"PATAN DA TALAB" OR "POND OF PRINCESS"
Patnitop or Patni Top is a beautiful hill resort situated in the Udhampur District of Jammu and Kashmir on a plateau in the Shivalik belt. The place was originally known as ‘Patan Da Talab’, translated as ‘the pond of the princess’. According to a legend, the pond was used by a princess for her daily baths. The name, however, changed to Patnitop from ‘Patan Da Talab’ over the years.
At a height of 2024 meters and surrounded by dense forests, forms the backdrop of Chenab River flowing nearby. This flourishing hill top boasts of three fresh water springs with ice cold water and having medicinal properties. A thick snow fall in winters is a great tourist attraction. A haven for outdoor pursuits, Patnitop is also a trailhead for numerous treks to the nearby mountains and a charm for adventure lovers. It provides for a breath taking view of the Pir Panjal range.
Surrounded by the beautiful meadows and the panoramic views, Patnitop is a beautiful place in Jammu. Enclosed by the snow-capped mountains, this place offers a surreal feeling which is worth exploring. Alongwith with some of the most beautiful places to visit in Patnitop, this place also offers a handful of adventurous activities to experience. From indulging into adrenaline rushing activities like skiing and trekking, to having a relaxing time at the natural hot water springs, this place has things for every kind of traveler.