(Last Updated on : 25-07-2016)
Neelum River which is known as Kisanganga river is a river in the Kashmir state of India where it enters into Jhelum river
and ultimately enters Pakistan administered Azad Kashmir.
Origin of Neelum River
Neelam River originates from Krishansar Lake in the vicinity of Sonamarg and runs northwards to Badoab village where it meets a tributary from the Dras side and runs westwards along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir
Geography of Neelum River
Neelum River is fed by many glacial tributary streams on its way. It enters Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in the Gurez sector of the Line of Control, and then runs west until it meets the Jhelum River in Muzaffarabad.
Extension of Neelum River
Neelum River has 245 kilometres long distance. It covers 50 kilometres in Jammu and Kashmir and the remaining 195 kilometres in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Flora and fauna of Neelum River
There are different kinds of fishes found in abundance in the Neelum River. As the river almost entirely runs across the Line of Control, being the main cause for Kashmir conflict there is a feeling of uncertainty among the inhabitants, many of them have immigrated to safer places, which has left the river banks scarcely populous and kept the river in perfect conditions for growth of fish. The most famous among the different variety of fishes found in Neelum River are Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Snow trout and Shuddgurn.
Neelum River and Neelum Valley
Neelum Valley is a Himalayan gorge in the Kashmir region, 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 to Taobutt. It is one of the most attractive tourists places, like Swat and Chitral, but due to poor road system is yet veiled to the outside world.
Devastation in Neelum Valley
Neelum River and the valley was badly affected by the 2005 earthquake and was cut off from the outside world as the roads and paths were filled with rubble. Now construction of an international standard road is in progress. Neelum River has had a great importance before and after the partition of India due to its beauty. Sharada Peeth was once most advanced and international standard institution during the Hindu and Buddhist era.
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