Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mountain stopover

Mumbai: It connects three northern states ? Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. We are talking about the small, picturesque town of Pathankot that you may have stopped over at before heading on to the snow-clad Himalayas.
Well, the reason why this Punjabi town is being featured here is that it is the newest addition to the Indian aviation map with Air Deccan launching daily flights between Delhi and Pathankot last week.
So, the next time you plan to holiday at Dalhousie or Dharamsala and take a stopover at Pathankot, you can fly into this lovely town near the Chakki River in a 48-seater ATR-42 aircraft.
29/11/06 Geetanjali Shukla/Business Standard