Nathatop is one of the most popular attraction in Udhampur District. Nathatop offers a great view of snow coated hills specially during winters.
Beautiful hillock of Nathatop, at an altitude of 7000 ft(as per locals), is situated on Patnitop-Sanasar Road. Sanasar is often referred to as the hub for adventure sports and outdoor activities in the region of Jammu and Kashmir.
En Route to Sanasar is Nathatop, which commands a stunning scenic view of the mighty Kishtwar Ranges of the Himalayas as well as the lower level of the Shivalik range.
From Nathatop, you can easily view the Brahma Massif, featuring prominent peaks named as Flat Top and Brahma 1 and 2, respectively. About 8 kms from Nathatop and further down the road, you will notice Shanta Ridge, a mountain range to the right hand and as you continue further ahead, you arrive at Sanasar.
The towns of Kud and Batote are nearby. Kud is a very small town where sweet shops make fresh Patissa (a sweet). It may be bought hot and melts in one’s mouth.
India’s longest road tunnel, the 9.2 km (6 mi) long Chenani-Nashri Tunnel or Patnitop 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.
It offers a great view of snow coated hills during winters. Also provides an amazing view of surrounding peaks. It also offers beautiful view of surrounding Shivalik range and Brahma massif of the Kishtwar Himalayas. During winter season one can have thundering and unique experience of snow fall by hi flying from Nathatop.