Top 10 tourist destinations in Punjab

Famously known as the “the land of five rivers,” Punjab is the state located in the northwest of the country and presents a perfect blend of Nature’s beauty and the man-made arts. The state depicts the serene beauty, and many historical events have marked its happening here and not a single citizen in India is unaware of the famous but the saddest event of the “Jallianwala Bagh.”

The state likewise has witnessed the diversity of culture prevailing here at different times and that can be seen in some of the famous monuments as well. To sum up all, Punjab is the state that is ideal to spend your holiday when looking for a perfect holiday gateway.

So, if you are all set to spend your holiday in this amazing state, make sure to pay a visit to some of the amazing tourist’s destinations in the state or at least a couple of them. Presenting you the top 10 tourist destination in Punjab!

  1. Chandigarh

Serving as the capital city for two states, Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh is the best- planned city in India. It also makes the list of the cleanest cities in the country. The city also sets the best example of the perfect blend of modernization and Nature’s beauty and the thing that sets this city apart from other place is that the implementation of the modernization has not destroyed even the bit of Nature.

Popular places to visit: Leisure Valley, The Rock Garden, Morni Hills, Butterfly Park, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Timber Trail Le Corbuier Centre, etc.

  1. Amritsar

Synonymous with the major attraction and famous pilgrim of the country the Golden Temple, Amritsar is a land where prevailed the various cultures, and the famous landmarks are the proofs of the existence of the diverse cultures. It holds the historical significance of the tragedy that took place years ago in “Jallianwala Bagh.”

Popular Places to visit: Jallianwala Bagh, the Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Rambagh Garden, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Tara Taran Sahib, etc.

  1. Ludhiana

The largest city in the state, Ludhiana to contributes to the making of the historic spots in the country by being a home to several monuments and religious hubs. The city comes first in the list when it talks about the contribution to the freedom fight of the country.

Popular places to visit: Rural Heritage Museum, Punjab Agriculture University Museum, Lodhi Fort, Phillaur Fort, Deer Park, Nehru Rose Garden, Gurudwara Charan Kamal, etc.

  1. Jalandhar

Jalandhar too has its equal role to contribute to the making of the rich history of the country. The place is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata and also has some important historical sites. The city has maintained a reputed track record for contributing to the sports world.

A popular place to visit: Wonderful Theme Park, Tulsi Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Niku Park, Sheetla Mandir, Devi Talab Mandir, Imam Nasir Masjid, etc.

  1. Patiala

Once known as the princely state of India, Patiala is now awarded the “City of Newspaper.” The city gathers the attention of the tourists for giving a home to some of the amazing and brilliant architecture until present day, and many of them depict the splendid history that Patiala once witnessed.

Popular places to visit: Samana, Moti Bagh Palace, Banur, Darbar Hall, Kali Temple, Baradar Garden, Lakshman Jhoola, Sheesh Mahal, etc.

  1. Pathankot

The meeting point of three major states of the country, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Jammu & Kashmir, Pathankot is all sheltered with the scenic beauty and is famous for preserving the history of the country in the best possible manner, and it has also made the list of the famous tourist destination.

Popular places to visit: Nurpur Fort, Mukteshwar Temple, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Kathgarh Temple, Hydraulic Research Station, Ashapuri Mandir, etc.

  1. Bhatinda

The ancient city of the state, Bhatinda is famous for the countless ancient monuments, and many of them date back to 300 BC. The land of Bhatinda has religious sentiment associated for the Sikhs too as here only the great Guru Gobind Singh fought the Mughals.

Popular places to visit: Qila Mubarak, Bhatinda Fort, Bhatinda Lake, Rose Garden, Bir Talab Zoo, Bhatinda Zoological Park, Chetak Park, Lakhi Jungle, Dhibhi Bazaar, etc.

  1. Mohali

A treat for Nature’s admirer, Mohali depicts a picture perfect natural beauty and together with Panchkula and Chandigarh, it is called “Tri-city.” The city has been able to preserve the beauty of the ancient heritage it is blessed with and also marks the evident rise of the IT industry.

Popular places to visit: Silvi Park, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Mataur Lake, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Punjab, etc.

  1. Kapurthalla

Once called as the “Paris of Punjab,” Kapurthalla has some of the marvelous architecture and beautiful gardens. The place is important for the Sikhs as it was the place where Guru Nanak received his enlightenment in the year 1499. The city has it all, the scenic beauty, historical places, and many attractions.

Popular places to visit: Jagajit Club, Nihal Palace, Elvsee Palace, The Jagakit Palace, Moorish Mosque, Panj Mandir, State Gurudwara, Shalimar Garden, etc.

  1. Ropar

Also referred as Rupnagar, Ropar is another town in the state known for its ancient associations. It has been proved by many archeological pieces of evidence that the place once was the part of the famous ancient Harappan civilization and it was the first place to be discovered as the first Harappan site.

Popular places to visit: Jateshwar Mahadev Temple, Ropar Wetland, Cahmkaur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Bhakra Nangal Dam, etc.

So, when you plan to visit Punjab, make sure to travel these places, and if not all, then the couple of them should be explored.


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