Pathankot

Pathankot

About District

Introduction

Pathankot is a small city of Punjab, officially declared as district on 27 July, 2011 by Government of Punjab. In past, It was a Tehsil of the district Gurdaspur. It is a meeting point of the three northern states Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Due to its ideal location, Pathankot serves as a travel hub for the three northernly states. It is the last city in Punjab on the national highway that connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Situated in the picturesque foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie, with the river Chakki flowing close by, the city is often used as a rest-stop before heading into the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie, Chamba, Kangra, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Jwalaji, Chintpurni and deep into the Himalayas.

Pathankot also serves as education hub for the nearby areas of Jammu & Kshmir and Himachal. Many students basically from rural areas of these states come to study here.

How to Reach

Pathankot is well connected by rail and road with the rest of the country. It has direct train links with Delhi, Jammu and other Indian cities. All trains going to Jammu pass through Pathankot. The important trains include Jammu Tawi-Mumbai Express, Pooja Express from Jammu-Jaipur. Super fast trains like Jammu Tawi- Mumbai Express do not enter city Pathankot. They stop at outer Railway Station called 'Chakki Bank'. The distance from main Railway station & Chakki Bank is just 4 km. Pathankot is also connected by a vast network of private and public-sector bus services to other cities in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir. Important destinations include Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Jammu, Dharamshala, Dalhousie and Amritsar.

Now Pathankot is also connected by Air services. Recently Mr.Praful Kumar has inaugurated this airport at pathankot on 21st of November 2006. This airport serves national flights only. Presently Air-Deccan is providing flights from Pathankot to Delhi and Dharamsala and also Delhi to Pathankot.

Tourism

  • Cave Temples

    Cave Temples

    Situated midway between ShahpurKandi and Dhar, these ancient caves are dug into the rock face that flanks the Ravi River near Doong. An unpaved path from the village leads to stone cut steps that go down to the cave entrance. These rock cut temples are said to be very ancient andare associated with the Pandavas; a long cleft in the rock a little way upthe river is known as Arjun's Chula.

  • Shahpur Kandi Fort

    Shahpur Kandi Fort

    The Shahpur Kandi Fort, named after Shah Jahan, nestles on the banks of the Ravi River in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. Located on the outer periphery of Pathankot, it was built in the 16th century, and stands surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. A part of the fort functions as a rest house today.

ATM

Axis Bank ATM

Khata No.438/484, Patel Chowk, Saili Road,
Pathankot, Punjab 145001, 0186 508 1627

Tour Operators

Maharani Tours And Travels(IATA Accrediated Agent)

MSP Multiplex Compound,
Jal-Jammu Bye Pass,
Near Indian Oil Depot,
Pathankot, Punjab 145001, 0186 682 1306

Guides

Mr Ajay Singh

(M)- 94658-79024
Old Shapur Road, Green Colony, Pathankot

Artisan

Isha Handicrafts Welfare Society

632/13- Near Mehak Hospital, Gurdaspur, Punjab.

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