Kud is an important area committee and a town in Udhampur District, located in the Indian state of Kashmir. Located on the Udhampur Srinagar Highway, it is about 32 km from Udhampur and about 110 km from Jammu city. As it is a part of the lower Himalayan range, it has an average altitude of 1855 m. Kud is popular for its sweet shops that prepare hot and fresh Patisa, which is very popular among tourists.
It is located on the Udhampur Srinagar Highway.110 k.m from Jammu and 32 k.m from Udhampur city, it is just short of the tourist spot of Patni Top while driving to Patni top from Udhampur. After Patnitop is the adjoining town of Batote.
Kud is located at 33.08òN 75.28ôE. It has an average elevation of 1855 metres (6085 feet).It is a part of the Lower Himalayan Range. the river Chenab flows in close proximity.
A wide range of trekking options is available in Kud. There are excellent camping sites in the adjoining areas in the wilderness. The tourism Department has Trekking equipment Hire shop. These Shops stock local and imported trekking gear. Equipments are available against a security deposit. If you are a foreign national then your passport will be kept as a deposit. Some travel agencies also organise trekking around this area.
How to Reach
Regular transport is available from Jammu. Buses are available from General Bus stand Jammu. Taxis can also be hired from scores of Tour/Travel operators from across the city of Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir, India. Similar services towards Kud are available from Railway Station. Fares are pre determined by the Govt. and are subject to change.