Places To Visit In Punjab
Explore the beauty of one of the most iconic states of India, the land of 5 rivers, Punjab
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Tourist Places In Punjab
Literally translating into, “The land of 5 rivers”, the North Indian State of Punjab is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in India. From historical to religious, and from serene to vibrant, the diversity of places to visit in Punjab is utterly amazing. Being a huge and geographically diverse state, Punjab offers numerous attractions to explore which might take months to explore. Here’s a list of some of the most important Punjab famous places that a traveler must not miss.
Amritsar, the holy city, is one of the visited Punjab tourist places by domestic as well as foreign travelers. This city is undoubtedly, the cultural, historical, and religious hub of Punjab. It is home to the sacred Sikh shrine, Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), which is not only visited by the Sikhs but also by innumerable tourists from all around the globe, who flock to this place in search of peace, and also to witness the culture, and the humanitarian service of langar (community kitchen for all). Another important tourist place in Amritsar is the Jallianwala Bagh. Now serving as a public park, and a massacre memorial, this place has a dark history attached to it which dates back to the period of British rule in India. On 13th April, 1919, General Colonel Reginald Dyer, along with his troops, opened fire on public in Jallianwala Bagh, killing thousands of innocent people. One can still spot bullet holes on the walls of the memorial.
Other Punjab famous places include cities like Chandigarh, and Mohali. Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is the urban hub of the states. Mohali and Chandigarh are the most quaint well as lively cities of Punjab, and are known for their modernized version of Punjabi culture. Places like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, and numerous parks, shrines and memorials are some of the top attractions of these cities. From casual cafes to upmarket restaurants, and roadside dhabas, there are numerous places where one can savor the culinary delights of Punjabi cuisine.
Cities like Ludhiana, and Jalandhar are some of top Punjab points of interest who wish to witness rural as well as urban side of Punjab at the same time. The city of Ludhiana is known for its industries, as well as attractions like Museum of Rural Life which displays the Punjabi culture through pottery, musical instruments, and traditional Punjabi clothing. Jalandhar is an ancient North Indian city which home to popular temples and Gurudwaras like Devi Talab Mandir, and Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi. To go deep into the rural life of Punjab, travelers can visit places like Bathinda, Nangal, Barnala, and more where one can witness how the rural thrives on farming, and cattle breeding.
Travelers who want to take a tour of historical places in Punjab should visit places like Patiala, Anandpur Sahib, Sirhind, Faridkot and more. While exploring these cities, tourists can gain insight to the rich historical heritage on how these cities were formed, the major battles fought on these fields, and the royal kingdoms that once governed these places. The ancient architecture of forts, palaces, and other buildings are also a sight to spectate.
Durgiana Temple in Amritsar
Also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Durgiana Temple is one of the most important Hindu Temples located in the Amritsar district of Punjab. Durgiana Mandir derives its name from Hindu Goddess, Durga, and hence, along with idols of Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Vishnu, idol of Goddess Durga is also worshipped here.
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Akal Takht in Amritsar
Located in the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, Akal Takht Sahib, is one of the 5 takhts of Sikhs. Akal Takht literally translates into “throne of the timeless one”.
History of Akal Takht Sahib
Its construction was started in 1606 by Shri Guru Hargobind. He was the 6th Sikh Guru who laid down this foundation with a vi...
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Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar
Known as the very essence of Punjab, Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar is one of the most important historical places of the state. Spread across an area of 43 acres, the Gobindgarh Fort was initially built by Gujar Singh, and its final construction was completed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The fort was built to protect Amritsar from ...
Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar
Jallianwala Bagh is one of the most important historical places in India. Located in the holy city of Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is just a walking distance from the sacred Harmandir Sahib/ Golden Temple.
The heart-wrenching history of Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar dates back to the year 1919 when India was under British ru...
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Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar
About Taran Taran Sahib Sarovar
Located in the Majha region of Punjab, Tarn Taran Sahib serves as the headquarters of the Tarn Taran district. Apart from serving as the municipal headquarters is also an important Sikh Pilgrimage site. The circumference of the sarovar (pond) is about 1.5 kilometers, making it larger in size...
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Wagah Border in Amritsar
No trip to Amritsar is complete without a visit to the Wagah Border in Punjab. It is one such place where the vibes of patriotism are so strong that they give goosebumps to a person. One of the most exciting activities in Amritsar for tourists is watching the Wagah Border Parade.
Located close to the Attari Village, Wag...
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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 distinctive heritage and identity of Sikhs, while glorifying their ideals. After its compilation, Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs) was first ins...
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Morni Hills in Chandigarh
Located at an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level, Morni hills in Chandigarh are the offshoots of the Shivalik range of Himalayas. Morni village actually falls in the Panchkula district of Haryana, just 42 kilometers away from the city center of Chandigarh. It is a perfect weekend getaway spot from places like Delhi, Ha...
Pinjore Garden in Chandigarh
Pinjore Garden is one of the most scenic attractions of the tri-city of Chandigarh-Panchkula-Zirakpur. It is the best place to visit for tourists who are looking for peace and tranquility during their trip to Chandigarh.
Situated just 23 kilometers from the city centre of Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden is located in the cit...
Rock Garden in Chandigarh
One of the most famous attractions of the ‘City Beautiful’, the Rock Garden was created by a self-taught Indian Indian artist, Nek Chand. Rock Garden, Chandigarh, history dates back to the early 1960s when Nek Chand, a Public Works Department employee, began creating a garden for himself. As it was a forbidden area, and any...
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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...
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Trip to HimachalThank you for providing such a wonderful trip experience. We have been able to understand more Himachal Pradesh and Punjab cluture . This is our honeymoon trip and first time visit to North India and we never faced any problem during accomodation and food .. especially travel vichar helped in selecting break fast and dinner at hotel itslef and arranged English speaking driver as well.This is an unforgettable trip with nothing but boastful things to say." Especially we would like to metion heartful thanks to Pankaj and Nikhil who followed up each and everything and accomdated accordingly to our needs.. I would never think over any other travel angent regarding my future trips.
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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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