PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNJAB

Breathe in the aroma of flavor food while interacting with the most ecstatic souls of the universe. Be in the best company while traversing through the thick and thins of the mustard meadows. A noteworthy paradise of India is within your reach at the places to visit in Punjab. Can you handle its magic? If yes then read on and learn all that you can about Punjab travel.

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    Amritsar

    When the enunciation of prayers can be heard clearly despite the uproars of the street, you must deduce that you’ve landed in Amritsar. This city is the golden spot on the maps of Punjab and if there is anything that can match up to its rich history, it has to be the celebrated shrine in gleaming gold. Amritsar is a paradise that is upfront about its spiritual assets but that’s not just about it that you need to learn. This holy ground has so much more going on within its boundaries that catching up to it can be a task. Do you sign up for that?

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    Chandigarh

    Prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan are some synonyms that very aptly describe Chandigarh in a nutshell. This beautiful estate has its name written in big bold letters at a global level regarding tourism. This union territory which is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana has such vividness attached with its name, that gasping in awe is the only option it leaves for its visitors. Chandigarh has the essence of Swiss-French architectural styles attached to it. Furthermore, this city never disappoints its visitors. So, stay tuned for a plethora of emotions to pass your way soon. Happy exploring!

OFFBEAT PLACES IN PUNJAB

JALLIANWALA BAGH

Take a walk in history by passing through the narrow gatehouse that opens up to an enclosed courtyard where over 1500 Indians were killed or wounded in a massacre. Touch the bullet holes in the walls and feel their grief taking over all your emotions in a nick of time.
Walk towards the well where many protestors dived in order to save their life. The touch, the feel and even the ambiance of this place give certain chills that are so heartfelt that describing them in any way becomes an understatement. Pay homage to the eternal fire that is dedicated to these Martyrs and travel swiftly to the exhibition that tells the stories of these victims.

JALANDHAR

Jalandhar is the land of good times which has been a part of the ancient world since the times of Mahabharata (An ancient Indian epic). In addition, this place also boasts a huge history with the Indus Valley civilization with numerous sites tracing these ancient settlements.

This city offers several attractions for the visitor among which St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Nur Mahal, and Phillaur are very famous. Do you want to bash up to its pleasures too? Then, you have so much to catch up on. So, hurry!

PATIALA

Step into the city of the newspapers which is famous among the history buffs as an erstwhile princely state. The architecture of this city speaks volume about its history and struggles through the sands of time. Furthermore, the beautiful blend of Rajput, Punjabi and Mughal cultures that is reflected through every inch of this sanctuary is something to look out for.
Did it strike you down already? Then, wait until you grab the opportunity to visit Qila Mubarak Complex, Moti Mahal and Sheesh Mahal in its premise. It’s totally worth it.

KAPURTHALA

Many call it ‘the Paris of Punjab’ and why wouldn’t they? Its alluring architecture and tantalizing gardens make it very obvious that this city is there to stay on the travel maps of Punjab.
Kapurthala enjoys fame because of its historical and spiritual relevance. According to Sikhs, Guru Nanak attained spiritual enlightenment here making it a golden spot on the theological archive of Sikhism. Planning on visiting this spectacular monument city? Then, ensure you have your cameras ready because you never know which sight here might drive you crazy.

Witness The Ceremonial Battle At Wagah Border

The Indo- Pak border lights up every evening with a thirty-minute display that bamboozles visitors with its hilarious tricks. No, this isn’t a comic role-play, but a daily military practice that involves elaborate and rapid dance-like actions.
This ceremony is in practice so as to lower the flags on both the sides during dawn. It starts off with a parade of soldiers followed by this blustering drill and closes after the flags are lowered. Symbolizing the rivalry as well as the cooperation of both the nations, this ceremony becomes a must on any itinerary to Punjab.

Weaving Some Fort Tales In Govindgarh, Bhatinda

With a history that dates back to the 7th- Century, Bhatinda Gonvindagarh has secured its names as the mightiest and the most impressive ruined structures of all time in Punjab.

This red sandstone marvel stands sturdily in the middle of the city to give the panoramic view of this beautiful estate. This indeed calls out for a shutterbug alert because who would want to miss a chance to click a 36m high fort? So, come along and pan through the hallways that lead to two Gurudwara which are open to the public. Do some photography and much more at this lofty fort. Enjoy!

Enjoy The Ecstasy Of Spirituality At Amrit Sarovar At The Golden Temple

The streams of serenity in Punjab will take you to its epicenter at the Golden temple. Stepping foot into its complex will make you its patrons for a lifetime and why not? It is as beautiful as it is serene. This bedazzling edifice and its tranquil ambiance make sure that each of its visitors leaves the complex in absolute bliss.

This glorious, golden gateway to spiritual India comes with the perks of its divinity pool that is known for its miraculous properties around the globe. Despite this, it is still its free community run kitchen which feeds over a hundred thousand people daily that takes away the spotlight.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF PUNJAB

Kila Raipur –Rural Olympics of Punjab

A sports enthusiast or not, reveling in the magic of the rural sports festival of Punjab is certainly to live-for on a trip to Punjab. Why? Because it’s not the usual sports we are talking about here, no… no. We literally mean Cart-races, Kabaddi, tug of war, kite flying and many more when we cry rural games out loud.
Come here and be the part of this never-ending merriment that will surely jollify your life. Take part in many games during this festival and relive your childhood days in healthy competitive spirits. If that is nothing to be looking forward to on a holiday, we wonder what is.

Baisakhi – The holy harvest

The martial arts of Punjab is an underrated treasure that can starstruck anyone in seconds and what better place can be to experience its glory than at the Holla Mohalla festival in Punjab. So, make your way amidst the sounds of the war drums because this festival will be fire.
Prepare to scream at the top of your voice to support your favorite team at this mock battle. The aura of a battlefield is what you will experience in abundance here at this ‘Sikh Olympics’. Trust us; it leaves no stones unturned in order to maintain that ambiance.

Holla Mohalla Festival – The ancient survival plan

With a history that dates back to the 7th- Century, Bhatinda Gonvindagarh has secured its names as the mightiest and the most impressive ruined structures of all time in Punjab.

This red sandstone marvel stands sturdily in the middle of the city to give the panoramic view of this beautiful estate. This indeed calls out for a shutterbug alert because who would want to miss a chance to click a 36m high fort? So, come along and pan through the hallways that lead to two Gurudwara which are open to the public. Do some photography and much more at this lofty fort. Enjoy!

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN PUNJAB

Witness The Ceremonial Battle At Wagah Border

The Indo- Pak border lights up every evening with a thirty-minute display that bamboozles visitors with its hilarious tricks. No, this isn’t a comic role-play, but a daily military practice that involves elaborate and rapid dance-like actions.
This ceremony is in practice so as to lower the flags on both the sides during dawn. It starts off with a parade of soldiers followed by this blustering drill and closes after the flags are lowered. Symbolizing the rivalry as well as the cooperation of both the nations, this ceremony becomes a must on any itinerary to Punjab.

Enjoy The Ecstasy Of Spirituality At Amrit Sarovar At The Golden Temple

The streams of serenity in Punjab will take you to its epicenter at the Golden temple. Stepping foot into its complex will make you its patrons for a lifetime and why not? It is as beautiful as it is serene. This bedazzling edifice and its tranquil ambiance make sure that each of its visitors leaves the complex in absolute bliss.

This glorious, golden gateway to spiritual India comes with the perks of its divinity pool that is known for its miraculous properties around the globe. Despite this, it is still its free community run kitchen which feeds over a hundred thousand people daily that takes away the spotlight.

Weaving Some Fort Tales In Govindgarh, Bhatinda

With a history that dates back to the 7th- Century, Bhatinda Gonvindagarh has secured its names as the mightiest and the most impressive ruined structures of all time in Punjab.

This red sandstone marvel stands sturdily in the middle of the city to give the panoramic view of this beautiful estate. This indeed calls out for a shutterbug alert because who would want to miss a chance to click a 36m high fort? So, come along and pan through the hallways that lead to two Gurudwara which are open to the public. Do some photography and much more at this lofty fort. Enjoy!

BEST TIME TO VISIT PUNJAB

Punjab is a state with varying seasons out of which three major seasons make up to the final list. Among them, summer remains in the state for the briefest time, i.e. from April to June. The heat is unbearable during the day and can reach up to 45-degree Celsius. May and June record the maximum temperature here. Consequently, it is advisable to carry light cotton clothes, hats, sunglasses and water bottles for your trip during this time.
The summers are followed by Monsoons which bring heavy rainfall to the state and last from July till September. This time is not advisable for a visit as you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the perks of this estate during this time span.
Winter season in Punjab is marked by low temperatures and chilly nights. Carry quality pullovers and shawls if you plan your visit during this time as the temperature can even drop to 0-degree Celsius here. The best time to visit Punjab is from October to February.

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