Rivers of Pakistan -The Kunhar River

by on February 2, 2011
in Rivers of Pakistan

The Kunhar river of Pakistan

This is also called ‘Nain Sukh’ in Persian language, which means eye’s 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.

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.

Author MairaS:
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2 Responses to “Rivers of Pakistan -The Kunhar River”
  1. RSK says:

    Nain Sukh is more likely Hindi/Sanskrit as nayan -> eyes and sukh -> happiness, so something that is pleasing to the eyes ( eye-candy in modern lingo ?) …good article

  2. GAUHAR says:


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