About Pathankot :-
Pathankot and its surrounding areas once formed part of the territories of Nurpur (now in Himachal Pradesh). The dynasty of Nurpur was established by Jatpal alias Rana Bhet, a Taur Rajputs from Delhi, who settled at Pathankot and took possession of all the country in the foot of the hills.
Rajputs shifted their capital to the modern town of Nurpur (Renamed after Begum Nurjahan) towards the end of seventeenth century. A Muslim descendant of the Rajas of Nurpur Sayed Khan ruled over this territory till 1781.
Pathankot also figures in Ain-i-Akbari as the Purana Headquarter. Some believe it was a settlement of Pathans during the medieval times. The famous historian Cunningham says that name of Pathankot came into vogue from the word Pathankot.
Ranjit Sagar Dam (Shahpur Kandi): –
Shahpur Kandi, a place of unique beauty a little north of Madhopur. Close by is the newly constructed Thein or Ranjit Sagar Dam. RANJIT SAGAR DAM (HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT) 4 X 150 MW. 1), Location, The dam is located at river Ravi near village Thein.
Barth Sahib :-
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.
Mukteshwar Temple: –
Mukteshwar Temple is situated on the bank of Ravi river, at about 20-22 km from Pathankot City. There are some caves which date to the time of the Mahabharata. According to a legend, the Pandavas stayed in those caves for a night during their “Agayatwas”. This temple is also known as Mukesran Mandir. A carnival or mela, called Mukesran da mela is held there each year in the month of April to mark Baisakhi.
Kathgarh Temple: –
It is a village situated 7 kms. from Indora on the meeting point of the Beas and the Choch rivers. There is an old temple, built in Mughal style, housing 6 feet long and 5 feet round ‘Shivlinga’ The ‘Lingam’ here is of its own kind not found anywhere in the world. The Lingam inside the temple is made of wood and it automatically breaks into two pieces and then the two equal pieces are put in the right place and it again retain its original state.
Nagni Temple: –
This temple is dedicated to Nagni Mata, a goddess who protects people by bites snakes. It is around 30-35 Km from Pathankot, situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is around 8-10 Km from Nurpur. There is the huge fair on every Saturday in the month of August.
Nurpur Fort: –
Nurpur, originally known as the Dhameri, the fort was named Nurpur by Jahangir, the great Mughal Emperor, after his favorite wife, Nur Jahan. The fort was constructed by Raja Basu around 100 years back and fell into the hands of Jahangir much later. The fort is around 66 km from Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This fort has a Lord Krishna temple. This temple is famous for the Lord Krishna black stone murti. This murti was gifted by some Rajasthan king to Nurpur city king.
Madhopur, known for its famous headwork’s on the river Ravi.
Malikpur: – Malikpur, Asia’s foremost Hydraulic Research Station at the Upper Bari Doab Canal.