It is in the Lower Himalayan Range close to the Pir Panjal range, 35 kilometers from Udhampur and 112 km 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. The towns of Kud and Batote are nearby. Kud is a very small town where a sweet shop makes fresh Patissa (a sweet). It can be bought hot from the shop and melts in one’s mouth. Batote is known as a place for quality rajma or the kidney bean.
Enveloped by thickly wooded Cedar/Deodhar forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountainscape 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 closest winter resort to Jammu and to Udhampur and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. J&K Tourism as well as the army have some holiday homes here. The region has also had a rash of houses built by people staying in Jammu and building a house here for the holidaysit is vertjh.
Day 01: Katra – Patnitop
In the morning after breakfast you are driven to Patnitop (approx 98.71 km / 2-3 hrs). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. You will be taken for a trek (approx 5 kms) which shall get you to Madhatop. The mighty mist clad mountains form the backdrop to the Chenab basin and is a fabulous place to holiday at. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Patnitop
In the morning after breakfast you are driven to Sanasar – A haven for adventure sports. Here you can opt for parasailing and paragliding (optional on your own). The scenic views and vast open space against the blue sky is tempting that even the un-adventurous would want to take a flight to view the valley below. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 03: Patnitop – Srinagar
Today morning after breakfast you are driven to Srinagar (approx 187.77 Km / 5-6 hrs). Upon arrival you are driven by car to your hotel for check in. The Mughal Emperors love for land can be seen through the illustrious gardens here. You are driven by car to Cheshmashahi Garden, Nishal Bagh and Shalimar Garden. The creative use of plantings and mixture of colours provides the beholder with a sense of bliss.