The state of Punjab is a part of northern India which shares its border with Himachal Pradesh in the east, Haryana in the southeast and east, Jammu and Kashmir in the north and Rajasthan in the southwestern part. Not only India has a share of Punjab, but the neighboring country of Pakistan also has a portion of it and is bordered in the west part of this state. Punjab is popularly known as “the land of five rivers” amongst the geographical community because of the five rivers (Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Chenab, and Jhelum) that flow from this state. It is mainly dominated by the Sikh community, followed by Hindu majority according to the population demographics. Though this state does not have impressive tourist attractions as compared to other natural locales of India, there are indeed some places to visit in Punjab which can feed the starving souls of the travel bugs.
Some Tourist Attractions of Punjab in a Nutshell:
Amritsar – Appreciated by the spiritual population this city of Punjab is home to the popular Golden temple and many more shrines and temples alongside. It adds value to the historical enrichment of this place and has top destinations like Bhatinda fort, Jalianwala Bagh, ‘Harike wetland’ and bird sanctuary amongst other.
Wagah border – Though it is an art of the city of Amritsar it needs a special mention in the tourist listing due to its huge popularity amongst the visitors. This border between India and Pakistan is less known for any kinds of trouble or terrorism, rather it is famous for the year-round celebrations of many festivals f both the countries. The Wagah Border timings for various purposes are maintained well by the BSF and normal people also maintain regularity and discipline while on a tour here.
Patiala – The royalties of earlier Punjab is well found in the city of Patiala. The exclusive architects, lush green gardens, and opulent buildings make it a place worth the visit. The Qila Mubarak complex of an area of 10 acres definitely steals the show and makes a place in the heart of the travelers.
Chandigarh – The capital city has many offerings for its visitors. The 25-acre vast “fantasy rock garden” is a well-appreciated sight that people long for, along with the rose garden which has 1500 variants of roses to shell out for the tourist attractions.
Mohali – This city is the commercial hub of Punjab and its main attraction is the international airport, world trade center, cricket stadium, golf course, hockey stadium amongst hosts of other quality commercial projects.
Leaving aside the tourism importance of this state, there are other important resources that are found here too sustain a better name in the field of other economical counterparts. Like it has a very fertile soil and abundant resources of water which brings about great agricultural outcomes. Apart from it, the industrial base is also good here which includes the manufacture of agricultural goods, electrical goods, garments, fertilizers, processing of sugar and pine oil, machine tools and many more other products. It also qualifies in the category of bearing the most number of ‘steel rolling mill’ plants in the whole of India. This attracts people from all over the world who takes an interest in the economic uplifting. This industrial backdrop is also measured in the parameter of Punjab tourist places that are frequented by the travelers on their visit to this state.