Pathankot is a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Punjab, and serves as the headquarter of the Pathankot district. It connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Pathankot is the meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. It is also a major hub for defense and home to the largest military base in Asia.
Places to Stay
Pathankot has number of good hotels to stay. Hotel Venice (Tariff – Rs1500), Abhi International (Tariff - Rs.1100) and Hotel Woodland (Tariff - Rs.1700).
The official language of Pathankot is Punjabi (Gurmukhi). Hindi is also spoken by a large section of the population.
Baisakhi is the most important festival and is celebrated in April. Another festival that is popular at Pathankot is the Shivaratri fair (March) held at the Mahakaleswar Temple.
Places to Visit
Places worth visiting near Pathankot include Shahpur Kandi (15 kms), Dhruva park (2kms), Ranjit Sagar Dam (16 kms), Madhopur headworks (15 kms) and Hydraulic Research Station (7 kms).
How to Get There
The airport of Pathankot is jointly shared by defense and civilians. The nearest International airport from Pathankot is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (119 kms).
Pathankot city is one of the rarest cities in North India, having 4 railway stations of its own, with Pathankot Junction station under A-category.
Maharana Partap Interstate bus terminal is one of the biggest bus terminals of North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Pathankot include Himgari Adventure Tour, Rana Volvo Bus Service and Ashok Travels. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.
A city in Punjab, Amritsar is famous home tothe Harmandir Sahib also called the "Golden Temple" . The Golden temple is the spiritual center for Sikhs. This city is known to have the legacy of history, traditions and culture attached to it. It is believed that a trip to the Golden temple will cleanse the soul of the devotee. Apart from the Golden temple, this city is also famous for its rich cuisine and culture.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Amritsar is. Some of them are Hotel Shiraz Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1350), Hotel Golden Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1311), Hotel Temple View (Tariff – Rs.1500) and Indus Hotel (Tariff –1600).
The official language of Amritsar is Punjabi . The other language known is Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Amritsar is Ram Tirath Fair (November) and Baisakhi (April).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Amritsar.Some of the places include Ber Baba Buddha (4 kms from Amritsar) , Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum (7.2 kms from Amritsar) Wagah Border, (30 kms from Amritsar) Jallianwala Bagh (4 kms from Amritsar) Golden Temple (8 kms from Amritsar) and Khair-ud-Din Masjid (5 kms from Amritsar).
How to Get There
Amritsar's international airport is located 11kms away from the heart of the city.
Amristsar is well-connected to the major cities in the county. There are regular express trains to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, , Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram.
There are regular buses that ply major cities in North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Banjara Satguru Travels, Sai Travels and KS Travels. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.