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.
Best season to visit Although Patnitop is an 'anytime' place, the best time to visit Patnitop would be in summers during May-June and in autumn (September-October).
Best Buys It is popular for its dry fruits, Saffron, Kashmiri handicrafts, and Pashmina shawls. The sweets here too have a unique taste and should definitely not be missed out on.
Temperature Between 2.3 C in winters and 21.6 C in summer.
Climate The Patnitop lies on 2021m above sea level The climate is warm and temperate in Patnitop. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Patnitop. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cfb. In Patnitop, the average annual temperature is 13.4 °C | 56.2 °F. About 1214 mm | 47.8 inch of precipitation falls annually.
Festivals Some of the main festivals of Kashmir include Lohri, Holi, Navratri, Baisakhi or New Year Day, Guru Ravi Das's Birthday, Tihar and Sankranti.
Location 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.
Best Activities Nathatop, Paragliding, Skiing, Naag Mandir, Billoo ki Powri
Best season to visit December to Mid - March
Clothing Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens
Location North coast of India.
Altitude 2,024 m above sea level
Population 5 Lakhs Approx
STD Code 01992
Languages Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu, Punjabi, English