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Tourist Map of Punjab

Punjab is situated in the northwestern corner of the country. It is bound on the north by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir , on the east by Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh , on the south by Haryana and Rajasthan , and on the west by Pakistan. The city of Chandigarh is the administrative capital of Punjab. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Punjab and forms the backbone of the State economy.






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How to Reach Punjab

Punjab is a state in the northwestern part of India. It's the land of the five rivers and one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage destinations. Major cities of Punjab include Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, etc. Apart from these cities there are many tourist attraction places in the state. The entire state of Punjab is so inviting, that you can hardly ignore it.
How to Reach Punjab you with information to reach the state with convenience.

By Air :

The state has six airports. Out of these six airports the main commercial airports are:

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar
Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana
Pathankot Airport in Pathankot
Almost all important airlines like Spicejet, Air India, Jet Airways and JetKonnect operate flights to these airports connecting them to major Indian cities.

By Train :

The state also boasts of a good rail network. Almost all cities of the state are linked together with railways. Main Railway Stations in the state are: Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bhatinda.

By Road :

Punjab has an extensive road network which links the state directly to most of the significant places in northern and eastern India. National Highways 1 (Grand Trunk Road or G.T. Road), 15, 19, 20, 21, 71, 54 and 1A and numerous of state highways literally crisscross the state making road travel an easy affair. The National Highways in the state are ranked among the best in India with good road infrastructure.

Shopping in Punjab

Punjab has an exceptionally lush tradition of handicrafts and handloom products, which makes shopping in the state a wonderful experience. Punjab has the reputation of being the India's largest manufacturers and exporters of handicrafts, handloom and hosiery products.

Places for Shopping in Punjab :

The state offers numerous things, from traditional to contemporary items; everything has a resemblance of its rich culture. One can shop anywhere in Punjab, however big cities like Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Pathankot, etc presents lots of range for shopping.




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Temples in Punjab

            Shiv Mandir

One of the most ancient temples of the region, the "Shiv Mandir, Gur- Mandi, Jalandhar" represents the deep religious fervor of Punjab. Agricultural advanced and industrially developed state of Punjab, also nurtures an intense faith in the "Supreme Being". Being one of the most secular state of our country, Punjab portrays the rich religious and cultural tradition of the by gone golden era.

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            Gur-Mandi

Located in the heart of a busy market of the "Gur- Mandi", the temple of Lord Shiva bears relics of the brilliant architectural ability of the ancient times. Constructed by a Muslim "Nawab" of the "Lodhi dynasty", adjacent to the mosque of Imam Nasar, the age old temple is a living witness of religious tolerance which has triggered down across the centuries to the modern period.

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             Jalandhar

One of the ancient temples of Punjab, the "Sodal Mandir, Jalandhar City" represents the cross cultural tempo of Punjab. The Sodal Mandir of the Jalandhar city attracts many devotees of different religion to worship and seek divine blessings for eternal happiness. The "Sodal Mandir" is dedicated to a child God who was believed to possess supernatural and divine powers. The Sodal Mandir is a living witness to the secular belief of the people of Punjab.

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One of the consecrated place of worship for the Hindus, the "Kali Devi Temple, Patiala", is devoted to Goddess "Durga". Located on "Mall Road" of Patiala in Punjab, just in front of the "Baradari Garden", the huge monument of the "Kali Devi Temple" is an architectural wonder of the by gone days. Constructed by the royal family of Patiala, the splendid temple of "Kali Devi" is an important landmark of the ancient city.

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Punjabis are big-time food lovers, preferring a wide variety in their menu. They are full of life and their food too reflects this liveliness. Punjabi food forms an important part of the North Indian cuisine, which appeals to the taste of many. The people in this state generally go for spicy foods and use oil and ghee to a considerably higher extent. There are no intricate marinades or exotic sauces, but an exuberant use of masalas, with a liberal addition of oil or ghee.

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Vegetarian Dishes

Amritsari Dal makhani (lentils with cream and butter); rajma (red kidney bean) and rice; rongi (Black-eyed peas); choley (eaten with naan or kulcha); aloo (eaten with puri). Khichdi:[14] In the Punjab, khichdi is made of millet floor, mung beans and moth lentils. However, khichdi made of rice and lentils is also consumed. Paneer Recipes like Shahi Paneer; Khoya Paneer, Paneer Kofta, Amritsari Paneer, Matar Paneer, paneer paratha [15]etc... Panjiri: This is a traditional Punjabi dish[16] which has a generous amount of almonds, walnuts, pistachios, dry dates, cashew nuts along with whole wheat flour, sugar, edible gum (khanewala gondh), poppy seeds and fennel seeds (saunf) to make the traditional dish of Punjabis ‘panjri’ or also known as ‘dabra’.


Non-vegetarian Dishes

Punjab has a diverse range of beverages. Some are dairy based such as lassi.[27] Mango lassi,[28][29] Mango Milkshake,[30][31] Chaas[32][33] etc. Others are juices derived from vegetables and fruits. Water Melon shake,[34] carrot juice, tamarind juice ( Imli ka paani) are famous among fruit juices. Shikanjvi and neembu paani drinks are specifically famous in hot summer season. Jal-jeera is also common as well. Sattu is a traditional North Indian drink which is also traditionally consumed in the Punjab. Sattu is made by roasting barley grains and then ground into powder, mixed with salt and turmeric and water.[14] The local regional drinks in Punjab also includes Doodh soda ( Milk Soda) and bantay (local soda drink) in Pakistan.


Desserts

Since Punjab is the land of five rivers, freshwater fish is an important part of its cuisine. However, fishes of sea water are not used as much since Punjab is not in close proximity to the sea.[12] Carp, rohu and catfish are the most commonly prepared fish. Other fish types include thela machi and tilapia Recently shrimp has been introduced.[13] Fish tikka is a Amritsari speciality.


Historical Places In Punjab

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Rang Ghar is a double storied oval shaped pavilion, Considered the first amphitheatre of Asia having tiers of seats rising gradually.

Poa Mecca

Poa Mecca is a holy place of worship for the Muslim community. This is shrine of Pir Giasuddin Aulia, which was build by Sujauddin Mohammed Shah.

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Coronation Tank, Coronation Tank historical, Coronation Tank travel, Coronation Tank tourism, Coronation Tank Historical Ladaigarh

Ladaigarh was constructed by a Ruler Pratap Singh to protect its town from the attack of neighboring kingdoms.

War Cemetery

The most dramatic event in Digboi's history took place during the World War II days when the belligerent Japanese got closer and were within three days marching distance of Digboi.

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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park has been declared a World Heritage Site. The park is spread over 430 sq. kms and you will find various wild species such as tiger, elephant, rhinoceros, Indian bison, sambar, deer and many more. If you love birds, you need to be here during winter as migratory birds are seen in great numbers. You could go round the park in a jeep or car. If you fancy elephant ride, you are most welcome. The nearest cities from Kaziranga National Park are Jorhat and Tezpur.

Agnigarh Hill

Agnigarh hill is situated in Tezpur in Assam. As per Hindu mythology, a fortress was built here by King Banasura with a view to isolate his daughter Usha. The legend further goes to say that the place derived the name owing to the fire that surrounded the fortress always to avoid movement in and out of the place. The word Agni means fire.
 

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Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is located on Nilachal Hill, Guwahati top at an altitude of 800 feet above sea level. River Brahmaputra flows on the northern side of the hill. The temple is over 2200 years old. Apart from its rich cultural heritage, Kamakhya is beauty personified. It offers a stunning view of rivers and hills. Whatever faith one follows in life, being at this location would make one experience divinity.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Dibru Saikhowa National Park is situated in Tinsukia in Assam. It owns the credit of being one among the major biodiversity hotspots of the world and one among the largest parks in Assam. The park is a blend of deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests and swamp surface making it bio-diverse. You will find many rare wildlife species here and feral horses are one of the most famous species seen here.

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Orang National Park

The park is situated on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra. It is the only National Park in the country, which was created naturally. The tribes who lived there had abandoned 78.81-sq.km area. Some of the animals found here include royal Bengal tiger, one horned rhinoceros, leopard, elephant and many more. The place offers great delight to bird watchers as one could find various local birds and migratory birds here.

Haflong Lake

Haflong Lake is situated at the centre of Haflong hill town, which is famously called the ‘Switzerland of the East’. The picturesque landscape with blue hills, large and beautiful lakes, enthralling streams, waterfalls and abundance of pineapple trees and orange trees earns the title for Haflong town. Haflong Lake is one among the two lakes of the town.

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