Paragliding in Patnitop

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Paragliding in Patnitop, Patnitop Overview

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

One can reach the point by ascending through 400 plus steps carved out of rock. The organizers, apart from providing safe and thrilling ride, also offer a good quality video. After a flight of about 7-15 minutes, depending upon the wind conditions, you will land at Kud, all excited and enchanted.

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Possibility of Stayover

Although Patnitop is not as popular as its other nearest tourist destinations, yet it offers some good quality and decent number of accommodation options. From good budget hotels to luxury hotels, you can rely upon their quality service.

General tips

Wear clothes which allow the harness to be wound securely. They should not be too tight or too loose.

Medical fitness

Watch your respiratory system. If you have breathing issues and any heart related problem, please do not undertake this activity.

Safety Tips

Choose schools which are certified and offer good safety gear. Before starting the activity, make sure your safety gear is in place. Notify your instructor in case of any glitches or discomfort.

How to reach Paragliding in Patnitop

  • Air: Jammu Airport is the nearest airbase to the hill town of Patnitop. It is situated about 120 kms away and is well connected to most of the major airport of the country. Regular flights to the city are available from the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. It takes 3 hours by car to reach Patnitop from the Jammu Airport.

  • Rail: The nearest railway station to Patnitop is Jammu Railway Station lying at a distance of 112 kms. It is one of a major station of the country well connected to all the main cities. One can hire a cab or a bus to reach the hill town in about 3 hours.

  • Road: Situated on NH1A, Patnitop is easily accessible by motorable roads. One can reach the town via cities like Jammu, Srinagar, Katra, Udhampur and other adjoin cities of the state. Both private and public buses ply to and fro between the cities on regular basis.

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About Paragliding in Patnitop

Base Town : Jammu

Difficulty Level : Medium-Challenging

Nearest Airport : Jammu

Nearest hub : Jammu

Nearest Railhead : Jammu

Nearest road city : Jammu

Number of days required : 1 day

Recommended for : Groups of friends, College Trips, family

Region : Udhampur District, Jammu and Kashmir

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