Pathankot, India

Pathankot, a small city located in Punjab in Northern region of India and eastern side of Pakistan, has a rich history and cultural heritage. The city gets its name from Pathania Rajput, who was the king of Nurpur and was the capital of the princely state till 1849. Pathankot is located at the meeting point of the three northern states, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. Because of its ideal location, this city serves as a travel hub for the three northerly states. It is located at the foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie, with the River Chakki flowing close by. Thus, Pathankot is often used as a rest-stop for people heading to mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Chamba, Dalhousie, and Kangra deep into the Himalayas. It is a less explored destination and very few people buy Pathankot holiday packages. The city has a number of natural as well as historical attractions, making it a must-visit destination in the state. So, don't forget to book a Pathankot tour on your next vacations.

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Climate

Summer
Mid-March - end June
Temperature:20°C- 35°C

Monsoons
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Winter
Late November To Mid-February
Temperature:18°C-29°C

Best Places to Visit in Pathankot

Mukteshwar Temple:
This temple is one of the most revered places around Pathankot. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the bank of the River Ravi, about 20-22 KM from Pathankot City. This temple is also known as the Mukesran Mandir and is known to have served as the house of the Pandavas during their exile.

Nurpur Fort:
Constructed by the Pathania Rajputs about 900 years ago, Nurpur Fort is situated 25 KM away from Pathankot. The fort was built by Raja Basua and was originally called Dhameri. Around 100 years after the construction of the fort, this temple in the hands of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who renamed it as Nurpur Fort.

Shahpur Kandi Fort:
It is one of the major attractions of the Pathankot city. This fort was built by Rajput King Jaspal Singh Pathania in 1505 AD. This fort was mainly designed to maintain control over the Kangra and Nurpur region.

Ranjit Sagar Dam:
This is the biggest gravity dam in Asia and the Punjab Government has plans to develop the neighboring area into a major tourist spot. Its origin can be traced back to the Mughal Era. The dam is located at River Ravi, near village.

Other Attractions:
Nagni Temple, Kathgarh Temple, Jwalaji (130 KM) and Chintpurni (130 KM) etc.

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