PAKISTAN

TOP DESTINATION FOR VACATIONS OF 2020

PAKISTAN

TOP DESTINATION FOR VACATIONS OF 2020

PAKISTAN

TOP DESTINATION FOR VACATIONS OF 2020

PAKISTAN

TOP DESTINATION FOR VACATIONS OF 2020

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Jehlum Valley, Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Jhelum Valley is one of the Districts of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.   This 59 kilometers long valley is located along River Jhelum river which is surrounded by lush green mountains.   The town of Hattian Bala is the main urban centre and district headquarters of the valley. Other popular tourist attractions are Garhi Dupatta, Awan Patti, Chinari, Chakothi, Pahal and Chikkar.   A good quality   metal road runs along the river Jhelum from Muzaffarabad to Chakothi, which is located adjacent to line of control.  Buses & wagons ply on this route regularly while the route also used for Muzaffarabad Srinagar trade.  Hotels and guest houses with basic facilities are located in towns and villages in valley.   This is an ideal valley both the domestic and international tourists. The curling river Jhelum passes through from east to west between the high green mountains of this valley and joins the river Neelum at domel near Muzaffarabad city. 

Gharhi Dopatta

It is located about 24 kilometers from Muzaffarabad. The town surrounded by lush green mountains is located on both sides of river Jhelum. Educational, medical, telephone, accommodation and shopping facilities are available here.   Some private hotels are available according to the local standard.

Chinari & Chakothi

Chinari is located at a distance of 51 Kms from Muzaffarabad and surrounded by high hills, it is situated on the left bank of river Jhelum. The entire basic facilities viz. bazaar, hospital, education, post office, banks, telephone and some private hotels are available according to the local standard.

Chakothi, 8 Kms ahead of Chinari, is a border village. Due to the proximity of Line of Control, international or foreign tourists are not permitted into the area for their own safety.    Only domestic tourists can visit this area. Some private hotels are available according to the local standard.

Chikkar

This beautiful summer station at a distance of 46 Kms from Muzaffarabad is situated on top of the mountain, with an altitude of 1607 meters above the sea level on the southern side of Muzaffarabad. A road branches off at Dhanni Baqallan, a place about 33 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and leads to Chikkar, which is at an elevation of 1828 meters. The outstanding features of this beautiful place are its healthy climate and picturesque surroundings. Standing over the hill, one can have a fascinating view of the sub-valleys. AJK Tourism Department has constructed a tourist Motel here located 03 Kilometer from Chikar Bazar. Some private hotels are available with good standard.

Zilzaal Lake

 Due to the earthquake of 2005, few mountain peaks of the area collapsed and the rubble  blocked the natural flow of the water which resulted in the creation of a natural Lake stretched over an area of about 3 Kilometre. This newly born lake was named as “Zilzaal Lake” and now it has gained great deal of popularity among tourists. It is situated with an altitude of 1570 meters above sea level and tourists enjoy boating and fishing in this lake. Some private hotels are available, close by,  with local standard.

Loon Bagla

About 10 Kms from the town of Chikkar,  loon bagla situated at an altitude of 2011 meters above sea level.   It is another worth seeing hill station in the middle of dense green pine forests and is linked by a fair weather road. The ordinary requirements of life are available in the small bazaar.

Dungian

It is located about 5 Kms ahead of Loon Bagla. This place is surrounded by Silver Fir forests. Its high altitude of 2071 meters and beautiful landscape has a special attraction for tourists. An experimental station for the proliferation of medicinal herbs has also been established at this place. The beautiful tourist spot Sudhan gali can be visited from this place which is approximately 8 kilometer uphill. Some private hotels are available according to the local standard.