For many decades, Pathankot was known for the Loi and shawl weaving industry. The headquarters for the security forces-the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force-is currently located in Pathankot. Some beautiful religious places such as Mukteshwar Temple, Kathgarh Temple, Nagni Temple and Shahpurkandi Fort are also introduced to you by Pathankot.
Chamba, the milk and honey valley, is renowned for its streams, meadows, temples, sculptures, lakes and rumal (handkerchief). There are few rivals to Chamba for its scenic beauty. At an altitude of 926 metres, Chamba is located.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Receive from Pathankot Airport
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- Receive from Pathankot Railway Station / Airport & proceed to Dalhousie – Evening local sight seeing- night at hotel.
DAY 2 – Sat Dhara – Panjpula (Picnic Spot) – Kalatop
- After Breakfast fast proceed to Sat Dhara – Panjpula (Picnic Spot) – Kalatop – evening back to hotel.
DAY 3 – Lakkarmandi – Khajjiar
- Check out & proceed to Lakkarmandi – Khajjiar (Known as Mini Switzerland) – Night at Khajjiar.
DAY 4 – Chamba (Valley of Gods) – Chamunda Temple – Museum – Chamba Chowgan
- Check out & proceed to Chamba (Valley of Gods)- Chamunda Temple- Museum -Chamba Chowgan – other site seeing – night at Chamba.
DAY 5 – Dam site Rock Garden
- Check out & local sights – Dam site – Rock Garden & proceed to Pathankot Airport.
- On arrival Chennai airport.
WHAT ‘S INCLUDED
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care.
- Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport.
- Chennai to Chennai transport.
- All Taxes & Fees, Any Activities,Rides.
- Domestic Flight
- Travel Insurance
- As per Customer Request.
Pathankot has historical importance and is an ancient city. It can be inferred from different sources that it was the name of Audumbara. Several coins of great antiquity found in Pathankot show that it is one of the oldest sites in the Punjab (which was split after the partition in 1947). It must have always been a place of great importance, since it is located at the foot of the hills.
During the reign of Akbar, Pathankot was the capital of the Nurpur State and its name was changed to Dhameri (Nurpur). The Rajput clan of Pathania derived its name from the ancient name of Pathankot, which at that time was Paithan.
Shahpurkandi fort is located 20 km (approximately) from Pathankot City. It was built in 1505 A.D. by a Rajput chief Jaspal Singh Pathania. It was strategically located to have control over the Kangra and Nurpur region. The fort is in ruins.
One of the temples in that area is Pracheen Shiv Mandir Kathgarh. This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, is 25 km from Pathankot City, 4 km from Mirthal, and 7 km from Indora, at the meeting point of the Rivers Beas and Choch. The temple is constructed in a Roman architectural style, housing two Lingas of 6 ‘and 4’7″ in height of light grey sandy stone with an octagonal base with each side measuring 1’3″ and 1’3″ above the ground floor, personifying respectively Lord Shiva and Parvati.”
The city of Pathankot is surrounded by both the Shivalik range, part of which makes up the Himalayan foothills, and the Chakki river. Places near Pathankot include Shahpur Kandi, Ranjit Sagar Dam, which is Asia ‘s highest gravity dam, with a hanging rest home. The head works of Madhopur (Madhopur, Punjab) date from the Mughal period. The attractions of this area are the headworks of Upper Bari Doab, Shahpur Kandi. The habitat of many migratory birds is Keshopur Chhamb.
There is a fortress called Nurpur Fort that was built more than 900 years ago by the Pathania Rajputs. It was destroyed due to the earthquake that struck 25 km from Pathankot in 1905 A.D. The distance from Pathankot is 25 km.