13 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNJAB

Punjab, the land of five rivers is one of the places in India filled with beauty of nature, amazing architecture, and places of worship. The state of Punjab is also known for being the breadbasket of India and producing some of the greatest warriors that ever lived.

If Punjab were to be personified, it would most definitely be the tough guy who walks around carrying his battle scars with his head held high.

The following are the 13 must visit places in Punjab for their history and beauty.

Following are the places you must visit when you take a trip to Punjab.

1. Sri Harmandar Sahib , Amritsar

 

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The most blissful and calming place constructed by the Sikh Gurus.

2. Sri Anandpur Sahib

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Known as the city of Bliss, Sri Anandpur Sahib is one of the most beautiful cities of Punjab founded by 9th Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji

2. Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar

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The garden at Jallianwala Bagh is historic as it’s the memorial which was built in honour of those who were killed by the British police in 1919.

3. The Rock Garden, Chandigarh

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One of the most popular attraction in Chandigarh, the Rock garden is the epitome of creativity. Started by government official Nek Chand as a way to kill time back in 1957. And today, this sculpture garden is spread over 40 acres of land. The major attraction of this garden is the fact that everything here is made of waste material of all kinds-bangles, wires, industry waste material, broken crockery and kitchenware, etc.

One of the most popular attraction in Chandigarh, the Rock garden is the epitome of creativity. Started by government official Nek Chand as a way to kill time back in 1957. And today, this sculpture garden is spread over 40 acres of land. The major attraction of this garden is the fact that everything here is made of waste material of all kinds-bangles, wires, industry waste material, broken crockery and kitchenware, etc.

4. The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh

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Named after India’s former president Zakir Hussain, the rose garden is a botanical garden spread over 30 acres of land, with 50,000 rose bushes of 1600 different species. Apart from other events that are hosted, the rose garden hosts the annual rose festival called Festival of Gardens, a major cultural event in Chandigarh, during February or March. Its attractions include food, drinks, and different contests held for enthusiasts of all kinds.

5. The Doraha Fort, or the RDB fort

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The Dohara fort is a famous fort where several scenes of the popular film, Rang De Basanti, were shot. Because the film was a raging success, the fort got another name, the RDB fort. This picturesque fort is about 2 hours away from Chandigarh, near Ludhiana.

6. Wagah Border ceremony

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Every evening, hundreds of people flock to the Wagah border, the international border that separates India and Pakistan, to witness the majestic changing of guards accompanied by the hoisting and retreat of the respective national flags. The border security forces of both nations undergo the elaborate process jointly through an interesting ceremony.

7. Qila Mubarak

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Located in Patiala, the Qila Mubarak is a popular archaeological spot for history buffs and enthusiasts.

8. Harike wetland and bird sanctuary

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The Harike wetland is the largest wetland in northern India in the Tarn Taran Sahib district of Punjab. The wetland is home to several species of flora and fauna, and is a major biodiversity reserve. It is the best place to visit if you’re a nature lover or a wildlife photographer.

9. The Kila Raipur Sports Festival, Ludhiana

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One of the highlights of Punjab, the Kila Raipur Sports festival takes place annually in a small village, Kila Raipur, about 20 km away from Ludhiana. Every year,this event happens between ending January and the beginning of February. A large number of people gather to witness an array of sporting events, and people participating in them are enthusiastic beyond compare. Read more here.

10. Garden of silence

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The beautifully landscaped Garden of Silence, located adjacent to the beautiful Sukhna Lake, is the perfect spot for meditation and for general peace and quiet.

11. Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

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The Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is another major tourist attraction. On a regular day, one can go boating, or just enjoy the beautiful scene of the sun setting over the city.

12. Virasat-e-Khalsa

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Located in Anandpur Sahib, Virasat-e-Khalsa is a museum that gives insight into all the events that took place more than 500 years ago; events that gave birth to Sikhism. The museum aims to illuminate the vision of the Gurus, their message of peace and brotherhood and the culture and heritage of Punjab. This museum took about 13 years to make, and was opened to the public in November 2011.

14. Wheat fields of Punjab

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The cinematic friendly wheat fields of Punjab have been featured on hundreds of Bollywood and Punjab films. The fields are known to represent Punjab in Cinema.

Enjoy the authentic Punjabi food while you visit Punjab!