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Patnitop

Patnitop

Patnitop is 112 kms from Jammu. This popular hill resort is perched on the beautiful plateau, at an elevation of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop is beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountainscape in the Chenab basin. In winter, the holiday resort is normally covered with a thick mantle of snow thus offers opportunities many different snow games including skiing. It is the best developed tourist spot of Jammu and Kshmir it is an awesome experience rolling around in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. The occupancy of the huts and Dak Banglow is full in summer months. There is certainly ambitious plan of Patnitop Development Authority to produce Patnitop, Kud, Sud-Mahadev, Mantalai circuit. The costruction work of Mall Road at Kud can be proposed being taken on. Trekking route from Kud to Patnitop-Sanasar is completed. The entire tourist circuit covers Jammu-Katra-VaishnoDeviji, Kud-Sanasar, Patnitop-Gourikund, Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto Latti-Dhuna.

Visiting Time – Although Patnitop is usually an ‘anytime’ place, local plumber for a visit are summer, during May-June, and autumn, September-October. If seeking snowboard joys, December to March is the time to get here.

Trekking – Picturesquely situated at the thin air, there are many pleasant walks around this popular hill station. Patnitop is a good beginning for a lot of short or longer treks to the nearby mountains. A beautiful one-day walk should be to Shiva Garh, about 11-km from Patnitop at an altitude of just about 3,500 metres.

Good bridle paths passing through wooded lanes and fascinating scenery link Patnitop with Kud and Batote. You’ll find three, gushing, ice-cold freshwater springs in the community, that are asked have medicinal properties. The complete tourist circuit covers Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Deviji, Kud-Sanasar, Patnitop-Gourikund, Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto Latti-Dhuna.

EXCURSIONS – Patnitop is a perfect location for walks and picnics. Sanasar, 19-km away was chosen by J&K Tourism for major development. Operating out of a Gulmarg-like meadow it’s got picnic spots around. The 6-hole course has been expanded to 9-holes.

Pony rides along little-known trails, camping and walks can be indulged in by those that have a less adventurous spirit. The daring can select Para gliding and basic skiing, introduces recently. Sudh Mahadev is another sacred spot situated near to Patnitop.

HOW TO GET THERE – Road: Buses and taxis are offered from Jammu/Katra/Udhampur. By a taxi it takes about 3 and a half hours to arrive at Patnitop and bus takes about 5 hours.

Places to stay – There is a multitude of huts and Tourists Bungalows, all managed by J&KTDC, having facilities of Drawing room/Dining-room and fully equipped kitchen in every huts and LPG facility.

Patnitop Eco-Adventure activities

Paragliding Joyrides at Patnitop You will take pleasure in the thrill of flying, at Patnitop. The paragliding joyrides rides are conducted at Dawariyai, 2 km landmark, for the Patnitop-Sanasar road.You can invite paragliding, with the Patnitop Development Authority (PDA) barrier. The take off site is in Dawariyai, about the Patnitop-Sanasar road. The area often called because “Billoo Di Powri” point. Approx 400 plus steps are actually carved out over the rock face to create the steep slope negotiable.The steps eventually producing Dawariyai, the “gateway”. The actual dating with the tasks are still debatable. Any tourist can experience Paraglidng, because you will be flying which has a pilot.The flight requires removed from Patnitop and land at Kud.The flight lasts for 7min to fifteen mins, to match the wind conditions.An example may be retrieved by car to the pull off area. The organizers also give a high quality video of your, memorable flight.

High Flying from Natha Top Lose is from Natha Top and landing at Kud.The flight is usually from 15 mins with an hour depending on the wind conditions.

Sanasar 20 km from Patnitop offers Paragliding, Camping, Trekking, Abseiling, Mountaineering and scenic nature walks. “Extreme Himalayan Adventures” is promoting eco-adventure in Sanasar.