Punjab, the origin state of Punjabi people is situated in the northern part of India, accounted for almost entire production of wheat in the country. The state is bordered by Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan and Rajasthan. As you reach Punjab the people of the country will give you a traditional welcome with open hands. This land is the dwelling place of beautiful monuments of historical places, awe-inspiring devotional sites and enchanting landscapes of natural beauty, which all you can see during your holiday in Punjab. The state has so many places of interest for the tourists and a flow of people from all over the world can be seen every year.
Some major tourist’s destinations in Punjab are:
Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, the most vulnerable religious place of Sikh people, lies in the heart of Amritsar, Punjab. The entire temple is constructed with white marble and is coated with gold plates, which is standing in the center of fresh and reflected water of Sarovar. Though it is the holy shrine of Sikhs, people from other religious beliefs also approach here from all round the corner to kiss the holy place. If you really don’t want to miss the worship of religious people at the golden temple, book your holiday package to Punjab and spend some remarkable time with the devotees.
Jallianwala Bagh, a historical temple; located near the Golden Temple remembers the sad story of bloody Indian people who were killed on the day of most auspicious festival of Hindu’s, Baishakhi by General Dyer. But now the site has become the major tourist destination in Punjab. Some other tourist attractions that you must visit during your Punjab tour are Baba Atal Rai Tower, Durgiana Temple and Wagah border.
The largest city of the state Punjab is situated on the bank of the Sutlej River. Once you reach Ludhiana you will find lots of attractions which you should not like to miss at any cost during your tour to Punjab. The appealing historical sites and religious places entice tourists to visit the city again and again.
Lodhi fort, the prime attraction of the city, is located on the bank of the River, Sutlej. At the time of Raja Maharaja, the fort was used to protect Ludhiana against enemy attacks.
Nehru Rose Garden, the largest rose garden in Asia, is the best place to spend a family holiday. Every year, thousands of visitors come here to participate in the massive rose festival.
If you are one of the wildlife lovers, Tiger Zoo at Ludhiana will add some more thrills in your life, where you can enjoy tiger safari. Hardy’s world; India’s 3rd largest snow city offers you to enjoy ice-skating, joy rides and water sports, which you truly like to experience at least one’s. In the month of February, tourists prefer to visit Kila Raipur to watch camel, dog, bullocks, mules and some other animal competitions.
Durga Mata Temple, Krishna Temple, Christ King Church, Gurdwara Shrimanji Shahib Alamgir are a few religious sites of the city, where gathering of devotees always can be noticed.
Jalandhar has a rich tradition and the region was reign by many different dynasties. You can also recognize the city as the ancient city with a modern face. Devi Talab Mandir, the temple of Goddess Durga, is the most active temple in the city. People visit this site to fulfill their wishes and to solicit the god. Here you can also find some other religious sites to visit like Sodal Mandir, St Mary’s Cathedral Church, Tulsi Mandir, Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid, etc.
Wonder Land, the water park of the city is perfect place to spend your holiday, which offers you several water sports activities like bumper cars, horror house, flying jets, boating, playhouse, kiddies’ boating and flying dragon.
It is the place where you can explore the memorable history of royal Punjab. Patiala offers a magnificent insight into the record of 18th and 19th century Punjab. The opulent palaces, gardens and parks of the city always welcome the tourist to explore them at their best.
Don’t miss to visit Moti Bagh Palace and Mubarak Complex where you will find some excellent art gallery and a series of beautiful palaces, inner fort and audience hall. Patiala is renowned for the generous Salwar suits with loose pants, Patiala peg of whiskey, paranda (colorful hair decorations for women) and pagdi (traditional turban). Visit the pleasure complex Sheesh Mahal which has been built behind the Moti Bagh Palace. The great mirror work in the Mahal can fascinate any heart and entices thousands of tourists to its doorsteps.
Bhatinda is known for its religious and historical significance. Tourist can visit Quila Mubarak, one of the tallest monuments of the city which is entirely made up by small bricks. Upon your arrival at Bhatinda you can also visit the Bahia fort to take rest for a while. This fort was built in the last 1930s and has now been converted into a hotel.
Zoological Park and is the most renowned picnic spot in Bhatinda where you will find numbers of animals and birds species which has been protected inside the zoo. Approaching to Rose Garden you will find a wide diversity of roses, which now has become favorite picnic spot for the tourists. You can also enjoy boat riding in the lake of Chetak Park, located in the Bhatinda Cantonment.