The North Indian State of Punjab is not only famous for its history, culture, gastronomy, and religious places but is also famous for its language, nightlife, and vibrant festivals. Here’s some information about Punjab relating to its language, festivals, and nightlife:
Keeping aside the rural areas, the urban cities of Punjab have a lot to offer when it comes to enjoying the nightlife of the city. Cities like Mohali, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala, and Amritsar are the best places to enjoy the nightlife of Punjab. Here’s a list of some of the most popular places in these cities where one can witness the decent nightlife of Punjab:
Club Hollywood Mohali: Located in sector 82 of Mohali, Club Hollywood in one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife in the city. Opening at around 11 in the night, this club is the best place to hang out with friends, and enjoy late night parties.
Underdoggs: Situated inside Chandigarh’s largest mall (Elante), Underdoggs is one of the most lively places to enjoy the dazzling nightlife of the city. This sports bar is a perfect place to spectate live matches while chugging down exotic drinks and relishing lip-smacking American snacks.
Pk Tunn: One of the most happening places in Ludhiana, Pk Tunn is the best place for grabbing budget friendly drinks. Its sophisticated ambience, elegant decors, mouth watering dishes, and exotic drinks make it the best place for enjoying the nightlife of Ludhiana.
The regional language of Punjab is Punjabi. It is the most widely used language for communication in Punjab. Due to a large tourist influence, people of Punjab also speak other languages like Hindi, and English. Therefore, tourists do not face any problem while communicating with the locals.
Various travel companies provide English speaking drivers as well so that traveling within the city is not a hassle for the tourists. People who are traveling by themselves can use a Punjab map which is available in different languages. A Punjab district map is also available online in almost all languages.
Being a culturally rich state, Punjab celebrates numerous festivals all around the year. Starting from Lohri in the month of January to various other festivals throughout the year like Hola Mohalla, Vaisakhi, Teeyan, Jor Mela, and the most important being Gurpurabs of the Sikh Gurus.
Lohri marks the harvest festival in Punjab. Hola Mohalla is a 3-day long festival celebrated majorly in Anandpur Sahib. This tradition was started by Shri Guru Gobind Singh. People celebrate this festival by displaying skills of sword fencing, archery, horse riding, and other martial arts. Teeyan is a dance festival wherein women dress up in traditional style to perform Punjabi Folk Dance. Vaisakhi is also one of the most important festivals in Punjab. It is a religiously important festival for the Sikhs as it marks the birth of Khalsa (pure way of living).
Gurpurabs are celebrated on the birth days of the respective Sikh Gurus, and also as a mark of respect for their martyrdom. Jor Mela is also celebrated to commemorate the martyrdom of sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh.