Kashmir is the kind of place where every corner you turn is more picturesque than the previous one. Truly a ‘Paradise on Earth’ with its meandering rivers, green meadows, the mighty Himalayas, and the warmest people.
One cannot claim to have seen Kashmir without making a trip to Patnitop, a beautiful hill station in the Udhampur district in Jammu. Originally known as 'Patan Da Talab' or ‘the pond of the princess,’ the pond was said to have been used by an actual princess for her daily baths.
Patnitop transforms into a magical winter wonderland and is known for outdoor activities such as skiing and trekking. These are an absolute must-do here! Take a 5 km easy trek to the stunning Madhatop, a small hill station located in the middle of glorious cedar trees and snowy mountains. A corner of paradise for trekkers, adventurers, honeymooners, and winter sports enthusiasts! Madhatop also has three freshwater springs that are believed to cure many diseases.
Climb up to Nathatop for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Situated at a height of 2711 m, the forests and mountains around Nathatop will take your breath away!
Visit Sanasar for its majestic views of the Trikuta Mountain and rolling meadows dotted with tiny cottages. The best things never come easy, this is what the broken roads and potholes leading up here will painfully remind you. But all that effort is absolutely worth it!
19 km from Patnitop lies an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, known as Aparneswar. Located near Mantalai Lake, this is where Parvati was born and then married Lord Shiva. The Shiva Lingam is the main idol, along with one of Parvati as Kanya.
To have all your deepest wishes come true, pay your respects at the Naag Temple. Chats with the locals will reveal stories of how their prayers to the serpent God have always been answered! Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. It is said that those who break this rule have terrible nightmares once they go back, forcing them to delete the pictures they had taken.
While driving up to Patnitop, stop at Kud to savor the best Patisa or Soan Papdi, as it is more popularly known! Enjoy this melt-in-the-mouth dessert along with some spectacular views of the Valley.
For the heart still longing for more beauty, drive 80 km away to the scenic town of Bhaderwah. Forget all your worries as you retreat into its verdant greenery and crystal-clear streams.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Patnitop
OYO residences offer end-to-end services such as free Wi-Fi, AC and non-AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfasts, along with conference rooms to Banquet Halls and in-house restaurants.
OYO hotels in Patnitop will look after all your accommodation needs, guaranteeing a comfortable and peaceful stay. Aesthetically designed and clean, with essential amenities and security around-the-clock, the OYO hotels are your home-away-from-home. The hotels in Patnitop are located near bus stops and other places of interest in the town.