Patnitop or Patni Top is a hill top tourist spot situated in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on a secluded plateau within the Shiwalik belt associated with the Himalayas, Patnitop is a well known destination offering opportunities for adventure sports, walks and picnics. We Do not Have any Five Star hotel in Patnitop.
Patnitop or Patni Top is a hill top tourist spot situated in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on a secluded plateau within the Shiwalik belt associated with the Himalayas, Patnitop is a well known 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 when you look at the Lower Himalayan Ranges. It really 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 for the earlier reputation for Patnitop compared to its nearby towns of Kudh, Batote and Udhampur. The existence of the 600 year old 'Nag Temple', a temple to honour the Serpent deity, is the only evidence to prove earlier inhabitation only at that place.
According to the area lore, the name Patnitop originated through the phrase 'Patan da Talab', meaning ‘pond regarding the Princess’. It really is thought that there was clearly a pond from the grassy slopes with this place where a princess used to bathe.
Patnitop was an integral part of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir. The tourism industry flourished at Patnitop after militancy started initially to disturb the tourism industry of Kashmir. Patnitop witnessed a large influx of visitors through 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 made 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, that will be one among the entire world's four types of 'true cedars'. Patnitop’s long natural walking trails, dense woods of pine and deodars, views associated with the Chenab Basin and thick snow sheets in winter attract tourists in large numbers.
An all season destination, Patnitop has a great deal to offer to its visitors which ranges from camping, trekking and nature walks to paragliding, abseiling, rock climbing and skiing. From Patnitop, excursions could be taken fully to Buddha Amarnath Temple, Bahu Fort and temple and also the holy caves of Vaishno Devi.