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About pathankot

The charming city of Pathankot is popularly known as a gateway to the neighboring states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. However, the city itself has much to explore. Located in northern Punjab, its unique location at the border of three states makes it quite interesting. Being close to Pakistan, it is a strategic location for the military. The city has a prominent presence of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. This quaint little city is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by picturesque hill stations of Kangra and Dalhousie. \r\n\r\nPathankot is an economically prosperous city, with stone crushing as its main industry. You can also find beautifully wrought iron handicrafts and furniture in the markets. Civil Lines is the main commercial center, with a number of shops and restaurants. Pathankot has its fair share of interesting places. Mukteshwa Mahadev Temple is a shrine of Hindu Lord Shiva, where caves are supposedly as old as the Mahabharata. Pracheen Shiv Mandir Kathgarh is another famous temple. Shahpurkandi Fort, 20 kilometers from the city, is a historic fort built in 1505 AD. Other attractions are Ranjit Sagar Dam, Madhopur, Keshopur Chhamb, Nurpur Fort (25 km from the city) and many more. The welcoming and outgoing people of Pathankot, add to the charm of the city.

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  • Best time to visit pathankot The winter season, which lasts from October to March, is the best time to visit Pathankot. The minimum average...Read More
  • How to reach pathankot Though Pathankot has its own airport, it is mainly used by the Indian Air Force and commercial flights to and ...Read More
  • Transport In pathankot Pathankot does not have a local bus service. As it is as small city, most people prefer other modes of transpo...Read More
  • People of pathankot Pathankot is an economically prosperous city and most of the residents are well-off and educated. The people o...Read More
  • Languages of pathankot Punjabi, the official language of the state, is the most widely spoken language in Pathankot. Most of the resi...Read More
  • History of pathankot The history of Pathankot can be traced back to the ancient period of the Mahabharata. It is believed that the ...Read More
  • Culture of pathankot The culture of Pathankot is a beautiful amalgamation of the cultures of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu &am...Read More
  • Weather of pathankot The weather of Pathankot is similar to that of other cities in North India. The summers are extremely hot and ...Read More
  • Map of pathankot Pathankot is located in the northern part of the state of Punjab in India. It is located at the confluence of ...Read More

Best Places to visit in pathankot

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Nurpur Fort

Nurpur Fort

Monument

Spend approx 2 hours

A historical destination, Nurpur Fort, formerly known as Dhameri ...
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Ranjit Sagar Dam

Ranjit Sagar Dam

Science Center

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A visit to the Ranjit Sagar Dam is a must whenever one is in Path...
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Shahpurkandi Fort

Shahpurkandi Fort

Monument

Spend approx 2 hours

The Shahpurkandi Fort is an architectural gem built by the Rajput...
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Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Mukteshwar Temple is an age-old shrine that houses the idols of L...
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Mama's Rasoi

Mama's Rasoi

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 500

If what you are seeking is to grab a delicious plate of food whil...
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River Restaurant

River Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 600 onwards

River Restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in the cit...
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Moti Mahal Grand

Moti Mahal Grand

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Moti Mahal Grand is arguably one of the best restaurants in the c...
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Basant Vegetarian Restaurant

Basant Vegetarian Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400 onwards

Basant Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the most popular restauran...
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