Pathankot has its importance because the three states Punjab, Himachal and J&K meet here. Tourists from all over the world come to visit Punjab, Himachal and J&K and Pathankot serves as an important travel hub because of its ideal location. Pathankot is situated on the banks of river Chakki on the foothills of Kangra and Chamba.
Pathankot hence serve as a rest stop for many tourists who go to the hills especially Dalhousie, Chamba, Khajiar, Kangra, Dharamshala, Manali Kullu etc. People from Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Pathankot take the Pathankot manali Highway to travel places like Dharamshala, Kangra and Manali and pilgrim places like Chamunda Devi, Jwalaji and Chintpurni Mata.
Pathankot is also an important healthcare center for the nearby places in Himachal because it offers superior health facilities and doctors. Apart from this Pathankot is also an education hub for many people from Punjab, Himachal and J&K.
How to Reach Pathankot
Pathankot is very well connected by road, air and rail to all the parts of the country. All the trains from all the parts of the country which go to Jammu go via Pathankot. From Kanyakumari, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata etc Pathankot os connected via rail. There are two stations in Pathankot. One is inside the city and the other one in the outskirts known as Chakki Bank Station.
Daily flight is available from Delhi to Dharamshala via Pathankot.
All major cities of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal are connected with frequent bus service. Hundreds of buses also ply between Delhi Pathankot and Delhi Jammu via Pathankot.
Distance of main cities from Pathankot
Jammu - 110 Kms
Chamba - 120 Kms
Dharamshala - 80 Kms
Kangra - 75 Kms
Manali - 300 Kms
Dalhousie - 70Kms