Patnitop, a beautiful hill resort of the Kashmir valley,
is situated at a distance of 112 km from Jammu. Hovering
above a beautiful plateau and encircled by dense
forests, it is located at a height of 2024 m. Some of
the main attractions of Patnitop, Kashmir are delightful
picnic spots, serene walks and magnificent views of the
mountains forming the backdrop of the Chenab basin.
Patnitop hill station wears a thick coat of white snow
in winters. A number of snow games like skiing add to
the charm of the hill resort in winters.
Patnitop counts amongst the best-developed tourist spots
in the Kashmir valley. The natural beauty, dense pine
forests and flourishing green landscape of this hill
resort makes it a popular tourist destination. Patnitop
also boasts of three freshwater springs, with ice-cold
water and said to have medicinal properties. A 6-hole
golf course (now being expanded to 9-holes) lures
tourists to Patnitop in summers. You can also take an
excursion to Sudh Mahadev, a holy place near Patnitop.
There are many activities to undertake while on a tour
of Patnitop, Kashmir. For the adventure lovers, there
are amazing trekking options near Patnitop
Patnitop is an ideal place for walks and picnics.
Sanasar, 19-km away was chosen by J&K Tourism for major
development. Situated in a Gulmarg-like meadow it has
picnic spots around. The 6-hole golf course is being
expanded to 9-holes.
Pony rides along little known trails, camping and walks
can be indulged in by those with a less adventurous
spirit. The daring can opt for Para gliding and basic
skiing, introduces in recent years. Sudh Mahadev is
another sacred spot situated close to Patnitop.
How To Get There
Buses and taxis are available from Jammu/Katra/Udhampur.
By a taxi it takes about 3 and a half hours to reach
Patnitop and bus takes about 5 hours.
Main Attraction Trekking, Skiing & Aerosports
Best Time Although Patnitop is an 'anytime' place,
the best time for a visit are summer, during May-June,
and autumn, September-October. If seeking snowboard
joys, December to March is the time to be here.
Location 110-km From Jammu, J&K
Prime Attractions of Jammu
Jammu is justly famous for its temples. Infact, it is
known as the city of temples and the every fame of its
trends to overshadow its palaces, forts, forests and
powerful Ziarats (shrines). If Bahu Mata is the
presiding deity of Jammu, the Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali
Shah is the other shrine that protects Jammuites.
The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a
beautiful recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part
of the lower Himalayas. It is located 61 km north of
Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in
the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the cave there are
images of three deities viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi
Patnitop is a place not heavily discovered by the
tourists. Once in Patnitop, just sitting under the sun
in the green meadow dotted with tall conifers can be the
highlight of one's holiday. The lush wooded forests
around offer ample opportunity for trekking and a rich
selection of scenic spots for picnics. A walk on the
kutcha (unpaved) paths between rows and rows of tall
trees leads to quiet retreats and excellent views of the
pine-covered mountains. The only sound one hears is the
tinkling of bells around the necks of goats and cows and
the rustling of leaves and twigs as one walks in a dream
world of his own