Best Shopping in Punjab
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Shopping In Punjab (2019)
With a great collection of handloom products and handicrafts, the state of Punjab enjoys a reputation of being the largest exporter and manufacturer of hosiery goods, handloom, and handicrafts. And thus, shopping in Punjab is one of those activities which a tourist cannot afford to miss. From punjabi jutti to punjabi suit, punjabi phulkari to amritsari pickles, bangles, parandhis, woolen textiles, and whatnot, there is no dearth of shopping products in this state. And, every region of the state has its own speciality. Some cities are famous for their clothes while some for their food products, some excel in accessories while others in handicrafts, and so on. Cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, and Bathinda are some of the best places for shopping in Punjab. The city of Chandigarh is also a popular place for shopping in Punjab where one can enjoy a heart-filling street shopping experience along with high-end mall shopping as well.
Famous Shopping Items in Punjab
Punjabis are known for being extravagant, and thus, while you are on a tour to Punjab, this place dotted with a variety of shops in a large number never fail to beguile tourists and locals alike to leave the place without buying an item. Offering a range of products from budget to luxurious ones, here is something to buy for everyone while shopping in Punjab. But then, there are a few items like Phulkari dupattas that makes for one must souvenir for every woman. While, Punjabi Juttis add style to the personality of both men and women. What’s more? If you are a foodie, you can also buy some packed Amritsari kulchas from there.
What gifts can be brought from Punjab?
While enjoying an excursion to the vibrant place, called Punjab, there is no way you could leave the vibrant state without purchasing a few items as souvenirs that fill you with nostalgia back home. Let’s take a clue from the below list of recommended items that truly define this amazing destination.
Phulkari Dupatta: If you look out for a Punjabi woman’s wardrobe, you will always find a Phulkari Dupatta there. Embroidered with intricate thread work on different fabrics like: cotton, raw silk, or georgette, these dupattas are often worn on special occasions adding a charm to the beauty of women. Ranging from heavy to light weight dupattas, they can be bought at a price of about INR 800 to INR 1500. These are the must-buy items while shopping in Punjab.
Punjabi Jutti: Again, while exploring the locals markets of Punjab, you will find the markets flooded with brightly colored and diligently embroidered Punjabi juttis at every corner. With a variety of Punjabi juttis ranging from western to classical for men and women, these are one of the best picks amongst shopping items in Punjab for everyone.
Soot ke Laddu: Do you have a sweet tooth? Then, soot ke ladoos from Patiala city are what you must have on your excursion to Punjab. Made of refined flour, ghee, and sugar, these ladoos are so tempting that you could not be able to resist yourself from having them while standing at the shop only. You may buy them from popular shops like: Pammi Pooriyan Wala and Gopal Sweets in Punjab.
Jaggery and Dry Fruits: Punjabis are known for their love of sweet dishes. And, jaggery is one of the staple meals in their diet routine. If you are not so fond of jaggery, there is another version of it called- dry fruits jaggery. A block of jaggery prepared with dry fruits is full of healthy nutrients, and is one of the best things to buy from Punjab.
Kada/Bracelet: You must have seen every Sikh person wearing a silver bracelet/kada. If you want to gift something spiritual to your loved ones, then this can be one of the best options to help them connect with the super powers. Moreover, it is also believed that the bracelet protects you from evils. Hence, it is one of the best things to gift someone.
5 Best Shopping Malls in Punjab
Crammed with a bounty of shops at each and every corner, Punjab is quite a treat to a shopaholic like you. However, if you are someone who prefers to indulge more in malls, for all the comforts they are equipped with, then worry not! The state of Punjab is there to entice you too.
Alpha One Mall: Being well-connected to the city of Amritsar through a new bridge, Alpha One Mall can be quite easily approached. Housing almost every big store, this mall is a must-visit for someone like you who loves shopping in malls. This mall also has a cinepolis, game sections, a food court to delve into a complete delight while shopping in Punjab.
Pavilion Mall:Located just near the Fountain Chowk in the heart of Ludhiana City, Pavilion Mall can also be easily approached owing to its proximity to some of the most popular residential areas in its neighborhood. Moreover, the interstate bus and railway station are also located quite near to the mall. With some amazing brand options ranging from domestic to foreign brands, this place is a must visit on your next tour to Ludhiana.
Wave Mall: again, located in the heart of Ludhiana city, Wave Mall is the biggest and the best mall in the city with about 10 floors- all equipped with a variety of shops. Bringing the whole shopping world at one place, this mall never fails to amaze its visitors. Sprawling over 4.7 lac sq meters, this mall offers the best shopping experience you have ever had.
Omaxe Mall: Being the only and the largest mall in the city of Patiala, Omaxe Mall is the pride of the town. Housing more than hundred showrooms, including both renowned Indian and international brands catering to people of every age from children to adults, this mall has something for everyone. Located in the heart of Patiala city, this mall is meant to usher in the coming future, for sure!
WestEnd Mall: Here is one of the oldest malls in the city of Ludhiana. Offering a great place to hangout with friends, WestEnd Mall is a delight for everyone seeking budget shopping options. With the availability of every brand and food outlet, this place is often flocked by visitors during weekends.
List of Famous Things to Buy from Punjab
Swords and Daggers
Punjabi Salwar Kameez
Dry Fruits Jaggery
Silver and Gold Jewelry
Shopping at Hall Bazar in Amritsar
Amritsar, Punjab, is considered to be one of the oldest and most significant city of India. Apart from being famous for serving as the home to famous temples like Golden Temple and authentic Punjabi cuisines like Amritsari Kulcha, the city also offers a number of indigenous items that make shopping unforgettable in the old ...
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Golden Temple in Amritsar
The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib is a highly revered religious Sikh shrine and symbolizes equality and human brotherhood. The gurudwara epitomizes the distinctive heritage and identity of Sikhs while glorifying their ideals. After its compilation, Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs) was first ...
- Golden Temple
Fun City in Chandigarh
Claimed to be the largest amusement and water park in the Northern region, Funcity Chandigarh (Ramgarh), is one of the most exciting places to visit in Chandigarh. Spread across 43 acres of land, the Funcity Water Park in Chandigarh is located on the Chandigarh-Nada Sahib Gurudwara Barwala Road. It is a perfect place for pe...
- Amusement Park
- Fun rides
Elante Mall in Chandigarh
One of the most popular attractions of the ‘City Beautiful’ is the Elante Mall. Located in the industrial area of Chandigarh, the Elante Mall is a part of the Nexus group of malls. The huge Elante building does not only feature a Mall but also includes an office complex, and Hyatt Regency Hotel. Elante Mall in Chandigarh is...
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Trip to HimachalDelhi & Punjab Lots of Communication GAP between the Hotel & Travel Triangle and its agent Trip Sailor.Com.
Trip to HimachalHad good experience during our Punjab Himachal trip barring few hiccups which we can ignore when we look at the holistic view. Few points to highlight 1. Driver was very good 2. Hotel rooms nice barring Amritsar Overall, planning and execution of the trip was good. A thumbs up !!!
Trip to North EastShort form of the feedback: Starting July 11 thru' 17, '19 we had a memorable tour of NE India (mainly Meghalaya & a bit of Guwahati). We enjoyed every moment of it. Many thanks to Nikita from Reify/Itvaar Travels for putting together the overall package, detailed planning and for her constant support right thru' the tour. Here is a link to the our pictures from the tour: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFj8TeG (click the 'play' button to view in slide-show mode). Long form of the feedback: It was the worst of times and yet the best of times .. In many ways. Promises and credible relationships were available only at a premium, that which invariably breakdown despite the best of intentions, when working at breakneck speed since the beginning of the year on a high-profile project, that which we were terribly behind and that which we had run out of considerations to not deliver. We were now effectively playing a test match game at T20 speed. Who knew if we would end up at 500 for 1 or would be all out below 100. If one batsman got out in the high-profile chase with time running out, then the next one in line had to pick up the gauntlet and step up his or her game. As Lord Tennyson so eloquently wrote in Charge of the Light Brigade, “Was there a man dismayed? Not though the soldier knew, Someone had blundered. Theirs was not to make reply, Theirs was not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die, Into the Valley of Death …”. It was the worst of times and yet the best of times .. To be associated with our project execution team. Such pressure invariably spills over onto the family which, though understanding, cannot quite fathom the necessity of an all-out war-room 24x7 work environment. After one especially contentious call, my wife asked me if I’m okay. Say I, “Yes, its just that I was practicing the ‘Raga Deepak’. Pretty normal under the circumstances. Logical thinking was at a premium.. But things took for a worse, family wise, when we had to cancel a much-awaited vacation to Iceland, mainly because, well you guessed it, work took precedence. But our vacation window for the year was closing. Our son, who is due to start his Master’s program this coming fall, gave us a 2 week window in July of his availability to join my wife & I on a vacation together. Also wanted to visit his grandma. Rescheduling to Iceland was off the table and we turned our sights to India. The 2 week window brought a clarity of purpose. Workwise, it was finally possible to see the light at the end of the long project tunnel, particularly after a quick dash to our co-developers on-site. That was good. Also, India was a good choice since I could quickly join up with our work team in India. A proposal for a workation (work + vacation) in India was quickly approved. We now turned our attention to picking a vacation spot in India. Not much time to figure that out. A new deadline. So, what’s new? It was the worst of times and yet the best of times .. To plan a vacation. July is monsoon time in India. We considered a few drier spots, the western & northern parts. Vacation spots in Gujarat, Himachal, Punjab were in consideration. But none seemed to gel well enough. And then an idea. Why try to avoid the monsoons at all? Why not pick a spot particularly well known for its monsoon rains: Cherrapunjee? That which has the reputation of the rainiest spot on Earth, or atleast that we hadlearnt during our school history lessons. If we could follow Darwin to the Galapagos, our first and only trek of significance into the Himalayas and the Indus Valley Civilization to Harappa, then following the monsoons into Cherrapunjee while impractical, did sounds just about right. Hey, and don’t’ forget the possibility to douse ‘Deepak Raga’ with ‘Megh Raga’. It was the worst of times and yet the best of times .. To take a monsoon vacation in Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee is in North East India. Organizing a vacation in India requires some level of ground support, particularly when coming from the US. Normally, we get ground support from relatives or friends who have provide contacts, or better still do the reservations & bookings on our behalf. But the North East is a different pickle altogether. None of our contacts knew much about the North East. What exactly to see in Cherrapunjee, or thereabouts? Other that its place in school history books, was it a place worth going to? A quick research on the web alleviated our initial concerns. The more we read, the more it seemed that we had stumbled on a hidden gem, just like Pokhara Nepal that we visited a couple of years back. But finding our way around there was still an issue. We normally self-organize our vacation travels. To do this requires enough lead time. In this case, we did not have that luxury. Nor, did we get enough leads from the web on how to self-organize one either. We were now down to Plan C: Contact a few travel agents that we could find on the web. The first one sent back a somewhat vague reply. After waiting in vain on them a few days, we tried the next one. Travel Triangle. Travel Triangle gave an immediate response back, forwarded our request to Nikita from Reify/Itvaar, an agency that specialized in the NE region. Nikita was a game changer. She is truly a responsive travel agent. After a short chat on WhatsApp, Nikita quickly understood our requirements and within a day put together a tour package that was close to what we might have put together ourselves. By this time word had got around that that we were going to the NE. A few close relatives were intrigued enough that they wanted to join us. An initial party of three quickly turned into a potential party of eight or nine. We settled down to a party of seven with one late joinee. Yet could we rely on an unknown agent from an unknown agency that had our contact from yet another unknown forwarding agent? What might be the chances of broken promises. Is Reify/Itvaar another fly-by-night operator? It came down to simply my judgement on how credible Nikita herself was. She was simultaneously responsive and insistent enough to raise our confidence in the agency. It was obvious enough that Reify/Itvaar wanted our business. But it was her responsiveness and sufficiently detailed plan that convinced us Reify/Itvaar was a credible enough agency. Our relatives joining us seemed overall fine with the proposal & pricing. Then after 3/4 modifications, that which Nikita was very quick to help work thru’ on, we finalized on 7day/6night proposal. We now had a day-by-day schedule, a vehicle with driver reserved and hotel bookings over a week or so. The schedule included the towns of Guwahati (in Assam), Shillong, Mawlynnong, Dawki and Cherrapungi (the last four in Meghalaya). We quickly learned about Shillong’s reputation as the Scotland of the East, Mawlynnong’s as the cleanest village in Asia (no kidding!) and Dawki’s as a town bordering Bangladesh. More hidden gems, for sure. It was the worst of times and yet the best of times .. Cherrapunjee was ON, and more. To get in meant a 40+ hour journey from Philadelphia to Doha to Delhi to Guwahati. The last leg of our outbound journey from Guwahati airport to Shillong would in a Tempo Traveler van included as part of the overall package. The Tempo Traveler and its driver, Tapeshwar would be our constants thru’ the tour. This was the first litmus test on the quality of the arrangements by Reify/Itvaar. The van was good sized 12 seater with plenty of space for our bags and in very good condition. Plenty of room for all. We would start our tour from Shillong, with Guwahati the last stop on our way back. One relative joined us at Guwahati airport. The others joined us the next day in Shillong. Given the itinerary, it was mostly a tour of Meghalaya, just a day to visit around Guwahati. Thru’ the week, Tapeshwar was both our driver and guide thru’ the tour. A soft spoken and ever smiling Assamese, knew his way around and ever ready to adjust per our needs. With a good vehicle, Tapeshwar (literally) at the front end and Nikita at the back end, we had an amazingly good support system to take us thru’ the tour. Nikita was ever available thru’ the entire tour to help us as required. We created a WhatsApp group for the tour. The WhatApp group was very useful too, particularly to share pictures with each other. Nikita, though not on the tour, was also in the group. And she was ever attentive to all messages that required her help. With Nikita & Tapeshwar, we had a memorable trip and enjoyed every moment of it. Overall hotel arrangements were very good (except the last one in Guwahati, where both the room bathroom and breakfast arrangements were sub-par). Our one regret is that we do not have a picture of either. We neglected to take one with Tapeshwar (not sure how that happened). We never met Nikita. We can only imagine what she might be like. But both will be in our thoughts, every time we reminiscence about the tour. It was the best of times .. thanks to Nikita & Tapeshwar & Meghalaya. Deepak.
Trip to HimachalHotel in Dharamshala (Sai Taj Grand) was excellent with very polite staff. But the hotel in Dalhousie (Satyadev Grand) was horrible. The entrance and ambience was so poor that you wouldn't like to stay in the hotel. The staff was rude too and I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. The cabs AC wasn't working and hence it was too hot in Haryana and Punjab when we were traveling from Delhi towards Dharamshala. The agent (Guruji Travels) refused to accept its AC is ill functioning. The driver (Vikas Kumar) was a very polite guy. One of the best drivers that I have ever travelled with. He needs all the desired appraisals from his company. Guruji Travels needs to be o be more customer centric as they are in service industry. Should give a heed to customers complaints and should check the hotels that they are giving to their customers. Himanshu from Travel Triangle was very helpful in listening to our complaints.
Trip to Himachalshimla pine view cottage services best one of the best hotel ,staff support,food all are good in manali humar view hotel food are third quality very bed food staff are not good punjab hollywood height are great hotel shimala kufri horse riding and manali riverrafting
Trip to HimachalExtremely Happy with my himachal and punjab trip. Hotel was nice in both locations. Cab was also good. Trip was organised well and communicative in good manner. Special thanks to Mr. Vikas (Customize Trip) for his cooperation throughout the trip. Thanks
Trip to Himachalhotels and their location was not good they were far away from main points so we can't go outside even for a walk after 6.our 3rd hotel Turkish cottage was changed suddenly when we arrive as per the hotel we dont have any booking here and we were asked to go to another hotel 10kms away. when we enquired the same to travel vichar agent they said we have booked another hotel for you and they don't care to even informed us luckily our driver had not gone far away he came back quickly and then we moved. so the new hotel was hotel snow retreat as per our plan it should be of 3star but it was hardly 2star rated hotel, washroom was not clean, room service was not available as the phone line was disconnected so i need to call them via mobile. after this hotel i felt cheated as it was a rs 500 per night hotel and we were too tired to call the agent for a change. Rs 1600 was charged as Himachal gvt has increased some kind of road tax on outside vehicles so i need to pay them separately. when my full package is for Himachal the car should be of himachal so that i could have saved some money atleast but we got a Punjab vehicle and i have paid the money to driver. only good thing was a good driver with a new car and the scenery of himachal, we got snowfall at various locations and we enjoyed different activities.
Trip to HimachalHotel Services was poor. I booked hotel with Heating. But when i checked in i was forced to but heater at extra cost. The same was included in our quote. Other than this hotel was good with beautiful view. Food was good. We had booked two innova cars. One driver was very rude and he started arguing with everything us. I payed extra for night depature from Manali. However cab driver stopped the car midway at punjab and he started sleeping there. We slept for about 4 hours in car irself. Then he dropped at hotel the final and he went off. He even took the other driver who was good along with him. My final drop was at airport as per the quote. I need to thank the travel agent here who arranged the alternate cab in short span of time and he dropped us at airport. Travel agent Mr Pawan was very good. He was so kind and generous that he always supported wherever we were stuck. And finally he arranged an alternate cab for dropping us at airport.
Trip to HimachalA nice holiday to Manali... Transportation from Delhi was a little hectic... not a big problem though... The third day sightseeing was a disappointment... On reviewing now, it feels that we could have a better itinery if we had done some pre research online.. Travel agent services were good.. Hotel Snow country was fine..Cab driver was a nice Punjabi man.. went to his house in Punjab and had a cup of tea on our return to Delhi... Gulaba was the finest part of the trip.. Looking for more trips with travel triangle...
Trip to Punjabyeah the trip was excellent .the planning part with the help of travel agent was best. The cab driver was also good but did tried to skip few local places tough. travel triangle was very responsive and helpfull. U can surely book through them. there were some glitches overall trip was good.
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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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