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    Awan Patti

    Awan Patti (Patti Awanan) is a valley in Muzaffarabad district, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Muzaffarabad city, on the right bank of the Jhelum River and opposite of Garhi Dupatta. Awan Patti has emerged as the cultural

    and political hub of LA 29 Muzaffarabad. Until the mid-20th century, the term Awan Patti geographically denoted only the valley along with right side of Batlian Nala. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Bandi Hajam, Bandi Jamidaran, Sultanpur, Batlian, Druni, Mohri and Bucha. Awan Patti is strong hold of Awan family in Muzaffarabad District.
    The old name of Awan Patti was Patti Awanan. History of Awan Patti goes back to the 19th century when family of Panu Khan migrated from Punjab to Kashmir and settled in Awan patti. Suba Khan's family was the second one who settled in Awan Patti.

    Climate

    Awan Patti (Patti Awanan) has a humid subtropical climate, much cooler than what is found in much of the rest of Muzaffarabad, due to its moderately high elevation and northerly position. The valley is surrounded by the mountains on all sides. Winters are cool, with daytime a January average of 3 °C (36.5 °F), and temperatures below freezing at night.Moderate to heavy snowfall occurs in upper Awan Patti in winter and the only road that connects Upper Awan Patti Villages Harian, Nakkah and Artakha with the rest of Awan Patti may get blocked for a few days due to heavy snow. Summers are warm with a July daytime average of 24.1 °C (75.4 °F).

    Economy

    Historically the economy of these areas now called Awan Patti has been agricultural which meant that land was the main source or mean of production. This means that all food for immediate and long term consumption was produced from land. The produce included various crops, Fruits, Vegetables etc. Modern day Majority of population work in government services and also large number of people work in middle east and UK.

    Tourism

    Awan Patti has many attractive tourist places, Sokar, Baghsar, Gata Nagri, Nathal are the most visited places in summer.

    Culture

    The culture of Awan Patti is similar with the rest of Muzaffarabad. The natives of Awan Patti speak Urdu and Hindko language. There are dialects of Hindko in Awan patti dla hindko and Nakkah hindko. The traditional dress of the women is the shalwar kameez in Pahari style. The shalwar kameez is commonly worn by both men and women. The traditional drink of Awan patti is black tea.

    Fastivals

    Fastivals of Awan Patti are same with the rest of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. The only native festival of Awan Patti is Bari Latery. Bari latery is traditional grass cutting festival. The tradition of Bari latery is two hundred years old.In this festival people of Awan Patti all together cut grass on the beats of drums. Every year more than one thousand people from Awan Patti and surrounding areas participate in this cultural activity. Muhammad Salim Akhtar Awan is the organizer of this activity.

    Transport

    Awan Patti is well connected by r road with the rest of the Muzaffarabad. It has no direct train link but the nearest railway station is Rawalpindi railway station.New propose railway line from to Muzaffarabad will Pass through Khatpura Awan Patti on its way to Srinagar. Ther Garhi Dupatta station will be build in Khat Pura Awan patti. Basic mode of transport in Awan Patti is Taxi and motor bike, after every 15 minutes taxi's goes to Awan Patti from Garhi Dupatta Bazar.


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