Enveloped by thickly wooded,%Cedar/Deodhar,%forests,,%Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountainscape of theChenab basin. In winter, the resort is generally covered with a thick mantle of snow thus providing opportunities for various snow games including skiing. It is the closest winter resort toJammu and to Udhampur and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. J&K Tourism as well as the army have some holiday homes here. Visiters can also go for the Paragliding at the patnitop which make it popular around the India.The paragliding joyrides rides are conducted at Dawariyai, 2,%km landmark, on the Patnitop-Sanasar road.You can ask for paragliding, at the Patnitop Development Authority (PDA) barrier.Pony rides along little known trails, camping and walks can be indulged in by those with a less adventurous spirit. The daring can opt for Para gliding and basic skiing, introduces in recent years. Sudh Mahadev is another sacred spot situated close to Patnitop.