Top 5 famous Tourist Destinations in Punjab

The canvas of vivid colors , the song of melodious tunes and a place of pleasing fragrance; Punjab is a perfect blend of nature, culture, heritage, religion, dignity and hospitality. The royal Punjabi palaces, temples, and battle shrines have always been the major attraction for tourists who want to witness the royal heritage.

Derived its name from five river, Punjab is distinguished for its rich culture worldwide. Folk dances like bhangra and giddha, foot wears like Punjabi jutti, beverages like lassi, cuisines like sarso ka saag, makki ki roti are the soul attractions of this state which keeps a temptation high among the tourists for visiting the state.

Golden temple ( Harmandir Sahib ) – attracting more tourists than Taj Mahal, Golden temple is the top priority in the wish list of any NRI visiting Amritsar. Entirely made up of gold, the complex dazzles during day in its gleam and looks vivid with lights in the dark. The architecture of Golden Temple is an excellent fusion of Islam and Hinduism. Formerly known as Harmandir sahib, the temple is surrounded by large lake that further enhanced the beauty and splendor of the magnificent place.

Jallianwala Bagh- witness the deaths of thousands of people killed during their revolt for independence, the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar will be the most memorable place of every tourist visiting here. The walls embedded with large number of bullets highlighted and preserved bring about chill bumps at a slight sight. The evident huge well where people jumped to save their lives from British soldiers is kept intact to narrate their saga of their bloodshed.

Wagah Border– parting the two countries- India and Pakistan, the border lies in between the grand trunk road of cities of Amritsar and Lahore. Known as the Berlin Wall of Asia, the border has a daily ceremony of lowering of flags which makes your pulse rate fast because you can see soldiers saluting the opposite countries being our representatives. A true sense of being Indian is endowed facing the other country on the opposite side and maintaining dignities yet. Wagah Border is a true irony that divides the once twin-cities Amritsar and Lahore.

Rock garden- made up of all waste and recycled material, this garden in Chandigarh has been earning appreciation of being really different and novel in its construction. Made up of all kinds of waste like broken bangles, glasses, tiles, pots, electrical waste, this garden is so very beautiful and attractive that it make you fall in deep thoughts after seeing the assembly of junk into a garden.

Pushpa Gujral Science City– with the huge investment of Rs.100 crores, the Science City in Jallandhar is a giant project of ‘edutainment’- a blend of education and entertainment. Having a privilege of welcoming Prof. APJ Abdul Kalam, Honorable ex-president of India, Pushpa Gujral Science City has a giant dome theatre, virtual expeditions (fight simulator), earthquake simulator, virtual 3-D shows, laser shows, cyber space gallery, dinosaur park, boating and restaurants. You can see every law of science illustrated so beautifully and interestingly, mentioned with brief, that you find them happening with you even after you reach home.

Sheesh Mahal in Patiala: the beauty and grandeur of this place built by Maharaja Narinder Singh lies with its magnificent terraces, splendid gardens, impressive fountains and an exciting artificial lake. The in-house gallery flaunts antique paintings, bronze relics, figurines and portrayals of the Kings of Patiala.

Punjab has been the most royal and welcoming place for tourists from all over across the world. The words khatirdaari and mehmaan nawazi, meaning hearty welcome to the tourists are kept intact throughout the state, which makes the place worth visiting all over again.


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