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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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Koushal  Khajuria

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  • Koushal Khajuria
  • Lives in Jammu
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  • 2 Reviews

"Patnitop, a beautiful place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Today
Love to do some adventures then pack your bag and come to Patnitop. If you are missing some romance in your life then you are most welcome here. Patnitop is best in both season winter and summer. If you love beautiful snowfall then welcome in Feb and if you are feeling hot and humid then summer is best place to enjoy in Patnitop. A beautiful mountains will add more romance to your life. A Nathatop is 15 km nearby place where you can enjoy snowfall and saransar lake a beautiful view of lake within mountains. You can take bus or cab from Jammu. Patnitop is 110 km from Jammu.
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Suresh Kumar

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  • Suresh Kumar
  • Lives in Doda
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  33 readers

"Good place for tourism!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Patnitop, as the word suggests itself. Its on the top of the mountain. One of the great place to visit if you are thinking about Kashmir. It is surrounded by big deodar trees and snow increase the beauty of the trees. Looks like Switzerland. During winter snow falls which impresses the tourists. The hotels are very good here. They serve a good quality of food. They also have a good quality of facilities like bedding etc.
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Rajesh Mishra

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  • Rajesh Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  64 readers

"Overall had a nice experience" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
You can visit Patnitop after visiting Vaisnodevi its a place of scenic beauty and the place is covered under a green sheet of trees during summer season with cool breeze putting a cherry on the top. Its a great place to relax all your stress out. You can visit Nathua top mostly covered under snow the place is a must visit. For stay you can stay in a hotel or you can book a hut in the children's park and barbecue under the star lit night. The place is great to visit if you are looking for a place to relax your sense with the calmness and sweetness of mother nature. The best time to visit is during January and February when everything is covered under white sheet of snow where you can play all kinds of snow game from making snow man to snow white to refresh your body and mind and finally the show angel comes down to earth.
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Girish Sharma

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  • Girish Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"The visit was awesome" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We started journey from Katra. We hired a traveller 12 seater and they charged us Rs. 350/- per head. We started from Katra and we reached at Patnitop after 3 hour. Patnitop is a hill station there is only nag temple green park and waterfall to visit. Green park is awesome there you can see apple trees.

After that we went to Natha top which is 15 kms away from Patnitop. Nathatop is awesome there you can enjoy in snow. As we reached Nathatop there were little but snow. But suddenly snow falling started. Within half an hour mountain pick fully covered with snow. There we had lots of fun. If you are hungry then you can take pani poori and Maggie. After that we went to Sanasar lake which is 10 kms above from Nathatop. Sansar is awesome.
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Rita Dawar

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  • Rita Dawar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  16 readers

"A cool & calm destination!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's an awesome time to spend with your loving one. In a cold atmosphere it is full worth of your money, time & emotions. You will love to go to another time with your loved one to spend some quality time there. Cool destination for couple to spend some moments together.
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Raj Gupta

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  • Raj Gupta
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  264 readers

"Good for hill station experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
You should travel this place if you want to experience snowfall and want to live in some calm moments. The best places nearby are Naag temple and Natha top. Lot of snow fall was there at nathatop and sometimes it becomes difficult to go to the top. You would find a lot of dhabas and restaurants on the way.
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Shivanshi Tiwari

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  • Shivanshi Tiwari
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2274 readers

"Patnitop, one of the beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The main attraction of this place is the Pine tree forest and the really are beautiful and the sunset, greenery and mountains everything together makes a perfect view :) There isn't much here but if you really want to see snow please go in the time of winter as in summer there is not much to see.
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Ashish Sharma

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  • Ashish Sharma
  • Lives in Jalandhar
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"Patnitop a place where hearts will beat"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The best place for couple and friends. It's beauty and grace of nature is more attractive. Beautiful mountains and gardens are also a good place to see in Patnitop. In Winters you will also enjoy snowfall. The beautiful huts are available for pleasant stay.
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Himanshu .

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  • Himanshu .
  • Lives in Surat
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"Amazing place!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nice place. Small and beautiful hill station. Amazing place. Nice hotel. Atmosphere was very good on that day. Gardens are very beautiful. It is full of natural scenes. Nearest places are nattha top and sanasar are also very good. I like this place of relaxation for 4 to 5 days. I am happy of my trip of Patnitop.
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Saksham Agrawal

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  • Saksham Agrawal
  • Lives in Allahabad
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"Awesome destination, nice to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My last visit to patnitop. It was awesome. I had so much fun. Spiritual nag temple. Compleat combination of fun and spirituality. Beautiful parks, clouds over the mountain, wooden huts. It was awesome feeling to visit patnitop. One more time I want to visit to Patnitop. Green paths! It gives you a inspiration to do something bigger in life which takes you in the height of success likes mountain peaks which were disappear in clouds. Auspicious beautiful mind blowing best terrific thumbs up.
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