Tourist places to visit around Pathankot

1. Shahpurkandi Fort
Fort is located around 18 km from Pathankot. It was built by a Rajput chief by the name of Jaspal Singh Pathania in 1505 A.D. It was build to have control over the Kangra and Nurpur areas. Today the fort is famous for its temples and amazing view of the Ravi river. This fort served as the last refuge of Ram Singh Pathania in 1848 AD when he take up arms against the cruelty of Britishers who insulted Rajput dignitaries. After intense battle between the two authorities, the British finally defeated Ram Singh Pathania. At present, the fort is the symbol of bravery and valor of the Rajput Chieftain who embraced death with lion’s heart.
shahpurkandi fort pathankot

2. Mukteshwar Temple
Mukteshwar Temple located around 20 km from Pathankot. This temple is one of the most spiritual places around Pathankot. There are caves from time of the Mahabharata, the Pandavas stayed in these caves for a night during their Agayatwas. it is situated on the bank of the River Ravi.
Caves are 5500 year old & temple built by Pandavas. According to the Hindu Mythology, these caves are as old as the Mahabharata.
Mukteshwar Temple Pathankot

3. Dalhousie
Dalhousie located around 80 kms from Pathankot. This is very famous hill station in chamba district of himachal pradesh. Dalhousie was named after British Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. It is surrounded by snow capped peaks. Dalhousie is one of the best tourist place in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
church in dalhousie

4. Khajjiar
Khajjiar located around 104 Kms from Pathankot and 24 Kms from Dalhousie. This is very famous hill station in chamba district of himachal pradesh also named as Mini Switzerland. Dense deodars, pines and lush green meadows attracts to the tourister. Tourists here can get panoramic views of the mountains. Khajjiar also offers trekking opportunities to touristers.

5. Chamba
Chamba located around 120 Kms from Pathankot. It is a district of state Himachal Pradesh. Chamba the land of lord Shiv is famous for its untouched natural beauty. It is situated on the bank of Ravi River and its tributary. It is one of the oldest in the century and dates back to the sixth century. There are five lakes, five wild life sanctuaries and countless number of temples.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *