Patnitop Tourism
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Patnitop Tourism

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5.7/7
639 Ratings & 334 Reviews

We took a car from Chandigadh to Jammu. Had some personal work at Jammu. Next morning we took a local taxi to Patni Top. Its always better to use local transport on unknown terrain. The distance was about 100 odd km. After the turn to Katra (The famed Vaishno Devi base town), the road starts climbing uphill. The road is fairly good, it took us about 2-1/2 to 3 hours to reach the top. On the way a brief stop at KUD village is a must. The fresh, cool water of Jhelum coming from a Lion Mouth has to be tasted,experienced and the freshness it gives is to be felt all over. It's real cool and refreshing. Also, the hot Sonpapdi (a sweet preparation made of ground gram) must be tasted and savoured. It just dissolves on the tongue.
Reaching Patni Top, we encountered our first snow. The vast expanse was completely under the blanket of snow and very pleasing to the senses. We got out of the car and entered the park. Rubber shoes are available on rent to walk on the snow. As we were getting ready for the walk, we were blessed with a nice, light snow fall. It was exhilarating. It lasted maybe 15-20 minutes but was really enjoyable. Later it started raining. Then we went to the nature park ahead a km. There we had again a vast expanse of snow. The walk was very nice.
The place has tall Deodar trees lining the road. In summer the vast expanse turns into a Green Carpet. I had earlier visited this place in Summer and spent a night in a tent under the twinkling stars. I was impressed with the place hence this second visit in winter.
A few km away lies the famous Jawahar Tunnel which is the gateway to the Valley of Kashmir.
Pony riding, camping, long walks are enjoyable here.
There are eateries and hotels around for a comfortable stay. And a tipple in the cold was very welcome in a Bar at the top.
In summer, it is pleasant and you can beat the Jammu heat, in winter, it is good for experiencing the snow so near Jammu without actually going to the valley. Natha Top nearby is also worth a visit.
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Unbeatable Shubham
  • Unbeatable Shubham
  • 1 Review

"Snow fall and mountains" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The specialty is snow fall and mountains and right time is January. Must visit Snake temple, Natha top. Local food is Maggie and soyabean kulcha.
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Akash Manna
  • Akash Manna
  • 4 Reviews

"Great environment and helpful people" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Truly speaking it is a great place. I am falling in love with this place. This place has snow all around. It is situated on top of the hill. Great environment and helpful people. Overall, a great place to spend time with loved ones.
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Deepak Rohra
  • Deepak Rohra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful place to spend time with family and friends" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Patnitop is a very romantic place. It's called mini Kashmir. Once in a lifetime, every person must go there to enjoy the beautiful days of the life with family and friends. This place is really awesome. I enjoyed a lot and hope whoever goes will surely enjoy too.
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Lovepreet Jamwal
  • Lovepreet Jamwal
  • 6 Reviews

"Had an excellent time" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Patnitop is an awesome place. The temperature is awesome and location is ok type. Development is fine here. The hotels in the place are quite good.
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Bani Singh
  • Bani Singh
  • Lives in Agra
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome and wonderful.." new review

  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The place was really beautiful. All around snowfall and it was looking so good. We had a lot of fun. The stay place and all facilities were quiet good and I was satisfied. Me and my wife will never forget some precious moments about this place. So we recommend everybody, to please go to this place and have a lot of fun with your family.
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Manish
  • Manish
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews

"It was a fun experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited the to enjoy the snow and the valley. The location is too good and we had great fun. When we went there the place was filled with snow; we could enjoy a lot of snow sports.
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Gagan sharma
  • Gagan sharma
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 5 Reviews

"Such a romantic destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop is the best destination for the couples between October to April and out of these December is the best month because this the time when it starts to snow. All the gardens get covered with snow. There are many options for adventure sports.
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Rajeev Bhati
  • Rajeev Bhati
  • Highlander
  • 9 Reviews

"The place is cool & quite"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop is a cool and quite place, if you are looking for relaxation and peaceful. There are no eateries or restaurants. There are only a few small stalls, but the food is not good. There is no medical shop nearby. So if you are planning a visit, carry all the necessary items.
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Gaurang Kirtikar
  • Gaurang Kirtikar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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  • 14 Reviews

"An encounter with Snow!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2014
We took a car from Chandigadh to Jammu. Had some personal work at Jammu. Next morning we took a local taxi to Patni Top. Its always better to use local transport on unknown terrain. The distance was about 100 odd km. After the turn to Katra (The famed Vaishno Devi base town), the road starts climbing uphill. The road is fairly good, it took us about 2-1/2 to 3 hours to reach the top. On the way a brief stop at KUD village is a must. The fresh, cool water of Jhelum coming from a Lion Mouth has to be tasted,experienced and the freshness it gives is to be felt all over. It's real cool and refreshing. Also, the hot Sonpapdi (a sweet preparation made of ground gram) must be tasted and savoured. It just dissolves on the tongue.
Reaching Patni Top, we encountered our first snow. The vast expanse was completely under the blanket of snow and very pleasing to the senses. We got out of the car and entered the park. Rubber shoes are available on rent to walk on the snow. As we were getting ready for the walk, we were blessed with a nice, light snow fall. It was exhilarating. It lasted maybe 15-20 minutes but was really enjoyable. Later it started raining. Then we went to the nature park ahead a km. There we had again a vast expanse of snow. The walk was very nice.
The place has tall Deodar trees lining the road. In summer the vast expanse turns into a Green Carpet. I had earlier visited this place in Summer and spent a night in a tent under the twinkling stars. I was impressed with the place hence this second visit in winter.
A few km away lies the famous Jawahar Tunnel which is the gateway to the Valley of Kashmir.
Pony riding, camping, long walks are enjoyable here.
There are eateries and hotels around for a comfortable stay. And a tipple in the cold was very welcome in a Bar at the top.
In summer, it is pleasant and you can beat the Jammu heat, in winter, it is good for experiencing the snow so near Jammu without actually going to the valley. Natha Top nearby is also worth a visit.
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Bhargavi Sriram
  • Bhargavi Sriram
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 2 Reviews

"Patnitop"

  • Posted Aug 15, 2013
It is a nice place to visit. but it does not need a special visit for the place. Don't expect much from the place. Overall you will have good romantic weather.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Do not expect any shopping from the place, but there are a few sightseeing places.

Activities & things to do: In may there are no activities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You will get good transport from Jammu.
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Patnitop Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Patnitop or Patni Top is a hill top tourist spot located in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on a secluded plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a popular destination offering opportunities for adventure sports, walks and picnics.

Situated amidst picturesque surroundings, Patnitop lies at an altitude of 2,024 m above sea level in the Lower Himalayan Ranges. It is situated on National Highway 1A, between Udhampur and Srinagar, at a distance of 35 km from Udhampur and 112 km from Jammu.

There are no substantial records of the earlier history of Patnitop when compared to its nearby towns of Kudh, Batote and Udhampur. The presence of the 600 year old 'Nag Temple', a temple to honour the Serpent deity, is the only evidence to prove earlier inhabitation at this place.

As per the local lore, the name Patnitop originated from the phrase 'Patan da Talab', meaning ‘pond of the Princess’. It is believed that there was a pond on the grassy slopes of this place where a princess used to bathe.

Patnitop was a part of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir. The tourism industry flourished at Patnitop after militancy began to disturb the tourism industry of Kashmir. Patnitop witnessed a huge influx of visitors from the neighbouring states of Jammu, Punjab and Delhi.

Located on the lower reaches of the Pir Panjal mountain range, the hill station of Patnitop is built on an irregular, more or less flattened plateau, with River Chenab flowing close by. Low rolling hills covered with shrubs and pines surround this plateau.

Patnitop is full of deodar, which is one among the world's four varieties of 'true cedars'. Patnitop’s long natural walking trails, dense woods of pine and deodars, views of the Chenab Basin and thick snow sheets in winter attract tourists in large numbers.

An all season destination, Patnitop has a lot to offer to its visitors which ranges from camping, trekking and nature walks to paragliding, abseiling, rock climbing and skiing. From Patnitop, excursions can be taken to Buddha Amarnath Temple, Bahu Fort and temple and the holy caves of Vaishno Devi.    

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