kms from Jammu. This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful
plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar
Highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop
offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking
views of the mountainscape of the Chenab basin. In winter,
the resort is generally covered with a thick mantle of
snow thus opportunities for various snow games including skiing.
is the best developed tourist spot of Jammu and is second to
none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green
cover. The occupancy of the huts and Dak Bungalow is full in
summer months. There is ambitious plan of Patnitop Development
Authority to develop Patnitop, Kud, Sud-Mahadev, Mantalai circuit.
The construction work of Mall Road at Kud is also proposed to
be taken up. Trekking route from Kud to Patnitop-Sanasar has
already been completed. The complete tourist circuit covers
Jammu-Katra-VaishnoDeviji, Kud-Sanasar, Patnitop-Gourikund,
Sudmahadev, Mantali, extending upto Latti-Dhuna.
A range of trekking options is available here. Summer is the
season when all trekking routes are open while some are
open in winter too. There are excellent camping sites also enroute.The
Sundarani- Jungle Gali-Jasarkote-Sanasar route in Jangle Gali
area lets you choose any of three exciting treks. For more details
check the Jangle Gali trek route in trekking brochure available
from JKTDC(Free). There are Trekking equipment hire shops of
tourism Dept. at Jammu and Kud. They stock imported and local
gear. These rae available for fixed prices.
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