Patnitop - The Romantic Hill Station
Patnitop is a fantabulous hill station that is located in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on a plateau in the Shivalik belt. This magical hill station is surrounded by deep forests, beautiful landscapes. It showcases the picturesque places that are perfect for vacation. Patnitop has three freshwater spring of ice-cold water that has medicinal properties. The Winter season is seen with several tourists for witnessing snow as well as for some winter adventures. One can even enjoy trekking as the place has numerous trekking trails that take one on a joyous journey.
This fabulous place offers some astonishing views of the Pir Panjal range too. Explore some ravishing places to make your trip memorable. Head towards the Nag Mandir that is about 600 years old and is devoted to the god of serpents. Visit the beautiful Sudh Mahadev temple in the month from May to June and June to July when this temple is witnessed with several devotees to attend the Mela. Explore the Sanasar- an astonishing tourist spot that has pristine small lakes and mountain ranges. Tourists also visit this place for some thrilling activities. Visit the Kud park- is a small park famous for picnics among the locals as well as among the tourists. This place is known for the varieties of flower collections. Do visit Natha top- to get the splendid views of the western Himalayas. Visit some other places like- Madhatop and Shiv Garh for some memorable experiences.
Patnitop has some major festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Here are some prominent festivals that are witnessed in this splendid hill station. Jhiri Mela- celebrated in October and November every year and the devotees and the followers of Baba Jitu meet and worship him for his honesty and courage. Another festival is the Purmandal Mela that is celebrated at Purmandal for three consecutive days on the occasion of Shivratri. Chaitra Chaudash is another festival celebrated in March and April. There are some other festivals- Baisakhi, Lohri, Milad-ud-Nabi, and Eid-ul-Zoha that beautifully showcases the culture of Patnitop.
Make your trip more interesting by trying some lip-smacking delicacies of Patnitop. On the top list of your menu card add on Khatta Meat- a non-vegetarian dish prepared from mutton and pomegranate and lime juice that gives it a unique taste, next add rajma to your list as this is cooked normally with a lot of spices and is paired with rice, to give it a unique touch Kalaadi, processed cheese is also served with this mouth-watering cuisine. Try some other delicacies of Patnitop that are truly worth trying.
Head towards this fantastic destination to get drenched with wonderful experiences and explore the lands that surely will take you to some magical spots of this pretty hill station.