Patnitop or Patni Top is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India on National Highway 44 112 km (70 mi) from Jammu on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. Situated on a plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, This magical paradise sits at an altitude of 2,024 m (6,640 ft). The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location.
Snowfall and avalanche in winter at this beautiful town in Jammu and Kashmir obstructs National Highway 1A a few times every winter and causes long queues of vehicles – sometimes for days at length. India’s longest road tunnel, the 9.2 km (6 mi) long Chenani-Nashri Tunnel is being constructed starting from about 2 km (1 mi) from Chenani town south of Patnitop to Nashri village north of Patnitop to reduce the distance from Jammu to Srinagar and reduce traffic jams on NH-1A that occur due to snowfall and avalanche in winter at Patnitop. This beautiful town is very serene and has a different vibe comparing to other places in Jammu and Kashmir, This region of the Himalayas is very beautiful and scenic where tons of photographers all over the world comes to capture these picturesque valleys and paraglide there holiday while staying at this magical part of Jammu and Kashmir.