Hydraulic Research Station is famous for the various models of dams and irrigation projects displayed here. Travellers are sure to be amazed at the engineering techniques used for the construction of these dams and irrigation projects. It is situated in Malikpur, around 7 km away from Pathankot. A comprehensive description and detailing is provided to tourists who wish to gather more information regarding these models.
Mukteshwar Temple, located just 21 km away from Pathankot, is believed to be one of the holiest places in Punjab. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a white marble Shivalinga with a copper yoni. Idols of other gods and goddesses, like Lord Vishnu, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha, are also enshrined in this temple. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed in these caves during their Agyatvas (exile) and built this temple to honour and worship Lord Shiva.
The Ravi river and hills form the backdrop of the temple. The Mukteswar Temple is also acknowledged as Mukesran Mandir. The famous Mukesran Da Mela is held here annually in the month of April, on the day of Baisakhi. The temple not only attracts pilgrims from the state but also from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh during the mela and Shivratri. An appealing feature to the tourists is that the left bank of the river Ravi belongs to the state of Punjab and the right bank to Jammu and Kashmir.
Ranjit Sagar Dam, known otherwise as the Thein Dam, is amongst the highest earth fill dams in the country. It also has the largest diameter penstock pipes in India and is currently the largest hydroelectric dam in Punjab. Located on the Ravi river, its township is known as Shahpurkandi, which is home to the famous Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha. With beautiful hills and a meandering lake, this place will surely appeal to any traveller.
Shahpurkandi Fort was built in 1505 by Jaspal Singh Pathania, a famous Rajput chief. It was primarily built to control the regions of Nurpur and Kangra. The fort complex has many beautiful mosques and temples, which signify the secular outlook of the rulers. The view from this fort is quite breathtaking, which is enhanced by the Ravi river as well as the Himalayas.