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Patnitop Tourism

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  • 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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Mouriya
  • Mouriya
  • Lives in Ahmedgarh
  • 3 Reviews

"Feels refreshed"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was good and we saw lots of places with family and specially MATA Vaishno devi Darshan. Little tired after darshan but felt refresh when went to Patnitop and see the weather and surrounding like apple tree garden etc. The places are good near to Patnitop hill. We saw Gauri Kund and Sudh Mahadev mandir also which was nice and beautiful.
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Meeta Manik
  • Meeta Manik
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 5 Reviews

"A very serene destination"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
About 1:30 hr drive from the famous pilgrimage place Vaishno Devi , this is one of the less frequented places in Kashmir.
It is a small town with nothing much to do & not many sightseeing points. Still an amazing place. Very quiet, serene & full of scenic beauty. There is a temple & a garden with is very beautiful view is the major attraction over there. Its a place for complete relaxation.
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Julu Pattanayak
  • Julu Pattanayak
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 4 Reviews

"A good place for couples on their honeymoon"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Patnitop is an excellent place. The place is suitable for honeymoon and newly married couples. It is a must go in the month of October. You must take your warm clothes as the climate over there is very cold and is enjoyable
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Ashok Mandal
  • Ashok Mandal
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 2 Reviews

"Memorable place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2014
Patnitop is very nice place. I think it is a very romantic place for me. The atmosphere and the location was very good. All the sightseeing was good along with the trees and open clouds. The temples there are very good. In total its a nice place to visit.
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Pritesh Mehta
  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 6 photos
  • 22 Reviews

"Close to nature"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
I think that Patnitop place is very romantic place for me. There atmosphere and the location and small road was very good. There the natural scene was very good all side we was show trees and open clouds. We was show snow coverd hill from here. Patnitop place is top of hill so its told Patnitop. I like this all surrounding natural scene. You show real natural and greenery of India I am sure that Patnitop is the most beautiful place. We are filling very good.
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Smriti Das
  • Smriti Das
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 57 photos
  • 34 Reviews

"Memorable journey"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2014
It was excellent trip with such a nice group. Our first night halt at Patnitop was too good also. We visited the local market & Nag Temple at Patnitop which is walking distance from the hotel Samson. On the way to Srinagar by road, Patnitop is the right place for one night break journey.
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Amit Oberai
  • Amit Oberai
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"The mini kashmir"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2014
Patnitop is a great destination if you want to visit J&K, which is the heaven on Earth. There are many motel where you stay at night and take a night view of the place. This location is also called a mini kashmir or mini heaven. There are some local food dhabas and you can also get your fav maggi. You can also enjoy ice skating which is amazing and is fun. There are many people which provides a transport facilities to Patnitop. But there are some froud travelers who claim that they reached the destination within 3 hours but the all most take 5 hours.
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Jayashree
  • Jayashree
  • Lives in Ahiwara
  • 4 Reviews

"Enjoy the beauty of nature with its cool breeze"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2014
One must stay at Patnitop to enjoy cool breeze and rustling sound of Deodar trees at Night. In Summer or enjoy in snow during Winter. People can buy Kashmiri Shawl from there. From local dealers at cheap rate. Also can go for sledge riding and skiing in snow.
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Nikhil Abrol
  • Nikhil Abrol
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful Hill station, where you can enjoy the snowfall"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
Patnitop is one of the most popular tourist spot in Jammu. With its natural beauty and cool climate, it attracts millions of tourists from India and abroad. You can walk around the gardens, enjoy horse-riding, have picnic with friends/family and even visit the nearby temples. All kinds of food is available at this hill station. Standard Hotels can provide you a joyful accommodation. Its like natural heaven in hot summers to keep one away from high temperatures. Moreover in Winter you can enjoy the snowfall
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Surinder Bhamra
  • Surinder Bhamra
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Full enjoyment at Patnitop"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2014
In the skin burning sunshine in the month of June we planed a vacation for hill station. First stop was at Patnitop. It was drizzling when we arrived at Patnitop. A cool breeze was blowing. We had full enjoyment in the city. I noticed my family was very happy. Kids were running and playing all over this place.
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