Patnitop is a hill top tourist destination in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir. The river Chenab flows proudly close to this location. The original name of the place was "Patan Da Talab" meaning "Pond of the Princess". The place is located close to the Lower Himalayan Range close to the Pir Panjal range about 47 kms from Udhampur.
You can enjoy paragliding at Patnitop. These paragliding joyrides are conducted at Dawariyai. For paragliding you can approach the Patnitop Development Authority (PDA). The takeoff site is at Dawariyai, which is often called as the Billo ki powri point. There are more than 270 steps carved out along the rock face to make the steep slope to reach Dawariyai negotiable. These steps lie across a stone face between Kud and Patnitop. The trek to reach the top will take about 1 to 2 hours. This point is situated about 2 kms from Patnitop.
You can experience paragliding accompanied by a pilot. The flight takes off from Patnitop and lands at Kud. The flight time lasts for 7 to 15 minutes depending upon the wind conditions. The organizers will also give you a good quality video of your flight.
You can opt a trek to Sudh Mahadev which will take about 5 to 6 kilometers. This is a 15 kilometre moderate day trek ending at the historical Shiv temple at Sudh Mahadev. The temple is believed to be 2800 years old. The trek route passes through Shivgarh ridge and also offers beautiful views from the Chenani- Mantalai Valley. Caution and experience is needed when attempting this trek.
Sanasar Lake is situated about 20 kms from Patnitop. This is an excellent tourist spot which offers paragliding, camping, trekking, abseiling, rock climbing and also scenic nature walks.
You can go for a small shopping in Kud, a tiny town near Patnitop. There are sweet shops making fresh Patissa, a sweet which melts in mouth. Batote is another place near Patnitop known for quality rajma.
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