Paddar is an enchanting valley in the Kishtwar district of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It falls in the Jammu division.The valley covers the entire southeastern portion of the Kishtwar district. It borders Zanskar (Ladakh) in the north and east, Pangi(Himachal Pradesh) in the south and the rest of Jammu and Kashmir in the west. The valley is known for its sapphire mines. Albeit Sapphires are located in the valley of Padder in Jammu division , they are known as kashmiri sapphires which is a misnomer.It lies along the Chandrabhaga river (Chenab) in the Great Himalayas. Paddar is among one of the most remote regions of Jammu and Kashmir. There are various small valleys within Paddar, such as Machail, Gandhari, Kabban, Ongai, Bhuzunu, Barnaj, Bhuzas, Kijai Nallah, and Dharlang, among others.