Tourist places in Punjab

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Here are the top 13 places to visit in Punjab in 2024:

1. Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatt...

2. Amritsar

4.4 /5

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Amritsar, colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a city steeped in history and spirituality. It stands as a prominent cultural and religious hub in the heart of Punjab, as the second largest city of India. The city is most renowned for the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine in Sikhism. The resplende...

Best Time: October to March

3. Patiala

3.0 /5

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The fourth-largest city in the state of Punjab, Patiala is nestled in the southeast of the golden land. Patiala has strong historical and cultural roots, surrounded by architectural marvels and cultural heritage along with being a preferred destination for exploring the core traditions of Punjab. Pa...

Best Time: October to March

4. Ludhiana

4.2 /5

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Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana, Punjab’s largest city, is one of the biggest manufacturing hubs in India. Also known as Manchester of India, Ludhiana is famous for its hosiery industries, the ancient ruins of the Lodi dynasty and the war museum.

Best Time: October to June

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5. Sirhind

3.0 /5

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Sirhind Fatehgarh is a city in Punjab that is famous for its rich history and the religious significance it has for the Sikh community. Also called Gurumaari, this city has been inhabited for a long time and the multiple historic structures that stand tall till today are a testament to that.

Best Time: November to February

6. Jalandhar

4.0 /5

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The city of Jalandhar is the true personification of the rich heritage and history of Punjab - a culmination of the old and the new. This historic city was a part of the illustrious Indus Valley Civilisation. Present day Jalandhar has grown to be an important commercial and industrial hub and is als...

Best Time: October to March

7. Anandpur Sahib

4.5 /5

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Anandpur-Sahib is located in the Rupnagar District of Punjab, close to the Pakistani border. It is one of the holiest places for Sikhs as the Khalsa Panth was founded here. The site where this sacred event took place has been commemorated by the construction of a Gurudwara.

Best Time: November to February

8. Harike Wetland

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Considered to be the largest man-made wetland in northern India, Harike Wetland, also known as ‘Hari - ke - Pattan’ is situated on the border of Tarn Taran Sahib district. Sprawling over 4100 hectares of land area, the wetland is spread over Amritsar, Kapurthala and Ferozepur in Punjab. The highligh...

9. Pathankot

3.7 /5

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Pathankot is a city located in Punjab, bordered by Pakistan on the west in the foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie. With the river Chakki passing by, Pathankot is located at the meeting point of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It is best known for its serene green beauty an...

Best Time: October to Apr

10. Gurudwara Ber Sahib

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Located in the city of Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab is Gurudwara Ber Sahib where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent a good part of his life. Sultanpur Lodhi is where Guru Nanak Dev Ji got married to Bibi Sulakhani and gave birth to their 2 sons, Sri Chand and Lakshmi Das in 1494 AD and 1497 AD respectively.

11. Bathinda

2.5 /5

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One of the oldest cities of Punjab, Bathinda, formerly spelt as Bhatinda, is famous as a historical and religious centre dating back to 7000 BC.

Best Time: October to March

12. Ropar Wetlands

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Situated in the lower Himalayan Shivalik range, and 50 km away from Anandpur Sahib, this ecological zone is a human-made wetland that was created in 1952. This reserve spreads over 1365 hectares and is home to at least nine different species of mammals, 35 different kinds of fish, nine species of ar...

13. Rural Olympics at Qila Raipur

4.0 /5

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Home to one of the quirkiest festivals you will come around anywhere in the world - Rural Olympics, Kila Raipur is an amazing village whose love for sports and recreation is unmatched anywhere else in the country. The small village is located just 15 km from the city of Ludhiana in Punjab and is lik...

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FAQs on Punjab

What is not so good about Punjab?

No adventures. Extreme temperatures. The state has mostly religious places for tourists.

How much does a package cost for Punjab?

The packages for Punjab start at INR 11499 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Punjab?

The top things to do in Punjab are Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Sirhind, Jalandhar, Anandpur sahib. You can see all the places to visit in Punjab here

Who should visit Punjab?

Punjab is perfect for religious people. A beautiful place for peace lovers. People from all over can visit it as it has something to offer to everybody. 

What is the best time to visit Punjab?

Punjab, the land of five rivers, is best visited between the months of October and March. It is winter and spring season in the state during this time. The weather is pleasantly cold at the beginning of the winter season and drops down incredibly during the peak season. It further makes exploring the attractions a tremendously enjoyable experience during the day without having to bear the scorching heat or rainfall. The summers, that follow immediately, make the state extremely hot and humid. A trip to Punjab during this season is not at all advisable to the tourists. Monsoons, however, can be a good idea sometimes depending on the region being explored as certain locations receive heavy rainfall during the season.
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What is the local food in Punjab?

The national cuisine borrows some of its most popular and lip-smacking items from Punjab's menu from Paratha, Tandoori Chicken, Naan, Pakodas to delicacies of Paneer. The food here represents a particular festivity, vibrancy and cultural richness in every day, a big part of which revolves around having good and rich food. There is also an almost perfect balance between the vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices, the options being equally irresistible for both. Punjabi cuisine is nearly identified with generous use of 'Ghee' or butter to give the food a rich flavour. Also onion, ginger, garlic and strong spice leave strong and distinct flavours in the menu here. Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Shahi Paneer, Chole Bhature, Makki di roti, Sarson da Saag, Dal fry, Amritsari fish, Aloo gobhi, Rajma Chawal, Punjabi Kadhi, Lassi are the dishes that define the food here, and the list is almost infinite. Gajar ka Halwa, Jalebi, Kulfi, Rabri, Gulab Jamun, Barfi, Motichoor Laddo are also equally tempting traditional sweets in the area.
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