Azad Jammu & Kashmir
The main asset of the disputed territories of Jammu and Kashmir is their natural
beauty - unfortunately, Pakistan's 16km (10mi) security zone means most of the truly scenic parts are now off limits. What's
left is Neelum Valley, famous for fishing and trekking, Jhelum Valley, site of hill stations and more good walks, and forested
highlands to the south. However, even these areas may be out of bounds, depending on the fluctuating political climate; make
sure to check restrictions before you travel.
There are flights daily from Islamabad into Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot.
Crossings into Muzaffarabad by land are restricted to Bararkot in Manshera, or Kohala in Murree. You can enter Rawalakot by
bus or wagon from Rawalpindi. Other more direct routes are off limits to foreigners as they run close to the government research
centre in the Punjab.