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The earliest name of Jhelum was vitasta. It is a river which flows in between Pakistan and India. It is the most western and largest of all five rivers of Punjab. The river passes through the Jhelum district. It is a major tributary of Chenab River with a total length of 813 kilometres. River Jhelum is known as jehlam in Urdu and vyeth in Sanskrit. It is regarded to be one of the major rivers mentioned in the holy scriptures of indo Aryans. It was also regarded as God by the primeval Greeks.
River Jhelum basically originates from a spring named verinag which is located at foot of pirpanjal valley. Verinag spring is exactly 80km from Srinagar. It is a major tourist attraction because of its beautiful circular shape. River Jhelum flows via Srinagar and wular lake prior entering into Pakistan. The river makes a deep narrow gorge on its way to Pakistan.
Neelam river is the largest tributary of Jhelum river which joins it at domel of muzzafarabad. Kunhar River is the second largest tributary of the river which connects azad Kashmir and Pakistan on Kohala Bridge of kanghan valley.
How to Reach (Air, Rail and Road)
One can reach Jhelum with the help of air route. The allama iqbal airport is located at a distance of 25-30min from the place.
One can choose to reach Kashmir through Indian railways as well.
One can hire taxis and other public transportations in order to reach the location exact of Jhelum River.