Land of sapphire
Beauty beyond description: Paddar is an area in Kishtwar district that has to be seen to be believed. Lush green, snowy, and offering enough options to trekkers. Located 70 km from Kishtwar, it offers chances to the adventurous to go canoeing. The world famous sapphire mines are located here. The passes here can take you to Zanskar, in Kargil. On another side lies area leading to Himachal Pradesh.
By rail: Udhampur, 270 km away.
By air: Sarwari airport at Jammu, 330 km away.