Adorably known as the Land of five rivers, Punjab has concealed a number of enchantments to delight every soul. Known for its unique culture, proud history and lip-smacking cuisine, the land welcomes tourists with open arms. Rainbow tinged turbans, colored outfits, ribbons and bangles that are truly loved by the people of Punjab make it a colorful destination. One of its kind Bhangra dance creates a cheerful ambiance. The holy shrines and various Gurudwaras are there to fill your soul with tranquility.
Let’s witness the colors of this unique destination.
The amazing Golden Temple has become the synonyms with Amritsar. It is known for being the abode of Jalianwala Bagh that denotes its historical importance. Woolen blankets and sweaters are a must buy.
This is a perfect picnic spot where special programs are organized here during the Baisakhi festival in April. Mango festival in the months of June-July is another attraction.
It lies around 28 km away from Amritsar with an amazing tourist attraction, "Lowering of Flags" ceremony. It is conducted by the security forces of both countries India and Pakistan.
The imperial palaces of Punjab allow you to witness the charm of the rambling farmlands and old temples. Visit Sheesh Mahal in Patiala to enjoy the grandeur of the erstwhile maharajahs.
Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib
If you wish to learn the holy message of Sikhism, the Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib is the best place to visit. Lying in Chandigarh, the site is revered as the motherland of Khalsa.
Dera Baba Nanak
Lying around 35 kms to west of Gurdaspur in Punjab, the Dera Baba Nanak rests. The great Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent almost the last twelve years of his worldly life.
The town speaks volume of its Sikh religious importance. It lies in the south east of Amritsar and has a prominent Gurudwara called as Goindwal Sahib which adds to its pride.
Punjabis are full of life and so is their food. Stuffed paranthas, makke ki roti, sarso ka saag, lassi, dal makhani, choley, kadhai paneer, shahi paneer and various desserts like Kheer, halwa are very popular here. Besides they love tandoori chicken, butter chicken, biryanai, kabab and tikka.
Shopping in Punjab
Travellers can buy everything they feel like, from traditional items to contemporary objects. The popular shopping items include clothes, jewellery, handloom and handicraft items.