Pathankot is a city in the Punjab state of India. Pathankot was officially declared as District of Punjab state on 27 July 2011 (Previously it was a Tehsil of Gurdaspur district, Punjab). Pathankot district is at the meeting point of the three northern states of India -- Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir. Pathankot district is a border district which shares an international border with Pakistan on its West. Due to its location, Pathankot serves as a travel hub for those three northerly states.