Best Sightseeing Places in Kishtwar
Before going for Kishtwar tour, you should be familiar with the places you must visit
during the trip.
Kishtwar is sited on a plateau above the Chenab River and below the Nagin Sheer
glacier. This place is noted for the fine saffron grown in the area and for various
waterfalls nearby. Saffron, a very colourful sight in spring and summer, grows only in a
limited area and the cultivation as well as harvesting is accompanied by merry festivals
The pilgrimage site of Sarthal Devi, with its 18-armed goddess statue, is located at a
distance of 19 KM from the town. Kishtwar also has the tombs of two important Muslim
The Jamia Masjid of Kishtwar is the oldest mosque in the district of Kishtwar. It has
already been said that a mosque had been built in Kishtwar before 1650 A.D. Masjid-e-
Faridiya and Jamia Masjid Kishtwar follow. It was one of the biggest mosques in Jammu
Ziarat Shah Farid-Ud-Din:
A ziarat constructed over a tomb of shah Farid-ud-Din, a great Muslim saint and is
situated in the heart of Kishtwar town. It is believed that shah Farid-ud-din came to
Kishtwar during the reign of Raja Jai Singh to propogate Islam.
Sapphire Mines of Paddar:
Located 115 KM beyond Kishtwar at an altitude of over 4,000 metres are the blue
sapphire mines of Paddar. It is a road leading up to this area from Kishtwar.
Shrine of Shah Asrar, Hatta Wali Mata Temple, Kishtwar National Park and Athara
Bhuja Devi temple are some of the other tourist attractions of Kishtwar.
Best Time for Holidaying in Kishtwar
The best time to visit Kishtwar is anytime between the months of June to October.
During this period, the climate is very pleasant and favorable for sightseeing and
other outdoor activities in here. In fact, during this time this place looks at its best with
fascinating landscapes covered with green belts of mountains. So, make your Kishtwar
trip plans accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Kishtwar
In the beautiful city of Kishtwar, you will get the best of Sapphire and Saffron. However,
you can indulge in random shopping of souvenirs for your loved ones in the local
markets. So, enjoy most of your Kishtwar vacation by enjoying buying your favorite
items and home décor items from the city.
Explore Options to Reach Kishtwar
Before booking Kishtwar holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Gujarat.
The closest airport to Kishtwar is Jammu. It receives regular flights from Delhi,
Leh, Srinagar and Jaipur. One can take private taxi or bus from Jammu to Kishtwar.
The Jammu Tawi railway station in the nearest railhead to Kishtwar city. The
railway station has good rail connectivity with trains from several Indian cities.
Kishtwar is well-connected with other destinations of the state like Jammu,
Doda, Udhampur, Srinagar, etc by National Highway 1B. Private and J&K SRTC
operated bus services are available. You can also hire private taxi / share taxi from
Jammu, Udhampur and Srinagar. So, choose any of the traveling modes and enjoy
comfortable Kishtwar travel.