The summer is at its peak. The heat is increasing day by day. So people are usually trying to get to some cooler place and enjoy there. Talking about Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu is a plain area, so it is too much hot in May, June, July. But if you are planning for a visit to a hill station in J&K, then Patnitop is one of the best and pleasant hill station.
Patnitop is located 110 Km from the Jammu City on the Highway of Udhampur to Srinagar. It is situated on a plateau in the shiwalik belt of Himalayas. It sits at the altitude 2024 m. We can reach there on local buses or in private vehicles through the highway.
Patnitop is well known for its cooler environment and its adventurous sports there. One can enjoy there by having the experience of Trekking and Skiing. You can also have the different experience of different Aero Sports available there.
Patnitop is an ideal place for walks and picnics. People often come here with their family to enjoy their Sunday’s with full fun. It has become very popular over the past few decades. The No. Of people coming here are increasing year by year. Pony rides along little known trails, camping and walks can be indulged in by those with a less adventurous spirit. The daring can opt for Para gliding and basic skiing, introduces in recent years. Sudh Mahadev is another sacred spot situated close to Patnitop.
For staying in Patnitop, there are lot of hotels, huts and tourist bunglows, in which there are every facility for a tourist. One can stay there, by giving the defined amount. The best part of the Patnitop is that, It is a hill station which is closest to Jammu city. It takes hardly 3.5 hours to get there from Jammu. So one can enjoy his/her holiday in Patnitop and can be back on the same day.
The place is surrounded by dense woods and lush greenery of pines. One feels like heaven in this place. Many boot camps takes place here in summer season.
Although the place is full of tourists whole year. But there is some defined period of time in the whole year. In which we can have best time in this place. During summers, May to June is the best time to visit, during Autumn, September to October is the time and during winters, December to march is the must visit time of this place. Actually it is a Anytime place.
So If you feeling bore at your home this Sunday. I would recommend you to take out your car and Go to Patnitop …….