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From the Kishtwar town, Mandal and Chowgan, a splendid view of a waterfall on the western side, falling down the mountains gorges can be seen. This waterfall is seasonal and lasts till July/August every year again re-appears in February/March During May/June when the snow at its higher reaches melts


The place is situated at a distance of about 12kms from Kishtwar town on Kishtwar-Synthen-Anantnag road. The word ‘Bhandarkoot’ literally means ‘Store room’. An old fort which is in ruins today on a hillock, seems to have been constructed by some local chieftain for the purpose of storing of grains

Qilla in Kishtwar

Qilla Kishtwar

To the south west of Kishtwar town is a hillock where a fort and palace existed during the rule of the Raja’s of Kishtwar. There are said to be built by Raja Kahan Paul. About this place, the European writer G.T. Vigne writes:- ‘The house of the town. After the Sikhs

Jamia Masjid Kishtwar

The Jamia Masjid of Kishtwar is the oldest mosque in district Kishtwar. It has allready been said that a mosque had been constructed in Kishtwar before 1650 A.D. Masjid-e-Faridiya and Jamia Masjid Kishtwar follow. The Jamia masjid of Kishtwar was one of the biggest mosques in Jammu

Shri AshtaDash Buja Mata Sarthal Kishtwar

Sarthal Mata

Ashtdashbhuja Mata (Eighteen armed goddess), an incarnation of Durga has been the chief deity of the Hindus of Kishtwar and its adjoining area from the ancient times. Shri paul, the first saint who settled in Kishtwar, had directed his disciples to worship Durga Mata in the form of Ashtadashbhuja. One of