Punjab is known as the Land of Five rivers. At Roop Nagar there are evidences that link us to the Indus valley civilisation and also antiques pointing out to the Alexander the Great's army existence has been received. The Bhatinda and the Faridkot fort tells us a lot about the rich past of Punjab. The summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh displays a different architecture and a uniue design. Being a rich historical place the museums here are also very rich and its worth a see.
Punjab has had a long history of struggles and suffering but the people of Punjab are survivors. They suffered at the time of partition and during the long years when terrorism had marred the spirit of Punjab. But still there is nothing to beat the vitality of the region and its people. It has grown to become one of the most affluent of India's states. It is famous for its cuisine, the vast fields of wheat and mustard, its colourful people, inspiring music, community dances and more...
October marks the beginning of the winter season in Punjab. Winters are chilly, as the temperature dips to 0 degrees(night). The Summers stretch from April till June and is hot and dry with temperatures rising to 45°C. The monsoons are from July to September.
Chandigarh - Chandigarh International Airport
Amritsar - Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport
Zoological Park Chhatbir
Satluj Waterbody Wetland, Ropar
Hari-ke-pattan- National Wetland & Wildlife Sanctuary, Amritsar
Punjab is a food-lover’s paradise. Not only is this region home to nutty, long-grain basmati rice, that quintessential accompaniment to spicy curries, it also nurtures much of India’s wheat thanks to the green revolution of the 1960s. Punjabi cooks quickly embraced the cuisine of the Mugals and their renowned barbecue techniques using the ingenious and simple tandoor clay oven. Sizzling tandoori chicken is only beaten for popularity by the world-famous butter chicken; but you should also savour the tandoori vegetables, the various dhal (lentil) dishes and the locally famous Amritsari fried fish. all glasses of lassi, made of yogurt, tempered with either salt or sugar, are a popular cooling drink of Punjabi origin but it is quite popular all over the country.
Known as the Rural Olympics. Takes place in the month of Feb at Kila Raipur, near Ludhiana. Three days of rural sport activities like bullock-cart races, kabaddi, strongman contests, folk dancing and more take place.
is celebrated in March. It is Anandpur Sahib Celebration of the Khalsa (Sikh brotherhood).
Baba Sheikh Farid Aagman Purb Festival
is celebrated in Faridkot with cultural performances in rememberance of the Sufi saint.
Pinjore Heritage Festival
occurs in early October in Pinjore Gardens. The 3 day festival has music and dance and a mela of local handicrafts and food.
Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan
takes place in December at Jalandhar. There is a 4 day festival of Indian Classical music.
falls in the month of Magh, and is one of the highly popular festivals of Punjab. This harvest festival is celebrated one day before Makar Sakranti is celebrated with songs, dance and bonfires.
The mustard fields bloom in the month of January-February. It announces the arrival of Spring.
are the anniversaries associated with the lives of the 10 Sikh Gurus.