Patnitop is situated in the Jammu and Kashmir; it’s a perfect destination to visit and experience nature. This captivating place has endless grasslands and amazing breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Along with the widespread affluence in sceneries, this amazing destination is beautified with activities like water springs, trekking, and skiing.
Places to Explore in Patnitop:
The Naag temple
The Naag Temple (Cobra Temple) is situated near to the Mantalai at Krimchi. This temple is at least 600 years old. On the occasion of Naag Panchami, hundreds of pilgrimages visit this temple and worship the Cobra. This amazing Naag temple is constructed with the wood. It is believed by the people that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Marriage take place in this temple. Naag Temple is surrounded by the lush green vegetation and the most significant religious center in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sanasar is another amazing destination to visit in Patnitop, Jammu, and Kashmir. Sana and Sar are two twin town which are 20 km away from the Patnitop. Locally the Sanasar is known as the ‘Mini Gulmarg.’ This wonderful destination is the blend of lush green vegetation and forests. Sanasar is surrounded by the enchanting views of the Himalayas and towering Cedar trees.
Nathatop is located 14 away from the Patnitop. It is the wonderful destination to visit. Nathatop is the perfect place for those who love nature. This captivating place is surrounded by the verdant grasslands with Deodar and Pine trees and breathtaking views of Mountain peaks coverd with the white shining snow.
Gaurikund is one of the famous tourist destinations in Patnitop area. It’s around 43 km away from the Patnitop. It is believed by the people that Goddess Parvati took a bath at the Gaurikund before worshiping at Sudh Mahadev. Gaurikund is the natural spring and well-known for its only waters that attract a number of tourists and pilgrimages.
Sudh mahadev mandir
Sudh Mahadev temple is located in the Chanhani town, which is close to the Patnitop. This temple the most highly admired temple complex in Jammu locality. This temple was constructed more than a thousand years ago. Sudh Mahadev temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in Patnitop. This amazing temple houses a natural black marble Shiva Linga, a mace, and a Trident (Trishul). A large number of pilgrimages visit to experience the beauty of this temple.
Mantalai is another amazing tourist attraction in the Patnitop area and the oldest temple of Lord Shiva. From the Sudh Mahadev Temple, the Manatalai is few kilometers away. This wonderful place is surrounded by deodar forests. This temple lies around 2000 meters above sea level.
Mansar lake –
Mansar Lake is one of the most amazing adventure tourism destinations in India; this lake is close to the Jammu city. Mansar Lake is also known as the Mansarovar. This lake is situated at least 80 km away from the Patnitop. Mansar Lake is encircled with the dense forest, temple, and small parks.
Food And Shopping In Patnitop
Patnitop is well-known for its delicious food. This place is for food lovers as it offers tasty food at reasonable prices. There are all kind of food available on its menu, whether it is North Indian, South Indian, or Chinese food. Rice kalaadi, Sund panjeeri, and Chocolate barfi are some of the popularity of the Patnitop. A variety of pickles is available in Patnitop. When a visit to the Patnitop, then don’t miss the tea and snacks at Nathatop. Khatta meat is another delicious Jammu dish, which is a must-try when a visit to Patnitop.
Patnitop is a small hill station situated in the Jammu and Kashmir; there is not many things to shop at Patnitop. If you are a food lover, then you can buy the famous “Patisa” and Dry fruits. Along with this, there are some more things to shop, such as Kashmiri handicrafts, Pashmina shawls, and stoles.
All these amazing things make Patnitop one of the best places to visit in India.