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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Dheeraj pal

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  • Dheeraj pal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  32 readers

"Good for short trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
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
  • 45 Reviews
  •  116 helpful votes
  •  19921 readers

"Must visit this place with family or friends" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  •  338 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  423 readers

"Awesome place to visit!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  1033 readers

"Awesome place to visit!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Koushal  Khajuria

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  • Koushal Khajuria
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 18 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1064 readers

"Patnitop, a beautiful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  663 readers

"Good place for tourism!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  595 readers

"Overall had a nice experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1053 readers

"The visit was awesome"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  543 readers

"A cool & calm destination!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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