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Patnitop

Patnitop

Weather

Patnitop due to its location amid the Kashmir Valley experiences moderate summers and harsh winter season. The summer months from May to August are moderate and pleasant with maximum temperatures in the range of 25-30 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains lash the valley in August and September brining cold winds dropping the temperatures between 10-15 degrees Celsius. The winter months from October to March are cold and chilly with temperatures reaching below the freezing point in December and January. No trekking and adventure excursion are carried out in the winter season. The best time to visit Patnitop is in the summer months between June and September.

How To Reach

By Road:

Patnitop is well connected to all major cities of the Kashmir Valley. Driving to Patnitop from Srinagar can take up to 4 hours covering a distance of 200 Kms. National capital New Delhi is located at a distance of 695 Kms from Patnitop. Kashmir state transport corporation has a regular influx of tourist’s buses plying between Jammu and Patnitop and Srinagar and Patnitop.


By Air:

Patnitop does not have a dedicated airport facility and the nearest airport is the one located in Srinagar at a distance of 200 Kms. Srinagar airport is well connected to all major Indian cities having regular flights from New Delhi, Amritsar and Chandigarh. Cabs and buses are freely available at the Srinagar airport to reach Patnitop.



By Rail:

Patnitop does not have a dedicated railway station and the closest railway stations are the ones located in Jammu (101 Kms). Jammu railway station is well connected to all parts of India with regular train services from Mumbai (Swarak Exp), New Delhi and Kolkata. Local buses and taxis are freely available at the Jammu railway station to reach Patnitop.


Overview

Patnitop located in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most popular hill resorts attracting a large number of tourists. Located at an elevation of 2024 meters above sea level amid the lower Himalayan Ranges, Patnitop is famous for being a picturesque hill resort offering natural brilliance and adventure sport attractions to the visitors. Patnitop is an epitome of natural beauty with beautiful lakes, picturesque fresh water streams, ancient temples amid the magnificent Himalayan peaks.

 

The lovely landscapes, snow-clad peaks, lush green forests of Patnitop make it a perfect holiday destination attracting tourists, honeymooners and adventure sport enthusiasts alike. Patnitop is famous for offering wonderful trekking trails and a host of winter sporting attracting including skiing, paragliding and aero sports, making it a central hub of adventure sports in India. Patnitop offers pretty picnic spots, tranquil walks and breathtaking views showcasing Himalayan beauty at its very best.

 

Being a central hub of tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop has a wide range of accommodation options catering to the needs of all kinds of travelers. No visit to Patnitop is complete without enjoying the mouth water local delicacies including the famous Kashmiri Pulo, Wazwan and Rogan Josh. The traditional sweet of Patissa made in Kud near Patnitop is one of the biggest gourmet delights of the region. From ancient naag temple to fresh water springs at Madhatop, Patnitop offers something for everyone making it a perfect tourist destination.