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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.

Weather in Patnitop

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Monthly Weather in Patnitop

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 5 17
February 8 23
March 10 27
April 16 35
May 20 38
June 21 38
July 24 34
August 23 33
September 21 34
October 15 32
November 9 26
December 6 22

Patnitop in Winter (November-March)

Winters in Patnitop which fall between November and February are magical. With a setting that seems to be straight out of a romantic movie, Patnitop is frequented by newlyweds for honeymoons as well as families who come here to spend some quality time together. In recent times, The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department in Patnitop has been hosting the spectacular Winter Carnival annually. Taking place within the first two months of the year; this festival has been started to invite more tourists from all over the world to come and witness the jaw-dropping splendour of this hill station in all its glory. If it takes place in the former, it usually falls on Lohri, so that tourists may get to take part in both the splendid festivals at once and have an amazing, unforgettable experience. This three-day carnival welcomes winter with many programmes and cultural events, which include, but are not limited to, amateur ice skiing, photography competitions and exhibitions, fun musical chair contests, and Tambola games. Besides, several renowned artists from the music and dance industries grace this place and brighten up this carnivalesque gathering with their spectacular performances. As an icing on the cake, the visitors are also offered amazing discounts on hotel prices and other facilities at this time. Since the temperature ranges between subzero and 18 degree Celsius, you get to experience the natural beauty of this place in full swing. Moreover, Patnitop does not face road blockages during these months so that you can head out to places like Sudh Mahadev Temple, Naag Mandir, and Billoo ki Powri for a great time. This is also the perfect time to indulge in some souvenir shopping!
Patnitop Hill
Patnitop Hill
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Not an adventurous person? Don’t worry, because Patnitop has got you covered. Ideal for a relaxing vacation, monsoons in Patnitop are not very harsh. With a temperature that ranges from 21 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius, Patnitop reveals its beautiful greenery during these months. Even though you cannot indulge in adrenaline-inducing activities, you shall certainly have a great time.
Sanasar Lake
Sanasar Lake
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With temperatures that scarcely rise about the pleasant 18 degree Celsius, summers in Patnitop are ideal for the adventurers at heart. Between April and June, Patnitop becomes a hub for activities like trekking, paragliding, and camping. Backpackers come in large numbers at this time owing to the suitable weather conditions. You can trek to Nathatop, Shiva Ghar, or Madhatop, sit and relax at the Kud Park, or head out for leisurely nature walks during these months.
Paragliding in Patnitop
Paragliding in Patnitop
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Nag Panchami Festival

5th August

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. During Nag Panchami, many people flock to Patnitop as it is one of the most famous places for celebrating the snake festival. Over 600-year-old Nag Mandir is nestled amidst lush greenery and snow clad mountain ranges. During the Nag Panchami Festival, pilgrims come from near and far to worship at the temple by honouring idols and images of the snake deity to seek goodwill.

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