Located at the foothills of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, Pathankot is a beautiful city famous for its rich historical past. Lush greenery, winding mountain roads, sparkling clear waters and clean, crisp mountain air make Pathankot a delight for every nature lover. Pathankot was once the capital of the state of Nurpur, and the city's glorious past can be traced back to the mighty Nurpur Fort. About 900 years old, this fort was built by Pathania Rajputs and later renamed by Shah Jahan after his beloved wife Nur Jahan. Pathankot houses two of the most revered temples of the region, namely Kathgarh temple and Nagni temple. The Kathgarh temple's 6-feet-high Shivalinga will leave you wide eyed. Decorated with intricate carvings, the Nagni temple is dedicated to the goddess of snakes and is believed to grant the wishes of the faithful. To reach Pathankot, one can easily catch a bus from Delhi or Chandigarh.
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Chakki Bank Railway Station
Opened in the year 1884, this is a junction railway station in the Pathankot District of Punjab. This is mainly an army town with dusty roads and not so developed settings. The railway station is mainly important because it is a junction from where a number of gauges diverge. The platform is not very long and the passenger traffic is also lw compared to all other stations of Punjab.
Where: PathankotThe Mukteshwar Mahadev Dham in Pathankot is one of the must visit places in Punjab as it is valued deeply by the locals for its wish-granting powers. The temple is said to have been established by Pandavas to worship Mata Chintapurni. The temple is just 22km from Pathankot and can easily be reached from the National Highway 20.
Pathankot Railway Station
We had an overnight journey by Jammu Mail taking us from Old Delhi railway station to Pathankot. As you step outside Pathankot railway station, you can hire a cab(depending on your group size and budget) taking you to Dalhousie or Chamba. As we reached Pathokot early in the morning, our road journey to Dalhousie was through infinite mist cloud and hilly terrain with a view of the deep valleys.