Punjab, a region in Northern India, has a long history and rich cultural heritage. Some of the main cities in Punjab are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala. The rich culture and tradition of Punjab impresses everybody visiting this state. Welcoming people and colorful festivities are simply charming and being a part of the celebrations is a unique experience. Enjoy the incomparable hospitality and affection of the natives and be a part of celebrations that remain indispensable to the Punjabi tradition. Some of the leading tourist attractions in Punjab are:
Golden temple is a highly honored religious building, with a field covered with gold. It is a holy shrine for the Sikhs but people from various other religions also drop in here to catch a sight of this holy place. The temple is delicately decorated with complicated designs and carvings. It is a main place to visit if you plan to travel to Punjab.
This is a populated place located in the border between India and Pakistan and lies on the Grand Trunk Road. In this place every evening there is a retreat ceremony called “lowering of the flags” is performing.
Ludhiana is one of the most significant towns of the state and is famous to a number of attractions. For the shopping enthusiasts, it is a dream destination for their shopping.
Qila Mubarak is also known as Patiala Fort and was first built as a mud fort. There is a Darbar Hall which has been changed into a mini museum where rare arms and armors like a sword of Nadir Shah are stored. A number of precious pieces of art are also displayed.
Art Gallery at Sheesh Mahal
The museums and art galleries are significant place among the tourist attractions in Punjab. This art gallery houses a rare collection of miniature paintings and paintings of Kangra, Rajasthan and Patiala styles. And also a particular section on fabulous Tibetan Arts and Artifacts.
Sukhna Lake is spread over 3 square kilometers on the northern border of the city, it is a beautiful manmade lake. Sukhna lake is an ideal place for enjoying nature’s beauty in peace. This lake is also a favored place for the ardent bird watchers as significant population of a variety of birds drop in here during the winter months from Central Asia and Siberia.
Bhakra Nangal Dam, Purana Quila, Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara, Asafwala War Memorial, Hussaini Wala Border in Ferozpur, Gurudwara Bhabour Sahib and Shahpur kandi fort are some of the other tourist attractions in Punjab.