River Kunhar flows in the center of Kaghan Valley. Kaghan, Naran & several other beautiful towns & villages are situated on the banks of River Kunhar.
While staying in Naran you can enjoy sitting by the Kunhar River. It is looks very Romantic. Velley looks very beautiful around the river.
River rafting is a new adventure sport currently under development along the Kunhar River. Kunhar River is excellent for Rafting.
Its amazing! Kaghan Valley is full of different natural beauties like lakes,rivers & mountains etc. But where there is a mountain there will be a water fall as well such case is in this beautiful valley. During your tour around the Valley on the main road you will come across several water-falls coming down fron thousands of feet.So one can't help stop himself to park his car or jeep on one side & enjoy this natural work..The water will be extremely cold & drinkable so donot forget to fill your jugs........
Jared is known for its handicrafts. The N.W.F.P government operates a handicraft developement centre at Jared, two hours from Balakot. State-run and private shops sell traditional-style carved furniture, hand-made woolen shawls and other work.
Shinu, just beyond Paras is known for its trout hatchery of the Fisheries Department. It is from this hatchery that brown trout and rainbow trout are stocked into the upper Kunhar river and the lakes Saiful Muluk, Lulusar and Dodiputsar.
13 miles away from Balakot to Kaghan is Kawai in these 13 miles you'll reach the altitude of 4000 feet starting from 3000 feet which means that you have covered 1000 feet of altitude in just 13 miles.This is where the real adventure starts.The road going up is very dangerous & adventiours..You are going to love it!
The soothing notes of the Kaghan valley permeate your senses as you reach the small beautiful town of Balakot. Set against the backdrop of snow-covered peaks, Balakot fills yours soul with the perfectly orchestrated, timeless melody of nature. Overlooking the historical town of Balakot divided by River Kunhar, Pine park is located on the hill-top along the winding Kaghan valley road. Balakot was the scene of a battle in the continuing struggle between the Sikhs and the Muslim tribesmen in the early 19th century. The Muslim leader Ahmed Shah Brailwi, originally from Bereli, (In India), was killed here in 1831 by the Sikhs. His Tomb is green-tiled monument near the Kunhar River.
Balakot, the gateway to the Kaghan valley, is about a four -hour drive, without stops, from Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Buses, minibuses and wagons leave Rawalpindi continuously for Mansehra on the Karakoram Highway and take about three hours. Change at Mansehra for Balakot and Naran.
The plethora of sights in this 160 kilometre-long valley is unbelievable: the Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, meanders its way through the valley, and is the perfect river for trout fishers.Fishing is must in the deep,cold & blue water of Kunhar in Naran where it is at level with you but to do so Fishing license is required which will be cheapily & easily granted to you from the Fishing Department. I can't explain the excitement when you hook a delecious "Trout" in your Rod.