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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Throughout the year (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Jammu (Check Flights)


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Patnitop Tourism

With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest.

Along with the widespread abundance in sceneries, the area is accessorized with activities like skiing and trekking as well as water springs, all together making it a popular tourist destination. Sanasar, located 17 kms away is also popular for a paragliding base, golf courses along with extended sightseeing options. These together, are sure to give one the most splendid and grand views and make the experience all the more enjoyable with a host of adventure activities.

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Patnitop is a hotbed of many adventure sports. It offers an entire range of stress busting adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, skiing etc. Nathatop is one of the major tourist attractions, located approximately 14 km away from Patnitop. Tourists can enjoy a panoramic view of the snow-covered peaks and also experience many adventure sports including paragliding and trekking. It can be reached by taking a bus or a taxi. Shiva Garh is situated around 11 kilometres away from Patnitop, at an altitude of almost 3500 meters. It makes for a short but an exhilarating trek experience. Patnitop makes for a good starting place for many short treks into the nearby mountains. An excursion to Patnitop is incomplete without paragliding and basic skiing, introduced in the recent years.

At Patnitop, other than a number of restaurants, there are several road side eateries selling excellent food at a throw away price. Also, though popular Indian cuisine is available and widespread one can also find a number of places having Chinese on their menus.
Tea & snacks are available at Nathatop. Do try chocolate Barfi, Sund Panjeeri, Rajma with Rice, Kalaadi which is a type of processed cheese, Pickles (typical of Jammu are made of Kasrod, Girgle, Mango with Saunf, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo and Potatoes), Khatta Meat (Mutton cooked with Pomegranate or line juice). There is a also a small liquor shop in the area.

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Day1: Reach Patnitop by morning. Check into your hotel and relax for a while. Have breakfast and head towards the Naag temple. You may hire a pony to take a trip through the Pine trees and take a camera along for memorable photography. Visit the main market and lunch at famous eateries. Then visit the Sudh Mahadev temple and Gauri Kund, which are situated in close proximity.
Day2:Head off to Nathatop by a taxi or a bus for paragliding and trekking. In the evening, visit the Sanasar lake for a peaceful picnic experience. While returning from Sanasar, visit Billoo ki Powri. The trek experience at Shiv Garh can be avoided.

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9 months ago by Rutvi Saxena

A couple of hours drive from Udhampur, at the end of which a stunning hilltop scene awaits. The drive is quite steep and one needs to be careful. If you go towards the end of winters you’ll find snow capped trees and roads that make it look straight out of a movie scene. Warm clothing is a must, though I can’t answer for hotels since I stayed in an army accomodation myself (completely satisfied-defence families are especially encouraged to visit it once). You might want to take snow boots to get a grip while walking down the slopes, but for mountain lovers Patnitop proves to be an absolute delight.

9 months ago by Ayush Baheti

- Night driving is a strict no no.Being a national highway, its bustling with trucks and one needs to be careful. Also because the route hasd been carved out on a hill, the turns are sharp and you need to be extra careful about them.

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  What's Great?

A peaceful tourist hotspot with picturesque surroundings, almost 112 km away from Jammu. Home to beautiful meadows and forests. Breathtaking views of the Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range.

  What's not so Great?

No direct connectivity. Travellers planning to visit the town via airways or railways have to get down at Jammu airport and then take a bus or a direct taxi to the city.

For Whom

Sparsely populated, Patnitop is a great place for people looking to relax. It is also a good starting place for amateur trekkers and skiers.

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How to Reach Patnitop

At a distance of 110 km from Jammu, Patnitop can be reached by a local bus or taxi. The journey can take around 3-4 hours. The nearest railway station from Patnitop is in Udhampur and the other one... (Read More)

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