Kishtwar is a municipality in the Kishtwar district in the state of Jammu. It is known as the ‘Land of Saffron and Sapphire‘. Kishtwar has been inflected in the year 2007 and after that, on 01-04-2007, it started functioning as an independent administrative unit.
It is located at a distance of 235 km from Jammu. The altitude of the district varies from 3000-15000 feet above the average sea level. it is also very wealthy in forest and wildlife.
Nagseen is located east of Kishtwar city. Surrounded by lush forests, the place is full of natural beauty and tranquility. It is named after the Buddhist preacher Nagasena. The main attraction of this city is Pochal which is famous for its saffron.
The saffron obtained from here is found in pure form. The taste is what sets it apart from the varieties it produces around the world. You can see Buddhist monasteries at this place. It is full of thick forests and has a bounty of exotic places.
Paddar is is a remote valley of Kishtwar district which covers the northeastern part of Kishtwar district, bordering Zanskar in the north, Himachal Pradesh, Marwah-Vadwan in the west, and Pangi in the east. it’s known for its sapphire mines. It is located in the Himalayas, along the banks of the Chenab River. It is in the most remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir. There are various sub valleys in Paddar like Kabban, Dharlang, Ghandari, Barnaj, Ongai, Kijai Nallah, and many more
Shrine of Shah Farid Ud Din Baghdadi
He was the 17th century’s Iraqi Sufi saint. He was also known as Shah Saheb, sometimes spelled as Fareed-ud-Din. He is believed to have preached Islam in the Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir. He left for Saudi Arabia and offered Hajj at Mecca, and then traveled to Egypt and Sindh. Before preaching Islam in the valley, he traveled to Agra and then reached Kishtwar. This propaganda made by them in approximately 1075 Hijri around 1664 AD.
Warwan Valley is a sub-valley in the Himalayas and a tehsil in Kishtwar district. The valley is 68 km away from the northeast of Kishtwar and 89 km from Srinagar. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.