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Introduction

Pathankot a city and a municipal committee in Gurdaspur district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is a meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. 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, Maclodgunj, Jwalaji, Chintpurni and deep into the Himalayas .

Area 40 sq km
Altitude 331 m sea levelx
Temperature Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-7.0C,Max.-22.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi, Portuguese
STD Code 02875
Rainfall 70 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

Pathankot MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Now Pathankot is also connected by Air services.This airport serves national flights only. Presently Air-Deccan is providing flights from Pathankot to Delhi and Dharamsala and also Delhi to Pathankot.
  2. Rail:-Pathankot is a major railroad junction and the nearest mainline station to Dharamsala. Lines from Amritsar (2 hrs) and Delhi (8 hrs) merge here, and all services to Jammu (2 hrs) pass through.
  3. Road:- Pathankot is well connected by road.

Places to Visit

Shahpurkandi fort Shiva temple Kathgarh Kathgarh Mandir Mukteshwar Temple
Madhopur Ranjit Sagar Dam    

Excursion

Nurpur Fort Jammu Khajiar Dalhousie
Dharamshala Chamba    

Shopping

Coonoor is also famous for its tea, hand made antiques, Indian handlooms, and shawls. Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow-worked bed sheets are also readily found in the Coonoor shops. With such fine cotton clothes available here, many like to stock up on household clothing items at such stores as the Fine Things boutique.

Accommodation

Hotel Woodland Hotel Venice Hotel Abhi International Hotel Stay-Well