Situated at the confluence of the Jhelum & Neelum rivers. It is 180 kms from Islamabad and about 76 kms from Abbottabad. The present name of Muzaffarabad has been given to it after the name of Sultan Muzaffar Khan, a chief of Bomba Dynasty (1652). There are two forts, namely, Red & Black Fort, situated on the opposite sides of river Neelum. The Neelum river streams through the town, joins river Jhelum at Domel and plays a dominant role in the micro climate of Muzaffarabad. Places of interest in and around Muzaffarabad are: Pir Channasi, Shaheed Gali, Patika and Nelum Valley.