1. Bahu Fort And Garden
Bahu fort is a quiet place if you want to spend some time away, in the nature. Beautiful gardens coupled with a remarkable 3000 years old fort are definitely worth visiting, aren’t they?
The fort is said to be built by Raja Bahulochan and was retouched by Dogra rulers in the 19th century. The fort is also visited by religious people in the city as it houses a shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali.
The area of the fort is regarded as very pious. A legend states that Raja Jambu Lochan, brother of Bahulochan saw a tiger and a deer drinking water from river tawiharmoniously and took that as a sign that it was the right place for a peaceful co-existence.
2. Nandini Wild Life Sanctuary
Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular site among wildlife enthusiasts that houses various species of pheasants. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 34 sq km, providing refuge to various fauna. Leopard, wild boar, Rhesus monkey, Bharal and grey Langur are some of the species of the reserve.
Hill stations have always been an important part of India’s tourist culture. Patnitop is a hill station set away from the military tensions in the state in the majestic Udhampur district of Kashmir. Full of adventures and surprises, Patni top is heavenly.
‘Patan da Talab’ or the ‘Pond of the princess’ was the original name of this small quaint town. It olden days, it had a pond in the meadows where princesses took baths, parts of which exist even today.
Patnitop is a place for the adventurous side in you. Paragliding, camping, abseiling and what not, it is a trekker’s heaven. It also offers a number of picnic spots and romantic trails that you could follow while enjoying the snow clad scenery.
Nathatop and Sanasar Lake are trekking trails that hikers and locals usually trek on. Dawariyai is famous for Paragliding trips. Billon ki Powri, four hundred steps carved on the rock to make the journey on the steep rocks easier make way to Dawariya.
The flight takes off from Patni top and lands at Kud. It is a wonderful thrilling experience every person has to experience in a lifetime. Hire ponies, drive in a privately hired cab or travel by foot, the city never exhausts you.
Fly high in the skys, lazily read a book in the thickly wooded deodhars or just dreamily gaze at the breathtaking mountains across the Chenab basins, Patni top offers you a lot of options and keeps you wanting more. No wonder it is called a honeymooner’s paradise!