Neelam valley is located in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The valley is 160 Km long and runs parallel to Naran valley. The word Neelam is derived from Urdu language which means blue azure color. The valley is named after the blue azure color of river Neelam. Neelam is located at the foothills of greater Himalayas. It is bordered by Gilgit Baltistan in north east and Indian occupied Guraiz valley in south east.
Neelam Valley Route
To visit Neelam valley you have to travel Islamabad to Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir. The valley is connected with Muzaffarabad the capital of Azad Kashmir which leads up to Kel. From Muzaffarabad to Athmuqam road condition is very good and suitable. Road condition is not well from Kerala to on wards. In winter the valley is inaccessible due to snow fall.
Public transports are available from Muzaffarabad to Athmuqam. Horses and jeeps are also available for rent.
Neelam is a densely forested by pine, juniper trees. It is one of the most beautiful valley in Pakistan.
Places to Visit in Neelam Valley
Keran is located around 9 kilometers from Athmuqam. This is a lush green valley famous for wildlife and fruit. There are many shops and restaurants in this town.