10 BEST TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNJAB

Punjab land of five rivers is renowned for its cheerful, friendly, hospitable and relish living located in northern India. Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab so it’s called “India’s breadbasket”. The fertile lands of Punjab rank amongst the most ancient civilizations in the world. The scenic landscape, rich history, and famous religious sites are the most important reasons for increasing number of visits by tourists. Punjab is fully accessible by rail, road, and air. Sikhism is the majority religion in Punjab. The culture of Punjab has many elements including music, dance, literature, cuisine, fairs, and sports.

HARMANDIR SAHIB

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Harmandir Sahib also called “Golden Templeis the holiest shrine of Sikh religion is  situated in the city of Amritsar   The fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arian, designed the Harmandir Sahib to be built in the centre of this holy tank, and upon its construction, installed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, inside the Harmandir Sahib.[ It is the symbol of human brotherhood and equality. The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome. Over 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily for worship and also partake jointly in the free community kitchen and meal regardless of any distinctions.

Jallianwala Bagh

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Jallianwala Bagh garden is located in the area of around 6.5 acre means 26,000 m2 near to the Golden Temple complex Amritsar, which is a very holy place for the people of Sikh religion. Jallianwala Bagh the memorial was first established in the year 1951 in order to remember and pay tribute to the people who had sacrificed their lives in the massacre done by the forces of the British rule over the peaceful Indian people who were involved in celebrating the most famous occasion of the Punjabi culture called Punjabi New Year on 13th of April in 1919 at the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar.

AKAL TAKHAT

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The Akal Takht meaning throne of the timeless one is one of five takhts (seats of power) of the Sikh religion is situated in the city of Amritsar. Amritsar It was built by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, as a symbol of political sovereignty and where spiritual and temporal concerns of the Sikh people could be addressed. It is considered as a place of justice. The building is a five-story structure with marble inlay and a gold-leafed dome.

Durgiana Mandir

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The Durgiana Temple, also known by other names of Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir is situated in the city of Amritsar. Its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple of Sikh religion.  This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga. The temple is built in the middle of a sacred lake, which measures 160 meters x 130 meters, the temple is sometimes called Silver temple because of its large exquisitely designed silver doors. It has a rich collection of Hindu scriptures.  It is very close to the Amritsar Railway station and is about 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) from the bus station.

SUMMER PALACE OF MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH

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Maharaja summer palace was laid out in 1818 in the north of the Amritsar. This palace is surrounded by a garden called Ram Bagh.  Maharaja devoted his time in this palace in summer days during the visit of Amritsar. It has been converted into the shape of Museum during the 400th years celebrations of Amritsar City. The Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armor, outstanding paintings and centuries-old coins, manuscripts, and jewelry.

PUNJAB CRICKET ASSOCIATION IS BINDRA STADIUM

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The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium is a cricket ground located in Mohali, near Chandigarh. The construction of the stadium took around ₹ 25 crores and 3 years to complete. The floodlights here are unconventional compared to other cricket stadiums, in that the light pillars are very low in height.  It was inaugurated with a One Day International match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup on 22 November 1993. The first Test match here was held between India and West Indies on 10 December 1994. The stadium is the 19th and a relatively new Test cricket venue in India.

CHATTBIR ZOO

CHATTBIR ZOO

ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), is a zoological park situated close to Zirakpur, India and is an abode to a large variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. The lion safari is the most interesting part about the Chattbir Zoo. The zoo consists of around 950 animals as well as birds which belong to around 85 species. Royal Bengal Tiger catches the attraction of people.  The environment in Chattbir gives one relief from city life and it seems so great to be in such lush green garden and spending time in nature’s lap while viewing its creations.

   Virasat-e-Khalsa

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The museum celebrates 500 years of the Sikh history and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Khalsa, based on the scriptures written by the tenth and last Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates. The gathering of the galleries in groups of five reflects the Five Virtues, a central tenet of Sikhism.

 Harike Wetland National Park

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Hari-ke-pattan, commonly famous as Harike wetland is the biggest wetland in the northern India. It is located in Tarn Taran Sahib District, Punjab. The wetland and the lake were formed by constructing the headworks across the Sutlej River, In 1953. The rich biodiversity of the wetland, with several species of birds, species of turtles, species of snakes, taxa of amphibians, taxa of fishes and taxa of invertebrates, is reportedly unique. It is also regarded as one of the sites of Ramsar Convention in India for preservation, development, and conservation of the ecosystem.

Wagha border ceremony

Soldiers From India (L) And Pakistan (R) Perform The Elaborate Daily Flag Lowering Ceremo

The lowering of the flags ceremony at Wagha border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959.  It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations. This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah border, which as part of the Grand Trunk Road was the only road link between these two countries before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999.

 

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