112 kms from Jammu, this famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the of the Chenab basin. In winter, the resort is generally covered with a thick mantle of snow thus providing opportunities for various snow games including skiing. It is the best-developed tourist spot of Jammu and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. The occupancy of the huts and Dak Bungalow is full in summer months. There is an ambitious plan of Patnitop Development Authority to develop Patnitop, Kud, Sud-Mahadev, Mantalaicircuit. The construction work of Mall Road at Kud is to be taken up in the near future. Trekking route from Kud to Patnitop-Sanasar has already been completed. The complete tourist circuit covers Jammu-Katra-VaishnoDeviji, Kud-Sanasar, Patnitop-Gourikund, Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto Latti-Dhuna. Perched among dense forests the green carpeted meadows, overlooking Pirpanjal range, is an ideal place to holiday for days together. Patnitop is the most popular picnic spot among tourist and locals alike, One of the highest point on Srinagar-Jammu highway, Patnitop provides an escape from the summer heat to visitors. The nearby area of Padora and Nathatop are favourite excursion spots. Tourist loves to have a thrilling horse riding at the Padora meadows, ponies available at a reasonable charges. The Nag temple, a 15 minutes down hill walk from Padora can be covered on a pony available at Padora. The spectacular view of Kud valley from Nag temple is quite notable. Mata Vaishnodeviji pilgrims after darshan prefer to visit Patnitop for trip or overnight stay. Snow fall during winter is much awaited by the tourists peak season once again arrives in the region once snow covers the meodows Patnitop . A snow capped mountain in far north reminds every visitor of valley. Skiing and sledging on the easier slopes attracts young and old to indulge in the adventure during winter. Place of interest Sanasar, Kud, Batote, Sudh Mahadev, Mantalai Temple, Krimchi, Jhajjar Kotli, Kol Kandoli (Nagrota) Accommodation There are a large number of huts and Tourists Bunglows, all managed by J&K TDC, having facilities of Drawing room/Dining room and fully equipped kitchen in all huts with cooking gas. Getting to these Places Daily bus service from Jammu to Batote or Baderwah starts from bus stand and nearby stops on highway.Tourist can hire a taxi from Jammu or railway station for the day or night trip to Patnitop.
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