Punjab Travel Guide

Punjab is land of five rivers and it is the place which refuses to be away from your memories, if you have visited it once. Known as the motherland of Punjabis or the Sikhs, Punjab is mainly known for its food, festivals and hot residents who welcome you with a smile on their faces and open hands.

Punjab, India state is located in the north-western part of the subcontinent. It is surrounded by the Indian States of Jammu and Kashmir in the north, the northeast of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana to the south and southeast and Rajasthan in the southwest and Pakistan in west. Punjab came into existence in its present form on November 1, 1966, when it was largely separated for the separation of Hindi-speaking areas in the form of new state of Haryana. Chandigarh city, within the Chandigarh Union, is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.


Punjab is one of the most visited holiday destinations near Delhi where people can get relief from the high peak tension. The National Highway which passes through New Delhi to Punjab, is probably the best highway, which makes the journey relatively smooth. There are natural reception signs for tourists excited by Punjab, green grounds with strange backwater and fresh waterfalls. The cities of Punjab serve some of the most valuable historical properties as a great host by treasures.

An Insight into Punjab Tourism

History of punjab


Punjab appreciates the selective status of the state where the most established book of mankind's history, Rig-Veda was composed. This productive state has reliably been an epitome of scholastic greatness. It was the old focus of sentence structure, law, soothsaying and prescription. The significance of Punjab was likewise felt by Mughals who specified about this prosperous locale in their books. Records of Punjab are also found in the books "Tarikh-e-Sher Shah", "Ain-e-Akbar" and "Tuzk-e-Janhageeri" composed by Mughal Emperor.


After the success of Punjab by King Darius, the general population of the district turned into the staunch devotees of Buddhism. Apart, ended the years Punjab experienced a great deal of progress religiously and when Guru Nanak Dev lectured Sikhism to the general population, Punjab turned into a Sikh greater part territory.

Verifiably, Punjab is rich and it is accepted by the history specialists that the locale of Punjab was rearing ground of the world most established human advancements, for example, the Indus Valley (7000 BC), Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro (3000 BC). These civic establishments later declined and fall into obscurity. The place where there is Punjab was then assaulted by Aryans who originated from North West right off the bat as transients and after that ruled from 1500 to 500 BC. They were the once who presented the dialect of Sanskrit and Rig-Veda was composed amid the govern of Aryans.

Middle Easterner rose to the power after the introduction of Islam in the sixth Century and tested the forceful control of the Persians. Amid 711-713 AD Arabs extended their realm and progressed towards Punjab attacking Multan. Mahmud climbed the position of authority in 997 after his dad Subuktgin demise, was fruitful in overcoming Punjab. He later supplied him with Gauris, who extended his area in Delhi and ruled over Punjab and ruled a large part of India till the extraordinary Mughal dynasty's foundation.

Anyway the rules of Punjab were later taken by Sikh who came into control from 1700 to 1849 AD. Ranjit Singh, who was known for his steady quality built up Sikh Empire, which endured till 1849 when the British added Punjab and finished the colossal govern of Sikhs. Be that as it may, amid Indian battle for autonomy, Punjab Sikhs assumed a noteworthy part are still associated with their fearlessness and forceful quality. The people of Punjab took an interest in the independence movement (1857) and after that the Jellianwala Bagh had to face fierce hatred from the hands of the British.

The contemporary Punjab is the place where there is differing society which has succeeded and accomplished gigantic development after the green insurgency amid 1970s. This land is the foundation of India and this locale meet the requests of the nation's nourishment supply. In this manner Punjab is the core of India and is considered as the focal point of political and financial advance.


Demographics of Punjab:


As per the 2011 Census of India, Punjab has a population of around 27.7 million. Sikhism is the most polished belief in Punjab, and 57.69% of the population has a place with the Sikh faith. Around 38.49% of the population follows Hinduism. Different religions includes Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Jainism. Atleast one Sikh Gurdwara can be found in each district (in different styles and sizes).

The Punjabi language, written in the Gurmukhi content is the official language of the state. Muslims shape slight greater part in the Malerkotla town. The Muslim population in Punjab has expanded to 1.93% because of worker laborers from other Indian states, for the most part Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. As of June 2018, the position population information for every standing in Punjab gathered in Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 has not been discharged to open by Government of India.

How to Reach Punjab


How to reach Punjab by Air : There are some major Airports in Punjab state which are: Amritsar, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. In this list of Airports Amritsar Airport is the only International Airport in Punjab, Chandigarh and Ludhiana has domestic flights connecting them to the rest of India.

How to reach Punjab by Rail: Punjab has a widespread railway network, which connects it with different cities of the country ranging from small to big cities. Punjab Railways have chief railheads at Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Jalandhar and Pathankot. Numerous trains run through the state, in which Shatabdi Express is an important one.

How to reach Punjab by Road : Punjab has a broad road network, which connects even the farthest village in the state to the rest of the country. There is a length of 1485 km of State Highway and 1729 km of National Highways running through the state. NH1 or the Grand Trunk Road connects it with nearly all of the north as well as east India.


Best Time to Visit Punjab


ummer and Monsoon seasons are not suitable to visit Punjab: Months starts from April to June and are noticeable by hot weather and arid conditions. It is obviously recommended to avoid hot summers and rainy season.

Winter is the best time to visit Punjab: The best time to visit Punjab is during winters. Winter Lasts from the month of October to March. The climate is very enjoyable and the days are also cold enough to travel around.

Maps of Punjab


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