Patni Top or Patnitop is the peak tourist destination of India located in Udhampur region of Jammu and Kashmir State. NH 44 is directly connected to Patnitop from various cities of India. Srinagar is just 112 km away from Patnitop. River Chenab is flowing close from the town. Altitude of Patnitop is 2,024 meter popular for trekking, aero sports and skiing events. Because of peak spot winter is always chilled, though best time to visit here is between May to June. Autumn starts in September and winter in December.
It is one of the best Indian tourist places and no less beautiful than any abroad destination. The charming plateau is covered with dense woods forest and lush Pines greenery.
Best Season to reach Patnitop
Although this tourism spot is ‘anytime’ location, but best time are summer and autumn. However, if you want to enjoy snow or participate in winter events then reach between December to March.
The high altitude and pleasant walks are few demanding event of this place. It is the hill station to start short or longer treks and surrounding areas is covered with peaks as well. One-day walk towards Shiva Garh is amazing that is just 11 km from Patni top at altitude of 3,500 m.
Places To Visit In Patnitop
We will not consider this as top spot to visit, but yes it is one of the amazing destinations of town famous for Snow peaks located at 13 Km distance towards Sanasar. Actual heavy snow and clad peaks are speciality of Nathatop. Here you can experience the environs of State Kashmir close to Jammu. You can hire cab from Patnitop to Natha Top and other nearby tourist spots.
Next place is Naga temple at 2 km distance from city center. It is placed on 2 place of favorite tourist destinations. The Naga means Cobra and Mandir is temple that means it is the temple of snake which is older than 600 years. Nag Panchami is the main festival and hundreds of devotees of Lord Shiva visit the temple at such period.
Only 4 km from Patnitop placed in 3rd place of best attraction of town. This park is popular for greenery and different variety of flowers. It is top picnic spot also famous for ‘Patisa’, the sweet item.
Snow covered mountains at winter are allowing visitors for many events and skiing is one of them. Plenty of centers are conducting skiing courses in winter at Patnitop. White sheet spread everywhere is the comment of experts for Patnitop in chilled season. It is the ideal spot for skiing sepcially for those who have no prior experience.
Patnitop itself is favorite Indian tourist place, but the best part is you are getting many other spots nearby to enjoy your vacations. Madhatop is another location at 10 km distance from city center placed on 5th position to visit. The altitude of Madhatop is 2,024 m almost similar to Patnitop easily accessible through road. You can enjoy 5 km steak trek from Patnitop to Madhatop. Book the spot for honeymoon couple as it is famous pristine compared as cheap and best destination.
Sudh Mahadev Temple:
One more important spot at 7 km distance placed on 6th position for attraction in Patnitop. This temple is nearly 80 years old built because of devotee killed accidentally by his Trishul.
Few more interesting places of Patnitop listed as Shiva Ghar, Billoo Ki Powri, Nature Walks, Sanasar lake, Baglihar Dam, Sudh Mahadev, etc. Reach this popular Indian tourist place and enjoy your holidays.
How to reach Patnitop?
By Road: State transport is available for Patnitop from Jammu, Katra, Udhampur and many other cities. You can hire taxi from Jammu to reach spot, though it will take 3 ½ hour to reach the spot.
Jammu Tavi is the biggest railway station and properly linked with major cities of India. Satwai airport is a domestic air hub linked with many cities of India. Jammu airport is available as well also known as Jammu Civil Enclave.