Adorning the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop is an enchanting hill town in India. The land is a fabulous site for picnic-lovers, tourists and adventure-enthusiasts. The spectacular picnic spots, tranquil walks and majestic views of the mountains form the backdrop of the Chenab basin. It becomes a skiing resort in winters and offers a number of snow games.
Visit Patnitop to enter a land of fascinating attractions. Situated at a requisite height and enveloped by trees, Patnitop is a tranquil destination on your Jammu Kashmir tour. Visitors can have a delightful experience of dense woods and lush greenery of Pines.
Patnitop tourism offers you the opportunities to visit the fascinating places like:
Lying in Kashmir, Kud is a part of the lower Himalayan range. It lies about 32 km from Udhampur and positions itself on the Udhampur Srinagar Highway. Kud is also known for its sweet shops for offering hot Patisa, which is popular among tourists. Situated 103 km from Jammu, this famous resort lies at an elevation of 1738 m and serves as a must-visit site of Patnitop tours.
This serene valley is located at an altitude of 2079 m, which is around 19 km from Patnitop Kashmir. Tourists can enjoy several walks in the adjoining hills. With a cup-shaped meadow enveloped by majestic conifers. This is a place for a tranquil holiday. During summers, it serves as a centre of nomadic Gujjar tribes. Adventure-enthusiasts can indulge in paragliding.
Sudh Mahadev Temple
Located near Patnitop, there is an old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a popular attraction of Patnitop tour packages. Legends say that Goddess Parvati was engaged in worshipping the ‘Shivling’ when a demon, Sudheet emerged to pay his regard. The appearance of the demon daunted Parvati and made Her cry out. Her cry woke Shiva who was then asleep. God flung His ‘Trishul’ at the demon. After realising His mistake, Lord Shiva returned the demon his life. This is the site where Sudheet sought salvation. After this incident, the place has got the name of Sudh Mahadev. It is believed that the temple still has the remains of the ‘Trishul’.
It is a 5 km trek from Patnitop hill station that lies along the Sanasar Road. The area of Madhotop remains enveloped with thick snow during winters that beckons many skiers. There are 3 natural water springs that are known for their curative properties. It is about 112 km from road and positions itself at an elevation of 2024 m.
Abounding in natural beauty, Shiva Garh is another fascinating attraction in Patnitop. Located on the trekking route in Patnitop, it lies at an elevation of around 3,500 m. It is among the trekking routes of Patnitop. The destination is a favourite among adventure lovers and holiday makers.
The Naag Temple
Situated near Patnitop, the Nag (Cobra) temple is more than 600 years old. Primarily made of wood, the temple has withstood several centuries though it is not a rugged temple construction. Hoards of devotees flock here during the Nag Panchami Festival. Pilgrim gather here to pay their homage and they also worship the snake King Cobra. Due to its location amidst the green surroundings, the temple serves as one of the awe-inspiring sites of Kashmir attractions.
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