Situated at the very top of a densely wooded hill above the Chenab River gorge, Patnitop has long been Jammu's most famous hill station. At 6,640 ft, it is the highest point along the Jammu-Srinagar highway and one of the few places in low-lying Jammu that receives snowfall in winter.
Cool and bracing even at the height of summer, it is besieged by day-trippers hurrying through the Jammu-Katra-Patnitop circuit, only to depart at sunset. To do so, however, is to overlook its charms, for just a few hundred yards away from Patnitop's touristy hotel strip are stunning views of the Pir Panjal range, quiet grassy meadows and hillsides of deodar and kail.
Give in to the magic of Patnitop with our video.