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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Rakesh Sharma
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 13 Reviews

"A nice place to visit near jammu" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
After having your holy Darshan of mata vaishno devi one can visit patnitop near jammu and 2 hours drive from katra, it's a good hill station for relaxing, adventure and fun. There was a lot of snow all around patnitop in Feb 2015 and of course nathatop was very nice and full of snow all around.
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Gaurav Mittal
  • Gaurav Mittal
  • Lives in Meerut
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  • 1 Review

"A place for all age group" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I visited Patnitop which is about 45 km from udhampur, a place surrounded by tree's and a silence like we are in "swarga". A place to visit again and again. While reaching to this place I never thought, we have a place in our own country where we can say "swarg agar hai to yahan hai, yahin hai and yahin hai".

So when ever you plan for a tour dont miss "Patnitop". A place of greenries and a cool weather for honeymoon couples and not only for them but at any point of our life this will give us a momentum of living more on this earth.

For children - a place of enjoyment.

For youngster - a place for love.

And for our old age person - a place for thinking about their whole life.

Don't miss natha top as this is the highest point in Patnitop and you will get good ice till March.

You don't need to carry long suit or long shoes as they are easily available on rent basis.
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Rohit Saharan
  • Rohit Saharan
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 1 Review

"A cool place to visit with family" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its a cool place to visit with your family and friends, there's snow in which various activities like sledge riding and snowman making can be done. There's an apple orchard nearby, recommended if you visit Jammu. The only negative point is to reach there but overall a very nice experience, plenty of bargaining advised with the boot renting people.
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Mouriya
  • Mouriya
  • Lives in Ahmedgarh
  • 3 Reviews

"Feels refreshed"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 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 Dec 1, 2014
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 Nov 21, 2014
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
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  • 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
  • 150 photos
  • 46 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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