Location : 110 km From Jammu , J&K
Altitude : 2,024 m
Major Attractions : Trekking, Skiing & Aerosports
Best Time To Visit : Summer- May To June
The Beautiful Serene Hill Station
Patnitop : a beautiful hill station in the state of Jammu & Kashmir is no less beautiful or serene. If one is aiming to get away from it all for some time, this place is hard to beat. With all its beauty as a hill station, it is a charming plateau at an altitude of 2, 024 m. The grassland is surrounded by dense forest and lush green Pines.
The Major Fascinations At Patnitop
Trekking : Picturesquely situated at a high altitude, there are many pleasant walks around this popular hill station. Patnitop is a good starting place for many short or longer treks into the nearby mountains. An attractive one-day walk is to Shiva Garh, about 11-km from Patnitop at an altitude of almost 3,500 metres. Book a tour to Patnitop The beautiful paths passes through wooded lanes and fascinating scenery linking Patnitop with Kud and Batote. There are three, gushing, ice-cold freshwater springs in the area, which are said to have medicinal values. The complete tourist circuit comprise of Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Deviji, Kud-Sanasar, Patnitop-Gourikund, Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto Latti-Dhuna.
Other Fascinations At Patnitop
Patnitop is a perfect spot for walks and picnics. Sanasar, 19-km away was chosen by J&K Tourism for major development. Situated in a Gulmarg-like meadow it has picnic spots around. The 6-hole golf course is being expanded to 9-holes.
Pony rides along little known trails, camping and walks can be indulged in by those with a less adventurous interest. One who is interested in extreme sports can opt for Para gliding and basic skiing, introduces in recent years.
How to get there
Road : Buses and taxis are available from Jammu/Katra/Udhampur. By a taxi it takes about 3 and a half hours to reach Patnitop and bus takes about 5 hours.
Where To Stay
There are a large number of huts and Tourists Bungalows, all managed by J&KTDC, having facilities of Drawing room/Dining room and fully equipped kitchen in all huts and LPG facility.