Azad Jammu and Kashmir is a self-governing jurisdiction administered by Pakistan. It was part of former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located west of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Azad Kashmir is replete with green, mountainous valleys and stunning meadows making it one of the most heavenly places on earth. Popular destinations include Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad, Jhelum Valley, Baral, Billan Nar and Niyarain Sharif.
Ratti Gali Lake is a high altitude (3700m) alpine lake situated in Neelum valley of Pakistan. In the summer season, the whole area around this mesmerizing lake becomes a spot of lush green meadows, wild and magnificent flowers and radiant alpine plantations even though in winter this valley is covered with white snow and massive chunks of Glacier floats in the dark blue magical water of Ratti Gali Lake like large swans. In winters lakes remain frozen from November-April. Sunsets and sunrise over Ratti Gali lake are the most amazing ones.
Kalam is an enchanting valley in Swat at an altitude of 6,500 feet. It is surrounded by stunning, tall peaks, luscious forests, and beautiful waterfalls. The Ushu and Gabral rivers join to form the Swat River in Kalam. There are several alpine glacial lakes in Kalam, including the Mahodand Lake, Kundol Lake and Izmis Lake forming picturesque spots where tourists can camp or go for boating. Other scenic attractions are Ushu, Maltitan, Utror, and Gabral.