Tourists Places in Punjab
Tourism Punjab, the land of five rivers is one of the most popular tourist destinations and pilgrimage centres of India. Situated on the northern India, adjoining to neighborhood country Pakistan, Punjab houses several major tourist attractions including low altitude mountains, gorge rivers, coy lakes, odorous orchards, wildlife sanctuaries & national parks, rich heritage sites, historical monuments, and attractive architectural structures.
Punjab is also a major pilgrimage centres for Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. The famous Golden Temple, situated in Amritsar is the one of most prestigious pilgrimage sites for Sikhs and Hindus. The ruins of Indus Valley Civilization, considered as one of the oldest Human Civilization of the world is found in Punjab region. The Forts and Palaces, the Mughal Architecture, Museums, Science Centre, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Adventurous Sports Places, and Pilgrimage Sites are the major tourist attractions of Punjab.
Here is the list of major tourist destinations of Punjab where you can eye several amazing tourist spots. There are:
Amritsar Tourism of Punjab: Sacred city of the Sikhs; the Golden Temple, Akal Takhta, Museum, Durgiana Mandir, Martyr's memorial at Jalianwala Bagh.
Excursions Around Amritsar Punjab: Ramtirth - Birthplace of Lava & Kush.
Anandpur SahibTrip: Historical Gurudwara against the backgrorund of Naina Devi hill, Where Guru Gobind Singhji formed the Khalsa Panth in 1699 AD. Naina Devi temple, Fort.
Baba Bakala Tourism: Gurudwara dedicated to Guru Teg Bahadur.
Visit to Beas: Headquarters of the Radha Swami sect.
Bathinda Travel: Historical city, Fort, Razia Sultana, India's first woman ruler was imprisoned here.
Chandigarh Tourism: Capital of Punjab & Haryana frist Pland City of India.
Dam Dama Sahib Trip Punjab : Pilgrim centre associated with Guru Gobind Singhji.
Visit to Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara: Sikh Pilgrim centre of Punjab.
Dholbha Tour of Punjab: Temple Antiquites.
Faridkot Travel Punjab : Fort, Sheesh Mahal in the Fort worth seen.
Ghuman Tour : Sant Namdev Maharaj a great sant of Maharashtra of 13th century spent here 15 years propagating Bhagwat Dharma, His Abhanga's are included in the sacred book of Sikh 'Guru Granth Sahib' Near Beas.
Gobindwal Sahib Gurudwara: Samadhi of Guru Angad Davji.
Trip to Harike: Scared Sangam of Satluj and Beas rivers.
Places to See in Hoshiarpur Punjab : Vedic Research Institute.
Husainiwala Travel : Memorial of great revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Jalandher Tourism of Punjab: Ancient Capital, Industrial centre, Sports Goods, Musical instruments, Devi Talab Fort.
Kapurthala Tourist Attractions : Ancient Capital, Panch Mandir, Shalimar Garden, Jagjit Palace. Excursions ? Kanjli, Phillaur.
Places of Interest in Kiratpur: Sikh Pilgrim centre of Punjab.
Ludhiana Tourism : Industrial Center, Hosiery, Woolen garments, Fort.
Nangal Tour: Dam on Satluj River, Religious Place, Agriculture University. Fertiliser factory at Naya Nangal.
Neelon Tour: Holiday resort.
Pathankot Tourism : Entrance to Kashmir and Kangra Valleys.
Patiala Travel Places: Historical town, Moti Bagh Palace, National Institute of Sports, Punjab Art Gallery, Gardens.
Rupnagar Tour : Historical city on the bank of river Satluj, ruins of old Harappan city, fort, Lake.
Sangrur Trip to Punjab: Religious Place, Gardens, Antiques.
Sirhind Visit : Historical Mughal City, the Fategarh Sahib Gurdwara marks the place where Guru Gobind Singhji two sons martyred.
Travel to Sultanpur : Sikh Pilgrimage.
Visit to Taran Taran: Gurudwara dedicated to Guru Ramdas.
Must to Visit Wagha Border of Punjab: India's border points to enter Pakistan.
Here are the major Tourist attractions in Punjab:
Forts and Palaces of Punjab
Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar, Ancient Fort at Bathinda, in Bathinda, Faridkot Fort, Quila Mubarak, Patiala, Bahadurgarh Fort (near Patiala), Anandpur Sahib Fort, Ropar, Phillaur Fort, Ludhiana, Shahpur Kandi Fort, 7 km from Pathankot, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1838 AD), Amritsar, Keshgarh Fort, Anandpur Sahib, Historic monuments in Nabha and Sangrur and Payal Fort.
Mughal Architecture in Punjab
Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind, Serai Nurmahal, Nurmahal, Mughal Serai, Doraha, Mughal Serai, Shambhu, Serai Lashkari Khan or RDB Fort, near Doraha, Coronation site of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Gurdaspur, Kos Minar etc.
Museums of Punjab
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar, Sanghol Museum, Angol Sikh War Memorial, Ferozeshah, Govt. Museum Hoshiarpur, Rural Museum, Punjab Agricultural University, Qila Mubarak Patiala, Museum of Armoury & Chaneliers, Art Gallery at Sheesh Mahal, Sports Museum, Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala, Guru Teg Bahadur Museum, Shri Anandpur Sahib, Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Sikh Ajaibghar, Mohali, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Ludhiana, Shahed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Museum, Khatkar Kalan etc.
Science and technology Spots in Punjab
Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar, Punjab.
Religious Places of Punjab
Popular Gurdwaras of Punjab
Golden Temple, Amritsar, Gurdwara Shri Baoli Sahib Goindwal Sahib, Khadur Sahib, Baba Bakala, Dera Baba Nanak,in Gurdaspur district, Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Kiratpur Sahib, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdwara Jyoti Sarup, Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Mehdiana Sahib, Parivar Vichora, Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Ludhiana, Gurdwara Karamsar Rara Sahib etc.
Temples of Punjab
Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar, Ram Tirath Temple ? Amritsar, Durgiana Mandir, Amritsar, Kali Devi Temple, Patiala etc.
Muslim pilgrimage Destinations at Punjab
Rauza Sharif, Sirhind
Gardens of Punjab
Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Bansar Garden, Sangrur, Ram Bagh Garden, Amritsar, Shalimar Garden, Kapurthala, Bara Dari Garden, Patiala, Rock Garden, Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab etc.
Wild Life, Zoo, Wet Lands in Punjab
Hari-ke-pattan, Amritsar, Ferozepur (National Wetland & Wildlife Sanctuary), Kanjli Wetland, Kapurthala, Satluj Water Body Wetland, Ropar, Zoological Park, Chhatbir, Tiger Safari Ludhiana & Deer Park at Neelon, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh etc.
Sports Tourism in Punjab
Rural Olympics, Kila Raipur, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, SAS Nagar, Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala etc.
Archaeological Destinations of Punjab
Indus Valley civilization site at Ropar, Ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites at Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib and Dholbaha in Hoshiarpur district respectively.
How to reach Punjab?
Punjab is a major tourist destination and religiously important state. It is easily accessible from across the country. The state has all the three ways of commutation : by Air, by train/Rail and by Road.
How to get Punjab by air?
Punjab has six airports including one international airport of Shri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar, that are well connected to other major airports of India. The International airport is the second busiest airport of North India after that of Delhi. The other airports of Sahnewal Airport, Pathankot Airport, Patiala Airport, Chandigarh Airport is also connected to some major airports of India. The visitors can choose any airport, nearest to their destination.
How to get Punjab by Train/Rail?
Punjab State's major railway stations are well connected to other parts of the country. Amritsar is the largest railway station while Bhathinda is the largest junction in Asia. The small towns are also intra connected to railway network.
How to get Punjab by road?
The major cities of Punjab are connected to 4 lane national highways including Grand Trunck Road, renowned as India's longest road runs from Kolkata to Peshawar (Pakistan) and Amritsar (Punjab), which is now known as NH-1 in northern India. The other major national highways are NH-10, NH-15, NH-1A, NH-20, NH-21, NH-22, NH-64, NH-70, NH-71 and NH-95. So, entire Punjab is easily accessible through road from across the country.