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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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Pranjal gupta

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1736 readers

"Patnitop - excellent destination"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop is an excellent place to visit. It is not very large and is spread over 1. 5 km and is comparatively untouched by commercialisation. So giving you nature's true experience. One can visit this place while visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine. It is perfect place to relax for 1-2 days. Nag temple and nearby points like children's park etc are giving place for leisure activities. The other place worth visiting are Nathatop, Sanasar mountain while one is visiting Patnitop. Nathatop is the highest peak and with its lush green surroundings is a place worth visiting.
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Manish Kumar

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  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Saharanpur
  • 1 Review
  •  356 readers

"A beautiful hill station"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A hill station full of natural beauty. Ideal for honeymoon, because there is no crowd in comparison of other famous hill stations. Natha top and Sanasar lake is must be visited. But some basic facilities like Market, ATM, Petrol pump is not available in Patnitop. You can also visit gardens.
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Rishabh Shah

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  • Rishabh Shah
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  797 readers

"A nice destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are going to vaishno devi the next place you can relax all your pain out is Patnitop just 86 km from Katra. The place is full of lush green trees during monsoon season. You can enjoy the untouched nature at nathatop and click ultimate selfies at children's park and sarsara lake.
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Sandeep Kumar

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  • Sandeep Kumar
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 12 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  6643 readers

"Excellent detination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop is an excellent tourist place in the scorching north summer, the best part about patnitop is that there is no such rush like other hill stations in our country, hotels are cheaper and location is heart touching, its the best spot for visit with family, as children will find many adventure sports here, plus horse ridding on mountain is best part of this hill station.
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Varun Mittal

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  • Varun Mittal
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
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"Really a breathtaking experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's was really a wonderful experience visiting this place. I went to Sanasar and nattha top too. And they were surely a bonus for this trip. As the nattha top was the highest peak there whereas sanasar was all about adventurous road trip with the perfect blend of natural beauty. I would love to go to this place as many times as possible.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
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  • 296 Reviews
  •  93 helpful votes
  •  49107 readers

"A nice place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This place is my favourite place. There atmosphere is very romantic. There is very clean road and very clean atmosphere. There was horse facility available so many person go by horse ride and also they go walking. There food is also available. There maze is very tasty and very sweet. Play zone is available for kids. There are many apple trees so they give us fresh apple and it tastes very sweet. It is very good and romantic place for me. I want to go there again and again.
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Swati chakraborty

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"Awesome, wonderful, mind blowing and thrilling Patnitop"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you are a nature lover, I think you have to visit Patnitop at Kashmir at least once in lifetime. Patnitop or Patnitop is a hilltop in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India on National Highway. You can see photogenic view. If you love adventure, then trekking and paragliding will be an additional attraction to visit Patnitop. We have stayed at Hotel Sushant near Udhampur army camp from from 30. 04. 2015 to 01. 05. 2015. The location of the hotel is very good. You can find necessary shops beside the hotel. It is a great experience to explore the nature from room or balcony.

Then the weather was very cold after a morning heavy rainfall (6 degree C). You can stay here at least one day between your Journey from Jammu to Srinagar. We have visited Patnitop by road from Jammu and stayed there for one night. The journey between Jammu to Patnitop was very joyful and adventurous. The scenic nature will heal your pain and sorrow. The warm and helpful behavior of Indian army will reach you to another state of mind satisfaction and definitely you will be a proud Indian.
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Pramod

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  • Pramod
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Heaven of peace"

  • 7/7
  • Posted May 14, 2015
If you want enjoyment with nature and peace then patnitop is right destination for you. The green trees is so beautiful to fulfil you mentally. We really enjoyed this and nag temple is beautiful with beautiful nature. Natha top is very good place for visit. And sanasar lakes also beautiful to enjoy with nature and photography.
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Sourav

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  • Sourav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"A memorable experience at good destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted May 8, 2015
My stay at Jai Shree Hotel in Patnitop was very memorable one as the hotel offered me and my family a very homely environment. The hotel staff was very polite and well-mannered. I am looking forward to come here again. Experience was overall memorable.
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Peeyush Agarwal

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  • Peeyush Agarwal
  • Lives in Noida
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"Must visit and awesome place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2015
About 1:30 hour 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 which is very beautiful view is the major attraction over there. Its a place for complete relaxation.
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