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Punjab

Overview
A state of liveliness and celebration personified, Punjab is easily one of the most loved states in India. Sikhs form the majority of population in Punjab and most of the architecture and tourist spots reflect heritage of Sikh religion. Also known as the Land of Five Rivers, the state is one of the most agriculturally developed regions in India and stands for India’s true spirit.

Panjab India

The state falls in North-west region and a significant part of it is now a part of Pakistan after partition. The temperature usually varies between 4-47┬░Cand the state shares its territories with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Rajasthan and Haryana. Since it’s an agriculture-dominant state, most of the festivals celebrated are based on the harvest time/season change. While Punjabi is the main language used, Hindi and English are sporadically used in urban cities as well.

When travelling in Punjab; turbans, bangles, colourful attires and a never-say-die festive spirit sums up your experience here. For tourists, there are a lot of monuments, shrines, gurudwaras as well as an elaborate shopping experience with its local artwork. Baisakhi remains the most celebrated festival in the state amidst lots of gusto.

Some of the chief attractions in the state

Chandigarh
The Capital of the state, Chandigarh is easily one of the most visited spots here. The city is a piece of art with its clean, planned infrastructure and tourist destinations like Rock Garden and the likes.

Golden Temple

Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)
Easily one of the most popular spots across India, Golden Temple is the gurudwara dedicated to the Gurus of Sikhs and popular for its religious tolerance for all faiths and exquisite work, especially the gold pleated dome of the centre piece.

Jallianwalah Bagh
This is a memorial spot to commemorate the hundreds of innocent lives who were killed during the Jallianwalah massacre during the freedom struggle against British colonial rule. The garden also has a library and museum dedicated to the freedom struggle movement.

Wagah Border
India shares its border with Pakistan here, and the daily evening ceremony of closing the borders makes for an enchanting experience full of patriotism and local flavor. A must-watch when in Punjab!

Tourist Attractions

Jallianwalah Bagh

Shopping Attractions

Known for

  • Evening ceremony at Wagah Border
  • Golden Temple
  • Delicious local cuisine- Makke di Roti and Sarson da sag is a very popular dish from Punjab
  • Festivals and joyful, helping nature of the locals

Wagah Border

How to reach
By Air: The state has its international airport at Amritsar called Raja Sansi International Airport. However, a lot of people use Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi while coming from international destinations.
By Train: The state has an extensive network connecting all the main sites across the state. Best facilities available with ease of commute.
By Road: A lot of tourists stick to road network while travelling in Punjab for its quick turnaround and safe services.



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