 5-6 hours. There were several points where we had to wait 30-45 min for the engineers working to clear the road.I feel that the road...


    Traveling by road to Muzaffarabad is itself an enjoyment and we come across the most beautiful scenes of winding rivers and hills. It takes about 4 to 5 hours from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad in a car or van. You also pass through the beauty of hills the MURREE during the journey. This is the shortest route to this city. Kohala is the entry to Azad...

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Muzaffarabad Off The Beaten Path

  • Kel to Astore/Deosai plains

    Not sure how many people have done this and how it can be done? What the road conditions are, etc? But I have heard of a challenging trek of a 2-3 days from Kel to Astore via Shounter Gali. This pass reaches a a maximum height of 4260 m. There are numerous high alpine lakes on the way, and this is or was a trade route between Neelum Valley and...

  • Road to unicef office

    This was a little out of the way but the ride up was very spectacular. Once atop the hill, the views of the valley were stunning. U'll probably need to have your own vehicle to get up there though.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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    The comely beauty of the place attracts a restive mind to prolong his stay. This picturesque Shaheed Gali situated at the height of about 1640 meters above sea level is at a distance of about 16 kilometer westward from Muzaffarabad. From Shaheed Gali is a trek of 4 Kms leads towards a wholesome spot namely “Sri Kot”. A tourist is bound to be...

  • Great Views Pir Chanassi

    Located at an altitude of 2924 meters above the sea level is located eastward of Muzaffarabad is beutiful hills of Pir CHANASSI. Due to its tremendous scenic beauty, velvet green plateaus and wonderful climate, it wins admiration of nature lovers. The views of the summit of the neighboring mountain peaks spell bounds a tourist. The adjacent Pir...

  • Beautiful River Views

    I like visiting the beach like areas of rivers near Muzaffarabad city. The rivers Neelum and Jhehlum flow through the center of the city areas. Prior to the earth quack there were number of river view hotels where you could enjoy the cool evenings. However the buildings and man made beauties are returning back very fast. there is lot of...


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