Dachhan is a Tehsil in Kishtwar District of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. Dachhan Tehsil Head Quarters is Dachhan town . It is located 24 KM towards North from District head quarters Kishtwar. 138 KM from State capital Srinagar, Jammu towards west .

Dachhan Tehsil is bounded by by Marwah Tehsil towards North , Kishtwar Tehsil towards South , Gundana Tehsil towards South , Drabshalla Tehsil towards South . Anantnag City , Udhampur City , Chamba City , Dalhousie City are the nearby Cities to Dachhan.

Daksum , Kokernag (KOKERNAG WATERFALL) , Verinag (VERINAG WATERFALL) , Patnitop (Patni Top) , Sanasar are the near by Important tourist destinations to see.

Demographics of Dachhan Tehsil

Kasmiri is the Local Language here. Also People Speaks Urdu .

Weather and Climate of Dachhan Tehsil

It is very cold in summer also. Dachhan summer highest day temperature is in between 6 ° C to 27° C .
Average temperatures of January is -1 ° C , February is 1 ° C , March is 6 ° C , April is 9 ° C , May is 13 ° C .

From Bhandarkoot, 12kms away from Kishtwar, one has to go along Kishtwar-Marwah road up to Tangdoor, the last bus point, 32 kms away from Kishtwar. From Patimhala onward light vehicles take us to Ikhala further 6kms away. Ikhala, a beautiful village situated amidst sylvan scenery on the bank of ‘Mariv Sudir’ has a Guest House made by the forest department, where tourist can have a comfortable night stay. Ahead of Ikhala, we have to travel on foot or on horse back. The path passing through sky-rising mountains, dense forest cover with rich flora and fauna. gushing streams and water falls keeps off the tiredness of the journey. there are few habitations on the way from Ikhala to Dachhan sparsely populated till we reach sounder, the gate way to Dachhan valley.

Sounder is situated at a distance of about 20 Kms from Ikhala. The village has natural beauty in the true sense of the word. As it lies within the precincts of ‘Kishtwar National Park’ , so it has much offer to the tourists. The J&K state P.W.D., Wild-Life and Forest Departments have constructed Rest-Houses here where tourists are provided the facilities of boarding and lodging. Mountaineers who want to reach the ‘Brahma Peaks’ via Kiber Nalla can make this place as their base camp. It is also the base camp of famous ‘Hud Mata Yatra’ which starts from Radha Krishen Temple here in the month of July every year.

The tract of Ikhala to Hanzal is known as Dachhan. It is a land locked area quite independent of either Marwah or Kishtwar although it has been a part of Marwah tehsil. On the up gradation of Marwah nibat as tehsil in the year 2005, Dachhan was given the status of Niabat under Marwah tehsil. Previously it was a pargana of erstwhile Kishtwar tehsil. It has an area of 100.50sq. Kms. out of 873 sq kms of Marwah tehsil comprising five revenue villages of Chichal Dachhan, Lohrna, Janakpur, Lopara and Sonder. It has nine Panchayats Halqas and four Patwar Halqas. Panjdara, the cheif village of Dachhan, is situated on the left bank of Mariv Sudir River. The river bisects the valley into two with better half of population on left side. It joins Chander Bhaga at Bhandarkoot. The bridal path from Ikhala to Sonder in Dachhan, a distance of about 15kms. passes through a dense without having any habitation except at Pinjari village which is situated about a kilometer from road side at Lohlu. Likewise from Lopara to Hanzal another 15 Kms. tract is also covered by forests without any habitation in between. Thus Ikhala is the gateway to Dachhan from Kishtwar side and Hanzal is the gateway to Marwah from Dachhan side. The distance from Bus stand Kishtwar to Panjdhara by foot is about 50 Kms. Thus Dachhan is geographically neither linked to Kishtwar nor to Marwah. It is a separate entity. Lofty hills stand guard over it on all sides. Snow clad Brahama peaks 6416 and 6110 meter, Sickle Moon 6775 meter, Thunthur or Crooked Finger 5710 meter and Arjuna peak 6200 meter above sea level all enhance the beauty of Dachhan and Beckon on the trekkers to lead expeditions on these high mountains. Except Sickle Moon none of these mountain cliffs have so far been scaled. Dachhan branches out in three “NALAS” called Nanth Nalla, Kiber Nalla and Kiyar Nalla. All these ‘Nalas’ have habitations on higher reaches. Kiber Nalla which branches off near Sonder village is a famous Nalla for its antiquity. Nanth Nalla is a highly revered valley as the holly sacred places like rahmsar, Kaikut Wooden Temple, Trisandhiya, Hud Mata and Bathastal cave are located in this valley. Brahmsar, a small lake of icy cold water, is surrounded by all the peaks of Brahama Mountain. Pilgrims come to this place for having a dip in its water during summer months for their purification. The water of this lake flows through the middle of Sattarchin, a grassy Maidan (ground) and about 4 Km. down below on the left side of the stream Trisandhiya stream occasionally flows down a hill thrice a day to join the main stream coming from Brahamsar.
Trisandhiya is a miracle of nature and a gift to humanity. Pilgrims come from far places to find an opportunity for a bath. Some get a chance to bath in a stream which is instantly seen receding upwards. Some return disappointed. On their way Brahmsar pilgrims offer their prayers in the temples of Hud Mata and Kaikut Bathstal, a long shallow natural grotto is about a kilometer from Suid. It has a narrow mouth through which water flows and the visitor have to pass through a tunnel, with torches. However, this area has been ignored by the successive government and no effort seems to have been made to bring these parts of scenic beauty on the tourist map of India for their development. Kiyar Nalla is another valley branching off near Chhichha to Kiyar, a village at a distance of about 10 kms. From Panjdhara Dachhan. It has dense forest all along the route. Hot Springs are situated in this place. By climbing up a hill in front of Kiyar village on its right side one finds an easy access to Dehrna village of Marwah thereby saves a long distance in covering the route via Lopara to Hanzal village and then to Nowpachi, the headquarter of Marwah tehsil.

List of all towns and Villages in Dachhan Tehsil of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir. Complete details of Population, Religion, Literacy and Sex Ratio in tabular format.

1. Chicha Dachhan Population – Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Chicha Dachhan is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 227 families residing. The Chicha Dachhan village has population of 1389 of which 721 are males while 668 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Chicha Dachhan village population of children with age 0-6 is 185 which makes up 13.32 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Chicha Dachhan village is 926 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Chicha Dachhan as per census is 796, lower than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Chicha Dachhan village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Chicha Dachhan village was 53.41 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Chicha Dachhan Male literacy stands at 67.80 % while female literacy rate was 38.23 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Chicha Dachhan village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Chicha Dachhan Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 227
Population 1,389 721 668
Child (0-6) 185 103 82
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 93 50 43
Literacy 53.41 % 67.80 % 38.23 %
Total Workers 436 355 81
Main Worker 216 0 0
Marginal Worker 220 153 67

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 6.70 % of total population in Chicha Dachhan village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Chicha Dachhan village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Chicha Dachhan village out of total population, 436 were engaged in work activities. 49.54 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 50.46 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 436 workers engaged in Main Work, 76 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 4 were Agricultural laborer.

2. Lohrna Population – Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Lohrna is a large village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 620 families residing. The Lohrna village has population of 2994 of which 1501 are males while 1493 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Lohrna village population of children with age 0-6 is 412 which makes up 13.76 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Lohrna village is 995 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Lohrna as per census is 899, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Lohrna village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Lohrna village was 62.43 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Lohrna Male literacy stands at 78.97 % while female literacy rate was 46.07 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Lohrna village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Lohrna Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 620
Population 2,994 1,501 1,493
Child (0-6) 412 217 195
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 2 2 0
Literacy 62.43 % 78.97 % 46.07 %
Total Workers 1,004 728 276
Main Worker 602 0 0
Marginal Worker 402 173 229

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 0.07 % of total population in Lohrna village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Lohrna village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Lohrna village out of total population, 1004 were engaged in work activities. 59.96 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 40.04 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1004 workers engaged in Main Work, 214 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 4 were Agricultural labourer.

3. Janak Pur Population – Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Janak Pur is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 295 families residing. The Janak Pur village has population of 1578 of which 812 are males while 766 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Janak Pur village population of children with age 0-6 is 251 which makes up 15.91 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Janak Pur village is 943 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Janak Pur as per census is 931, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Janak Pur village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Janak Pur village was 59.98 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Janak Pur Male literacy stands at 77.86 % while female literacy rate was 41.09 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Janak Pur village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Janak Pur Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 295
Population 1,578 812 766
Child (0-6) 251 130 121
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 59.98 % 77.86 % 41.09 %
Total Workers 630 383 247
Main Worker 252 0 0
Marginal Worker 378 152 226

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Janak Pur village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Janak Pur village out of total population, 630 were engaged in work activities. 40.00 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 60.00 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 630 workers engaged in Main Work, 57 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 10 were Agricultural labourer.

4. Sonder Population – Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Sonder is a large village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 665 families residing. The Sonder village has population of 3658 of which 1877 are males while 1781 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Sonder village population of children with age 0-6 is 644 which makes up 17.61 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Sonder village is 949 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Sonder as per census is 928, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Sonder village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Sonder village was 54.01 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Sonder Male literacy stands at 70.58 % while female literacy rate was 36.64 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Sonder village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Sonder Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 665
Population 3,658 1,877 1,781
Child (0-6) 644 334 310
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 54.01 % 70.58 % 36.64 %
Total Workers 1,479 916 563
Main Worker 458 0 0
Marginal Worker 1,021 524 497

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Sonder village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Sonder village out of total population, 1479 were engaged in work activities. 30.97 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 69.03 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1479 workers engaged in Main Work, 19 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 70 were Agricultural labourer.

5. Lopara Population – Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Lopara is a large village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 620 families residing. The Lopara village has population of 3146 of which 1617 are males while 1529 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Lopara village population of children with age 0-6 is 422 which makes up 13.41 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Lopara village is 946 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Lopara as per census is 910, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Lopara village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Lopara village was 50.22 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Lopara Male literacy stands at 66.48 % while female literacy rate was 33.13 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Lopara village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Lopara Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 620
Population 3,146 1,617 1,529
Child (0-6) 422 221 201
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 50.22 % 66.48 % 33.13 %
Total Workers 691 651 40
Main Worker 580 0 0
Marginal Worker 111 106 5

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Lopara village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Lopara village out of total population, 691 were engaged in work activities. 83.94 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 16.06 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 691 workers engaged in Main Work, 14 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 1 were Agricultural labourer.

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