Pathankot is one of the major cities that Punjab proudly owns. This is a district as well as a city. It is situated where exactly the three states of Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Himachal Pradesh actually meet. In short it can be termed as the abode of beauty. Surrounded by greeneries and snow cladded mountains are just the beginning attractions to the city. This city has a rich and enchanting history of its own and this can be proved by the coins of the various eras found there. From the Greek invasion to the British, it has seen it all and lived through the changing times.
This city proudly elevates at a height of 332 meters that is also equivalent to 1089 feet of height. It can be called very fertile as it has two important rivers surrounding it namely the Ravi and the Chakki. The spring sees the liveliest face of the city while the summers can at times be a bit harsh and same goes for the winters. The monsoon and the autumn can range from suitable to harsh depending on various years.
The various modes of transport to Pathankot:
Pathankot can boast about all its transport modes. The Pathankot airport welcomes all the national flights. The airport also has a tiny bit of problem and that is it do not have any kind of other transport facilities from it to the city. The only mode of transport available is the service of taxi in Pathankot. This particular service is very much helpful for the tourists. Even in the city this service is very famous.
The city can be reached on buses from Jammu, Amritsar, Chandigarh and the surrounding places. They have a bus terminal which is known as the Maharana Pratap Inner State Bus Terminal. Also they have multiple trains directly from Jammu, Delhi and also Chandigarh.
Basic Tourist Attractions:
The city is too beautiful in itself and the attractions are just an added advantage to it. The following list of attractions are definitely worthy of a visit:
The Nupur Fort: this particular fort has an age of over 900 years and is still very well standing. It was built by the Rajputs and it is located at a distance of around 25 kms from the city. It was initially named as the Dhameri but after it came under the possession of Jahangir it was renamed to Nupur Fort.
Kathghar Temple: again located at a distance of around 25 km from the city, the temple has an amazing history. The history states that during the holy occasion of the “Naag Panchami”, the shrines of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva comes closer to each other and during the “Shivratri”, the distance between the two increases.
There are many other places to visit and the list doesn’t end here. One must definitely try visiting once during the spring to experience the best. Also not to forget, if they have any concerns about the traveling and touring then the facility of Taxi Serives is very much available to the people.