Punjab, India

Top cities in Punjab
Everything you need to know about Punjab

Punjab, the land of five rivers, is a vibrant state in northern India known for its rich history, lively culture, and agricultural prosperity.

The history of Punjab dates back to ancient times and is intertwined with India's rich past. The region was the seat of several ancient civilizations and empires, including the Indus Valley Civilization. In medieval times, Punjab witnessed the rise of Sikhism, with the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru, in the holy city of Nankana Sahib.

Punjab's culture is a celebration of its legendary folk music, dance, and festivals. The people of Punjab, known as Punjabis, are known for their warmth and hospitality. The state's festivals like Baisakhi, Lohri, and Gurpurab are celebrated with great fervor and reflect the spirit of the land.

Punjab's agricultural landscape is its pride, with vast fertile lands yielding abundant crops. The state is often referred to as the "Granary of India." The lush green fields of wheat and mustard add to the picturesque beauty of Punjab.

Punjab is home to several historical and religious sites. The Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest site in Sikhism, is a symbol of peace and unity. The Jallianwala Bagh memorial stands as a reminder of India's freedom struggle.

Punjab's cuisine is a gastronomic delight, known for its robust flavors and delectable dishes. From the mouthwatering Butter Chicken and Sarson ka Saag to the irresistible Amritsari Kulcha and Lassi, Punjabi food is a treat for the taste buds.

Common QNA about Punjab:

  • What are the major cities in Punjab?
    Chandigarh, the shared capital with Haryana, Amritsar, and Ludhiana are the major urban centers in Punjab.
  • What are the famous tourist attractions in Punjab?
    Some of the famous tourist attractions in Punjab include the Wagah Border, the Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara, and the Harike Wetland.
  • What are the major traditional crafts of Punjab?
    Punjab is known for its traditional crafts like Phulkari embroidery, Punjabi juttis (footwear), and intricate woodwork.
  • What is the best time to visit Punjab?
    The months from October to March offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to explore Punjab's cultural heritage and enjoy its festivities.

Top rated places in Punjab
Sri Harmandir Sahib

Sri Harmandir Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab
Gurudwara Historical landmark Tourist attraction
Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh

Amritsar, Punjab
Memorial park Tourist attraction
Sukhna Lake Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh

Ropar, Punjab
Tourist attraction
Haveli

Haveli $

Jalandhar, Punjab
Restaurant
VR Punjab Mall

VR Punjab Mall

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab
Shopping mall
Kesar Da Dhaba

Kesar Da Dhaba $$

Amritsar, Punjab
Punjabi restaurant Dhaba Vegetarian restaurant
Haveli

Haveli $$

Amritsar, Punjab
Restaurant Breakfast restaurant North Indian restaurant Punjabi restaurant Vegetarian restaurant
Heritage Haveli

Heritage Haveli

Rupnagar, Punjab
Resort hotel Restaurant
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Chandigarh

SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Chandigarh

Zirakpur, Punjab
Amusement park Laser tag center Theme park Video arcade
VR Ambarsar

VR Ambarsar

Amritsar, Punjab
Shopping mall
Bharawan Da Dhaba Amritsar

Bharawan Da Dhaba Amritsar $$

Amritsar, Punjab
Punjabi restaurant Dhaba Vegetarian restaurant
Eagle Motel

Eagle Motel

Rajpura, Punjab
Motel Banquet hall Bar Breakfast restaurant Fast food restaurant Food court Hotel Restaurant
Virasat-e-Khalsa

Virasat-e-Khalsa

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
Museum Heritage museum Tourist attraction
The Partition Museum - Amritsar District, Punjab, India

The Partition Museum - Amritsar District, Punjab, India

Amritsar, Punjab
Historical place museum Museum Tourist attraction
PVR VR Punjab, Mohali

PVR VR Punjab, Mohali

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab
Movie theater
Pavilion Mall

Pavilion Mall

Ludhiana, Punjab
Shopping mall Movie theater
Devi Talab Mandir

Devi Talab Mandir

Jalandhar, Punjab
Hindu temple Tourist attraction
Omaxe Mall

Omaxe Mall

Patiala, Punjab
Shopping mall
Sadda Pind Amritsar

Sadda Pind Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab
Tourist attraction
Gobindgarh Fort

Gobindgarh Fort

Amritsar, Punjab
Fortress Historical landmark Tourist attraction Wedding venue
Ludhiana Railway Station

Ludhiana Railway Station

Ludhiana, Punjab
Restaurant Train yard
Wave Mall Ludhiana

Wave Mall Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Punjab
Shopping mall Amusement park Fast food restaurant Indoor playground Movie theater North Indian restaurant
McDonald's India

McDonald's India $$

Patarsi Kalan, Punjab
Fast food restaurant Breakfast restaurant Family restaurant Hamburger restaurant Restaurant
Bombay Picnic Spot Hotel & Resort

Bombay Picnic Spot Hotel & Resort

Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Hotel Fast food restaurant
MBD Neopolis - Jalandhar

MBD Neopolis - Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Punjab
Shopping mall
Sindhi Sweets

Sindhi Sweets $$

Ludhiana, Punjab
Vegetarian restaurant Bakery Breakfast restaurant Candy store Chinese restaurant Fast food restaurant Punjabi restaurant South Indian restaurant
Paras Downtown Square Mall

Paras Downtown Square Mall $$

Zirakpur, Punjab
Shopping mall