Travel to Punjab


Punjab, the land of five rivers and astounding cultural diversity is renowned for its cuisine, culture and history.

The bright green fertile farming land, shimmering waters, skies in various shades of blue give your senses an ever lasting liveliest experience.
Travel to Punjab
Travel to Punjab

The magical land of Punjab is home to cheerful, lively, and fun-loving people who welcome you with open arms and a smile on their face. Rainbow tinged turbans worn by cheerful men, vibrantly colored attire, bangles, ribbons, and scarves adorned by women, and bhangra music - all bestows Punjab a colorful and lively culture.

The charming cities of the state are dotted with enticing monuments, gurudwaras, sacred shrines, temples, ashrams, wide lakes, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries, which are home to numerous rare species of animals and migratory birds. It is an ideal destination for tourists interested in exploring ancient civilization, rich culture, mouth watering cuisine, and exquisite shopping.

How to Reach Punjab
Punjab is a state in the northwestern part of India. It's the land of the five rivers and one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage destinations. Major cities of Punjab include Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, etc. Apart from these cities there are many tourist attraction places in the state. The entire state of Punjab is so inviting, that you can hardly ignore it.

By Air

The state has six airports. Out of these six airports the main commercial airports are:
  • Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar
  • Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana
  • Pathankot Airport in Pathankot
Almost all important airlines like Spicejet, Air India, Jet Airways and JetKonnect operate flights to these airports connecting them to major Indian cities.

By Rail
The state also boasts of a good rail network. Almost all cities of the state are linked together with railways. Main Railway Stations in the state are: Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bhatinda.

By Road

Punjab has an extensive road network which links the state directly to most of the significant places in northern and eastern India. National Highways 1 (Grand Trunk Road or G.T. Road), 15, 19, 20, 21, 71, 54 and 1A and numerous of state highways literally crisscross the state making road travel an easy affair. The National Highways in the state are ranked among the best in India with good road infrastructure.

Places to See in Punjab

Golden Temple
Golden Temple
Golden Temple
The Golden Temple is a famous pilgrimage center and one of the most famous tourist attractions of Punjab and India. The oldest and holiest shrine of the Sikh faith, it is revered by thousands of devotees of all faiths across the world. The temple is nestled amidst a beautiful pool called "Amrit Sarovar". The dome of the temple is covered by a layer of Gold plating which gives it a brilliant dazzle in the summer sun, hence the name Golden Temple. Read More.....


Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh was the site where hundreds of innocent and unarmed protesters were trapped and massacred by British army on 13th of April, 1919. Remains of bullet marks, pierced walls, and a martyr's well which became the funeral ground for thousands of people who jumped off to protect themselves from the firing are testimonies of the biggest tragedy in India. Read More..... 

Wagah Border
Wagah Border

 



Wagah Border
Wagah Border, 28 kilometres away from Amritsar separates India from Pakistan. Major tourist attraction here is the "Lowering of Flags" ceremony conducted by the security forces of India and Pakistan namely Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. Read More.....  





Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal
Punjab, the smiling soul of India has been aptly nicknamed the city of gardens and palaces. The imperial palaces of Punjab accentuate the beauty of the rambling farmlands and majestic temples. Sheesh Mahal is one such exquisite palace in Patiala that flaunts the flamboyant grandeur of the erstwhile maharajahs. Read More.....  





Shopping in Punjab
Punjab has an exceptionally lush tradition of handicrafts and handloom products, which makes shopping in the state a wonderful experience. Punjab has the reputation of being the India's largest manufacturers and exporters of handicrafts, handloom and hosiery products.

Places for Shopping in Punjab
The state offers numerous things, from traditional to contemporary items; everything has a resemblance of its rich culture. One can shop anywhere in Punjab, however big cities like Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Pathankot, etc presents lots of range for shopping.

Government Emporiums and private shops are in abundance for shopping in Punjab. Chandigarh the capital of the state has some excellent shopping malls and commercial stores. The same one can find in other big cities too. In Punjab, one can visit the lively local markets which offer wide variety of goods at good bargain price.

Famous crafts of Punjab

Some of the famous crafts of Punjab are:

Durries (flat woven rugs)
Used as either carpets or bedcovers, these durries are very popular with their traditional designs, woven skillfully with minute details. They are mostly used for sitting purposes, whenever there is a large gathering, whatever the occasions may be. Chandigarh and Amritsar are the main centers for the production of durries.

Jutties (footwear)

The footwear is made with various designs and patterns, beautiful embroidered with fancy materials, like beads, colored threads, small mirrors etc. They portray the elegance, glory and royalty of Punjab.

Phulkaris (artistic embroidery)
It's a form of art which is embroidered on a shawl, dupatta, saree or a dress. Phulkari is done for various occasions, like marriages and festivals. A special kind of thread called 'pat' is used for it. The designs seamed are varied, one can think of any design, other than religious illustrations.

Parandis (hair accessories)
These are attractive hangings worn in hair by the Punjabi women living in the rural areas. Women plait their long hair and decorate them with Parandi which is worn at the plait's end. Woven out of silk these threads are joined together artistically and are available in various patterns and designs.

Shawls

Different varieties of shawls like pashmina, cashmillon, jacquard, etc are available in Punjab. They are well-known for their attractive designs, comfort and reasonable prices. The main centers for manufacturing these shawls are in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Inlaid Furniture

Punjab has a wide variety of inlaid furniture, carved with exquisite designs. One can get here the most unique collection of furniture. The main areas fro manufacturing inlaid furniture are Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bhera and Hoshiarpur.

Miscellaneous

Besides these famous crafts, one can shop for a number of other items like Leather garments, Punjab dolls, Jewelry, Hand fans, Baskets, Folk toys, etc.

Tourist Map Of Punjab
Tourist Map Of Punjab
Tourist Map Of Punjab