Pathankot has a glorious history in Punjab. Once in India, many historic stories have been linked to Pathankot, the capital of the state of Patni Rajputs of Noorpur. Located at the confluence of three states Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Pathankot is a popular tourist destination. The past of this city is associated with the reign of Rajputs. You can see the glimpse of the powerful Shivalik ranges associated with its amazing background.
How to reach Pathankot
By Air: Pathankot Airport is used mainly by the Indian Air Force. Here, fewer flights are available for ordinary citizens from Delhi and Kullu. Apart from this, the nearest airport to Pathankot is the Amritsar Airport. It is about 125 km from Pathankot. Regular cab services are available from both the airports to Pathankot.
Pathankot railway junction is an important part of the city. Regular trains come from all major cities of India at this railway station.
Buses are available for the city of Pathankot from major cities of the country. Regular buses are coming from other major cities of the country at Bus Junction, Pathankot.
The time to come to Pathankot
The best time to visit Pathankot is in the months of October to March, when the weather here is pleasant and the average temperature is not up to 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius.
The fort of Shahpurkandi was built in the 16th century. This fort is one of the most beautiful forts in the city. Now the guest house for travelers and tourists has become this fort was once a strategic military fort on the banks of river Ravi. Located on the border of Jammu and Kashmir, this fort makes many stories of old times.
The holy Kathgir temple has highly religious significance. This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is an ancient gender that is mysterious. According to legends, his brother Bharat visited the temple to visit Lord Rama. Located on the confluence of Beas and Kanch rivers, the Kathgarh Temple is famous for heritage and extraordinary architectural craftsmanship.
The most notable of the famous architectural and historical places of Pathankot is the Noorpur Fort. In the east it is known as Dharmari Fort. The fort originated in the 10th century. Today, there are ruins and shrines in this fort and this fort was demolished by the British in the year 1905 after the earthquake. There is a temple in the fort, which is known as Brij Raj Swami Temple. This temple holds great importance among the locals. This is the only place in the country where idols of Lord Krishna and Meerabai are worshiped simultaneously. The Darshan of this temple built in the 16th century must be done at Pathankot.
Pathankot has many beautiful temples dedicated to Hindu deities, one of which is the Mukteshwar Temple. The Holy Mukteshwar Temple is one of the most popular spiritual places in Pathankot. This holy sanctum situated on the banks of river Ravi is situated on a hill and in it marble shivaling is established with copper yonies. This temple is dedicated to Hindu mythical god Shiva and there is a group of holy cave temples in it. It is the legend that while living in exile these caves used to be Pandavas’ shelters. The idols of other Hindu deities like Brahma, Vishnu, Hanuman, Parvati and Ganesh are also established in the temple.