Picturesque Village Mawar

In the picturesque and lush green countryside of  this north Kashmir district, a stunningly beautiful village Mawar has caught the imagination of Kashmiris and also outsiders since many centuries. Mawar lies in the lap of lofty snow clad mountains and is sandwiched between pine forests and highland Karewas from three sides

Besides its scenic importance there are several places of worship and other places of religious interest in Mawar area. One of the most interesting feature of the Mawar area is the annual Urs of Pir Baba of Kahen, which attracts pilgrims from far and wide, including people belonging to Pahari community from various areas of Jammu region, like Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar. The Urs lasts for four days. Pir Baba’s shrine is some 30 kms from Reshi Nagri. After many years, thousands of pilgrims visited the shrine in 2010. Locals say that that counted at least 400 buses passing through their village to the shrine.