Cave Temple Home > Punjab > Attractions > Temples > Cave Temple

Cave Temple

One of the most sacred places and famous cave temple in Pathankot, Punjab is considered to be the Mukteshwar Temple which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. This temple lies on the banks of River Ravi that is about a distance of 20-22 km from the Pathankot main city in Shaupur Kandi. These caves lie in the way to Shahpur Kandi. This temple stands tall at the hill top and is a landmark around the city.


This temple lies at a distance of 20-25 km from the Pathankot City.


As per the Hindu Mythology, these caves are as old as the Mahabharata as according to a legend states in the mythology, these caves were home to the pandavas as they rested and took shelter over here during their exile. It was during their ‘Agayatwas’ that they stayed in these caves for a while. This beautiful temple has copper yoni with a wahite marble shivling which is surrounded by the idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Parvati, Lord Hanuman and Lord Brahma.


This temple is also famous because of the grand fair held every year to mark the grand festival Baisakhi in the month of April where many devotees and pilgrims make their way to this temple from all over Punjab and the nearby states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal. Also many devotees make it a point to visit this temple on Shivratri.

How to Reach

The bus stand known as the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal is located just very close to the National Highway 20 that is at a distance of 3 km from the city. Himachal Roadways, Jammu and Kashmir Roadways, Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS have bus services for interstate regions and the inter city of Punjab. Regular busses from Delhi, Ludhiana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh ply from Pathankot.

There are two railway stations in Pathakot; the Chakki Bank Railay Station which is right in the heart of the city and the Pathankot railway station. The busiest is the Pathankot Railway station and both the stations are connected to the broad gauge lines and are managed by the northern railways. Regular trains from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Delhi and Ludhiana ply from these two stations.

The airport is a military airport that was started in the year 2006 on 21st November which one caters to the Indian Air Force Base. Earlier only flights to the North India were slated from the Pathankot Airport but as of now, no flights are scheduled from the base. One can take flights till Raja Sansi International Airport and the Jammu Airport and then complete their journey till Pathankot by train, bus or a taxi. The distance from the Raja Sansi International Airport till the Pathankot city is 118 km. Regular international and national flights fly from Amritsar Airport to most of the important cities all over India.

Related Image

Related Topics

Culture in Punjab

The word "Punjab" is composed of two Persian words, 'Panj' meaning five and 'Aab' which means water. The invigorating ....


The most propitious places in state of Punjab are its temples. The temples in Punjab that are located in any area speak ....


The palaces found in Punjab are sheer symbols ...


Punjab's Monuments truly manifests ...