Best 10 tourist places to visit in Punjab, that echoes the history of independence

Here are the top ten places to visit on your next trip to Punjab.

Punjab is a state of India, bordering Pakistan. It is the home of India’s Sikh community. Rivers the Sutlej and the Beas lie within Punjab’s territory. The state holds a lot of history in terms of the independence struggle. Here are a few places to visit while planning a trip to Punjab.

Amritsar

It is the home to ‘Golden Temple’ and a gateway to Punjab. The place is famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border. Baisakhi festival is celebrated with lots of glory from the finest food, clothes to merrymaking. Places to visit in the city other than Golden Temple are Guru Ke Mahal, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, and Gurudwara Mata Kaulan.

Patiala

The city has strong historical and cultural roots surrounded by architectural marvels and cultural heritage. Qila Mubarak Complex, Patiala Kali Mata Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Bagh Palace, and Baradari Gardens are some of the must-visit places. 

Chandigarh

It is a Union Territory and capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. It is well known for its food and gedi culture. Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Garden, and Government Museum and Art Gallery are must-visit places. 

Ludhiana

It is popularly known as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of India’ or ‘Manchester of India’. Lodhi Fort, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Rakh Bagh Park, and Gurdwara Charankanmal Sahib Machhiwara are the places to visit.

Jalandhar

The city is the sports capital of India. It is the true personification of the rich heritage and history of Punjab. Rangla Punjab Haveli, Devi Talab Mandir, Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, and Social Mandir are some of the must-visit places.

Sirhind

The city is famous for its rich history and religious significance. Aam Khas Bagh, Rauza Sharif, Floating Restaurant, Sanghol, and Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple are some of the places to visit.

Anandpur Sahib

It is one of the holiest places for Sikhs, located close to the Pakistan border. Some of the places to visit in the town are Virasat-e-Khalsa, Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh Museum, Jhajjar Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary, and Naina Devi Temple.

Pathankot

The city is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. It is well known for its serene green beauty and a rich historical past. Mukteshwar Temple, Nurpur Fort, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Shahpurkandi Fort, Kathgarh Temple, and Nagni Temple are some places to visit.

Harike Wetland

It is the largest man-made wetland in northern India. Harike Lake in the heart of the region that attracts thousands of tourists. It is also a bird sanctuary where 375 species of birds are there. 

Bathinda

It is one of the oldest cities in Punjab. Qila Mubarak, Zoological Garden, Dhobi Bazaar, Chetak Park ad Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan are some of the must-visit places. 

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