Patnitop Tourism
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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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Amit Oberai
  • Amit Oberai
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"The mini kashmir" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
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  • 4 Reviews

"Full enjoyment at Patnitop"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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Unbeatable Shubham
  • Unbeatable Shubham
  • 1 Review

"Snow fall and mountains"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months 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"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Beautiful place to spend time with family and friends"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 6, 2014
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"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2014
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
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Agra
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome and wonderful.."

  • Posted Jun 30, 2014
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
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews

"It was a fun experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2014
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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