Patnitop is a famous hill station in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir, known for endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

Here is the list of 13 Things to Do in Patnitop

1. Experience Snowfall at Nathatop

Experience Snowfall at Nathatop
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One reaches Nathatop after a short trek from Patnitop. The hill station is covered with snow during winters, enhancing its beauty twice. One can happily go skiing in these mountains. Nathatop has become very famous for its paragliding.

2. Trek to Madhatop

Trek to Madhatop
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Situated at an altitude of 2,024 m, Madhatop is easily accessible by road and is a 5 km trek away from Patnitop. Surrounded by pristine natural beauty, Madhatop is a great getaway destination for trekkers, honeymooners, winter sport aficionados and pretty much everyone else in between.

3. Go Skiing

Go Skiing
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Winter months in Patnitop are marked by a number of skiing courses and setups coming up in the area. Given the modest and gentle slopes in Patnitop, it tends to be an ideal destination for skiing for people with no prior experience.

4. Paragliding

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Patnitop is a hilltop tourist destination offering a paragliding joyride perched at an altitude of 2024 m above sea level. The ride is conducted at a 2 km landmark, Dawariyai, situated on Patnitop-Sanasar Road, also known as Billoo Di Powri point.

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5. Naag Mandir

Naag Mandir
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The Naag Temple near Patnitop is more than 600 years old. During the Nag Panchami Festival, it sees hundreds of Shiva devotees throng this temple to pay respects and worship the snake King Cobra.

6. Shiva Ghar

Shiva Ghar
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Lying at an altitude of around 3500m, and a 11km trek from Patnitop, Shiva Ghar makes for an exciting one day trek. Trekking equipments can be hired from the tourist department shops in Jammu.

7. Stroll in the Kud Park

Stroll in the Kud Park
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Located in Kud, this park is famous for its beautiful flowers. The park is a comfortable place for couples and families and has become a favourite picnic spot for everyone who visits Kud. One of the main attractions in the region is 'Patisa', a sweet that the place is known for.

8. Sudh Mahadev temple

Sudh Mahadev temple
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Built almost 80 years ago, this temple was built on the spot where a Shiva devotee was accidentally killed by his trishul, while he was trying to protect his consort, Parvati.

9. Try Chinese Cuisine

Try Chinese Cuisine

At Patnitop, besides several restaurants, several roadside eateries are selling excellent food at a throwaway price. Try chocolate Barfi, Sund Panjeeri, Rajma with Rice, Kalaadi (a type of processed cheese), Pickles, Khatta Meat (Mutton cooked with Pomegranate or line juice).

10. City Shopping

City Shopping
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Patnitop is a small city in Jammu and Kashmir and is a well-known hill station in the state.  Its dry fruits, Kashmiri handicrafts, and Pashmina shawls are popular. The sweets here, too, have a unique taste and should not be missed.

11. Nature Walks in Eco Park

 Nature Walks in Eco Park
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Nature trails can lead to pockets where time stands still, and calm prevails. Encounter breathtaking landscapes and indulge in scenic purity on nature walks through the landscapes, hills and valleys here. The Eco Park is within walking distance of the place and a great place to relax.

12. Climb Billoo ki Powri

Climb Billoo ki Powri
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A staircase of 270 steps chiseled out of the mountain, a little away from Patnitop is known by the name of Billoo ki Powri and falls in the town of Dawariyai.

13. Celebrate the Nag Panchami Festival

Celebrate the Nag Panchami Festival

The festival of Nag Panchami is an auspicious day that falls on the fifth day of Shravan according to the Hindu Calendar and is celebrated by individuals throughout the country. The festival is held annually at the Nag Mandir to worship the Serpent deity.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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