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