I suggested Irfan that instead of staying at Athmakam, better to go Keran; a beautiful soothing place in Neelum Valley. He got agreed on my suggestion. We rode to Keran and it took us almost 45 minutes from Athmakam to reach Keran. In Keran, there is a beautiful rest house of AJK tourism department by the river side; a heavenly place. We inquired from the persons at rest house about room availabilty and they said it is fully booked and you may only stay here if you have any prior booking receipt with you from Muzaffarabad Tourism office which we weren't having. They suggested us to go to Lawat Pain, which is at a distance of 15/20 km north of Keran, for night stay. It was almost dark and we had to make a decision. One thing was sure and it was that there was no place in Keran to stay for us and we weren't in possession of tent at that time. So instead of going forward we decided to go backward to Athmakam. Decision was based on findings from my previous visit to Neelum on public transport. One thing i tell you: when it comes to nice hotels, Neelum valley is not a suitable answer. There are many factors behind that and if i start explaining it, my post may get too lengthy. Irfan was against the idea of going backward. He is a man who thinks that going back 1km in life means you would have to cover 2km again to reach back the same spot and he is right too. But there are many considerations which you have to take into account when you are on road. So i made him agreed by telling that Athmakam is the District headquarter of Neelum valley and we may find some reasonable place over there for night stay, whereas Lawat is a remote place.
So we turned back towards Athmakam. After covering 2/3 km, it started drizlling and we rode slowly back to Athmakam in order to negotiate with the slippery wet road/dirt track.