Two fascinating tourist destinations in Punjab

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known for its lively people having larger-than-life outlook, Punjab is indeed a happy and flourishing state in central India. While the cities in Punjab represent a well-planned city layout, the roads are filled with plush vehicles, and city spaces are filled with swankiest residencies, restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels, the essence of the old culture and traditional norms still resides in every nook and corner. Visit the interesting tourist destination in Punjab and spend a wonderful vacation.

Home of the Sikhs and Sardars, Punjab is a highly significant part of the country, specifically for the agricultural contributions that the state makes. It is a fact that it is the largest single provider of wheat in the country. The large and sprawling farms that are rich with lush-greenery along with clusters of old villages cover a major chunk of the state’s land, giving the state the rustic charm of the good old days. Being in one of the villages in Punjab means an opportunity to relish the best of the opulent hospitality of the locals, savor the butter drenched corn chapati along with spinach and a large glass of lassi, showering under the tube-well, and spend some relaxing days amid the lush greenery. However, contrary to the old agricultural villages, Punjab also hosts some highly developed and modernized cities. Amritsar, Bhatinda, Patiala, and the state capital Chandigarh are some of the major metropolises here. While you spend a couple of days in these cities, relishing the luxuries and comforts of modernity, the stark yet bewitching contrast between the old world and modern era simply grabs the attention. Needless to say, the destinations in Punjab are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. So go ahead and plan your holiday in one of the tourist destinations in the vibrant and fun state.

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Chandigarh

It is the perfect city to begin your tour of Punjab. Catch a Amritsar to Chandigarh train or train from Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, etc. There are trains from almost all parts of India running to the city on a regular basis. Known for being the first ever planned city in India, Chandigarh holds its own prestige that makes it envied by many. Being the capital of Punjab as well as Haryana, the city carries high political significance. However, nothing beats the city in terms of spoiling a tourist with numerous allures and offering them a wonderful holiday experience. The main attractions to look forward to include: Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake,Punjab Cricket Association stadium, The Secretariat, and Cactus Gardens.

Amritsar

At the first glance the city looks quite modernized, but despite the fact, it still retains the essence of old days. The place is most famous for hosting the Golden Temple, which is the holy-grail of the entire Sikh universe. The temple renders the importance of religion in the lives of the locals and is distinctively noted for the large dome that is made up of gold. Make sure to relish the langar with other pilgrims and tourists, when you visit the temple. The other popular places to visit include: Jallianwala Bagh, Mata temple, Ram Tirth, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, etc.

Apart from the two aforementioned places, take some time out and visit the large and busy markets of Mohali, which is rightly called the shopper’s paradise, enjoy Patiala peg, which is a measure of liquor in Patiala, and visit the highly revered Hindu temples and British Raj era churches in Pathankot.  So, why wait now, go ahead and book the train tickets, do a PNR status check and get going to the amazing destinations of Punjab.

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