Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan is packed with divine beauty of love and serenity where one may find scenic landscapes comprising crystal clear Neelum River, lush green mountains covered with snow in winter, sky scrapping trees and beautifully built houses around the mountains.
It takes around 8 to 10 hours drive from Islamabad to Kel. Neelum Valley extends to Arangkel and Taobat which is the originating spot of River Neelum. From Muzaffarabad to Arangkel; valley passes through Keran where line of control intersects via River Neelum, district headquarter Aathmuqam and Sharda which is the beautiful village inhabited adjacent to the river.
In winter, the whole valley hides under the veil of snow whereas the river freezes from edges, however the long gigantic trees remain green with their sepals extended towards blue sky.
The inhabitants of Neelum valley so much prone to the diversity and love of nature that they usually prefer to build their houses around the river under the shadow of sky-crapping Cedrus (deodar) which are found in abundance.
In conclusion, the beauty of Neelum valley is so irresistible and way captivating that may leads you to the tranquility through which, one barely get him/herself out of it. I bet the affect it leaves on you will remain rest of your life.