Neelum Valley can be perfectly described as a valley of fountains, springs, waterfalls, flowering trees and plants. The Neelum Valley, 144 km long bow-shaped with majestic pine, fir and deodar trees, lies north-south of Muzaffarabad (capital). This ninety-mile long kingdom of vegetation is ripped apart by the indigo blue Neelum river which flows serpentinly down hills to merge itself into the river Jhelum at Domail. Domail, the confluence of two mighty rivers, presents highly fascinating scene of youthful embrace. This heart-warning spectacle is most soothing to the eye.
The facilities for the tourists have been provided in plenty from the last few years. The tourism in the valley is a gigantic effort to be promoted by the government and the residents of the valley. The district contains high mountains with patches of plain areas at far and wide. The geographical features enhance the natural beauty of the Valley. Its elevation, a mere 600 m at the start, gradually rises till it attains a respectable height of 2425 m. On both sides there are high mountains and peaks. Nearly all the forest wealth of Azad Kashmir is to be found in this valley.
There are two approaches to the valley. First approach is from Muzaffarabad. It is 88 km. Entire valley is accessible via amazing metaled road that traverse the breathtaking valley along the mighty Neelum river. The other approach is from the Kaghan Valley which is linked with it at two points, the Nuri Nari Hali (Pass) and the Ratti Gali and many minor Passes.
The weather conditions of the district remain pleasant in summer but hard and snowy in winter. The district is considered as a hub of tourism in Azad Kashmir. There are many lovely spots to visit in this paradise on earth. When it comes to natural beauty and tourism in Kashmir, Neelum valley surpasses all other claims of supremacy.