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K-K(Q)wality I-In S-Saffron and Sapphire H-Having T-Tremendous Amount of W-Wealth A-And R-Resources. Team mykishtwar.com is  trying their  best to explore the Kishtwar, so the people of Kishtwar and people outside Kishtwar will get an idea about the rich cultural heritage, history and beauty of this wonderful place. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Demographic Profile of Kishtwar

                                                                                                                       District: Kishtwar S.No Item Units Reference year Figures 1 2 3 4 5 (1)   AREA & ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION a) Geographical Area Sq. Kms 2012-13 7737 b) Forest Area Hectares 2012-13 3.31 lacs c) Total Number of Revenue Villages Nos 2012-13 156 d) Total Number of Villages (Inhabited) Nos 2012-13 155 e) Total Number of Villages(un-inhabited) Nos 2012-13 01 f) Total Number of Forest Blocks Nos 2012-13 01 g) Total Number of NES/CD Blocks Nos 2012-13 08 h) Total Number of Panchyats Nos 2012-13 134 i) Total Number of Tehsils Nos 2012-13 04 j) Total Number of Niabats Nos 2012-13 08 k) Total Number of Girdawar Halqas Nos 2012-13 10 l) Total Number of Patwar Halqas Nos 2012-13 43 m) Total Number

Writers and Poets of Kishtwar

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Author                                        Books Krishna Mehta Kashmir 1947 – A Survivor’s Story Jagat Ram Aryan Istghasa,  Kashmir Chalo,  Kashmir Mein hangama-E-Raishumari Kyun ? Kashmir Mein Sazish,  Ye Hungamaye Khuda Kya,  Agro Botony of Saffron Mohd Asser Wali    Tasveer Zila Doda in Urdu,  Focus on Jammu and Kashmir, Zilla Doda ki

Kishtwari Language and Dialects

Kishtwari language

Kishtwar is the land of harmonious culture. Variety of languages and dialects are spoken in the mountainous terrain. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is an old saying that " चार  कोस  पर  पानी  बदले, आठ  कोस  पर  वाणी  ", means that the dialectical changes take place


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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

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

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

CHOWGAN- Crown Of Kishtwar

Chowgan - play ground of Kishtwar

Chowgan - Pride of Kishtwar किश्तवाड़ की जान कहूं या कहूं मैं उस की शान । हर उत्सव का केंद्र बना है, सब का यह चौगान   । जहाँ छोटे बालक खेलें खेल, बिना भेदभाव, बिना बेर । जहाँ मखमल जैसी हरी घास पर नंगे पैर करते सब सैर । जड़ी-बूटियां, सब्जगास, देवदार, चिनार वृक्ष आस-पास


Saffron Flowers

Saffrons Flowers coming out from soil The Botanical name of Saffron is 'Crocus Sativas'. Its Sanskrit name is 'Kum-Kum' or 'Lohit'. Kashmiri call it 'KONG' whereas  Kishtwari call it 'KUNG'. Its Persian name is 'Zafron'. It is  popularly known as "KESAR" throughout India. It is produced in Spain, Iran, France, Sicily

Flora and Fauna Found in Kishtwar

Kishtwar is very mountainous and sparsely populated district. It is very rich in Forest products. The total area covered under forests is 2.44lac hectares. The richest forests of Deodar, Conifer, Oak, Chir and Pine are found on the high mountains and hills of Kishtwar. Birch is found on the highest

All is One

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Kishtwar is known by several names:Samarth Garh                                       Goverdhansar                                                                                Mahakali Garh                                                                         Lohit Mandal                                        Pohie                                                     Cheerhar                                                Bhot Nagar  Kishtavata                                          Kishtwar                                                

History of Kishtwar

Kishtwar is known by several names: 1. Samarth Garh 2. Goverdhansar 3. Mahakali Garh 4. Lohit Mandal 5. Pohie 6. Cheerhar 7. Bhot Nagar 8. Kishtavata 9. Kishtwar Existence of Kishtwar town and Mandal goes back to Mahabharata time when it was called 'Lohit Mandal' meaning ' a place of Saffron' although 'Lohit' has ceased to be used  now but



K-----Kwality I-----  In S----- Sapphire and  Saffron H-----Having T-----Tremendous W-----Wealth A-----And R-----Resources Kishtwar the land of saffron, sapphire and shrines was an independent hilly state during the medieval period. Maharaja Gulab Singh, the Dogra ruler of Jammu annexed it in 1821 AD. District Kishtwar was carved out from the erstwhile District Doda during the year 2007-08  when the