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THE MOST ENCHANTING HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FROM PATHANKOT
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By: Travel Places India
Pathankot is famously known as the gateway to some alluring hill stations like Chamba and Kangra and in Himachal Pradesh and several other locations in Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on the banks of river Chakki, this historical city’s strategic location is a plus point for travelers planning to explore the gems in the Himalayan valley. Let’s take a look at some of the best holiday destinations to visit from Pathankot.
Located at the foot of the Shivalik range, Pathankot is a historical city, consisting of several temples, mosques and churches. The city is also serves as the gateway to some of the best known tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. As holidays are approaching, it’s better to have a look at some of the best places to explore this season.
Dalhousie – One of the mosts visited hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, this quaint little town has an abundance of natural beauty and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Perched at an altitude of about 9000 feet, Dalhousie has a dense cover of coniferous forests and offers a splendid view of the snow-capped peaks. The hill station got the name from its English founder, Lord Dalhousie, and still you could see several houses and churches constructed in Victorian architecture. There are several places in the hill station for you to enjoy. Khajjiar, which is a green cover of pine trees and meadows, makes up for a wonderful picnic spot. Bakrota hills, Kalatop, Dainkund peak, Lohali Village and Tibetan market are other fantastic places to explore in the city. It takes about and our two to reach this scenic destination, you can either take a Pathankot to Dalhousie taxi or a private bus to reach the hill station.
Dharamsala – Located in the charming valleys of Kangra, with enchanting Dhauladhar range in the backdrop, this scenic tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh makes for a perfect holiday destination. The dense cover of coniferous trees on the slopes, seems like an European country side. Known for its strong Tibetan influence, the city is divided into two halves – Upper and the Lower. The two parts are roughly about ten minutes apart. The lower part mostly consists of administrative buildings, schools, hospital and offices, while the upper part is known as Mcleodganj, another tourist spot filled with breathtaking view.
Amritsar – The cultural capital of Punjab, this famous Sikh shrine is located at few hours from the city. Home to the world famous Golden Temple, Amritsar was founded by Guru Ramdas, the fourth guru of Sikhs in the 16th century. Amritsar is also known as the seat for the highest temporal authority for the Sikhs, the Akal Takht. Today, the jovial city is known for its warm hospitality, sacred temples, folk art, rich cuisine and culture. Amritsar is also a leading exporter of products in the country.
Some other places worth mentioning are Jammu and Kashmir, Shimla, Manali, Chandigarh and even the national capital Delhi. You can take a Pathankot to New Delhi train to enjoy the lively tourist attractions of the city.
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