Reasons to visit Punjab
Reasons to visit Punjab are many, the reasons depend upon your area of interest. It doesn’t matter if you have interest in History, cultue, agriculture, Hill station, Religion, Army, etc., Punjab has it all. Let’s view the different cities ) Union Territories of Punjab. Punjab also shares it’s border with Pakistan due to partition of the countries by the British. Hence the state of Punjab is in Pakistan as well. The capital of Punjab was Lahore before participation.
One should try visiting Punjab on 13th January to view the proper celebration of Lohri festival. It includes proper way of Lohri festival, it’s story, Bhangra and other folk dances. Also one gets to eat the perfect Punjabi hot and spicy food, Makkai ki roti and Sarso ka saag and at some places there is also a Lassi drinking competition in huge glasses. However food is the first favourite and priority of Punjabi’s hence food is always tasty and available as per the climatic conditions. Just like Mathura is known for Holi, Punjab is known for Lohri festival.
Union Territory of Chandigarh: The Union Territory of Chandigarh is the capital of 2 Indian states viz Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Union Territory of Chandigarh is the main city when one wants to visit Himachal Pradesh and Punjab for a longer period of time. There are various beautiful gardens, zoo, temples to visit in the Union Territory of Chandigarh which are main reasons to visit Punjab. The union territory of Chandigarh has a railway station and airport which are well connected to the other parts of Bharat. It is also well connected by roads. Hence tourist find it easy to start their tour of Punjab from the union territory of Chandigarh.
Amritsar: Amritsar is one of the main city of Punjab from point of view of Tourism, just like the union territory of Chandigarh, Amritsar is also well connected with other parts of the country due to its Airport and railway station and roads. Amritsar is of great religious importance due to the Golden Temple Shrine. In Amritsar you can see you brave sons of Bharat the Army at the Wagah border. Amritsar also has the Jallianwala Bagh (the land of sacrifice) and Amritsar is closely connected to the border with Pakistan. All the factors of Amritsar city are reasons to visit Punjab
As discussed above that union territory of Chandigarh and Amritsar are main cities of tourism. People visit Punjab and Himachal Pradesh together with the help of the short itineraries below
- Chandigarh – Shimla – Chandigarh
- Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali – Chandigarh
- Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Amritsar
- Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala – Manali – Shimla – Chandigarh
- Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Amritsar – Chandigarh
- Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala – Manali – Shimla – Chandigarh – Amritsar
- Chandigarh – Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala – Manali – Shimla – Chandigarh (Dalhousie is manily known for its hill station type facilities and it’s Cricket stadium at the top of the hill which gives a beautiful view)
- Pathankot – Dalhousie – Pathankot
- Amritsar – Dalhousie – Amritsar
As the union territory of Chandigarh and Amritsar are well connected from roadways as well. People can travel to the state of Punjab by roads as well from the neighbouring states and the union territories.
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Ludhiana: Ludhiana city of Punjab is one of the main business city of Punjab. Due to its well connectivity and is cost effective. Hence it is easy to carry out business here. The most popular business in Ludhiana are textile, manufacturing, cycle parts and steel. It also has beautiful places to visit and explore. Hence Ludhiana is also one of the cities which has various reasons to visit Punjab. Ludhiana is also connected with other parts of the country through railways
Jalandhar: Jalandhar is also an important city of Punjab for business and tourism purposes. A developed city covering religious activities, tourism activities and business activities. Jalandhar is well known for its sports industry. It provides sports tools which are used globally. Jalandhar is also a home to the army, navy and air force near parts of Jalandhar Cantt.
Patiala: Patiala is the one of the largest city of the state of Punjab. The Patiala Gharana of Hindustani classical music traces its roots to this state. In popular culture, the city of Patiala is famous for its 5 Ps – Patiala Shahi Pag which is a type of headgear which is traditionally worn by Sikhs, Paranda which is a coloured braids worn by women in the hair, Patiala Salwar which is a type of woman pants, Patiala Jutti which is a flat fibre-based footwear and Patiala Peg which is a unique measurement of liquor. When in Patiala, do visit the old town for experiencing the pulse of the city and gorging of finger-licking local delights. Patiala also has various gardens, places of religious importance, culture of ancient times and shopping. All these factors gives us reasons to visit Punjab and it’s cities. Patiala is also known as “City of newspapers”.
Pathankot: The city of Pathankot is of great importance for the Army and Air Force as it is connected to the border. It also of importance from Tourism point of view. If someone wants to visit only Dalhousie which is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh then he or she can start their journey from Amritsar as it’s well connected with railways, airways and roadways or they can start their journey from Pathankot which is well connected with railways and roadways.
Bathinda: Bathinda is one of the oldest city of Punjab. The city will give you feel of a village more due to old structures, Dhobi Ghat, Forts, and cultural and religious places. It also has a huge history, businesses point, etc. It is also well connected through airways.
Mohali: The city of Mohali should be visited once by any one who wants to visit a small kind of hill station and relax. It is just like Lonavala near Mumbai. It is well connected to the union territory of Chandigarh. Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula together are known as the Tri City. Mohali is also the IT hub of the state. Mohali also has one of the most beautiful cricket stadium also named as Mohali or the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA). All the factors has given us reasons to visit Punjab.
Villages of Punjab: The villages of Punjab are of great importance in the world. The farmers of Punjab grow cotton, sugarcane, sarso, bajra, weat, rice, maize, etc. These materials are of huge importance in Bharat and other countries as well. These materials give us a chance to export globally which is of great importance to the country’s economy, GDP growth and development. Also a farm visit gives us complete knowledge about the same which gives us reasons to visit Punjab.
Punjab before Partition: A huge and beautiful part of Punjab went to Pakistan during partition. Visiting Punjab before partition was of greater feeling. Cities like Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sargodha, etc became a part of Pakistan. We also lost Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib as well as it is placed in this shrine is of great importance for the Sikhs. Keeping in mind the religious sentiments of the Shikhs every year people go to Pakistan to visit the Shrine. The government also runs special trains for our Sikh brothers so that they can visit the Shrine.
We have discussed about the main cities of Punjab. But along with it there are various other cities like Moga, Khanna, Phagwara (Probably known to people after movie son of sardar), Firozpur, Sanam, Kapurthala and many more which are good to visit and are the reasons to visit Punjab.
One can also visit Punjab and the rest of the North India together as well
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Punjab has also given us various brave people in the military, in sports, movies, etc. Few of them are
- Lala Lajpatrai
- Lt General Jagjit Singh Arora
- Lt General Punita Arora
- General Deepak Kapoor, former Indian Army Chief
- Major General Shabeg Singh
- Milkha Singh
- Bishan Singh Bedi
- Harampreet Singh
- Harampreet Kaur
- Diljit Dosanjh
- Akshay Kumar
- Kajal Agarwal
- Anushka Sharma
- Juhi Chawla and many more