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Patnitop is a hill top located close to Pir Panjal range and on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. It is at
an altitude of 2,024 meters and River Chenab flows close to the place. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations for those who visit Jammu and Kashmir and the scenery offered here is very
spectacular. We arranged a cab to take us to the place and it took about 3 hours to reach Patnitop. On
reaching the place, I was amazed at the enchanting beauty of the place.
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There are many picnic spots here with great scenic beauty and also forests of Cedar and Deodar. The river Chenab
by its side makes it even more attractive. The best time to visit the place is during May-June and September-October. The place is covered with a thick blanket of snow in the winter seasons,
making it an ideal place for many of the winter sports like skiing. Patnitop is also a place for those who love trekking. There are many short and long trekking trails here that the tourists will
love. The ice cold fresh water springs here are said to have medicinal values and are believed to have the capacity to cure many diseases. Pony rides are also offered to the
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Another interesting activity here is paragliding, where you can experience the thrill of flying. The takeoff site
for paragliding is Dawariyal and the point is the Billoo Di Powri Point. There are about 400 steps on the rock, leading to the point. You are accompanied by a pilot when you go for paragliding
and it takes about 7 to 15 minutes. You are provided with a video of your flight, which you can save as a memento. Sansar Lake also offers you various activities like paragliding, trekking, rock
climbing and a walk through the scenic places.
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Kud and Batote are two small towns near the place and you get fresh sweets called Patissa at Kud. I bought some
sweets from here and it tasted delicious. At Batote I saw many people buying rajma, also called kidney beans. The place is famous for good quality rajma.