An undiscovered secret near Srinagar, Sinthan Top is the high point in the Pir Panjal mountain Range that makes you feel up in clouds. Sinthan Top is located at a height of 3785 m on the National Highway of Kokernag-Sinthan Top-Kishtwar Road, connecting Kashmir with Jammu. Around 37 kilometers of zigzag and uphill drive from Daksum, it offers an adventurous journey. The spot is emerging for mountaineering, trekking and skiing. Once you reach the top you will be greeted with snowy views. The entire region looks like a blanket of fluffy whiteness. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department is making plans to develop the place but currently it is a place to take break for a day and enjoy the serene beauty of Kashmir.
Tourist Attractions in Sinthan Top
Sinthan Top is known for its beauty and wonderful tourist attractions of Kashmir. It is just the place to be if you want natural beauty, no crowds and peace. The spot is emerging for mountaineering, trekking and skiing. Many thrilling trekking trails end at this point. The high altitude point overlooks beautiful sceneries of the low-lying regions. The sprawling cover of snow carpets this entire area in white, making it simply enchanting. During most parts of the year, the area receives heavy snowfall.
At the spot called '360 Degree View' on Sinthan Top, one can see areas of both Kashmir and Jammu Divisions. It is a photo worthy place. Attractions like Kokernag, Daksum and Achabal fall en-route to Sinthan Top. Tourists enjoy varied choice of resting and makes traveling more pleasant and less tiresome. One can plan to visit Lihinwan and the famous Margan Top in the Margan Valley and Inshan which are located in the same area.
How to Reach Sinthan Top
Srinagar has the nearest airport. The Sheikh ul Alam Airport is 13 km from the city. To reach Sinthan Top regular buses and cabs services are available. The new road offers a smooth ride and in 4 hours you can cover the 128 km distance.
Srinagar has its own railway station, Nowgam Railway Station. Jammu Tawi is a well-connected functional railhead. To reach Sinthan Top, state owned buses, cabs and private cars are available from both railway stations.
Sinthan Top falls midway on National Highway of Kokernag-Sinthan Top-Kishtwar Road. The newly built road offers smooth connectivity. From Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh there are options to drive to the scenic heights. From Srinagar, it is 128 km distance covered easily in 4 hours.
Best time to visit Sinthan Top
Sinthan Top remains accessible throughout the year. The best time to visit is considered from April to September. In the warm months of summer, it accessible for trekking and other adventures. The top does not receive much rainfall only rare short bouts. In the winter months a thick carpet of snow descends at these heights. With recent developments in the area skiing shall be introduced on the slopes.