Sunday, April 10, 2011

Patnitop or Patni Top, is a hill top tourist location in Jammu and Kashmir : Introduction, Main Tourist Attraction, How To Reach, List of Hotels

Location:112 km from Jammu (approximately)
How to Reach: You can easily get buses from Jammu, Katra and Udhampur.
Best time to Visit:May-June and September-October
How to spend time/Attractions: Golf, Trekking, Skiing, Aero sports, Long walks, Sightseeing, etc.
Accommodation: A number of tourist huts and a Dak Bungalow


Patnitop or Patni Top, is a hill top tourist location in Udhampur district, in Jammu and Kashmir, India, on the National Highway 1A, on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar, 112 km from Jammu. Situated on a plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop sits at an altitude of 2024 metres. The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location
Patnitop counts amongst the best-developed tourist spots in the Kashmir valley. The natural beauty, dense pine forests and flourishing green landscape of this hill resort makes it a popular tourist destination. Patnitop also boasts of three freshwater springs, with ice-cold water and said to have medicinal properties. A 6-hole golf course (now being expanded to 9-holes) lures tourists to Patnitop in summers. You can also take an excursion to Sudh Mahadev, a holy place near Patnitop. There are many activities to undertake while on a tour of Patnitop, Kashmir. For the adventure lovers, there are amazing trekking options near Patnitop.

Major Tourist Attraction

The pride of Patnitop is its 600-year-old Naag (cobra) temple. Though small in size, it reflects the faith and reverence shared by millions of Indians all over. The evenings in Patnitop are quite cold. The mountains are covered by fog and visibility can drop to a mere 10 feet. The peak season is during the summer, though end July to August is beautiful and not crowded

How To Reach

BY ROAD - Patnitop is about three hours drive from Jammu, and private taxis with drivers can be hired outside the Jammu airport or the railway station to cover the 112 km distance. The journey can stretch a bit more, depending on the condition of the road. Landslides are common on the mountain road after the rains, and it is quite common to get stuck behind a long line of local trucks and army convoys.

List of Hotels In Patnitop
  • Vardaan Resort, Patnitop
  • Jai Shree Hotel, Patnitop
  • Forest View Hotel, Patnitop
  • Kassal Inn Hotel, Patnitop
  • Himalya View Hotel, Patnitop
  • Asia - The Oasis Resort, Patnitop
  • Subash Palace Hotel, Patnitop
  • Sushant Hotel, Patnitop

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