10 Places to Visit in Patnitop 2022, Tourist Places & Attractions
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Tourist Places in Patnitop

1. Naag Mandir
2. Natha Top
3. Skyview Patnitop
4. Patnitop Park
5. Sanasar Lake
6. Sudh Mahadev
7. Baglihar Dam
8. Billo Ki Powri
9. Shiva Garh
10. Madhatop

Surrounded by lush green meadows and snow-wrapped mountains, the beauty of Patnitop justifies the title ‘heaven on Land'. From a beautiful shimmering lake to dense pine forest, this hill station in Kashmir has left no dearth to offer you some of the most beautiful places to visit in Patnitop.

Whether it’s visiting the thousands of years old Naag temple or roaming around the serene valley of Sanasar Lake, the place leaves not a single chance to make you feel lost among the peaceful nature of the scenic valleys. Those who want to keep themselves away from the busy schedule and enjoy a blissful holiday must pay a visit to Patnitop.

However, if you are one of those who want to seek some adventure in the snow-covered valley of Patnitop, places like Shiv Garh, Madhatop, and Nathtop have all the arrangements for you. From experiencing the thrill of paragliding to enjoying a fun trek, this hill station is also the best address for adventure lovers.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Patnitop:

01

Naag Mandir

Situated on the top of Mantalai hill, Naag Mandir is considered to be one of the oldest temples in India. The religious and historical significance this 600 year old temple holds is beyond imagination. Every year thousands of devotees visit this holy place during Naag Panchami festival to offer prayers to Naag Devta.

According to locals, the mandir is the place where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married. Besides the religious significance, the exceptional structure of the mandir creates a craze about this place. Made out of wood logs, the unique carving of the temples wows anyone visiting there. Moreover, the lush green backdrop covered with snow capped mountains presents a breathtaking view to the tourists visiting here.

Location: 
Patnitop

Timing:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (Everyday)

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02

Natha Top

Resting at an altitude of 2711m, Nathatop is the most popular place to visit in Patnitop. A short trek from Patnitop takes you to the fascinating valley of Nathatop. Well known for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, skiing, and paragliding, the place gets covered with an ice blanket during winter.

One can also witness the surreal view of the peak of the Kishwar range from  Nathatop. Away from the city, the quiet atmosphere and the fascinating view of snow-covered mountains with lush green scenery create a perfect place to spend some intimate moments. Plus, if you are a foodie, Nathatop’s street side food vendors can please your taste buds by offering some delicious dishes.

Location: 
Doda, Patnitop

Timing:  
24 hours (everyday)

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03

Skyview Patnitop

Embrace yourself for an adventurous day in Patnitop, as you get to ride in one of the highest Gondola rides present in Asia. A serene valley view combined with refreshing weather, this 15 min ride can be your trip’s highlight.  Apart from this Skyview Patnitop offers numerous other activities such as tube sledging, zipline, hiking and even camping.

The ziplining is known to be one of a kind with 6-8 line courses, making it one of the biggest places to experience an adrenaline rush. Explore the beautiful valleys and vegetation of Kashmir as you hike your way through their hiking trails. Hence, making it a perfect place for a one-day visit with your family and friends. 

Location:
Nag temple, Patnitop, Jammu 

Timing:
24 hours ( Everyday )

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04

Patnitop Park

Patnitop is a famous hill station where one can find numerous parks that make anyone’s mood delightful with the fun activities and mesmerizing view of the landscape. Situated at the center of the city, Patnitop park is one of those. From ropeway services to hiking to horse riding, and sightseeing, the place leaves no chance to provide you the amusement of adventure.

However, being located at such a high altitude, the scenic view of the snow capped mountain and pine trees covering the whole park is quite eye pleasing. To experience such an adventure on the lap of beautiful landscapes, you should pay a visit to this amazing place. 

Location: Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir 

Timing:
9:30 am – 6: 30 pm ( Monday to Saturday )

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05

Sanasar Lake

Located just 20km away from the city of Patnitop, the area is named after two lakes, Sana and Sar, of the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The ultimate view of thousands of pine trees covering the whole mountain valley and the shimmering reflection of the lake will remind anyone of Switzerland.

Being located near the two major attractions, Shanta ridge and Shank Pal, the beauty of this place attracts a large number of visitors every year just like a magnet does. Hence, tourists from all over the world consider Sansar Lake to be the one of the most beautiful places to visit in Patnitop.

Location:
Ramban District, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Timing: 
24 hours ( Everyday )

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06

Sudh Mahadev

Sudh Mahadev is one of the  prominent tourist places to visit in Patnitop, which was built around thousands of years ago; the temple witnesses a large number of Shiva devotees visiting throughout the year. Especially during the Arshad Purnima Festival, devotees from all over the world come to Sudh Mahadev temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

The festival takes place for 3 days in the month of June. During the festival, you can also participate in their cultural program of traditional dances and music. The temple also features a holy spring named Nashni Bowli which is believed to wash-off the sins of anyone who takes a bath in it. Apart from these religious aspects, the place is also the home of natural serene mountain views.

Location:
Sudhmahadev, Jammu and Kashmir

Timing:
24 hours ( Everyday )

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07

Baglihar Dam

Want to add some sightseeing on your trip to Patnitop? Baglihar can be the best choice of places to visit in Patnitop for it. Constructed on the Chenab River in the southern part of Doda district, the dam of the hydro electric project is famous for featuring the most beautiful scenic view in Patnitop.

Being located just between two mountains, the place provides an eye pleasing view of picturesque surroundings. The place has been extremely famous in Patnitop, as it provides the closest view of the Baglihar dam’s scenic beauty.

Location: Ramban District, Jammu and Kashmir

Timing:  
24 hours ( Everyday )

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08

Billo ki powri

Carved out of the mountain, Billo ki powri is 270 steps of a stairway that connects to a spot called Dawariyai in Patnitop. Constructed by a renowned king of Chennai, the age of these unique carvings is still undiscovered. Being a prime example of brilliant craftsmanship, the place has earned its popularity as one of the prominent tourist places to visit in Patnitop.

Located around the area of Kud city, Billo ki powri offers a majestic panoramic view of the whole Kud valley. And, as high as you climb the stairs, you will even get to view the national highway connecting the place to Chennai. 

Location:
Patnitop

Timing:
24 hours ( Everyday )

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09

Shiva Garh

Situated at an altitude of 3500m, Shiva Garh is the prime choice of people who seek to have an adventurous expedition of trekking in Patnitop. If you want to set yourself away from the chaos of city life, the place is ready to please you with a serene environment and vibrant view of lush green meadows covered with dense pine forest.

The natural landscape of this place makes anyone stay forever in the lap of this beautiful mountain valley. One day trek covering the beautiful spots of Shiva Garh to Kud and Balote is the most favorite pick of adventure enthusiasts visiting Patnitop. 

Location: 
Ramban District, Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir

Timing:  
Everyday

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10

Madhatop

Lying 2000m above the sea level, Madhatop can be reached by taking a short trek of 5 kilometers from Patnitop. Widely known as the heaven of adventure seekers, one can enjoy numerous thrilling activities such as paragliding, trekking, skiing, and horse riding here.

Besides being a hub of adventurous sports in Patnitop, the picturesque panoramic view of Chenab Basin in Madhatop wins anyone’s heart. During the winter season, the valley of Madhatop wraps itself with an envelope of ice, making it perfect to enjoy skiing. From couples to families, the place has been an ideal spot to enjoy mesmerizing sightseeing for anyone traveling to Patnitop.

Location: Patnitop, Jammu Kashmir

Timing:
Everyday

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Patnitop?

    1. Nathatop: Residing at an altitude of 2711, Nathatop is one of the famous places to visit in Patnitop which can be reached by taking a short trek from Patnitop. Covered by lush green views and snow covered mountains, the place portrays a pleasing scenery of a beautiful valley.

    2.Naag Mandir:
    Built around 600 years ago, Naag Mandir in Patnitop is a prominent religious structure, surrounded by unique wooden designs, where people worship King Kobra during Naag Panchami festival. 

    3.Madhatop:
    Situated at an altitude of 2024m, Madhatop is the first choice of adventure seekers in Patnitop. Surrounded by lush green valleys, the surreal beauty of the place is enough to draw the attention of tourists visiting Patnitop.

    4.Sanasar Lake:
    Surrounded by pine trees, glittering lake, and mesmerizing green landscapes, Sansar lake is just 20km away from Patnitop. Considering the fascinating beauty of the place, people also call it the second Switzerland. Therefore, the place has earned its name as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Patnitop. 

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  2. What are the best activities to do in Patnitop?

    1. Skiing: A number of skiing activities can be noticed during the winter season in Patnitop. The smooth slopes, beautiful surroundings, and soothing environment make it appropriate to experience adventurous skiing in Patnitop.

    2.Paragliding:
      Paragliding in patnitop is another reason to drive the attention of Adventure seekers in Patnitop. The feeling of experiencing the wind touching your body and enjoying the breathtaking view of sanasar lake from the top of the sky is incredible. 

    3.Trekking:
    Trekking to Shiva Ghar in Patnitop is quite famous among travelers. The 11 kilometers of trek cover a wide area of beautiful valley in Patnitop where you can enjoy the scenic landscapes

    4.Shopping:
    No trip is complete without shopping and if you are visiting Patnitop, then it should be there on your bucket list. Prominent things to shop from Patnitop market are Pashmina shawls, dry fruits, and sweets.

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  3. Why is Patnitop famous?

    For a couple of years, Patnitop has been emerging as a quite famous tourist spot among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Especially thrilling activities like Paragliding in Patnitop has become the prominent reason to drive the attention of tourists from all over the world.

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  4. How to reach Patnitop?

    1. By Flight: There’s no direct airport available in Patnitop. Hence you have to land either in Jammu or Srinagar. Both of these airports connect with the major cities in India and you can find numerous flights available every season. The nearest airport is Satwari Airport which is around 111km away from Patnitop. From there, you can easily get a cab or taxi to reach Patnitop.

    2. By Road:
    Patnitop is well connected with the major highways of the states. Taking NH 44 will be the easiest way to reach Patnitop as it connects cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Faridabad, and more. Hence, traveling to Patnitop via road won’t be a problem.

    3. By Train: 
    Patnitop also doesn’t have its own railway station. Therefore, you should stop at Udhampur railway station in Jammu. You can easily get a cab or Taxi to reach Patnitop from there.

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  5. What is the best time to visit Patnitop?

    May to September is considered to be the best time to visit Patnitop. During the Summer season, sky mostly remains clear, making it perfect for enjoying the mesmerizing view of the whole valley, and to experience some adventure sports like ziplining and paragliding.

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