A variety of trekking options are available in this
region especially during the summer months when all the
trekking routes are open. It is a good starting place
for any long and short treks. You can take a one day
walk to Shiva Garh, about 11-km from Patnitop which is
about 3,500m high. The Sundarani- Jungle
Gali-Jasarkote-Sanasar route in Jangal Gali area offers
three exciting trekking options. The complete tourist
range covers Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Deviji, Kud-Sanasar,
Patnitop-Gourikund, Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto
Latti-Dhuna. You can hire trekking equipments like
tents, carry mats, sleeping bags, jackets, windcheaters,
rucksacks, carry mats, from tourism shops of Jammu and
During the winter months of January and February,
introductory skiing courses are conducted at Patnitop.
At Madhatop (5/6 Kms from Patnitop on Sanitary Road)
great possibilities for all kind of skiing are
available. Skiers can available accommodation in Huts of
JKTDC at Patnitop, KUD and Sanasar Private Hotels.
Paragliding is an important aero sport practiced in
Patnitop. May-June and September- October are best for
paragliding. Other aero sports like Parasailing and Hot
air ballooning will also be practiced shortly.
Sansar, 19kms from Patnitop has a vast golf course
which is being now developed into a 9-hole course form
the existing 6-hole course.
Excursions from Patnitop
Jammu: Jammu is famous for temples and shrines or
Ziarats. Bahu Mata is the presiding deity of Jammu while
the Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah is the other shrine
that protects the local people.
Buddha Amarnath Temple: This is a unique Shiva Temple
located on the foothills unlike most temple which are on
hilltops. The Shivlinga of white stone is not self-made
in this temple.
Bahu Fort and Temple: Erected by Raja Bahulochan some
3000 years ago, Bahu Fort has been rebuilt by the Dogra
rulers. Situated on the left bank of the river Tawi and
on the rock face this is perhaps the oldest fort in the
city of Jammu.
Vaishno Devi: Three images of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and
Mahasaraswati make up the holy cave shrine of Vaishno
Devi. Located at a height of 5,200ft above sea level,
Vaishno Devi is nestled in Trikuta Mountains of the