Madhopur, Punjab

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Madhopur
माधोपुर
Town
Madhopur is located in Punjab
Madhopur
Madhopur
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 32°17′N 75°39′E / 32.283°N 75.650°E / 32.283; 75.650Coordinates: 32°17′N 75°39′E / 32.283°N 75.650°E / 32.283; 75.650
Country India
State Punjab
District Pathankot
Population
 • Total 30,000
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 145024
Telephone code 01870
Vehicle registration PB-35

Madhopur is a town located in Pathankot district Punjab, India. Madhopur is located at Pathankot - Jammu. It has an average elevation of 332 metres (1,089 feet).

About[edit]

Historical Church of British-era

Madhopur lies on the Pathankot - Jammu national highway, NH-1A - the only road link that Jammu and Kashmir has with the rest of the country. Madhopur is well connected with whole country by road air and train and nearest main station from Madhopur is Pathankot Junction railway station at a distance of 9.5 km. It was a part of the Nurpur Princely state ruled by the Pathania Rajputs prior to 1849 A.D. Now it is known as the "Gateway of Punjab", a meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Due to its location, Madhopur serves as a travel hub for those three, and is a hub for the Indian Army. Madhopur is a small Punjab town in terms of population. It is the last point in Punjab on the national highway that connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. This bestows strategic importance on the town. The Upper Bari Doab Canal starts from here, which is best known for it’s Hydraulic Research Station at the Upper Bari Doab Canal in Malikpur Sujanpur. Madhopur is situated in the picturesque foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie, with the Ravi River flowing close by. The city is often used as a rest-stop before heading into the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie, Chamba, and Kangra, deep into the Himalayas. Madhopur Head works which date back to the Mughal era.

Attractions[edit]

Sunset view from Pari Garden

Head works of Upper Bari Doab, Osho's Ashram and Shahpur Kandi are the attractions of this area. Madhopur is also used as a gateway to the Jammu and Kashmir hill stations of Kathua, Patni Top, Gulmarg. Madhopur is known for its natural beauty. A garden made by the British Raj known as 'Pari Garden' is there, as are several buildings from the Raj era.

Airports close to Madhopur[edit]

Pathankot Airport (9.5 km)

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