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.