Punjab is the heartland of India’s Sikhism Community which is located in the northern part of the nation, there are many tourist places to visit in Punjab the state also known as Golden Harvests, The meaning of Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) Aab (Water), land of five rivers (Jhelum, Chenab, Beas, Ravi, and Sutlej), However Beas, Ravi and Sutlej rivers are flowing in Indian Punjab today the other two rivers flow in the state of Punjab which is situated in Pakistan after India – Pakistan divided in 1947, Punjab is surrounded by Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Pakistan.
Chandigarh is the Capital city of Punjab (Union Territory) for both state Punjab and Haryana, the city is considered a very beautiful and well-planned city in the Country where modernization has not destroyed the natural beauty of the land, you will also definitely agree with it once you visit Chandigarh, Presently state has 22 districts and Ludhiana is the largest city in Punjab, The most celebrated festivals are Teej, Lohri, Basant and Baisakhi in Punjab, more than 60% population belongs to Sikhism Religion, The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the world’s most important pilgrimage center of Sikhs, mostly speaking languages are Punjabi, Hindi, and English, and the state literacy ratio is 76.68%.
Punjab is considered as one of the best infrastructure states in the country that includes road, air, rail, transport, and rivers links that are extensive throughout the region, the state has the lowest poverty rate in India, and Punjab won the best performance award based on statistical data compiled by the Government of India. After India got its Independence in 1947 the state Punjab has made considerable economic progress nearly two-third of the production of milk and food grains in the country, Punjab is the leading producer of wheat, thereby they are contributing to the national food security, Also their initiative of Green revolution (A major agricultural infrastructure) has been keenly taken forward by the people of Punjab.
Chandigarh, Amritsar, Mohali, Patiala, and Ludhiana are some of the interesting tourist places in Punjab where most travelers are visiting and the details are given below,
Amritsar (Golden Temple – Jallianwala Bagh – Akal Takht – Wagah Border – Taran Sahib – Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh – Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama – Bathinda Fort)
Chandigarh (The Rock Garden – Rose Garden – Sukhna Lake – Leisure Valley – Morni Hills – Government Museum and Art Gallery – Shanti Kunj – Butterfly Park – Garden of Fragrance – Chandigarh Botanical Garden)
Jalandhar (Tulsi Mandir – Imam Nasir Masjid – Wonderland Theme Park – Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum – Rangla Punjab Haveli – Pushpa Gujral Science City – Shiv Mandir – Sheetla Mandir)
Ludhiana (Lodhi Fort – Nehru Rose Garden – Tiger Zoo – Rural Heritage Museum – Punjab Agricultural University Museum – Phillaur Fort – Gurudwara Charan Kamal – Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum)
Patiala (Qila Mubarak Complex – Moti Bagh Palace – Lachman Jhoola – Baradari Garden – Banur – Samana – Bir Moti Bagh Sanctuary – Sheesh Mahal – Darbar Hall)
Bhatinda (Bhatinda Fort – Bhatinda Lake – Bhatinda Zoological Park – Qila Mubarak – Rose Garden – Lakhi Jungle – Bir Talab Zoo – Chetak Park)
Mohali (Rose Garden – Rock Garden – Gurdwara Amb Sahib – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium – Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary – Silvi Park – Mataur Lake – Sukhna Lake)