It is the significant village of Paddar. It is the hub of all the activities that happens in the area. All the transport services run from here, be it to the Kishtwar town or towards Pangi in Himachal Pradesh. It also plays the host to all the local cricket tournaments that are organised here, besides this there are many Govt. offices, J&K Bank, Police Station and Rest houses.
Another beautiful village just shy of a kilometer from Gulabgarh, this Atholi village is equally important destination of Paddar. It is known for its Tehsil status. Tehsildar’s office, Primary Health Center, Higher Secondary School and Girl’s High School are the important establishments here. There is also a waterfall here in this village,a very scenic spot called Pathaal and a water mill (Ghiraat) local name. If you get lucky and have never seen it running, experience it firsthand, make a visit to this place. A good hangout destination with friends.
As the name suggests “Tatta Paani” means Hot Water, this village has natural hot springs which are a boon for the residents of this place. The warm water makes it a perfect hot spot for people who want to wet themselves for fun or just bathing during winters and ofcourse any other season of the year when the whole Paddar is covered with snow; or for those who just want want to relax themselves in the warm water. The hot boiling water has curing effect for the skin diseases and joint diseases; particularly rheumatic problems.
This place will excite you if you are a serious offroading junkie. It will test your machine and yourself. Take a route to this village and you will experience yourself that it just doesn’t takes guts to reach there it’s more than that. A small and lovely village on the way towards Himachal Pradesh, famous for the Goddess Kali. A must visit place before continuing your journey further, the temple is located at very interesting location; over a cliff. Reach there to get blessings and a spectacular view.
A fantastic place for mountaineers, hikers and climbers. Now if you get bored of driving wheels, head towards this place on foot which is just at the border of J&K and Himachal. A backpacker’s paradise, it will lead you to the top of the mountains and some amazing pasture land where you can set up ur camp site amidst nature’s lap. The trek route from here meets Zanskar in Ladakh and Machail.
This is the nearest village to the famous Machail Mata shrine. Majority of the settlement here is of Budhists community. The interesting part of this village are the muscular Yaks, which are seen only in this area after Ladakh. These animals play very important roles in the lives of local population as they are used for milking and even farming purposes to plough the fields. Another addition to its beauty are the Gumpas (The Budhist Temples) which speaks for the sanctity ofthe religion in itself. A valuable addition to your visual memory.