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Pathankot Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Pathankot

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Pathankot At a Glance
  • Average Climate:1°C - 26°C
  • Best Time to Visit:November - February
  • STD Code:0186

Pathankot Travel Guide

Situated in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, Pathankot ranks fifth among the largest cities in this state. It is a popular resting point for tourists traveling to Jammu Kashmir and the cities of Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot has good connectivity with the Kangra Valley, Chamba, and Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. A visit to the famous hanging rest house at Shahpur Kandi is a must during your tour to Pathankot. With our Pathankot tour packages, you can explore the city's popular attractions. Apart from its attractions, its scenic beauty also lures tourists to this place. Located in the foothills of Dalhousie and Kangra Valley, Pathankot's picturesque landscape impresses both domestic and global tourists. The Pathankot packages are customizable and you can book a tour with us to embark on a memorable vacation. Contact our travel experts for more information!

How to reach Pathankot

Geographically, Pathankot has an altitude of 332 meters, with the Himalayas forming an amazing backdrop. You can reach Pathankot from Delhi by train, air, and bus. It has an airport with flight services from Amritsar and Delhi. Pathankot serves as a major junction for trains arriving from Jammu, Delhi, and Amritsar. Many trains stop at the adjacent station of Chakki Bank, which is 4 km from Pathankot.

The narrow-gauge railway connects Pathankot with Kangra Valley and Palampur making it an important gateway to Himachal Pradesh. Buses from Dharamshala take around 3 hours to reach Pathankot. The famous Hindu pilgrimage site of Vaishno Devi is around 160 km from Pathankot.

Attractions in Pathankot

Have a memorable tour to Pathankot by availing of any of the Himachal Pradesh packages for the Indian Holiday. Here are some of the attractions in Pathankot:

Ranjit Sagar Dam

This tourist attraction is the highest gravity dam on the Asian continent. The Ranjit Sagar Dam gets water supply from the River Ravi. Thanks to the government's initiative, this dam has become a popular tourist spot.

Shahpur Kandi Fort

Built-in 1505 by Jaspal Singh Pathania, the Shahpur Kandi Fort is another popular tourist attraction.

Nagni Temple

This temple dedicated to Nagni Devi, who protects the locals from poisonous snakebites, is a major tourist destination on the outskirts of Pathankot. The temple attracts a huge crowd during the month of August.

These are other interesting locations around Pathankot:

Mukteshwar Temple

This sacred site, located 20 km from the main town of Pathankot, plays host to the annual festival of Mukesran da Mela during the month of April. According to legend, the Pandavas lived here for some time while in exile. The site presently has a white marble Shiva lingam.

Nurpur Fort

This ancient fort, situated around 25 km from Pathankot on the banks of Jabbar River, was originally called Dhameri. The Mughal Emperor, Jehengir, renamed it Nurpur Fort.


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