A beautiful hill resort situated in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop was originally known as ‘Patan Da Talab’ which literally translates to ‘The Pond of the Princess.’ Located on a scenic plateau of the Shiwalik range of the Himalayas, this tourist place in Jammu Region boasts green meadows and panoramic views of the glittering snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. It is one of the best travel destinations in India to experience the undisturbed beauty of nature.
Situated on a plateau of the Shivaliks and out of reach of the rubbles and noise of the cities, Patnitop is a picturesque and peaceful town located in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir. The gorgeous Chenab River, the stunning landscape of cedar forests, and lush greenery make it one of the best travel destinations in India.
With all its scenic surrounding, Patnitop beckons to be an ideal travel destination for nature lovers who can unwind here any time of the year. The hill station offers a number of treks, few temples, monuments, and a garden to keep a holiday simple and comfortable.
A short trek from Patnitop takes one to panoramic hill station of Nathatop. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations to experience serenity and many adventure activities like paragliding and skiing. During winters, this little hill station gets covered with snow which enhances its beauty by many folds.
Another 5 km trek from Patnitop will take you to Madhatop, known for its skiing and other adventure activities. It has 3 fresh water springs and is an ideal place for adventurers as well as nature lovers. Lying at an altitude of 3500 meters and surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, 'Shiva Ghar' is another very popular tourist destination near Patnitop. Located at a distance of 11 km from Patnitop, Shiva Ghar makes for an exciting one day trek.
A staircase of 270 steps carved in mountain stone, the 'Bilo ki Powri' is another must-see in Patnitop. The place is ideal for a history buffs who would fall for its excellent craftsmanship. It was built by the former king of Chenani as a shorter and easier route to the nearby Batote town. In the scenic hill station, one can also visit Kud Park, which is located on the way to Patnitop on the Udhampur-Srinagar Highway. It is a beautiful picnic spot for couples and families. Don’t forget to try the famous sweet dish here, the 'Patisa.'
With its dense deodar forests, breathtaking views and tranquil atmosphere, Patnitop is an ideal destination for nature lovers and honeymooners. Its scenic trekking routes, adventure activities, and sightseeing options make it one of the most popular travel destinations in India.
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One of the most popular summer destinations near Jammu, Patnitop offers a wide variety of options for accommodation. It boasts many mid-range to budget hotels. The hill station renders a number of hotels ideals for honeymooners making it more special for the couples. Tent accommodation and guesthouses are also on offer as staying places in Patnitop.