Located on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, Patnitop is a beautiful plateau enveloped by thickly wooded forests with breathtaking views of mountains. It is a popular hill station and a favorite day return snow resort for the people of Punjab and even beyond.
Many who want to see the snow and return home the same day, drive to this thickly wooded hilltop from as far as Jalandhar, Pathankot and even Chandigarh. Usually covered with snow during winter providing a good opportunity for winter sports, this place also offers many peaceful walks and is an ideal place for honeymooners.
HISTORY In recent times the place, Patnitop has really come up as a tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. In fact Patnitop was a picnic spot for residents of Jammu. Later on it was taken up by JKTDC and developed as a tourist destination. JKTDC has provided this place with tourist facilities and is promoting this place in a big way.
SHOPPING IN PATNITOP Patnitop does not offer opportunities to shop. For really compulsive shoppers, a few kiosks are located beside the meadow selling Kashmiri specialties- handicrafts, namdas (embroidered wool carpets), pherans (embroidered long shirts) and woolens.
ENTERTAINMENT IN PATNITOP 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.
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LOCATION Patnitop is situated at an altitude of 2024 meters and is just 100 Km from Jammu railway station.
HOW TO REACH By Air
The nearest airport is at Jammu at 100 Km and is connected to Delhi, Srinagar and Leh.
By Rail Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead and is well connected to Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Gorakhpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mangalore. There are buses and taxis from Jammu.
By Road Patnitop is accessible to Jammu that falls on National Highway 1A which links it to Delhi via Jalandhar and is connected by national highway networking to all parts of the country. It is also connected by road to Kashmir, Ladakh and Srinagar.
CLIMATE This hill station is cool throughout the year. It is cooler than Srinagar in summer and in winter is snow bound.