This is also called Nain Sukhin Persian language, which means eyes repose. It is about 166 kilometers long and is located in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan . The river starts from the Lulusar lake, about 48 kilometers from the Naran Valley .It is fed by the Lake Saiful Muluk and Lake Dudipat with the waters coming from the glaciers of Malika Parbat and other peaks in the valley. The river Kunhar flows through Jalkhad in the entire Kaghan Valley , Naran valley, Garhi Habibullah, Balakot and then joins River Jehlum outside Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir , Pakistan
|Local Language Name:||دریائے کنہار|
|Coordinates :||34°17′N 73°29′E|
|Elevation:||3,950 m (12,959 ft)|
|Location:||Jhelum River Muzaffarabad|
|Length:||166 km (103 mi)|
|Starts:||From the Lulusar lake, about 48 kilometers from the Naran Valley|
|Fed by:||Lake Saiful Muluk and Lake Dudipat with the waters coming from the glaciers|
|Flows:||Through Jalkhad in the entire Kaghan Valley , Naran valley, Garhi Habibullah|
Kunhar River starts from
River Kunhar starts from Lulusar Lake. The river is based on melting glaciers from Malka Parbat, but lakes of Saif ul Malook and Dudipat also give water to this beautiful river of Kunhar. The passage areas of this river are Jalkhad, Garhi Habibullah, the Naran Valley, Kaghan Valley, Balakot and Kaghan. Beautiful natural scenes associated with this river are loved by all and the river is included in the top tourist attractions of Pakistan. Greenery around the whole river is worth seeing and local people come here to see how beautiful their country is.
There are many species of fish present in this river but its trout is one of the best throughout the subcontinent. With a lot of confidence it can be said that among the rivers located in south Asian subcontinent, Kunhar river is among the most beautiful rivers. Although it has ample water flowing through it, this river is more beautiful than the others. It seems harmless and romantic unlike many other rivers of this size. Valley through which this river flows is green and very attractive resulting in a lot of tourist activity in the region. Kunhar river is popular with people for its white water rafting activity.
It is on the western end of all the five rivers of Punjab. It is a tributary of River Chenab and passes through the Jehlum district of Pakistan . It originates from a spring in the south western side of Jammu Kashmir. It flows through Srinagar and Lake Wular then enter Pakistan through a narrow gorge. River Neelam joins River Jehlum at Domel in Muzzafarabad and then the River Kunhar of Kaghan Valley.The river also connects Pakistan with the Azad Kashmir at the Kohala Bridge which is east of circle Bakote. River Poonch joins it and then flowing through the district of Mirpur it flows into the Mangla dam. It enters the Jehlum district in Punjab Province flowing through the plains forming a boundary between Sindh Sagar Doabs and Chaj. It then joins River Chenab at Trimmu of Jhang district, which in turn joins River Sutlej forming the Panjnad by joining River Indus at Mithankot.
This river is also considered as Kaghan Valley backbone. A view of this river from side hills makes your visit perfect. The glorious view includes the twisting of this river like a loose rope and one must see this view once in his lifetime. A ride of boats there lets you see the deep beauty of this river and makes the whole place a wonderland. Places like Kunhar River make our country more attractive and the northern parts of our country are more eye-catching than other places. A fish named as troutis also an important part of this river which is exported widely to other cities. So if you live outside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and havent visited this place yet, then do come here and enjoy the beautiful natural scenes that Kunhar River offers. The river is also included in the best tourist attractions of the sub continent.
Main Source Of Water
Kunhar River is in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A main source of the river is Lulusar lake, nearly 48 km from Naran Valley. Glaciers of Malka Parbat and Makra Peak and the waters of Saiful Muluk lake feed the river. The Kunhar flows through the entire Kaghan Valley through Jalkhand, Naran, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot, and joins the Jhelum River.