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Patnitop

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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. Also spelt Patni Top, it is a famous hill station in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir. 

Along with the widespread abundance in sceneries, Patnitop is known for activities like skiing and trekking as well as water springs, altogether 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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Plethora of Adventure activities

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 recent years.

Restaurants and Local Food in Patnitop

At Patnitop, other than a number of restaurants, there are several roadside eateries selling excellent food at a throwaway 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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What is famous about Patnitop?

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 is not so good about Patnitop?

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.

Who should visit Patnitop?

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

What is the best time to visit Patnitop?

Although Patnitop is an 'anytime' place, the best time to visit Patnitop would be in summers during May-June and in autumn (September-October). Summers in Patnitop will undoubtedly awake the adventurer in you. December to March is the best time to experience the scenic beauty of the snow capped mountains and enjoy leisure activities like skiing, while the monsoons are perfect for a relaxing vacation to make you unwind. The honeymoon season in Patnitop begins from October and lasts till February. It is also an excellent time for families to reconnect.

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What is the local food in Patnitop?

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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What is the best way 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 is in Jammu. The nearest airport is also located in Jammu. Buses and taxis ply regularly from the airport and the railway station to Patnitop.
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How much does a package cost for Patnitop?

The packages for Patnitop start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Patnitop?

The top things to do in Patnitop are Nathatop, Paragliding in Patnitop, Skiing in Patnitop, Naag Mandir, Billoo ki Powri, Kud Park. You can see all the places to visit in Patnitop here

What are the places near Patnitop?

The top places near to Patnitop are Vaishno devi which is 36 km from Patnitop, Mcleodganj which is located 129 km from Patnitop, Dalhousie which is located 85 km from Patnitop, Sanasar which is located 8 km from Patnitop, Khajjiar which is located 90 km from Patnitop

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Ayush Baheti 2 years ago
- 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.
Rutvi Saxena 2 years ago
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.
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