The public bus started in a while and it went up to Chenani where we had to change into another bus towards Udhampur. The total cost was ₹80 in this public transport.
The snow on the road disappeared in another 4 km and as we reached the nearest town Kud, looking back it’s again cloudy on uphill Patnitop, the snowfall might be started again.
So glad that we’ve got a grand escape.
Finally reached Udhampur in 2 hours. The nearest railhead from Patnitop.
• Extra point : One can easily reach Patnitop from Udhampur by public bus. As we discovered it from the circumstances.
You have to change at Chenani. Udhampur bus stand to Chenani ₹30 , and Chenani to Patnitop ₹50 . Cheapest way to reach the hill station from the nearest rail station.
During the end of winter and other seasons, tourist can reach up to another scenic places Natha Top and Sanasar Lake nearby. These place are in higher altitudes. During our visit the roads were closed.
• My Verdict : A perfect snowy destination for short holiday, for those who can’t visit Kashmir Valley.
• Pros : The untouched natural beauty, not very popular kind of isolated location to be with serene nature. The snowfall. Spending quality time in hassle free way.
• Cons : Lack of ATM , Prepaid roaming ban. High probability of roadblocks and avalanche.