Patnitop - The Land Where Royalty Descended


The origin of the name Patnitop is a distortion of the original name 'Patan Da Talab' which means 'Princess Pond'. Patnitop is considered one of the most desirable destinations in Kashmir and offers an amazing experience. Famous places in Patnitop include Naag Mandir, Kud Park, Billo Ki Powri, Nathop and Madhatop.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Things to do: Skiing, Paragliding, Zig-Zag Zipline, Hiking Trails


  • Flight - The closest airport from Patnitop is Satwari Airport that is 111 km away from the destination. The airport has domestic and international flights as well, running to and from on daily basis.
  • Road - Panitop is well connected by bus to nearby cities and towns such as Udhampur (50 km), Jammu (112 km), Katra (80 km) and Srinagar (180 km). From these cities to panitops, various options are available for buses, Volvos, A/C sleepers and semi-sleepers, non-A/C sleepers and non-sleepers.
  • Rail - Panitop does not have its own train station. The nearest train station from this hill station is Udhampur, Jammu, which is well connected to almost all major cities in the country such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanyakumari and Jaipur.


  • Local Bus - Sightseeing in and around Panitop is easy with a sightseeing bus that covers all major attractions. If you're a laid-back traveler, it may be the safest and easiest way to get around the city as you don't have to think about routes and destinations.
  • Cab - Private taxi companies offer a number of reasonably priced private taxi services for travelers. For flexible sightseeing, you can book a full day or an entire visit to the mountain station. Taxis can be conveniently dropped and picked at your doorstep.
  • Rentals - Patnitop's car rental has his two categories: half day and full day. Full day packages are available for 8 hours and 80 km. You can use it anytime for local sightseeing and shopping. There is also a half-day tour of 4 hours 40 km. Bharat Taxi is the largest car rental company in Patnitop.

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