Location : 112 kilometers from Jammu in J and K
Known As : The Hill Resort
Known For: View Point Overlooking Chenab Gorge
Mostly Visited For : Chinar Garden, Skating Garden, Nag Temple,
and Three Springs
The hill resort of Patnitop is most suitable for the long walks
in the lush green forest tracks where the chirping of birds, cool
mountain breeze, panoramic beauty of the Chenab basin and never
hot weather reinvigorates the souls of the people from plains and
relieves the urbanites from the maddening crowd and hullabaloo of
their cities. This charming plateau is situated 110 kilometers
from Jammu along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, at an
altitude of 6,640 feet. It is also the highest point on the
highway. Patnitop was only discovered in the 20th century, as
compared to other hill stations of the state that had been
discovered centuries ago. The unspoiled beauty of this resort,
well guarded by the Patnitop Development Authority, invites the
world wide travelers to have a fun filled holiday on this hill
station and explore the adventure, cultural, religious and
recreational tourism options that are very unique to this place
Patnitop is a place that can be visited all round the year. Cool
and bracing in the heights of summer, it is hot destination during
winters as well, when it is covered by the snow blanket. Whatever
the season may be, there is no competitor to its serenity. The
bewitching sight of cedar woods and lush green mountains in summer
is replaced by the beauty of snow covered mountains. It will be a
breath taking experience to have a sight of the snow mountains
turning golden in color at the time of sun set. Similarly you will
be stunned by the vistas of the Chenab Gorge, that Patnitop offers
from its excellent vantage points.
Being only five kilometers in area, it is always easy to
and explore the untrodden ways, if you wish there are ponies on
hire and you can enjoy a horse ride while visiting the nearby
spots, most of the place can be approached by car. For the
travelers the must visit spots are Chinar Garden, Picnic Spot and
Skating Park. The three gushing ice cold water springs with the
medicinal properties located in the area is the ideal place to
have a bath that is really very beneficial for your skin. Plan
your holidays to this place and enjoy the natures endowments.
To See : Chinar Garden, Picnic Spot and Skating Park.
Don't Miss : Visiting The Shudh Maha Devi ka Pahad That Houses The
Holy Trishul (Trident).
Adventure Options : Trekking, Skiing, Aerosports, Golf , Horse
Riding and Sledging.
Must Try : Taking Long Walks Among the Cedar Forest.
Must Visit : Nag Temple at Ishadhari.
Getting Around : Shiv Garh – 11 km, Gauri Kund – 45 km, Mansar
Lake – 75 km.
Festival : Lohri.
Important Destinations : Jammu – 112 km, Sansar – 20 km.
How To Reach There
This hill resort is towering above the Chenab George at 6,640
feet, 112 kilometers ahead of Jammu and is connected to this city
by road. JKSRTC buses and hired taxis are the common mode of
transportation and the main railway station and railhead is
located at Jammu. At Patnitop you can stay at the JKTDC cottages
and bungalows but advance booking is must otherwise there is no
dearth for private hotels suiting the budgets of all pockets.
Getting There :
Air – Jammu is the nearest Airport.
Rail – Jammu Tawi Railhead is the Which is 119 km Away.
Road – National Highway 1A Connects Jammu To Patnitop.