Patnitop

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Patnitop
Hill Station
Patnitop in Winter
Patnitop in Winter
Patnitop is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Patnitop
Patnitop
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Patnitop is located in India
Patnitop
Patnitop
Patnitop (India)
Coordinates: 33°5′25″N 75°19′35″E / 33.09028°N 75.32639°E / 33.09028; 75.32639
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictUdhampur
Elevation
2,024 m (6,640 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
182142
Websitepatnitop.nic.in

Patnitop or Patni Top is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir union territory of India, on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (which is part of National Highway 44, formerly 1A), 112 km (70 mi) from Jammu on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. Situated on a plateau in the Shivalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop sits at an altitude of 2,024 m (6,640 ft). The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location.[1]

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee tunnel[edit]

Snowfall and avalanche in winter at Patnitop used to obstruct the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway a few times every winter and causes long queues of vehicles, sometimes for days. These problems were mitigated by the opening of the [[Chenani-Nashri Tunnel|Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee ]. At 9.2 km (6 mi), it is India's longest road tunnel. It starts from about 2 km (1 mi) from Chenani town south of Patnitop to Nashri village north of Patnitop, reducing the distance from Jammu to Srinagar by 31 km (19 mi) and bypassing Patnitop.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Silas, Sandeep (2005). "17. Patnitop". Discover India by Rail. Sterling Publishers. p. 47. ISBN 81-207-2939-0.
  2. ^ "Chenani Nashri Tunnel Completes 2 km Excavation". ConstructionWeekOnline.in.

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