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Tourism in Punjab

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Activities In Punjab

The North Indian state of Punjab is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India known for its vast geographical diversity, plethora of places to to explore, rich cultural and historical heritage, religious shrines, culinary delights, and a number of things to do in Punjab. Home to a total of 237 towns, the expansive state of Punjab offers a range of activities to provide an exhilarating vacation experience to the tourists. Here’s a list of some of the most popular things to do in Punjab for an utterly exciting trip.

A visit to the Wagah Border in Amritsar is one of the top 10 things to do in Punjab. Located quite close to the city of Amritsar, Wagah Border is the boundary demarcation between India and Pakistan which is famous for its, ‘Lowering of the flags’, ceremony which is held every evening. The soldiers marching with full enthusiasm, and spectators shouting slogans in their support, is a sight to relish. While in Amritsar, a tour of the Central Museum is also one of the best things to do in Punjab. This museum displays the monstrous history of Sikhs’ martyrdom  during the cruel Mughal, and British rule, and also by the government during Operation Bluestar. It also displays the paintings of illustrious Sikh personalities like the Gurus, Saints, leaders, rulers, and warriors along with a collection of coins, arms, and ancient manuscripts.

There are numerous amusement and water parks in different cities of Punjab like Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bhatinda, and Khanna. These Punjab special recreation sites offer loads of fun-filled activities and rides which are perfect rejuvenating spots for families, couples and friends. Some of the most popular amusement parks in Punjab are Hardy's World Amusement Park (Ludhiana), Thunder Zone (Swara), Wonderland (Jalandhar), Chill-O-Thrill Water Park (Bathinda), and Sun City (Amritsar).

F2 Raceway in Jalandhar is another adventure park where travelers can go for different thrilling activities for all age groups from kids to elders. This adventure hub offers different sorts of activities like  go kart, paintball, flying dragon, break dance, disco coaster, zipline, mechanical bull, jeep, caterpillar, sun & moon, and various carnival games as well.

While exploring the capital city of Chandigarh, travelers can indulge in the activity of boating at the serene Sukhna Lake, Surrounded by a green blanket of trees and vegetation, Sukhna Lake is one of the best spots for nature lovers, where they can indulge in the serenity of nature, and admire its beauty.

Apart from all these activities, shopping is one of the major Punjab points of interest. From shopping malls to street markets, the number of places for shopping in Punjab make sure that tourists never run out of options. The rich culture of the city reflects through its unique clothing style, and delicious cuisine. Therefore, the popular products to buy during a trip to Punjab pertain to its culture. From the famous phulkari to the spicy Amritsari papad, and pickles, there is no dearth of things to buy in Punjab. Some of the most popular things to buy in Punjab are Salwar suits, Patiala Salwar, Embroidered Suits, Punjabi jutis, imitation jewellery, rugs, parandis, shawls, and other woolen products.


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Eat at Kesar da Dhaba in Amritsar

Home to the iconic Golden Temple, Amritsar has been known as the 'culinary capital of India’. From rituals to socializing, prayers and festivals, everything in Amritsar revolves around amazing food cooked in desi with loads of flavour and spices. Kesar Da Dhaba in Amritsar is one such eatery popularly known for its Punjabi ...

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  • Local food

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 ...

  • Shopping
  • Local market

Boating At Sukhna Lake In Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake is a serene water-body in the foothills of the majestic Shivalik range in Chandigarh. Presenting a quiet union with nature, the lake is wrapped by greenery and forms a divine spot that attracts tourists. It is so charming that a Chandigarh trip is considered incomplete without enjoying boating in Sukhna Lake, wh...

  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature

Golfing At Chandigarh

Those who have dreamt of learning the sport of golf, Chandigarh Golf Club is the perfect place to start from. Its beautifully laid out golf courses, 7,063 yard, 18 holes, floodlighting on the first nine holes, par-72 course, and challenging fairways make it a great spot to hone one’s golf skills. The gold course is among th...

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  • Unlimited Fun
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal For Family

Lion Safari At Chhatbir Zoo in Chandigarh

Chhatbir Zoo is among the largest zoological gardens in North India that is situated close to Zirakpur, 17 km from Chandigarh. Also known as the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, the zoo was constructed in the 1970s. Sprawling across 202 acres of land, Chhatbir Zoo, Zirakpur is home to approximately 103 species of rare an...

  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Unlimited Fun
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal For Family

Timber Trail in Chandigarh

Timber Trail, Chandigarh is an amazing stretch of greenery that is tucked in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. Its location in the majestic Shivalik Range makes it rich in natural beauty. The cool climate enhances the pleasure of tourists as they look forward to respite from the scorching heat of plains. Most if the action in Par...

  • Unlimited Fun
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal For Family

Bird watching at Harike Wetland in Amritsar

Harike Wetland, the largest wetland in northern India, in the Tarn Taran Sahib, stands on the confluence of the rivers Beas and Sutlej in Punjab is a haven for birdwatchers. Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary is home to migratory birds visiting from as far as Arctic and Siberia. The wigeon, common teal, pintail, shoveller an...

  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching

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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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