Punjab Tourism

Punjab Tourism


About Punjab

Punjab

Punjab is situated in northwestern India. Though the present state covers a rather small area, earlier Punjab was a huge region spanning across the present Indo-Pakistan border. In 1947, at the time of India's independence from British rule, a large part of Punjab was handed over to Pakistan. In 1966, the Indian Punjab was again trifurcated into modern Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

 

Punjab shares its borders on the west with Pakistan, on the north with Jammu and Kashmir, on the northeast with Himachal Pradesh and on the south with Haryana and Rajasthan. Sutlej and Beas are the main rivers of the state. Punjab can be geographically divided into two regions: the low hills of Shivalik in the north and the plain between Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers.

 

Punjab is one of the most prosperous states in India. Largely agricultural, it was the area where modern methods of agriculture pesticides, fertilizers, canal-irrigation and farm machinery were used in the 1960s and 1970s to increase crop yields, bringing about a 'Green Revolution'. Today, Punjab accounts for a large share of India's wheat, rice and milk production.

 

Punjab is the only state in India where followers of the Sikh religion are a majority. Pujabis are also known for their large-scale emigration to other parts of India and the world, especially to UK and Canada. Baisakhi, a harvest festival, is the most famous festival of Punjab, and Bhangra is its globally recognised dance.

 

Amritsar, the holy city of Sikhs, is famous for the Golden Temple the most venerated gurudwara of Sikhism. Anandpur Saheb and Tarn Taran are other important gurudwaras. The erstwhile princely state of Patiala is known for its 18th-century palaces, especially the Qila Mubarak. At Wagah near Amritsar, land crossing is allowed into Pakistan and people flock here to see the ostentatious 'changing-of-guard' ceremony by the soldiers of the two sides.

 

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Gurjot Sahota

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  • Gurjot Sahota
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 6 Reviews
  •  404 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have visited so many times with my family but I always want to come again and again. It gives us a peace of mind when me and my family come to visit golden temple, and shows that everyone is equal in front of Guru. Golden temple has four doors which symbolise that people from four directions of the world either from North, South, east or west, people from all the religion either sikh, Hindu, Muslim or Christian, or from any cast or Creed are always welcome. And in langar everyone should sit in same row either from higher position or lower and eat the same food shows everyone is equal and all are sons of same god. And even bagha border is must visit and also should see the retreat and jalaian wala bagh also must see places. People who love spicy food Amritsar is must visit for them. Even you can buy world best pickles, vari, papad, and ofcourse chatni and also anybody can go for shopping so it's a Must visit place which really gives you the peace of mind and also make you to learn the lesson of equality
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Khemendr Sharma

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  • Khemendr Sharma
  • 1 Review
  •  845 readers

"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 26, 2016
I like Amritsar of Punjab as it is very neat and clean. Express highway is good running. Many Punjabi Gurudwara is great. I am happy to visit there. Punjab is very develop state also Chandigarh is beautiful.
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Anuj Mehta

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  • Anuj Mehta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1867 readers

"Golden city-Punjab!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Amazing food and the golden temple here. The food is really good. Good time spend with family and friends. And also Wagah border is good. Along with Jallianwala Bagh which is historical.
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Harinder Jatt

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  • Harinder Jatt
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2192 readers

"Such a nice place-Punjab"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Best ever religious place to visit for all religious peoples, roads are well developed and many guest house you can find easily. This was a superb journey of my life if you are planning to go somewhere for religious and fun purpose. I highly recommend this place to you. So must visit with or without your family.
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Bharat Bhushan

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  • Bharat Bhushan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 27 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  126304 readers

"A nice stay with good major locations!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2015
Punjab is a most wonderful, oldest and religious state in India. Here's are many attractions for travellers. Punjab has many old and beautiful cities for touring and religious purpose. It is also a modern state with all facilities for its people.

Most visited places in Punjab is Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot, patiala and Bhatinda etc. These all cities is have good infrastructure, modern amenities and all other required facilities. Punjab's food culture is also famous in India. Here's are very choices available in food like Amritsary Naan, Kulcha, Samosa, Bhalla Chaat, Parathas, lassi etc.
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Sanjay  Bansal

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  • Sanjay Bansal
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2649 readers

"Punjab an awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2015
Punjab is a wonderful city and a must to visit place for people who like eating and have a love for great food. Punjab is the most beautiful place in India. It is called the Granary of India. It is among the top in producing wheat. It has delicious food and the taste of Punjab is also wonderful. It is a wonderful place. The greenery of Punjab is also wonderful. It is a relaxing vacation from the running life of Punjab.
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Naresh Arora

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  • Naresh Arora
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2992 readers

"An awesome place to see"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2015
Overall experience was nice. I visited temples in Amritsar. While I stayed there in Jalandhar. It was awesome in Jalandhar. I visited Gurudwara and temples there. My experience was awesome there. We enjoyed there. City was clean. Roads were good.
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Tanaji Chang

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  • Tanaji Chang
  • Lives in Cooch Behar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2361 readers

"An awesome place to travell"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
I Love Punjab, Because Punjab Is Best Destination For Religious And Adventure Like Persons. Big Heart Of Punjabi Persons. I am visit Golden Temple in Amritsar. It fantastic Place, Alpha One Mall .
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Yash Goyal

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  • Yash Goyal
  • Lives in Ratia
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1450 readers

"Kali mata mandir is good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2015
In 2015 I went to Patiala for holiday season in March. In Patiala my mama ji is here. I visited Patiala Fatak no. 22. This sector is very good and celebrated Holi with my cousin's. There is my cousin's friends. I played Holi with him. There is a bridge, under the bridge auto's men will stay. At Paliala, I visited Kali mata's mandir, in this mandir very good shardha of people. I also visited Gurdwara named Dukhniwaran.
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Siran Jeevi

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  • Siran Jeevi
  • Lives in Nagercoil
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2758 readers

"Favourite place!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2015
As we all know the meaning of Punjab, 'punj' means five and 'ab' means water. It really a nice place to visit. I really liked it a lot. Moti bagh palace in patiala and much more places to visit. Till now I really excited about the dishes which I ate. Masala channa and roti is my favourite dish in Punjab. Speaking about the people they are really friendly in nature. I will surely go to Punjab for my next vacation.
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