Patnitop Near Jammu
History of Patnitop near Jammu
Some remains of the pond still exists near the local youth hostel. It is believed that the christening happened during the British rule as there might have been a case of mispronunciation while the revenue records were updated by the British. Thus, over the years the name has transformed from "Patan Da Talab" to Patnitop.
Activities at Patnitop near Jammu
This place also provides a thrilling experience of paragliding. The paragliding joyrides are accomplished at Dawariyai, which is at a distance of 2 kms, on the Patnitop-Sanasar road. The details of paragliding could be found on the Patnitop Development Authority (PDA) barrier.The takeoff point, which is, Dawariyai, is also christened as the Billoo Di Powri point. The steepness of the slope has been mitigated by some 400 plus steps, which have been carved out along the rock face.A tourist will always be guided by a pilot while undertaking paragliding.
Surroundings of Patnitop near Jammu
There are also many hotels in the area of Patnitop, which provide a great stay along with superb amenities and facilities along with great culinary delights.
Natural calamities like snowfall and avalanche in the winter at Patnitop hinder the National Highway 1A a few times every winter and causes long queues of vehicles - sometimes for days together at a stretch. There is a construction happening of India's longest road tunnel. It is 9.2 kms long and named Chenani-Nashri Tunnel or Patnitop Tunnel. This tunnel is constructed from Chenani town south of Patnitop to Nashri village north of Patnitop. The main aim of this tunnel is the reduction of the distance from Jammu to Srinagar and to nullify the effect of the traffic jams on NH-1A that is a frequent sight due to snowfall and avalanche in the winter at Patnitop.