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In the center of the Kishtwar there is a big play ground/ grazing field known as Chowgan. Its area is about 520 Kanals or 165 Acres. It is surrounded by Chinar, Deodar and different kinds of trees. It is the main attractive place in the Kishtwar district. On its North there is a big temple called Gori Shanker Mandir and in its south their is a Shrine (Ziyarat) namely Asrar-Ud-Din- Bagdadi. Its ancient name is Goverdhansar which is a beautiful lake in olden days, but with natural crisis all of its water flow down after which it is used for playing and grazing field. This ground is now developed in a modern ground with electric lights and different types of flowers all around it. All live stock ( goat, cow etc.) of Kishtwar area depends much on this ground. Its herbs and grass is very nutritious and useful for animals. Maximum numbers of people are used to walk on this ground in the morning and evening. It touches NH1B towards East and Other link roads towards West. There is also a small helipad / airport on its North. Numbers of villages are surrounded to this playground that adds its beauty. It is about 1500 meters far from the main bus stand of Kishtwar. There are all type of facilities available to reach this place. It touches Dak Bungalow, Kuleed from its right side and Bun Astan, Matta and Sarkoot from its left side. This ground acts as intermediate between these places.

Photo Gallery

  • Top of Kishtwar
    Paragliding over Kishtwar
  • Kishtwar city
    Nagin Sheero Cliff
  • TRC Kishtwar
    Tourist Reception Centre
  • Bhandarkoot Kishtwar
    Bhandarkoot
  • Rainbow in Kishtwar
    Kishtwar
  • River Rafting at Gulabgah Paddar
    River Rafting at Gulabgah Paddar

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is at Jammu, 245 Kms. from Kishtwar.

By Train

The nearest rail head is at Udhampur (166 Kms), and another rail head is at Jammu Tawi (240 Kms)

By Road

Kishtwar is situated on National Highway No 244. Regular buses ply between Jammu to Kishtwar and Kishtwar to Srinagar. Tourists can avail other services like Sumo, Taxi, Tavera, etc also.

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Tourist Reception Center , Dak Bunglow Kishtwar