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Punjab Tourism

Explore the beauty of one of the most iconic states of India, the land of 5 rivers, Punjab

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Oct - Feb

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5-6 Days

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  • Religious Tour
  • Sightseeing

About Punjab Destination

The land of warriors, rivers, history, culture, and lively lifestyle, Punjab is one of the most beautiful places in the whole subcontinent. Punjab tourism is known for its sacred shrines, historical sites, unique gastronomy, and a perfect amalgamation of rural and urban life.

From the best places to visit to exciting things to do, best time to visit, how to reach, and other essential information, this ultimate guide is all you need to explore the best of Punjab.

Starting from the places to visit in Punjab, the North Indian state is home to a plethora of attractions which suit all types of travelers. The most important tourist attractions in Punjab are the sacred shrines and historical places. The Harmandir Sahib/Golden Temple, Anandpur Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Damdama Sahib, Dukh Nivaran Sahib, and temples like Panch Mandir, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Iskcon Ludhiana, and Shri Sai Baba Mandir Jalandhar are some of the most popular religious tourist attractions in Punjab. Some of the cities of Punjab like Chandigarh, Mohali, Patiala, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Jalandhar, and Sangrur are also interesting places to explore in Punjab.

Punjab also offers a variety of things to do which add excitement to a vacation. From boating in Sukhna Lake to a day out at amusement parks like Hardy's World Amusement Park (Ludhiana), Thunder Zone (Swara). Wonderland (Jalandhar), Chill-O-Thrill Water Park (Bathinda), and Sun City (Amritsar), there is no end to the list of things to do in Punjab. A visit to the Wagah Border to spectate the ‘Lowering of the flags’, ceremony, is also one of the most interesting things to do in Punjab.

Other Punjab points of interest include shopping, nightlife, and the culinary delights of the different cities. Shopping in Punjab is an activity that tourists should not miss. Different regions of Punjab have their own speciality but products like punjabi jutti, punjabi suit, punjabi phulkari, amritsari pickles, cut glass, bangles, parandhis, rugs, and shawls are some of the best things to buy in Punjab. When it comes to nightlife, the urban parts of Punjab like Mohali, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala, and Amritsar offer some of the best places to enjoy the peppy nightlife of Punjab.


Punjabi food is also an important highlight of Punjab tourism. The lip-smacking culinary delights of Punjab are famous all over the globe. Different regions of Punjab are famous for some unique dishes. Some of the most popular culinary delights of Punjab are chole kulche, butter chicken, dal makhni, chole bhature, stuffed parathas, makki ki roti & saag, and more.

 

When it comes to traveling from one place to another in Punjab, the local transport system of Punjab is quite well developed which ensures hassle-free transfers within as well as outside the state. From buses to trains, flights, cabs, and tuk tuks, there are numerous transportation option available in Punjab.

 

So, plan your vacation to this exquisite destination to explore one of the most important aspect of North Indian culture.

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By Air

There are a number of airports in Punjab in cities like Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Ludhiana. Amritsar, and Chandigarh stations are international airports while the Ludhiana airport serves domestic purpose only. Travelers from within and even outside India can book tickets to these airports to reach Punjab in the fastest, and most convenient ways. Various airlines like Jet Airways, Indigo, Vistara, Air India, Qatar Airways, and more, operate regular flights to Amritsar.

Transfers from airport to different parts of Punjab are also easily available. Travelers can board a local bus, hire a cab, or a private taxi to reach the desired destination. Prior booking for Punjab Roadways buses can be done through their official website.

By Train

The state of Punjab and many of its cities have well developed railway stations which connect them to different parts of the country via railways. There are around 90 railway stations in different districts of Punjab which make it even more convenient for travelers to reach as close to their destination as possible. Trains also serve as more economical means of transport and are best for budget travelers. A large number of trains operate to and from these stations such as Jbp Atari Special, Shan-e-Punjab, Moga Shatabdi, Amritsar Shatabdi, Amritsar Express, Swarna Shtbdi, Sachkhand Express, Garib Rath Express, Golden Temple Mail, Punjab Mail, and more. Punjab Mail is one of the most important trains. Punjab Mail route passes through states of Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.  

Various transportations are available for local transfers from the railway station. Buses, tuk tuks, taxis, and cabs are easily available for transfers from a railway station to a desired location.

By Road

Traveling to Punjab by road is one of the most charming experiences. Plain-sailing roads, and lush green fields on both sides form a perfect landscape for a long drive. Road journeys from places like Delhi, Haryana, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and more nearby places are quite popular amongst tourists.

There are various transportation options like buses, cabs, and private taxis are available for traveling to Punjab by road. Travelers can also choose to drive by themselves by using a Punjab route map. Here’s a list of cities and their respective distances from Punjab:

Chennai to Punjab distance: 2,559 kilometers

Ahmedabad to Punjab: 1,186 kilometers

Kolkata to Punjab: 1,849 kilometers

Bangalore to Punjab: 2,525 kilometers

Pune to Punjab: 1,720 kilometers

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Chole kulche, butter chicken, dal makhni, chole bhature, stuffed parathas, and makki ki roti & saag are some of the most popular dishes of Punjab.

Yes, Punjab gets a very small amount of rain in winter due to the Western disturbances.

Visiting places like Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, and other historical and religious places is the best thing to do in Punjab.

Punjabi jutti, punjabi suit, punjabi phulkari, amritsari pickles, cut glass, bangles, parandhis, rugs, and shawls are some of the most famous things of Punjab.

October to February is the best time to visit Punjab.

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