Surrounded by the Shivalik range, with the river Chakki flowing close, is the meeting point of three states, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. As the last city in Punjab on the national highway headed towards Jammu and Kashmir, Pathankot is a recognized rest stop before heading deeper into the Himalayas.
From temples like Kali Mata Mandir and Bhagwan Shiri Satya Sai Baba’s Mandir in the northern part of town, the beautiful British-era churches on Mission Road, and huge Gurudwaras all over the city to an ancient mosque in the middle of downtown Pathankot, this town does an excellent job of representing the multiplicity of India.
Defence forces occupy most of the town area, as it serves as one of the main cantonments in Western Command of the Indian Army as well as one of the biggest Air Force Bases in India.
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