Punjab City Guide
Punjab travel is an experience by itself as the states withold the incredible legacies of the past.
Punjab, the land of five rivers & integrated cultural history, is a treasure trove for an avid tourist. For this land of the great gurus not only boasts of ancient monuments but throls with historical embodiments. It is no secret that whoever come to this land of yellow fields with blue mountains providing the romantic & picturesque backdrop has never gone back without imbiding the essence of Punjab.There is no dearth of breathtaking palaces, for Punjabwas the seat of royalty, as the imposing Quila Mubara will tell you.
By Air :
Chandigarh and Amritsar both have airports are connected to other cities in India by regular flights. Indian airlines do have regular flights from Chandigarh to Delhi, Lucknow, Leh, and Amritsar. Jet air also has regular flights to Chandigarh.
By Rail :
Punjab is extensively linked to the other parts of the country by rail. Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, and Jalandhar are the major railway hubs in the state from where one can take trains for most parts of the country.
By Road :
The entire state is connected through an extensive network of medalled roads. State Highways connect major cities to the state capital. NH 1 or the Grand Trunk Road connects the state with most of the north as well as east India. Other National Highways that pass through the state are NH 15, 19, 20, 21, and 1A.
50,362 sq km
Hindus (34.46%), Sikhs (62.95%), others (2.59%)
Literacy rate :
Best Time To Visit :
October To March
Patiala is famous for its healthy food, loving people, wonderful parandaas, exciting Patiala peg and jootis. Easily accessible and well maintained, Patiala is a place that would give one the much-needed tranquility far from urban chaos. The Sports School and the Moti Bagh Palace are some of the places that one must visit to get a clear picture of the past of the state.
Ludhiana, the sight of a great battle in the First Sikh War (1845) is now Punjab's most populated metropolitan and industrial city. Ludhiana situated on the banks of the Sutlej River, was founded in 1480 by Lodhi princess from Delhi. It is a major textile and light engineering centre. Its hosiery goods are in great demand in all the markets of the east and the west. It exports woolen garments, machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, mopeds, sewing machines and motor parts to all over the world. The famous Punjab Agricultural University is situated on the outskirts of Ludhiana. It has a large grain market and is famous for rural Olympics. Ludhiana is an Industrial Town of India. Ludhiana Business Community has proved its Industrial Strength not only on the Indian Map but also on the World Map. Ludhiana is playing a dominant role in Indian Economy.
It is the oldest city in Punjab. It is the centre of that area of the State which has maximum Non-Resident Indians. This has made it a rich and forward looking city. Jalandhar is India's foremost producer of sports goods as it is of hockey Olympians and leading football players. It is one of the biggest centres of the vernacular press in India.
The Golden Temple is the ultimate Sikh pilgrimage. The Harmandir Sahib, as it is traditionally known, actually means the temple of Hari or the Supreme God. Also known as the Darbar Sahib, the stupendous, architectural phenomena is located at the city of Amritsar. The temple's exterior is gold-plated and the structure stands in the middle of a square tank. There is a causeway across the Pool of Nectar to reach the Temple. The shrine is symbolical of the doctrines of Sikhism. It also represents the magnificent strength of all the Sikhs. The amazing thing about Harmandir Sahib is that it has doorways on all four sides, meant to be open for the people of the all four castes. All over the, the Sikhs always look forward to visit to the magnificent temple and offer prayers at the Harmandir Sahib.
Amritsar City is one of the most ancient and captivating cities of India. The holiest pilgrimage of the Sikhs, is most significant to Sikh history and culture. Gateway for the visitors coming to India on the overland route from central Asia, it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites in & around Amritsar. The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.