Patnitop Travel

Located in the lower Himalayan Range close to the Pir Panjal range, Patnitop is a famous hill resort perched on a beautiful plateau of Udhampur. Comprising of several meadows enveloped by thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) and Kail (Blue Pine) trees, Patnitop is a perfect place for those seeking solace. The weather here remains cool even during peak summer days, and the region unveils awe-inspiring views of pine forests, extensive meadows, and verdant landscapes.

One of the popular attractions of Patnitop is Gourikund, which is considered as the place where Devi Parvati, the goddess, comes and bathes every day. Taking a dip in the sacred water of this holy Gaurikund is believed to keep away all the bad fortune. From the area of Gaurikund, visitors can see the top of holy Kailash Parvat (peak).

Another famous attraction here is the Naag Temple. The locals affirm that all the wishes of the devotees who visit this temple are almost granted from the Serpent God. Photography is not allowed inside the temple and many locals allege that those who managed to click pictures inside had terrible dreams and had to either delete them or surrender back if printed.

Sudh Mahadev Mandir is another popular attraction here. Pilgrims visit this shrine of the 3 day festival of Sudhmahadev, to worship the Trident (Trishul) and a mace. Cultural programs are organized during the 3 day festival; in which the local performers entertain the visitors by showcasing various local dances and singing folk songs.

Another must visit attraction here is the Pine Forest, which also serves as the perfect picnic spot. Peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountains of the Chenab basin make this place a popular place among the tourists. It is the closest winter resort to Jammu and to Udhampur and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover.

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How to reach Patnitop
By Air – Nearest Airport to Patnitop is Jammu (112 km) and Srinagar airport (123 km) is another nearest airport to Patnitop.
By Train – Nearest railhead to Patnitop is Udhampur, and is well-connected to New Delhi through two trains. Jammu is connected with excellent numbers of trains from Delhi, Pune, Howrah, Jabalpur, Ajmer, etc.
By Road – Patnitop is well connected to Jammu, Katra, Srinagar, Pathankot and Udhampur through excellent network of Public and Private buses.


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