Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Leepa Valley


Leepa Valley is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Muzaffarabad. A fair-weather road leads towards Leepa from Nail [about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Muzaffarabad] which inclines over Reshian Gali 10500 feet (3200 meters) high and then it descends to 5500 feet (1677 meters) into the Leepa Valley. The valley has many wonderful touristic scenes.

Leepa is the most fascinating and charming place for tourists in Azad Kashmir. The one who visit this valley cannot easily come out from the magical stance of the beauty of this valley. The green mountains of the valley are full of pine trees and present a charming and picturesque view to visitors. In the whole season of winter the Leepa Valley stays covered within blanket of snow.

This valley remains open for the domestic tourists only between May and November. People from all over the country; come to this valley during summer to enjoy the marvelous weather. The charming Leepa Valley consists of many villages; the most famous among them are Leepa, Reshian, Dao Khan, and Chananian. All these villages equally contribute to a wonderful mosaic of patterns Mother Nature has so ornately and intricately woven here in this part of Azad Kashmir.

Reshian is a hamlet with unparalleled picturesque beauty and situated 67 kilometers Westward of Muzaffarabad. It is also the entry point to the valley of Leepa. It is 1674 meters (5492 ft) above sea level. The vibrant waves of River Jhelum accompany tourists, upto Hattian Bala.

Chananian situated opposite to village Leepa near the Line of Control (LOC) of an altitude of 2226 meters. It is about 60 kilometers from Naily. It is surrounded by wide pine forest and Nullah Qazi Naag flowing nearby. It is a place to behold. Acommodation for tourists in is available in forest and tourism rest houses. You can also manage to arrange accomodation for yourselves by contacting local people there. From Reshian onward, you have to rent jeeps to travel to Leepa Valley and all other places around.

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