Waterfalls of Azad Kashmir:
Azad Kashmir is a beautiful valley. It is always referred as heaven on the Earth. Its marvellous landscape and scenery is so eye catching and charismatic that everyone feels spellbound. The lush green meadows, snowy high mountains, entwined springs, majestic Jhelum and meandering Neelum rivers, thickly forest areas with treasures of rare wild animal species, musical waterfalls etc. which enhance the mystic charm of the valley manifolds.
Although the whole of valley is worth visiting and watching but the enchanting glimpse of its beautiful waterfalls is captivating and magnificent that cannot describe in words. Here is a list of few waterfalls of the valley.
Jamgar Waterfall is a magnificent waterfall in the Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir. It is surrounded by hills in the backdrop and abundant trees. The whole track is thickly forested and the scenery is awesome. It is the best tourist spot while visiting Neelum Valley.
Mohli Waterfalls Gulpur:
Gulpur Waterfall is located in Gulpur town of Kotli District of Azad Kashmir. Kotli is 124 kilometres away from Islamabad. Gulpur water fall provides a very good summer retreat and it is a perfect picnic spot, especially with the family and friends.
Cham waterfall is situated in Chinari which is a small but beautiful village in Hattian Bala District of Azad Kashmir. Chinari is 51 kilometres (32 miles) from Muzaffarabad. Tourists can travel through the metal road. This road is called Jhelum Valley Road or Muzaffarabad-Srinagar Road. Accommodation is available for the tourists.
Amra Sawan Waterfall:
Amra Sawan waterfall is located between Sawan and Chinari, in Hattian Bala District. Sawan is a small beautiful place in vicinity of Chinari, 6 miles (9.5 kilometres) away from Hattian Bala. Road condition is good.
This waterfall is located in a small village of Khursheedabad in District Haveli, Azad Kashmir. Sanjani waterfall is one of the charismatic waterfalls of Azad Kashmir near Line of Control (LOC).
Nergola waterfall is in Rawalakot, the city of Poonch district of Azad Kashmir. Rawalakot is popular as Pearl valley. This magical waterfall is a natural charm of the valley.
Jaskul Waterfall Chinari:
Jaskul is bit known waterfall now. It is two kilometers away from Chinari in Jhelum valley.
Kashmir Waterfall Kohala:
While going to Muzaffarabad via Murree Kohalla road, tourists will enthrall by the Kashmir waterfall at Dulai. It locates about 7 kilometres before entering Muzaffarabad. Kashmir waterfall is an adventurous place tor the tourists. They must cross river in a ‘Dholi’ (local version of cable car) to reach to waterfall.
Dhani Waterfall is a magnificent place near Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project in Noseri, Patika. Patika is gateway to Neelum valley. It is 40 minute away (30 kilometres) from Muzaffarabad and accessible through main road leading to Neelum valley. This waterfall spellbindes tourists to stop there and enjoy natural environment while travelling to Neelum Valley.
Kuttan Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls of the Neelum valley. It is some 73 kilometres, approximately 2.5 hours drive away from Muzaffarabad.
Waterfalls in Neelum Valley:
Kel Seri waterfall, Machal (Halmat) waterfall and Kishan Ganga waterfall on the Taobut road near Kel are also wonderful treat for sightseeing.
Gulpur Waterfall Kotli:
There two waterfalls in Kotli known as Gulpur waterfalls, in southwest of Kotli city. It is on the junction of the Kotli-Mirpur and Kotli-Rawalpindi road. One can see these waterfalls from the nearby hill.
Tilni Waterfall is less explored yet. It is in Baithak Baloch in Sudhnuti (Palandri) District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It is 110 kilometres away from Islamabad.
Kotla waterfall is in Bagh District of Azad Kashmir.
Author: Fehmeeda Farid Khan