Its 24 April 2016 and the road to Naran is still closed. You can go up to Kaghan but beyond that its still inaccesible. We decided to stay at Khaniyan which is about 50 km from Balakot and 30 km short of Naran. Its quite a picturesque location and the weather here was also quite cool. The rest house we chose to stay was Arcadian, which was open so early in the season, and was also reasonably priced (Rs.6000/night for the deluxe room).
There is no cell phone service in the area but Warid somehow works.
For making a booking at Arcadian please contact Shakir Sahib at 051-8436971 or 051-8436972.