Patnitop (5000 ft asl) is a small town with scenic snow peak views. Patnitop is a popular stopover on the Jammu - Srinagar route.
It’s strenuous for guests to approach Pahalgam or Srinagar straight from Jammu or Katra (Takes 8-10 hours). Patnitop then becomes a very convenient stopover for guests offering little beyond good views and green surroundings.
For guests visiting Katra for Vaishnodevi Darshan and having a couple days more time and looking for a bit of a getaway then Patnitop is the best option.
Stay option in Patnitop comprise mid-segment hotels overlooking forests around and therefore not recommended for those who seek top end luxuries.