Holy Shesh Naag at Tatta Pani

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Tatapani, translated from Hindi as "hot water," holy hot springs.  Like most holy hot springs in India, they come with a story:Seven thousand years ago, during the times of the Mahabharata the elder brother of Krishna, Balram came to the valley in the form of a sadhu

History Padder Valley

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The Padder Valley is also known as the Machael Valley to some, named after the first settler called Mahu but also the name of one of the largest upstream villages. When Mahu settled the valley and where he was originally from are unknown. What is known is

Tehsil Atholi (Paddar)


Paddar, the Land of Sapphire, is a Tehsil of Kishtwar district. It was raised to the status of Tehsil in 2005 and on July 6, 2006 it was approved for Atholi Tehsil. It is bounded by Zanskar on the North, Pangi on the East, Bhalessa on the South and Nagseni