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Patnitop

Updated on December 27, 2016
Platanus orientalis (Chinar tree) outside Youth hostel Patnitop.
Platanus orientalis (Chinar tree) outside Youth hostel Patnitop.
Winters in Patnitop
Winters in Patnitop
Famous Youth Hostel
Famous Youth Hostel
Famous Prem Sweets in Kud (Patnitop)
Famous Prem Sweets in Kud (Patnitop)
Selfie with big brother in front of Prem Sweets.
Selfie with big brother in front of Prem Sweets.
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Travel to Patnitop in order to explore the fascinating dimensions of Jammu and Kashmir. Located at a suitable height and surrounded by trees, Patinitop is a peaceful and quiet place in the Jammu region. Surrounded by dense woods and lush greenery of Pines, Patnitop forms an excellent travel destination to be explored.

The name Patnitop comes from the original name of "Patan Da Talab" which means "Pond of the Princess". This so-called name was given due to the fact that there was a pond in the meadows wherein the princess used to bath. Even today, a small portion of the pond does exist near the youth hostel.

This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded 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 snow games like skiing.

Patnitop is the best developed tourist spot of Jammu and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. The occupancy of the huts and Dak Bungalow remains full in summer months which speak of volumes about its popularity.

The best place to stay in Patnitop is JKTDC Cottages owned by the government. Other options to spend the night at Patnitop are the Green Top hotel, Hotel Samsar, Hotel Vardaan Resort and Hotel Oasis Resort.


From Patnitop, you can visit Sanasar which resembles Patnitop a bit. The only difference is that Sanasar is situated on a higher location. While on your way to Sanasar, Nathatop is another place worth your visit. From Nathatop you can get a clear view of Patnitop and this place will offer you an excellent opportunity for trekking.

Make a trip to Patnitop to experience the true beauty of nature.

By road, you can get avail of buses and taxis from Jammu/Katra/Udhampur. However, taxis are faster as compared to buses. By air and rail, Jammu is the nearest stop located at a distance of 110 kms.

It was in 1925 that a gentleman Mr Khajuria opened a small Halwai (sweet) shop in Kud to provide tea and snacks on the then Banihal Cart Road as also to collect milk from Gujjars (Ethnic group) for supply to Udhampur. From a petty roasdside Halwai shop, we have a well established PREM SWEETS selling top variety of Desi Ghee sweets. The hot crisp PATISAA (Indian Sweet of Bengali origin made of gram flour and sweet) sold by them is now taken and served in Delhi and mumbai. While on national highway travelling to jammu from Srinagar or vice versa , no one moves from KUD without buying a box of sweets from this shop. You can also buy Barfi, Kalakand and chocolates. Taste the variety to believe in what i say . You shall notice the class and difference. PATISSA is now being sold by many shops in Kud but the variety sold by PREM SWEETS is a treat .

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    • vaneet2310 profile imageAUTHOR

      Vaneet Mengi 

      22 months ago from Delhi

      I visited Patnitop last month with my brother. Have posted some new pics in this hub which I clicked.

    • vaneet2310 profile imageAUTHOR

      Vaneet Mengi 

      8 years ago from Delhi

      Sorry for replying so late. I think u must have been to patnitop now. Tell me how was your experience.

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      Debayan 

      8 years ago

      Hi.. I am planning to visit patnitop on Thursday,4th Feb 2010. Can u tell me whether I will be able to find snowfall or snow now.. Or there is no snow during this period?

    • vaneet2310 profile imageAUTHOR

      Vaneet Mengi 

      8 years ago from Delhi

      Thx a lot for the appreciation.

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      myownworld 

      8 years ago from uk

      Great first hub! way to go....!

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