As the meeting point of the three northern Indian states of Punjab
, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir, Pathankot
is a major transportation hub for travel to northern India and the Himalayas
. Set in the foothills of the mountains, with the river Chakki close by, the city is known for its beauty and natural environment.
The City can be reached by air, with one daily flight from Delhi
, however it is easily accessible by rail from most of India’s major cities. While in Pathankot, the best mode of travel is by rickshaw, which is safe and inexpensive.
The summer season (March to June) in the region is warm and dry, with temperatures from 22 to 38 degrees Celsius. July and August are monsoon season with heavy rainfall and are generally avoided by tourists. December to February can be snowy and cold (4 degrees Celsius) but are a beautiful time to see the foothills and mountains.
The city was made famous
in North American culture through its exposure as “Pankot” in the film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, and in the popular “Jewel in the Crown” miniseries
. Both feature the beauty and simplicity of the city and the region.
Pathankot has a variety of accommodation available, including condo rentals and private home vacation rentals. Accommodations range from rustic to upscale, however the region is known for its connection to nature so most lodging is simpler focusing on the natural beauty of the area. Views of the snowcapped Himalayas, the river and the foothills are common
While in the region, do not miss seeing some of the historical temples and sites. Popular destinations include Shahpurkandi Fort, built in 1505
and famous for its views of the Ravi River, Narpur Fort, built more than 900 years ago, and Kathgarh Mandir
, a historical temple built during the reign of Alexander the Great.
The official language of Pathankot is Punjabi, but Urdu, Hindi and Dogri are also widely spoken. Most vacation accommodations will offer English language service.
Due to its strategic location near the Pakistan-Indian border, the city is a major centre for the Indian army and air force. They contribute greatly to the economic prosperity and high literacy of the region. Due to its location at the crossroads of the northern states, Pathankot is an ideal city to buy high-quality Pashmina shawls
. It is also known as the fashion capital of the north and is well known for its crockery industry.
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