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KISHTWAR HIGH ALTITUDE NATIONAL PARK


Location: on Jammu-Srinagar Road, Jammu Region, J&K
Altitude: 1,700m To 4,800m
Main Attractions: Waterfalls, Trekking, Sapphire Mines Of Paddar
Best Time To Visit: June To October

Well off the Jammu Srinagar road, Kishtwar is connected to Srinagar by a trekking route, which goes through Banderkot, Dadhpeth, Mughal Maidan, Chhatru, Sinthan and Daksum; crossing the 3,797 metres Sinthan pass. One can also trek from Kishtwar into Zanskar. The town is noted for its natural beauty, history and art.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Kishtwar is sited on a plateau above the Chenab River and below the Nagin Sheer glacier. It is noted for the fine saffron grown in the area and for the many waterfalls close by.

A fall only 3-km from the town drops over 700m in a series of cascades. The Falls are a marvelous sight, visible even from the town. Saffron, a very colourful sight in spring and summer, grows only in a limited area and the cultivation and harvesting is accompanied by merry festivals and ceremonies.

Sarthal Devi
The pilgrimage site of Sarthal Devi, with its 18-armed goddess statue, is 19 km from the town. Kishtwar also has the tombs of two important Muslim saints.

Sapphire Mines Of Paddar
Situated 115-km beyond Kishtwar at an altitude of over 4,000 metres, are the blue sapphire mines of Paddar. There is a road leading up to this area from Kishtwar. Sapphire mines were only discovered in the 1880s and have been worked only intermittently since this time because of the difficult terrain and unscientific mining techniques. Now the mines are open regularly and are more productive.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is situated in Jammu (250-km).

Rail: The nearest railhead is situated in Jammu (248-km).

Road: The road is constructed upto Ikhala, but bus services are only operated up to Plamer, which is 20-km away, in the north of Kishtwar.

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Cities of Jammu and Kashmir
Drass  -|- Padum / Padam  -|- Spitok  -|-  Gulmarg  -|- Pahalgam -|- Sani  -|-  Jammu -|- Patnitop  -|- Srinagar  -|-  Kishtwar  -|- Rangdum  -|- Stondey  -|-  Kargil
 -|- Rupshu -|- Zangla -|-  Leh -|- Rhidzong -|- Zanskar  -|-  Ladakh -|- Sonamarg -|- Zongkhul


Buddhist Heritage of Jammu and Kashmir
 
-|- 
Alchi   -|-   Namgyal Tsemo Gompa   -|-  Spitok   -|-   Chemrey Gompa   -|-   Pugthal/Phugtal   -|-  Stok   -|-   Diskit & Hundur   -|-  Rangdum
  -|- 
Stongdey/ Stongde Monastery   -|-   Hemis   -|-  Rhidzong   -|-  Sumur   -|-   Lamayuru   -|-  Sani   -|-  Thak Thok Gompa   -|-   Likkir
  -|-  Sankar Gompa
The Shanti Stupa   -|-   Matho   -|-  Shey   -|-  Tikse

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Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi  -|-   K.C Residency  -|-   Hotel Jammu Ahok
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 -|- Hotel Grand Palace   -|- Hotel centaur  -|- Hotel Broadway -|-
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Hill Stations of Jammu & Kashmir
 -|-  Aru  -|-  Dah & Hanu  -|-  Kishtwar  -|-  Patnitop  -|-  Sonamarg  -|- 

Pilgrimage of Jammu & Kashmir
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Trekking in Jammu & Kashmir

 -|-  Indus Valley Trek  -|-   Pahalgam To Amarnath Cave -|-   Spiti To Ladakh  -|-   Srinagar-Daksum-Kishtwar  -|-   The Nubra Valley Trek -|-  And More Heritage...

Lake of Jammu & Kashmir
 -|-  Dal Lake  -|-  Manasbal Lake -|-  Mansar Lake -|-  Nagin Lake  -|-  Wular Lake  -|- 

Wildlife of Jammu & Kashmir
 -|-  Dachigam National Park  -|-  Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve -|-  Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary -|-  Kishtwar High Altitude National Park -|- 
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