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Top Tourist Attractions in Punjab

Punjab is a lively and exciting travel and tourism destination of northwest India due to its culture, people and traditions. The state is rich in fertile land and is rightly called the "Bread-Basket of India" as it is the single largest provider of wheat in the country. Majority of its people are Sikhs and their traditional Punjabi Dance called Bhangra is popular throughout the world. The people of Punjab are full of life which is reflected in their weddings, fairs and festivals. Punjabi people are hard-working and love to flaunt their riches and belongings. All of these ingredients add to the charm and excitement of travelling to Punjab which is one of India's most sought after tourist destinations.

Top Tourist Attractions in Punjab

Golden Temple: Considered as the holiest of all the pilgrimage destinations of Sikhs, Golden Temple in Amritsar attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists throughout the year. Tourists get stunned by the amazing structure of the temple which is covered with gold and is exquisitely adorned with intricate designs and carvings.

Jallianwallah Bagh: It is a historical place and an important landmark in the history of Indian freedom struggle. It is this place that hundreds of men, women and children were murdered in indiscriminate firing by the British Troops in 1919. The walls lay testimony to the brutal killings with bullet marks still evident on them.

Sheesh Mahal: It is a must visit place that was built by Maharaja Narinder Singh. It features terraces, gardens, fountains, artificial lake and houses a unique collection of antique paintings, bronzes, sculptures and portraits of the Maharajas of Patiala.

Wagah Border: Lying on the Grand Trunk Road, it is a strategic border between India and Pakistan. The main attraction at this place is the “lowering of the flags” ceremony which is performed here every evening.

Top Travel Destinations in Punjab

Amritsar: The main attraction at Amritsar is the Golden Temple. Apart from this other attractions include Lakshmi Narain Temple, Ram Bagh, Ram Tirath, Pul Kanjari and Jama Masjid Khairuddin

Ludhiana: Known as Manchester of India because of its high production of hosiery and woolen garments, Ludhiana is popular tourist destination in Punjab. Kisan Mela organized by the Punjab Agriculture University and The Rural Olympics at Killa Raipur are major tourist attractions.

Patiala: It is renowned for its vibrant people, unique cuisine, jooties and Patiala peg. Sports School and Moti Bagh Palace are the best places to visit in Patiala.

Accessibility & Lodging

Punjab has an excellent network of air, rail and road and is well connected with the rest of the country and within the state. To accommodate large influx of tourists from home and abroad, the state provides world-class accommodations at its numerous hotels which offer excellent luxuries and facilities.