Patnitop Tourism
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Patnitop Tourism

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  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Udhampur
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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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 19 photos
  • 66 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
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"A refreshing destination near Jammu"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop lies around 110 km from Jammu on Jammu Srinagar road.. A chilled destination to relax from heat of Jammu.. Its beautiful scenery full of pine and deodar trees fills you with energy.. It has beautiful lush green parks and apple garden and a holy temple of Nag Deva... If you enjoy this destination one night stay is must.
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Chitendra nath goswami

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  • Chitendra nath goswami
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  205 readers

"Place for enjoyable holidays"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop is a very decent holiday destination in hilltop. One can enjoy the beautiful forestry and clean environment. Morning and evening walk through the forest is very pleasant and temperature during June is quite normal and cold wind is enjoyable. It is a very good destination for holidays during summer.
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Arnav Mathur

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  • Arnav Mathur
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 65 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  17867 readers

"All year day getaway"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Located an hours drive from Udhampur, this place is perfect for a day outing all throughout the year. During the summers, one can enjoy the beauty of the green meadows and in the winters one can enjoy the snow blanket covered on all the mountains and even indulge in small snow games/activities.
Witnessing the snow fall is an experience in itself and pair it up with a bhutta in hand, a perfect lifelong memory.
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Sonal Bharadwaj

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  • Sonal Bharadwaj
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  578 readers

"Beautiful place to see"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Patnitop appears to be an underrated place. Before my visit I was scared there is nothing to do at Patnitop. But it is realtime off beat holiday location. After a tiring visit to Vaishno Devi shrine, everyone must relax here for a two days. A perfect weekend getaway to relax in the arms of nature and do nothing. Nathatop and Sanasar Lake are amazingly beautiful natural sceneries. Amazing and beautiful for nature lovers.

Could be tiring for old age people though.
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Saurabh

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  • Saurabh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  247 readers

"Lovely place and weather"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is awesome.

The climate is amazing throughout.

Best place enjoying good weather in summers.

You can visit this place if you're travelling to Vaishno Devi.

Just beware of 'Chingu' blanket offers, it's a complete fraud. It's not government registered but they try to fool you by saying so.

Otherwise take a resort and enjoy the scenery that's what is known for :)
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Dheeraj pal

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  • Dheeraj pal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4456 readers

"Good for short trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 5, 2016
To get yourself relaxed, this is best place to visit in this region and state. Pani-Puri seller in garden has very good preparation. Please try it for sure. Children garden is waste of time swings are poorly maintained. Instead go to main garden and swings are good there. This location is good for short trip not for long trip.
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C.s. manish Dasgupta

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  • C.s. manish Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 84 Reviews
  •  120 helpful votes
  •  33593 readers

"Must visit this place with family or friends"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
You can take a cab from Katra to reach Patnitop. Good Road conditions. Food available after every 10 odd km's. And loads of off shops. One must visit this place with family or friends. Both experiences will be completely different. We were a group of 6 and took an innova for 2 days covering Jammu, patnitop and nathatop (10km from patnitop).
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Marshal ...

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  • Marshal ...
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  941 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2016
Visited in Jan. Memorable visit. Travelled in Taxi from Vasino Devi to Patnitop, quite a boring ride but the destination was awesome. Nice place to stay. Snow all around. Didn't get chance to visit Nathatop which also a famous place.
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Sunil Kumar

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  • Sunil Kumar
  • Lives in Budhlada
  • 1 Review
  •  1026 readers

"Awesome place to visit!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 29, 2016
If you don't want to go Srinagar then you can enjoy best climate at Patnitop. Best hotels and private huts in the lap of nature. Open ground, & Apple garden. You will be surrounded by clouds all the time. You can go with friends and family. A calm place.
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Sunny Sharma

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  • Sunny Sharma
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome place to visit!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 12, 2016
Patnitop is approx 100 km from Jammu city. A small hill station which is covered by snow in winters. Those people who can't go to Srinagar can come enjoy here. There are no such places to visit but there are parks, Etc to roam around. Nathatop is the top most point where you find huge amount of snow. Hotels and restaurant s are there. It is connected to rail road and air. ,
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