Tourism in Azad Jammu and Kashmir - Jhelum Valley

This is an ideal valley both for domestic and international tourists. The curling Jhelum river passes through from East to West between the high green mountains joining river Neelum of Domel near Muzaffarabad city.
A 59 kilometers long matalled, all weather road runs along the river Jhelum from Muzaffarabad to Chakothi, which is located adjacent to the control line.
Jhelum Valley
Jhelum Valley
Some of the places of tourist interest are: -
Subri Lake , created due to a cloud burst over the surrounding hill during 1975, is located of a distance of 8 kilometers from Muzaffarabad. An angler's hut and few other places are available for accommodation.
Ghari Dupata
It is 24 kilometers from Muzaffarabad. The town surrounded by mountains is located on both sides of the river. Educational, medical, telephone, accommodation and shopping facilities are available here.
At a distance of 51 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and surrounded by high hills, it is situated on the left bank of the river Jhelum . All the basic facilities like bazaar, medical education, electricity, post office, rest house and telecommunication are available here.
Chekothi, 8 kilometers ahead of Chinari, is a border village. Only domestic tourists can visit this area.
Chikar This beautiful summer station of a distance of 46 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, is situated on top of a mountain on the southern side of Muzaffarabad-Chinari road. A road branches off of Dhani Baqalan, a place about 33 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, and leads to Chikar which is of an elevation of 1828 meters. The outstanding features of this beautiful place are its healthy climate and picturewque surroundings. Standing over the hill one can have a fascinating view of the sub-valleys. A bazaar, educational institutions, post office, hospital, banks, telecommunication, electricity etc. Provide basic necessities of life to the 5000 locals as well as to the visitors, Azad Kashmir Tourism constructed rest houses which provide reasonable accommodation to the tourists.
10 kilometers from Chikar, it is another hill station, situated at an elevation of 2011 meters in the middle of dense green bluepine forests and linked by a fair weather road. The ordinary requirements of life are available in the small bazaar. A tourist hut has been constructed here to provide reasonable accommodation to the tourists.
It is located about 5 kilometers ahead of Loonbagla. This place is surrounded by thick silver Fir Forests. Its high altitude of 2071 meters and beautiful landscape have a special attraction for tourists. An experimental station for the profileration of medical herbs has also been established of this place.
A midst Muzaffarabad to Kohalla, a road bifurcates the highway and leads to Donna, crossing the labyrinthine roads. Danna is known for its healthy climate and alluring scenic beauty. A Tourism rest house is available for accommodation.