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Pathankot Tour Packages

Book Your Own offers affordable Pathankot tour packages with personalized itineraries for an enriching experience. Our Pathankot holiday packages include accommodation in the best hotels, transportation facilities, and guided tours to the main sightseeing. Choose budget-friendly or luxury Pathankot tour packages considering your budget, and traveling expectations. 

Whether you are planning a Pathankot trip with family, friends, a women's group, or a solo traveler; Our traveling agents meticulously curate customized Pathankot packages for all types of travelers. Explore, and book any of our 100+ Pathankot tour packages available at unbeatable prices and discounts. We promise to transform your journey into a memorable trip to the hidden gem in the heart of Punjab. Let Book Your Own plan your best holidays in Pathankot!

Pathankot trip is a must for nature lovers, history buffs, and adventure seekers. Read this article or better say your online tour guide to explore the underrated hidden gem located in the foothills of the Himalayas. 

Overview of Pathankot Tour: The Gateway to Himachal and Kashmir

Being the nearest, and most affordable destination, Pathankot is often visited by tourists from Punjab, Jammu, and Himachal. Pathankot is also called ‘The City of Three Rivers’ due to its strategic location amongst the convergence of three rivers Ravi, Beas, and Chakki. The historic city is the base for tourists visiting Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Kangra, and other nearby attractions. Pathankot is home to many ancient temples and forts including the ancient Mukteshwar Temple, Kathgarh Temple, Nurpur Fort, Shahkandi Fort, and many others. Pathankot is popular for Indian Air Force bases, and Mammom Cantt which is one of the largest Military Base in Asia. Our Pathankot tour packages include a visit to all these interesting tourist attractions. Mini Goa Pathankot in Basohli is a frequently visited tourist place offering enchanting landscapes and laid laid-back atmosphere. 

Apart from this, you can also add a stopover at the Hydraulic Research Station, and Ranjit Sagar Dam to gain some invaluable insights about water resources, and the irrigation system of Punjab. Overall, Pathankot is a notable and must-visit city of Punjab showcasing rich cultural heritage, tourist attractions, and military presence. Explore BookYourOwn’s wide range of Pathankot holiday packages promising an unforgettable journey of the vibrant city.

Interesting Facts about Pathankot Tourism:

  • Earlier, Pathankot was popular as Prathisthan and was part of the Audummbra Kingdom. It was ruled by many emperors and kingdoms such as Mauryas, Chandragupta, etc.
  • Due to its strategic location near Pakistan, the city has witnessed various events and struggles. The city also served as home to Pakistani immigrants after independence.
  • This charming city of Punjab was ruled by the Pathania Clans of Rajput from Nurpur for a long period in the 17th century. Sayeed Khan a descendant of the Pathania community governed Pathankot in 1781.
  • “According to Cunniggham who is a renowned historian, the city got its name from Pathans who settled there during medieval Pathankot’.” 
  • Pathankot is amongst the oldest and ancient cities of Punjab holding its glorious past since the ‘Mahabharata’ times.
  • In the ruling era of Akbar, The city was called as ‘Dhameri’, and has been mentioned as Pargana Headquarters in ‘Ain-i-Akbari’.

The Best time to visit Pathankot:

The best thing about Pathankot is its pleasant weather which remains moderate throughout the year. Pathankot is an all-year-round destination. The temperature from April to October varies from 10 to 20 degrees. So it is probably the best time to explore Pathankot and try exciting water sports, Paragliding, etc. at Purthu Beach. 

Rest, winters (October to March) are always best to avoid excessive heat and sunny days. Above all, you can also attend local festivals, and cultural events in winter. The place experiences extremely cold winters, especially during December, January, and February. So pack your backpacks accordingly.

July to September is usually off-season with high rainfall and humidity levels. But it is worth visiting historic gems like forts, temples, and water dams in this season.

How to reach Pathankot:

Rail Route: Pathankot’s rail lines are directly connected to almost all the cities like Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, Jammu, Amritsar, Bathinda, etc. It is a budget-friendly traveling option.

Air Route: Pathankot’s airport is used only for military services. So, Dharamsala (DHM) Airport is the nearest airport to Pathankot which is located at a distance of 60 km.  Other easily approachable airports are  Jammu (88 km) and Amritsar (99.5 km).

Road Route: The most convenient option is to self-drive your vehicle, take a bus, or hire a private taxi as per your budget.

Best Places to Visit in Pathankot:

It won’t be wrong to tag Pathankot as the underrated city of Punjab. This incredible city is filled with various tourist attractions including temples, reservoirs, beaches, forts, and adventure activities. The significant landmarks in Pathankot exhibit the rich culture, history, and devotion with a blend of modernity. The city ensures to entertain its tourists from different regions of the country. Here’s a list of some popular tourist attractions in Pathankot. 

Mukteshwar Temple:

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar Temple is a place of worship, spirituality, and tranquility. Popular for old caves, this temple looks not less than heaven, especially in Mahashivratri, and Shravan months when thousands of devotees pay a visit to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. You can also plan a picnic with your family or friends in the lush green surrounding areas. Mukteshwar temple is nestled on the top of the hill adorning the beauty of Pathankot with its intricate carvings, and fascinating architecture. Book Pathankot holiday packages today to visit this divine place. 

Ranjit Sagar Dam: 

Thein Dam is another name for the multipurpose Ranjit Sagar Dam constructed on the Ravi River. This hydraulic electricity station of Punjab supplies electricity to Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. Ranjit Sagar Dam is amongst the largest gravity dams in India with a height of 699 feet. The dam plays a crucial role in electricity generation, flood control, and irrigation. Tourists can try boating or fishing for an unforgettable experience on their Pathankot tour packages.

Hydraulic Research Station,Malikpur:  

 It is the best tourist place for students, and professionals to know about irrigation systems, hydraulic engineering, power generation, and water resource management. The hydraulic Station is situated 7 km away from Pathankot in Malikpur and is managed by the Irrigation Department of Punjab. Include a stopover to this research station in your Pathankot tour packages to add some value to your Pathankot trip.

Shahpurkandi Fort:

This magnificent 16th-century fort is located about 7 km from Pathankot and lies in the foothills of the Himalayas overlooking the junction of rivers Ravi, and Chakki. Shahpurkandi has been named after the Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Jaspal Singh Pathania, the Rajput chief of the Pathania dynasty laid the foundation of this historic fort in 1505 A.D.. The intricate carvings, marvelous architecture, and some ruins of the fort reflect the rich culture, history, and tradition of Pathankot. This worth-visiting place is one of the major tourist attractions in Pathankot.

Kali Mata ka Mandir:

Also known as the Maa Kaali Mandir, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Kaali who blesses the devotees with power and protection. This significant landmark represents the rich cultural heritage of Pathankot. The scenic location and serene surroundings have always managed to attract tourists from all over India. Many pilgrims gather in Maa Kaali temple to mark their presence, perform rituals, and seek blessings during festivals, Maa Kaali Pooja, and Navratras.  

Kathgarh Temple:

It is the one-of-a-kind temple in the world and a popular tourist destination devoted to Mahadev or Lord Shiva. The large Shivling (6 feet) in Kathgarh Temple is believed to be the fire pillar. Also, this Shivling which is vertically split into two parts (Ardh-Nareshwar) gets joined on Mahashivratri. We highly recommend visiting Kathgarh temple on the Pathankot tour package with your family, and kids. There is another interesting tale that the great Alexandar’s Army returned to Macedonia after getting demoralized by the path of Kathgarh. 

Pathankot Downtown 44

This inviting and vibrant place is ideal for tourists to relax, and rejuvenate while having a fine dining experience in restaurants or cafes. The downtown also features an exciting game zone for kids. Stroll or shop from a variety of local and international brands. Trust us, you’ll love spending time in downtown 44 with your friends, and family.

Some Other Must-Visit Places in Pathankot

The captivating city ensures to entertain its tourists to the fullest by offering a wide range of Tourist attractions.

Purthu Beach: The Mini Goa of Punjab

Have you always dreamt of visiting beaches in Goa, Daman & Diu, or Andaman Nicobar? but couldn’t afford it?  The good news is that Purthu Beach which is just 12 km from Pathankot has already been built to entertain the local tourists. This artificial beach in Basohli has been made on the Ravi River. Palm trees, lush green fields, and blue pine water surround Purthu Beach, the Mini Goa of Punjab. You can also try water sports like boating, motorboat rides, or other adventure activities including horse riding, paragliding, etc. The tourist place has managed to attract millions of tourists since its formulation. Do add this enchanting place to Pathankot tour packages to create cherishable moments with your loved ones for a lifetime. 

Top Things to Do in Pathankot:

Besides being a holiday destination, Pathankot is also popular for plenty of adventure activities for groups, couples, and families. 

Fishing:For a unique experience, visit Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir to learn the art of catching fish by professionals. Make sure to carry your fishing rod, and other equipment to catch 27 different species of fish. Isn’t it a great thing to do with family? Trust us, you’ll have a lot of fun trying fishing, or other water sports here. 

Birdwatching:When traveling on a Pathankot tour package, make sure to visit Pong Dam located 50km away from the city. Pong Dam which is also known as the (Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir) is India’s  largest fresh-water sanctuary. You’ll get to watch rare species of local and migrant birds. It is the ideal place to relax, and adorn the beauty of nature.

Trekking:Pathankot offers a surreal trekking experience that starts from Kangra and ends at Kareri Lake. Perched at an altitude of 3300 meters, this enchanting lake is surrounded by narrow terrains, lush green forests, and meadows. We suggest planning the Pathankot trip from December to March for the best trekking experience. You’ll be mesmerized by scenic views of the frozen Kareri lake.

Water Skiing:It is another thrilling activity that you can indulge in with your near ones.  Being India’s largest wetland Sanctuary, Maharana Pratap Sagar has always managed to attract, and entertain tourists. Water skiing is a perfect adventure sport for adventurers ready for an adrenaline rush while gliding through the rough waters.

Shopping:For buying local specialties like Jewelry or other souvenirs, you can visit the Androon Bazaar where you’ll find many goldsmiths. Gandhi Chowk and Sujanpur Market are best for spending money on apparel. Other options include City Center Mall, and Novely Mall on Dalhousie Road to stroll and shop from International brands.

Must-try Local Cuisines of Pathankot:

Pathankot is a proud part of Punjab known for its natural beauty, history, and rich taste. You can enjoy the delightful Veg, and Non-Veg Punjabi dishes from Mutton, Chicken, Dal Tadka, Puri Chane, and Paranthe to Chaati di Lassi. Makki di Roti and Sarson ka Saag with a bounty of Ghee is a perfect cuisine for Winter.

Travelers with a sweet tooth can relish their tastebuds with the unmatched taste of Gulab Jamuns, Kheer, Firni, Jalebi, Palang-tod (milk cake), and a lot more. Pathankot is also popular for serving Litchi Juice. Make sure to try this refreshing drink. 

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in Pathankot, here’s a list of some best Restaurants in Pathankot.

Mama’s Rasoi, Village Bungal

Specialty: Indian

Moti Mahal Grand, GK Plaza

Specialty: Chinese, Indian, Continental

Basant Vegetarian, MK IV Complex

Speciality: Multi Cuisine 

Green Hotel & Restaurant, Opp. Railway Station

Speciality: Multi Cuisine 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pathankot

Q. What is Pathankot famous for?

A. Besides being the gateway to Kashmir and Himachal, Pathankot is known for its Mammon Cantt, Asia’s biggest military base. It is also popular for Nurpur Fort, many ancient temples, and Basohli, referred to as the Mini Goa of Punjab.

Q. What are some of the best places to visit in Pathankot?

A. Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Shani Dev Mandir, Nurpur Fort, and Mini Goa in Basohali are some best tourist places in Pathankot. Book our Pathankot tour packages for families at affordable rates.