A gateway to the states of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Pathankot situated at the foot of Kangra hills, best known for its serene green beauty and a rich historical past.
With the River Chakki passing through, Pathankot was the seat of the Loi (Shawl) weaving industry for many centuries. It also houses the base for the defence forces - Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. Pathankot is also home to some beautiful religious and historical places, Mukteshwar Temple, Kathgarh Temple, Nagni Temple and Shahpurkandi Fort.
The history of Pathankot can be traced back to the ancient period of the Mahabharata. It is believed that the city, which was named 'Prathisthan' during that time, was under the kingdom of Audambra. The city has been a significant place in the past, as suggested by antique coins found in the region.
It is mainly used by military. Pathankot Airport is well connected to the major cities like Delhi,Chandigarh and Kullu. The nearest International Airport from Pathankot is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, roughly 119 Kms from the city.
Pathankot railway station is located in Pathankot district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Pathankot.
Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal is nearest
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