Punjab Tourism, Punjab Travel Guide

Punjab Tourism

Punjab Tourism

Punjab, located in the northern part of India, is one of the smallest and most prosperous states of India. The state of Punjab is the location of one of world's first and oldest civilizations - the Indus Valley Civilization. The five rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum gave it its name 'punj-ab' (the land of five rivers) and divide the state into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa. This beautiful state is a major agricultural production  region being the center of the Green revolution of India. In today's time, the state contributes nearly two thirds of the grain production. Punjab is bordered by Pakistan on the west, the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Himachal Pradesh on its northeast and Haryana and Rajasthan to its south. People of Punjab are known for its hospitality, and progressive and logical approach to life. 

Punjab has a plethora of tourist attractions including religious temples and Gurudwaras, ancient forts and palaces, beautiful gardens, and vibrant culture and traditions. It is a perfect destination for pilgrimage tour in India with world’s largest and most sacred gurudwara – ‘The Golden Temple’ located in Amritsar. Beautiful temples, gurudwaras, churches, mosques and a number of other holy shrines attract millions of devotees and travelers from all over the world. Apart from religious shrines, the architecture of historical monuments, royal palaces, museums and its well planned capital city ‘Chandigarh’ attract tourists from every corner of the world.

One of the most popular tourist destination in Punjab is the holy city of Amritsar that is popular for the Golden temple, historical spot of Jalianwala Bagh and the magnificent flag ceremony at Wagah border. Another important religious city in the state that attracts thousands of pilgrims is Anandpur Sahib, which is the birth place of Khalsa. Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab, is also very popular among travelers for its well planned architecture, green park and theme gardens. History lovers will find Patiala city as very fascinating, as it is home to many magnificent historical forts and palaces. 

The cuisine of Punjab is also very popular all over India with a lot to offer to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The state becomes very colorful and vibrant during the festivals of Baisakhi, Lohri, and Gurpurab. 

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