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However, some beauties are better being experienced than expressed in words. You stroll down the snow carpeted woods and the meadows of Kashmir and the whole new world will unfold before you! Trees, hills, snow and clouds immersed in the unruffled aura of the ambience would pamper you as you snuggle yourself up in the caressing lap of Patnitop far away from the ruggedness of city life. Patnitop, a hunky-dory hamlet nestled atop the highlands of the Shiwalik Belt in the lower Himalayas adjacent the Pir Panjal Ranges is a marvelous hill resort of the Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Stationed about 112 kilometers away from Jammu on the Udhampur Srinagar Route, Patnitop is suspended at the average elevation of 2024 meters above the sea level. Although less popular as compared to other tourist destinations of Northern India, Patnitop would squarely contest them in their bequest of scenic splendor.
Endowed with unsurpassable natural pulchritude Patnitop is indisputably the ‘Garden of Eden’ descended upon the earth. Clad with dense deodar, cedar, pine and conifer woods and garlanded with meandering jungle trails, Patnitop wears scintillating emerald green coat in summer which turns silvery white in winter. Girdled with far flung snow capped Himalayan Peaks and shrouded with thick snow tapestry, Patnitop, flanked by the enticing basin of Chenab presents a perfect chocolate box demeanor laden with immaculate beauty of nature. Wrapped in thick Himalayan lumber Patnitop offers lovely picnic getaways, peaceful walkways and incredible prospects of the Chenab Valley. This Pearly Gate turns a dreamland for the snow and adventure sports in winter when the far reaching snow blanketed plateau provides the opportunities for thrilling games like skiing, zorbing, paragliding, and so on.
Not only that, the adventure enthusiasts also indulge in trekking, hiking, rock climbing and camping whereas tourists can enjoy nature walks, pony rides and golf here. Being the closest summer retreat and winter resort from Jammu and Udhampur and second to none in its natural charisma and salubrious clime Patnitop is brimming with several holiday homes run by Jammu & Kashmir Tourism and Indian Army. Basking in the juvenile glamour of gorgeousness, Patnitop is indeed an idyllic asylum away from the chaos of the hustling bustling daily routine.