TravelwithRahat

Let's explore the world together with my travel stories at Travelwithrahat

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

Your trip to Jammu & Kashmir is incomplete if you skip Patnitop from your itinerary because of the scenery and natural beauty you experience here will surely attract you to explore this beautiful destination.

Patnitop is the beautiful hill station in the Udhampur District in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India.  Patnitop is situated at a distance of 112 km from Jammu city and is one of my favorite hill stations in India. The people of Patnitop are friendly and hospitable and feel blessed as the gift of picturesque surroundings and abundance of nature. The people in Patnitop wear pheran which is the traditional wear. The economy of Patnitop is mainly based on tourism and the people here earn their bread and butter from it.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

So today I am sharing with you the top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K and I am pretty much sure you will like Patnitop to include in your list to explore very soon.

2 Tips before visiting Patnitop:

1. Carry woolen clothes with you when you visit at Patnitop.

2. Also while reaching Patnitop you will see a Chenani- Nashri road tunnel which is the longest road tunnel in Asia and is 23 kms before Patnitop. So the tip here I am suggesting is while traveling to Patnitop you need to skip this tunnel because this tunnel By-pass Kud and Patnitop.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

Here are the top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K:

1. Patnitop is the most serene hill station attract tourists with scenic surroundings and picturesque locations which will offer you an breathtaking view. Especially the perfect weather conditions throughout the year make this place a popular destination.

After visiting Sri Vaishnodevi at Katra  Patnitop is the second most trending destination in Jammu region in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Patnitop is the delightful picnic spots, serene walks and magnificent views of the mountains will blow your mind.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

2. Ways to reach at Patnitop:

By Air: Patnitop does not have an airport of its own. In order to fly there, your options are to land at either Jammu or Srinagar. Both the airports are served by the major airlines of the country, such as, Jet Airways, GoAir, Indigo, Vistara, etc. I would suggest you to reach  at Jammu airport which is only 112 km away from Patnitop you will easily get Taxi from Airport.

By Railway: Patnitop also does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station from this hill station is Udhampur in Jammu, which is well-connected to almost all the major cities in the country, such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanyakumari, Jaipur, etc. From Udhampur railway station Patnitop is only 50 kms away. You will easily get taxis from outside the station.

3. Best time to visit at Patnitop:

Tourist visit Patnitop throughout the year but  Season between April to July is the good time to visit Patnitop. The weather during this time is amazing. The place receives moderate rainfall during the latter part of July, which gives the town a pleasant vibe. During winter Patnitop hill station covers with white snow in winters and during this time Patnitop hosts various  snow games like skiing add to the charm of the hill resort in winters.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Snowfall during winter at Patnitop

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Foggy weather in the month of May at Patnitop

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

4. Places to visit nearby Patnitop:

1. Grounds at Patnitop: Visiting Patnitop you will see lot of grounds where tourists spent their time with friends and Families with amazing surrounding across the place.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

2. Nathatop: Nathatop is one of the most popular place near Patnitop which is 14 kms away from Patnitop. Nathatop  is situated on Patnitop-Sanasar Road. Nathatop provides an amazing view of surrounding peaks and the best time to visit here is between April to Septber and during  winter season this place is covered with snow.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Only Tea & Maggie point at Nathatop

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Picture of beautiful scenery clicked at Nathatop

Checkout the video of amazing weather at Nathatop

3. Sanasar: Sanasar is named after small local lakes, Sana and Sar are located 20 km west of Patnitop. At Sanasar you will witness some popular adventure sports here like paragliding, Snow Skiing etc.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

4. Nag temple: This is an ancient temple located in the Patnitop which is dedicated to Nag devta (Snake king). During the Nag Panchami Festival, lot of Shiva devotees visit here to pay respects and worship the snake King Cobra. The sceneries across the temple is very amazing.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

5. Kud: kud is the spot for every tourist visiting Patnitop and to shop  kashmiri handicrafts you need to stop here. From Kud, Patnitop is 8 kms away. Also you will see lot of sweet shops selling sweets and you must stop at Prem Di hatti to buy Patisa which is very famous.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Streets of Kud

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

5. Things to do in and around Patnitop:

During last 5 years Jammu & Kashmir tourism is promoting lot of adventure sports which ads highlight to boost tourism at Patnitop which include Mountain bicycling, trekking, skiing, paragliding, walk on the streets of Patnitop which everyone should do to experience beautiful nature on its surrounding.

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Trekking camp at Patnitop

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K
Mountain bicycling

Short video of cycle riding at Patnitop

6. Where to stay at Patnitop: 

Here are the few hotels in Patnitop I like the most and stay their when I visit Patnitop.

Subash hotel:

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

Hotel trinetar:

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

Hotel Patnitop heights:

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

Hotel Green Top:

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

JKTDC huts:

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K

In the end, I hope you like my blog and will surely attract you to visit Patnitop.

One Reply to “Top 6 reasons to visit Patnitop in the state of J&K”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *