Dhangu Road in Pathankot

River Restaurant in Woodland Hotel on Dhangu Road


Dhangu Road, located in the centre of Pathankot is one of the most important localities of this town. It branches out from Gurudaspur Road in the north and meets the Railway Road in the south. Some of the important roads that take off from the Dhangu Road are Campbell Road, Collage Road, Improvement Trust Road etc. It is important to note that the last mentioned Improvement Trust Road meets Saili Road, which houses the Deputy Commissioner’s office.  Gandhi Chowk and Balmiki Chowk also lie close by.  Many important government offices are located in this Dhangu Road area and so its importance can easily be assessed.

Colonies around Dhangu Road

However, before we look into the list of government offices and other facilities located here, let us look into the colonies that have developed on two sides of the road. If we face the Gurudaspur road end we will have Jodhamal Bagh, Sian Garh, Model Town and Sunder Nagar on the left. Further left are Mirpur Colony, Mud Hut Colony, Bhagat Nagar etc. Patel Nagar and Jodhamal Colony are two of the important colonies on the right.  Besides, there are Hari Nagar, Salaria Nagar, Nathu Nagar, Bank Colony etc located close by.

Government Offices on Dhangu Road

Follwoing are some of the important government offices located directly on Dhangu Road:
  • Office of CID
  • S.D.O. NORTH P.S.E.B
  • S.D.O.SOUTH P.S.E.B
  • X.E.N.SUB URBAN P.S.E.B 
  • X.E.N.CITY P.S.E.B
  • X.E.N.STORE P.S.E.B

Government Offices around Dhangu Road

However, the area around Dhangu road has many other important government offices. For example, Saili Road is the seat of the Deputy Commissioner. Office of X.E.N. Public Health and X.E.N. Tubewell Corporation are also located there.  

Employment Exchange and the office of the Chairman, Improvement Trust are located in Patel Chowk.   Balmiki Chowk, located very close to Dhangu Road, houses following government offices.
  • Office of Superintend of Police
  • Office of DSP City
  • Office of DSP Rural
  • Office of Tehsildar
  • Office of Naib Tehsildar

Banks on Dhangu Road

It is natural that an area as important as Dhangu Road will have many banks located on it.  Some of the banks located directly on this road are Allahabad Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of Patiala , Vijay Bank etc. For a more complete list, you may refer to our list on Banks in Pathankot.

Hotels and Restaurants on Dhangu Road

There are many good hotels located in this area. However, if you are interested only on those which are located directly on it, we can name four very good ones; they are Hotel Grand, Hotel Capri, Hotel Venice and Hotel Woodland. Other than that, Hotel Caesars’ Castle on Improvement Trust Road is also a very good hotel.  Hotel Terrace located near Saheed Bhagat Singh Chowk, is also another good hotel. Those who are looking for budget hotel may try Hotel Jewel and Hotel Kings.

Among the restaurants, one can try American Fried Chicken (AFC), Himalaya Bakery and Fast Food, Natureway Restaurant, Waves etc. Moreover, there are Honey Bun and Hotel Woodland on Fashion Street, Sizzling on Improvement Trust Road etc. If you want to sample dhaba type of cooking, you can try Dogra Vaishno Dhaba, Lucky da Dhaba, Makkhan da Dhaba located on this very road.

Dhangu Road is also a good place for shopping. Duke’s Showroom and Easy Day are some of the most well known shops in this area. Other than that, there are many good ones which sell all kinds of goods. In fact, the area is actually the heart of the town and a visit to Pathankot is never complete without a visit to this place.

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