Unmissable places to visit in PathankotCredit: iStock

01 Unmissable places to visit in Pathankot

Pathankot is a beautiful and unexplored city in Punjab that shares a border with Pakistan (on its west). The city smells of delicious gheeparathas and lassi. With an old-world charm, the place reminds of an undivided Indian era (before partition). The place is a bliss for food lovers and offbeat explorers.

Let’s have a look at some amazing places to visit in Pathankot:

Nurpur FortPhoto courtesy: pathankot.nic

02 Nurpur Fort

The ancient fort is more than 900 years old and noted for its ancient Krishna and Mirabai temple set in the inner sanctum of the fort. Apparently, it is also the only temple in the world where Lord Krishna and Meera Bai are worshiped. It was Pathania Rajputs who got this mighty fort constructed and later Shah Jahan named it after his wife Nur Jahan. It was formerly known as the Dhameri Fort and was destroyed in an earthquake in 1905.

Ranjit Sagar DamPhoto by:  Raghbirkhanna, Creative Commons Attribution Licence

03 Ranjit Sagar Dam

The dam is constructed on the River Ravi and is one spectaural work of engineering. One of the biggest hydroelectric projects in Punjab, the dam was built for irrigation and power generation purposes. It has now become a favourite picnic spot for families.

shahpurkandi-fortCredit: iStock

04 shahpurkandi-fort

The fort was constructed by the Shah Jahan’s Rajput Chief Jaspal Singh Pathania in 1505. It was built to protect Nurpur and Kangra regions in the city. But now the fort is in ruins .

Mukteshwar TemplePhoto courtesy: pathankot.nic

05 Mukteshwar Temple

Also known as Mukesaran Mandir, the ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is extremely revered and renowned for its man-made cave complex. Set on Shahpur Kandi Dam road, it is believed that Pandavas from the Indian epic Mahabharata stayed here during their exile.

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