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How To Reach Pathankot

By Air: The Pathankot Airport (Pathankot Air Force Base) located just 6 kilometers to the south of the Pathankot City is a military aviation base that is predominantly used by the Indian Air Force. In service since November 2006, the Pathankot Airport has lately started operating commercial flights as well. Air India Regional is the only airline to provide Pathankot with air connectivity to other parts of the country. The Pathankot Airport is linked to Delhi, Kullu and Ludhiana via air. International tourists can reach Delhi Airport and then board a flight to Pathankot. The tourists should note that the frequency of the flights might not be satisfactory and the flights might even get canceled in case of fog and bad weather. The Gaggal Airport of Dharamsala situated about 100 kilometers away is yet another noteworthy airfield to be found in the vicinity of Pathankot from where flights to Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu are available. Tourists can hire auto rickshaws or taxis from the Pathankot Airport and reach downtown Pathankot easily by road.
By Rail: Pathankot Railway Station (Pathankot Junction) located right in the heart of the city on the Gurdaspur Road is an important railroad junction where the railway lines from Amritsar and Delhi merge. Moreover, maximum of the trains headed towards Jammu halt at Pathankot. Pathankot Railway Station is connected to Jammu, New Delhi, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Panipat, Ambala, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Udhampur, Tatanagar Jn, Gwalior, Agra, Allahabad, Firozabad, Bhopal, Jhansi, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Tiruchirapalli, Erode, Salem, Tirupati, Vijayawada, and many other destinations via train.

Some of the notable trains plying on the Pathankot railway route are; Jammu Mail, Madurai Jammu Exp, Dauladhar Exp, Delhi Pathankot Exp, Tatanagar Jammu Exp, Muri Exp, Hatia Jammu Exp, Ahmedabad Jammu Exp, Bhatinda Jammu Exp, etc. Not only that, Pathankot Railway Station is also connected to Kangra through the narrow-gauge ‘Kangra Valley Railway’, also known as the ‘Kangra Toy Train’. This toy train completes the journey of 128 kilometers to Joginder Nagar via Palampur and Kangra. The route from Pathankot to Kangra Valley and Joginder Nagar is abounding with celestial scenic pizzazz.

Apart from the Pathankot Junction, Pathankot is bequeathed with yet another railway station namely; Chakki Bank Railway Station. Located just 4 kilometers away from the Pathankot Railway Station, the Chakki Bank Railway Station operates all those express trains which do not halt at Pathankot. Chakki Bank Railway Station is connected to Jammu, New Delhi, Mathura, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Roorkee, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Kanpur, Varanasi, Kathgodam, Panipat, Ratlam, Udhampur, Guwahati, Patna, Howrah, Ahmedabad, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Tirupati, and several other domestic destinations by railway.
By Road: NH 44 and NH 154 are the two chief national highways those pass through Pathankot and annex this heritage city to other towns and metropolitans of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh by road. NH 154 links Pathankot to Chakki, Nurpur, Yol, Palampur, Joginder Nagar and Mandi while NH 44 and NH 54 adjoin Pathankot to Dinanagar, Gurdaspur, Batala and Amritsar. Pathankot is also connected to Chak Kalan, Dasuya, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Ambala through NH 44. The Bus Stand of Pathankot is sited right in the heart of the city close to the Pathankot Railway Station on the Gurdaspur Road. State transport buses operated by Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir roadways cater the travelers at the Pathankot Bus Station. Direct state transport as well as private buses and taxis are available for Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Kangra, Shimla, Vaishno Devi, Jammu, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and numerous other inter and intra state destinations from Pathankot. Pathankot is located about 27 km from Nurpur, 40 km from Gurdaspur, 58 km from Dasuya, 82 km from Dalhousie, 87 km from Dharamsala, 89 km from Kangra, 91 km from McLeod Ganj, 100 km from Hoshiarpur, 106 km from Chamba, 108 km from Jammu, 109 km from Amritsar, 115 km from Jalandhar, 117 km from Palampur, 158 km from Katra, 174 km from Ludhiana, 234 km from Chandigarh, 300 km from Shimla and 476 km from New Delhi.