Patnitop is a hill resort located in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on a plateau in the Shivalik belt. At a height of 2024 meters and surrounded by dense forests, forms the backdrop of Chenab River flowing nearby. This flourishing hill top boasts of three fresh water springs with ice cold water and having medicinal properties. A thick snow fall in winters is a great tourist attraction. A haven for outdoor pursuits, Patnitop is also a trailhead for numerous treks to the nearby mountains and a charm for adventure lovers. It provides for a breath taking view of the Pir Panjal range.
Patnitop is located in the lower Himalayan range close to Pir Panjal, 47 km from Udhampur and 112 km from Jammu. This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. The towns of Kud and Batote are nearby. Kud is a very small town where sweet shops make fresh Patissa (a sweet). Batote is known for its fine quality rajma or the kidney bean.
A small temple on a sloppy hill top, this 600 year old temple is dedicated to the God of serpents
As per mythology, this temple is built on a spot where Shivas Trishul accidently killed a devotee
Jammu Civil Enclave is the nearest airport that connects with all the important cities in India and abroad.
Jammu Tawi station in Katra district is the nearest rail-connect to the other parts of the country.
Motor able roads connected with major highways make Patnitop an easy access from Delhi and Chandigarh. Cities and towns close to Patnitop are Jammu and Pahalgam.
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