Punjab Information and Tourist Places
Punjab is a state in northwest India. The Indian state borders the Pakistani province of Punjab to the west, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest. Punjab’s capital is Chandigarh, which is administered separately as a Union Territory since it is also the capital of neighbouring Haryana. Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab, it is the largest single provider of wheat to India.
Punjab is considered to have the best infrastructure in India. Punjab has the lowest level of hunger in India.
Accommodation of Punjab is quite wide ranging and deluxe hotels. Most of the good hotels in Punjab are located in the big cities.Hotels in Punjab would offer travelers for economy class accommodation. There are numerous value-for-money hotels in the state. The region is also famous for its cuisine although a bit spicy and rich. Most of the hotels in Punjab have good restaurants where you can taste the local delicacies.
There are number of tourist visiting places are located in Punjab state.
The city of Amritsar was built around the Golden Temple and the Amrit Sarovar Lake, from which it derives its name. The Golden Temple sits on a rectangular platform in the centre of the Amrit Sarovar.
Wagah Border is located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. It is an army outpost to protect check intrusion from Pakistan and prevents any Indian from going to Pakistan. Special buses and taxes from Amritsar take the tourists to Wagah Border. En route Wagah the tourists chance upon seeing some of the most fertile lands of Amritsar.
Anandpur Sahib is a city and a municipal council in Rupnagar district in the state of Punjab, India. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a shimmering and shiny blue border on the south west barely four miles away.
Jallianwala Bagh is located at a stones throw from Golden Temple. It is a witness of the tragedy called Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. As the history goes, during the time of freedom struggle, when Mangal Pandey blew the bugle for commencing the struggle for independence, General Dyer made a law that no Indian will be allowed to hold gatherings or processions.
Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largest city in Punjab. The city stands on the Sutlej River’s old bank, 13 km south of its present course. It is a major industrial center of northern India.
Qila Mubarak is a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab.
The Sheesh Mahal or the `Palace of Mirrors` in Patiala was built by Maharaja Narinder Singh in 1845 behind the main Moti Bagh Palace. The Palace was built in a forest with terraces, gardens, fountains and an artificial lake. The Sheesh Mahal, which was a residential palace, has a suspension bridge that is a copy of the Lakshman Jhoola at Rishikesh.
A typical Punjabi meal with consist of roti, daal, yogurt and curried vegetable. Punjabi food includes classic favorite such as Tondori Chicken, Naan, parathas, Alu Tikki, Makke di Roti and Sarson ka Saag and many more. Punjab a northwestern state of India is also known as ‘the Land of Milk and Honey’. Milk is a very important part of Punjabi food in its many form such as yogurt, lassi, paneer, makhan and ghee. There is another fabulous variety of roti called rumali roti, which is larger in size as compared to the normal one and is also easily absorbable. The philosophy of life for most of the Punjabis is to eat, drink and make merry. They are real lively people who are extremely fond of eating good food.
Punjab’s handloom products and handicrafts and hosiery goods are exported to all the important countries of the world. The state is one of the largest manufacturer and exporter of handloom product, handicrafts and hosiery goods. The hand woven carpets of Amritsar, durries, counterpanes, woolen shawls, jutties, carved furniture, inlay furniture, lacquer finish furniture, sports goods, leather garments.
The colorful Phulkaris of Punjab and the antique-finish jewelry are always in high demand. Punjab dolls are quite a fave buy especially the Punjabi bride dolls and the dolls dancing traditional Bhangra. Some other dolls are embellished with colorful additions of beads, buttons, feathers, tinsels and tassels. Paper Mache utensils for household storage are also useful buys.