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The Neelum Valley is a Himalayan gorge in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan along which the Neelum River flows. This green and fertile valley is 250 km in length. and stretches its way from Muzaffarabad all the way to Athmuqam and beyond till Taobutt.It is one of the most attractive tourists places like swat and Chetral but due to poor Road system is yet veiled to the outside world. This area was badly affected by the 2005 earthquake and was cut from the outside world as the roads and paths were filled with rubble.Now construction of an International standard Road is in progress. Neelum has a great importance before and after partition due to its beauty. Sharda was once most advanced and international standard institution during Buddhist era. It is named after the river Neelum which is famous for its crystal bluish water and that is the reason for its name NEELUM. Some traditionalists say that valley is named due to a precious stone neelum (sapphire). The old name of Neelum river was Kishen-Ganga. It enters in the Neelum from Taobutt and continues its journey through narrows and mountains different streams in the way add its strength and finely tributes into river Jehlum at a spot at Domail in Muzaffarabad.

There are two entrance for Neelum valley one Neelum Road by Muzaffarabad and the other by Kaghan the Julkhad Road. generally Neelum valley starts just after Muzaffarabad but in political division the area from muzaffarabad to Chelhana is named Kotla valley in election division. District neelum starts from Chelhana and goes to Taobutt.Valley is famous for its lush greenery fir forests slop hills and water falls

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  • Copyright: time pass (ptime26) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 30] (124)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-01
  • Categories: 自然
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 2:29
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