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Patnitop Hill Station, Patnitop in Jammu Kashmir, India
If one wants to be free from the crowded hustle and bustle life, then there is a solution to take out some time to travel to the Patnitop hill station, which promises to relax both your mind and soul.
Patnitop is an enthralling hill station located at 6,640 ft and 112 km ahead of Jammu. It is placed at the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Patnitop has a charismatic plateau on 2,024m and the grazing land is bounded by the lush Pine trees and dense woods. You can also enjoy a one-day walk towards Shiva Garh, which is nearabout 11 km from the Patnitop and an altitude of 3,500 meters.

Best Time to Go:

  • Summer Season (May- June)
  • Autumn (September-October)
  • Want to enjoy the snow, then December-March.
How to get there?:
Traveling by Air: The three major airports (Jammu, Ladakh and Srinagar) have connected to Delhi and other places of the country.
Traveling by Rail: The main rail connectivity is the Jammu Tawi Express.
Traveling by road: Taxis and Buses are available from Jammu or Udhampur or Katra. It will take around 3 hours by taxi and 5 hours from bus to reach Patnitop.
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Major Attractions

Vaishno Devi: Located at 61km north of Jammu and situated at an elevation of 5,200 feet over the sea level, the temple is cuddled up with the Trikuta Mountains forming an element of Lower Himalayas. The temple is a cave, where the deities i.e. Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati are been situated.

Buddha Amarnath Temple: The Shivlinga which is not self-made is a distinctive masterpiece in itself and it is placed on the foothill, not on the hill top.

Jammu Fair: If you want to enjoy the fair, then come during Shivratri which is of 3-day festivity, where people from the entire region take part for their local crafts and delicious cuisine.

Bahu Fort: One of the oldest and structural forts in the Jammu city. Originally it was constructed by Raja Bahulochan for more than 3,000 years ago and later on by the Dogra rulers it was been modified.

Kishtwar: It is situated below the glacier of Nagin Sheer and on the plateau above the Chennab River and also famous for its saffron grown area and waterfalls.

Sudh Mahadev: Renowned for its archaeological significance and pilgrimage centre, Sudh Mahadev stands on the holy river of Dewak banks.
The other places to travel are the Naag Temple, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Raghunath Temple, Gulmarg and Sonmarg, Dull Jhil, Gourikund and Kud-Sanasar. So, all and all Patnitop offers you a serene walk, skiing, trekking, aerosports, awesome views of the Chennab basin and an attractive picnic spots to travel at this place.

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