With a region of concerning 8000 kms amidst nearly mountainous and hilly topography like that of Kashmir, Himachal or Ladakh region, district Kishtwar has its boundaries touching the valley on its north-west facet and Ladakh region on its north-east with lahul spiti valleys of Himachal within the south-east and Doda district on south-west. the whole district is packed with hills and mountains, forests & vegetation. The population or demography is mixed. Hindus, Muslims SCs, STs, Sikhs and Bodhs are reside herewith amity and brotherhood. The population is found settled upto an altitude of 9500 ft. higher than MSL within the hilly and higher regions. The district has four tehsils specifically Marwah, Padder, Chhatro and Kishtwar with respective Hqrs at Navpachi, Atholi, Chhatroo and Kishtwar, respectively. nearly entire district receives snowfall throughout an honest winter. The climate is analogous to that of valley of Himachal.
With a high potential for tourism the district is packed with hidden charm, wonderful sites and alluring, spots, health resorts, enticing tourism locations, famous historical and spiritual places, sacred shrines and monuments. The forests are packed with mineral wealth, sort of timber and trees of highest quality, medication and herbs and alternative medicinal shrubs and plants like mushroom, chilgoza, black zeera, artemisia, saffron besides the opposite forest resources of tremendous utility. Mineral wealth if properly explored and extracted will become a boon to get revenue notably the massive sapphire reserves mines of Machail Padder.
Tehsil Kishtwar with HQ at Kishtwar extends upto Galhar within the east, Palmar within the north, Thakrai etc. within the west and Sarthal Saroor, Bunjwa within the south-east. At Sarthal the distinguished holy famous temple of Mata Asht-Dash-Bhuja" i.e. Goddess with eighteen arms i.e. Mata Sarthal Dev ji is found where folks and devotees return around the year to pay their obeisance and acquire blessings. At Rakna Palmar there's famous holy Ziarat as additionally at Bhanderkote where sacred temples of Lord Shiva and Durga Mata are located where folks throng to pay their obeisance. At Saroor, Bimal-Nag and in Bunjwa a captivating spot Devigole are the Centre of Tourism attraction for his or her monumental beauty and grandeur price seeing. At correct Kishtwar, we've a holy Gurudwara where several Sharadhaloos return to possess blessings.
Tehsil Paddar with H.Q at Atholi is sixty two kms far from within the east of district H.Q. Kishtwar and has abundant of its own to supply. From Atholi one km away on the opposite bank of river Chenab is found the opposite famous spot Gulabgarh where several Govt. offices are located. The confluence purpose of river Chenab and tributary Bhote-Nallah is admittedly terribly fascinating that none will afford to miss. the foremost non secular and sacred Shrine of Mata Chandi is found at an altitude of 9500 ft. at Machail where lacs of yatries and devotees return to pay their obeisance once a year throughout famous Machail Yatra throughout August.
One cannot and should not afford to miss the possibility of visiting. Gumpas of Bodh faith that happen to be three kms far from Machail and has abundant of its own to supply. All the foot journey type, Padder Gulabgarh to Machail of forty kms length may be a treasure of a nature's glimpses, attractions, expeditions, enroute temples, caves, art and gallery, effervescent streams, springs, lushing greenery snow clad peaks and even naked mountain peaks.
The nature's smiling creativity within the 2 magnanimous waterfalls of the whole volume of Bhote river provides a really thrilling expertise and a feast of pleasure to each passer-by that no camera eye will afford to miss. the govt. should channelize its all energy to finish the development of road from Gulabgarh to Machial on war-footing basis to spice up tourism and supply quick access to the sacred shrsine of Chandi Mata the holy glimpses of the sapphire mines. A famous hot-water spring at Tata Pani (Kundal) has its own importance where streams of individuals rush to possess a shower to urge rid of joint pains and skin disorders."
Similarly Chhatroo tehsil with its H.Q. at Chhatroo includes a charm of its own amidst its topography, geography, landscape, effervescent streams, meadows, valleys inexperienced fields and forest ranges. Chingam is admittedly fascinating and thrilling location, where natural beauty and providential bit has its own say. The work on Kishtwar - Sinthan road is nearing completion and in due course of your time this shall throw open a historic journey for the tourists to enter into the valley or leave the valley with a replacement thrilling expertise through a replacement landscape, routes and peoples to possess sweet reminiscences of the trip.
Marwah-Wadwan and Dachhan space of tehsil Marwah has distinctive charm of its own to draw in tourists. The inexperienced lush meadows of the region amidst thick and natural forest ranges makes one forget the sooner landscapes one would have come upon and makes one feel that the character will smile within the interior cut-off isolate places for serenity which the providence has descended itself here to settle during this charming and engaging land surrounded by forest wealth. The inexperienced meadows effervescent streams and lushing water falls along side hot water spring at Rinie Nallah and therefore the wild life sanctuary within the space give a feast of attraction to the visiting eyes that no camera will afford to miss from its focusing lens. the world remains un-connected from the district H.Q. Kishtwar and therefore the work of connectivity is incredibly slow and demand immediate attention of the govt. . to open out this lovely landscape to tourist community at the earliest.
Commanding an altitude of 5300 ft. above M.S.L. the district H.Q. Kishtwar 231 kms NE of the winter capital Jammu connected by NHIA - NHIB and concerning a hundred and eighty kms S.E. of summer capital Srinagar additionally connected by a highway is situated majestically on a plateau formation stretching over a length of six kms and a width of concerning a pair of kms amidst wonderful picturesque mountain ranges with the mightly river Chenab following at its foot forming a semiloop to supply a dimension of further attraction to its location.
The population of the district H.Q that is additionally the tehsil H.Q comprising city, mandal & alternative localities as well as NHPC colony and its advanced is concerning sixty five thousand. The Dul-Hasti Power Project of 390 MW Power generation with its HQ campus at Kishtwar and colonies at headsite Dool and damsite at Shalimar has been a boon to develop the world and its activities.
With mountain ranges all around and luxurious inexperienced fields lulling the world, the District HQ if caught within the camera eyes from a height or through an aerial read seems a paragon of beauty. Amidst all this Kishtwar district H.Q. includes a nice privilege of heaving a flat, swish stretch of ground (Plateau) domestically referred to as Chowgaan that includes a natural grass turf that transforms it into a soft inexperienced carpet as if a God given gift and a blessing in disguise reminding one and every one to preserve its originality its configuration its dignity and charm for all times to come back. It is, in fact, the face of Kishtwar the grace of Kishtwar and therefore the praise of 1 and every one. Right from Moughal amount kings, princess, historian, folks of all shades by the tourists, trekkers, sportsmen or outsiders all have eulogized its grace and importance. it's of historic, religious, social, cultural and academic significance. At its one finish is found the famous holy Ziyarat of Shah Asar-ud-Din Sahib whereas at the opposite finish is that the famous red Gori-Shanker temple.
Many religious social and cultural, ceremonial, instructional and even sports functions are held here during this ground throughout the year besides political and administrative functions. One the northern finish of this Chowgan there's an aerodrome of concerning one km length where Aeroplanes like Dacotta seven alternative sorts are landing since early 50s at the time of would like and helicopters fairly often. there's full scope for normal air service provided the govt. . provides attention to the present very important side. At district HQ Kishtwar and in its shut neighbourhood there are a dozen of enticing spots like Tund, Aarsi, Tailmuchi, Bharnoyan, Drab, Cheer-Har, Indra Nagar and Bhanderkote the confluence of river Chenab and Marsudhar river; Sarkoot lake, Chhar-Chinar etc. that if properly taken care of and developed by the Tourism Deptt. Or by the Kishtwar Development Authority within the real earnest, will function the most effective feast for the tourist culture.
So there's not an iota of doubt that Kishtwar is an ignored treasure of tourist pleasure seeking kind attention of Chief Minister and therefore the Tourism Minister to come back out open heartedly with none reservations to spice up the tourism potential of Kishtwar and alternative such areas of the State which require Govt's utmost attention to bring them on tourist map. it's appealed to the CM and therefore the Tourism Minister to deliver justice by bringing all the historic, scenic of the non secular sacred shrines of Kishtwar."