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Neelam River is also known as kishanganga in Hindi and Sanskrit. It is named after sapphire, a precious stone. It is fed by a number of small streams arising on its way. It runs towards the west and meets Jhelum river northwards of muzzafrabad. The river is 245 kilometres in length and covers 50 km of Jammu and Kashmir. The remaining 195 km of the river covers azad Kashmir. A valley is also named after the river Neelam. The green fertile Neelam valley is 250km long and stretches between athmuqam to muzzafarnagar.
Neelam River is a house to different kinds of fishes. Some of the most commonly found fishes are brown trout, rainbow trout, anyour and shuddgurn.
Neelam River originates from Krinanagar Lake which runs in north direction to badoab village. The river is located in the vicinity of sonmarg. Running towards badoab village, the river meets one of its tributary from dras side and runs westside along the lines of control in J&K.
River lidder and river sindh are the major tributaries of river Neelam. River Neelam itself is the largest tributary of river Jhelum. There are a number of other rivers that join the river on its way. The flow of the river increases during summer when Himalayan glaciers tend to melt. The average discharge of the river ranges up to 465 meter cubes annually.
How to Reach (Air, Rail and Road)
In order to reach Neelum River one needs to first of all reach Kashmir region of Pakistan via airways.
One can also choose to reach the Pakistan by opting for a railway route.
After reaching Pakistan one can travel via roadways buses to habba and finally to river Neelam.