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Pathankot is one of the must-visit destinations in Punjab. Apart from being a major military base in India, the city is also known for its picturesque beauty and myriad tourist attractions. Go through the following lines and explore the tourist places in the city, in detail.

Ranjit Sagar Dam

Ranjit Sagar Dam
The Ranjit Sagar Dam, also known as the Thein Dam, is part of a hydroelectric project constructed by the Government of Punjab on the Ravi River in the state of Punjab. The project is situated near Pathankot city in Pathankot District of the state of Punjab. The project is the largest hydroelectric dam in the state of Punjab. The township where the site is located is called Shah pur Kandi Township. Feasibility studies for the project began in 1953 and geotechnical studies continued until 1980. Construction began in 1981, the generators were commissioned in 2000 and the project complete in March 2001.The project is used for both irrigation purposes and power generation. It has an 600 Megawatt capacity. The dam is one of the highest earth-fill dams in India and has the largest diameter penstock pipes in the country. It is located upstream of the Madhopur Barrage at Madhopur.

Barth Sahib

Barth Sahib Pathankot
GURUDWARA SHRI BARTH SAHIB is situated in village Barth, Teh and Distt Pathankot. Baba Shri Chand Ji Son of SHRI GURU NANAK DEV JI spend long time here meditating. Baba Kamlya Ji disciple of Baba Shri Chand ji went to Amritsar to meet SHRI GURU RAMDAS SAHIB JI. GURU SAHIB came to forward to welcome Baba ji, made to him to sit on his own seat and presented a horse and 500 Rs as respect. After some time Baba Shri Chand Ji send Baba Kamlya ji to invite SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV SAHIB JI to Barth. When SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI Came here Baba Shri Chand Ji was meditating. GURU SAHIB kept waiting for Baba Ji to complete his meditation. GURU SAHIB stayed here nearby for Six months. Daily GURU SAHIB used to come here(Kept Standing at the place where Pillar is situated). Finally when Baba Shri Chand Ji got up from meditation GURU SAHIB had discussions with him. SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI also came here to meet Baba Shri Chand Ji. Baba Ji asked GURU SAHIB, will keep all your sons on your way (teachings) or will give any son to him also (For Udaasi Teachings). GURU SAHIB asked Baba Gurditta Ji to stay there and follow Baba Shri Chand Ji's following. To help followers Baba Ji got a well dug here. Now srovar Sahib is situated on the both the sides of well.

Kathgarh Temple                    

Kathgarh Temple
The Kathgarh temple is an ancient mughal style temple located in the village by the name of Kathgarh, which is about 7 km from the region. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Beas and Choch, the temple is popular for the unique Shivalinga, which is about 6 ft long.

Mukteshwar Temple                    

Mukteshwar Temple Pathankot
About 20 to 22 km from the city region of Pathankot is the Mukteshwar temple with ancient caves, some of which even date back to the times of the epic Mahabharata. As per the legend, this was the region the Pandavas stayed here during their exile. Celebrations held here annually include the Mukesran Mela, in the month of April.

Nagni Temple                    

Nagini Mata Temple
This ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess of snakes is located at a distance of about 30 to 35 km from the region of Pathankot in Himachal Pradesh state of India. On every Saturday in the month of August is a huge fair organized.

Nurpur Fort                    

Nurpur Fort
Named after the wife of Jahangir that is Nu Jahan, this fort was constructed about 100 ago by Raja Basu with a temple inside the fort dedicated to Lord Krishna. The fort later on was taken over by Jahangir and named as Nurpur Fort. The black idol of Lord Krishna inside the temple was gifted to the King of Nurpur by a Rajasthani King.

Shahpurkandi Fort                    

Shahpurkandi Fort
One of the popular attractions present in the city of Pathankot is the Shahpurkandi Fort that was built in the year 1505 AD by Jaspal Singh Pathania, who was a Rajput Chief. The fort is currently in ruins and it was used to keep a tab on the regions of Nurpur and Kangra. Located at a distance of 7 km from the region of Pathankot, this ruined fort belongs to the 16th century and is situated in the lower region of the Himalayas. The fort was named after Shah Jahan by Bhao Singh and it is presently used as a rest house.

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