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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Pramod
  • Pramod
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 2 Reviews

"Heaven of peace" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  • Sourav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"A memorable experience at good destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  • Peeyush Agarwal
  • Lives in Noida
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit and awesome place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Soumita Nandi
  • Soumita Nandi
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 2 Reviews

"A perfect place for a get together"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We arrived on the day of heavy snowfall and it was amazing. The stones got completely covered in snow and everything was white all around. It looks like something from a picture, extremely beautiful all around. There was at least 10 inches of snow. Amazing might be an understatement. A perfect place for a get together.
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Rakesh Sharma
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 14 Reviews

"A nice place to visit near jammu"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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 Dec 30, 2014
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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