Neelum Valley is the northernmost of 10 districts located within the Pakistani-administered territory of Azad Kashmir. Taking up the larger part of the Neelam Valley, the district has a population of around 191,000 people. It was among the worst-hit areas of Pakistan during the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
There was was known before the partition as Kishanganga and was subsequently renamed for the village of Neelam.
The Neelum Valley is famous for honeymoon tour in Pakistan, where breathtaking views, immense mountains and natural beauty are found everywhere. The Neelum Valley is one of the most attractive places in the tourist community. The Neelum Valley is located in the 200 km arched area of Azad Kashmir.
Neelum Valley is situated at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks, some over 4000m above sea level.
All Tourism Sites, Destinations are accessible for Tourists All Tourist destinations of AJK has pleasant weather Rati Gali, Baboon Meadow and Patlian Lake are open for tourists.
According to Pakistan District Education Ranking 2017, a report released by Alif Ailaan, the district of Neelum stands at number 58 nationally in the ranking related to education, with an education score of 60.87. The Neelum District is lowest-ranked district in all of Azad Kashmir.
The Neelum District was part of the Muzaffarabad District until 2005. It is made up of two tehsils: the Athmuqam Tehsil, in which the district headquarters is located, and the Sharda Tehsil. The Neelum District is the largest district of Azad Kashmir by area. The valley extends for approximately 200 kilometers along the Neelum River. This is a generally poor region, reliant on subsistence agriculture and handicrafts, with tourism growing in importance in recent years. According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, The Neelum District is ranked 33 out of 148 districts in terms of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 136 out of 148