Harmandir Sahib in the evening  by Bombay Trooper

9 Must Things To Do While You Visit Punjab

Punjab is one of India’s most wealthy states known for its zappy spirit nature to realize hospitality from the core in their hearts and are very welcoming.

It gives you many thrilling reviews and beautiful recollections with its conventional diversities and its scrummy lassies and dhabas.

So be ready to pack your travel bags and get ready to witness amazing things to do in Punjab!

1. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

Old Man sitting at Golden Temple in Winters  by Bombay Trooper
Golden Temple

Golden temple also called as Harmandir Sahib is also one of the most visited places in India.

In the yr 1570, the 0.33 Guru Sahib launched the plans of excavating a holy tank and the name Amritsar became derived.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the individual that took the initiative of bedecking the gurudwara.

Interesting Fact

1. Lord Buddha Meditated at the Sacred Site

Records show that Lord Buddha stayed at the sacred site of the Golden Temple for quite some time.

Buddha declared this site as an ideal meditation ground for sadhus and saints.

2. Community Kitchen

Automated Roti Maker at Community Kitchen   by Bombay Trooper
Roti Maker

It is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. 800 volunteers cook a meal every day which is served to close to 1 lakh pilgrims daily.

The roti machine churns out 25000 rotis in an hour, which is a world record in itself.

2. Qila Mubarak, Bhatinda

Front side of Qila Mubarak  by Bombay Trooper
Image by Wikipedia

Of all the ruined forts in Punjab, Bathinda’s Qila Mubarak is the mightiest and maximum impressive.

The ancestral home of the maharajas of Patiala, this richly ornamented 18th-century castle is an Arabian Nights fantasy of soaring buttresses and latticed balconies.

3. Lunch at Kesar Da Dhaba – Amritsar

Delicious Paratha Thali with Veggies at Kesar Da Dhaba  by Bombay Trooper
Delicious Parathas

Originally based in Pakistan’s Punjab province, this 100-year-vintage eatery relocated to Amritsar after Partition.

It serves delicious paratha thalis and firni in small clay bowls, in addition, to arguably the nice lassi in town.

It’s a hard-to-find old-town location. Just maintain asking the way; each person is aware of it or virtually uses Google Maps.

4. Witness Holla Mohalla – Anandpur Sahib

Men Performing Stunts On Horse at Anandpur Sahib  by Bombay Trooper

Holi gets this glad name within the kingdom of Punjab.

The Practise of protecting an honest of this type turned into initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru.

The cause of the fair turned into to physically make stronger the Sikh community by protecting army sporting events and ridicule battles.

The dare-devils perform acts like bareback horse-riding, standing erect on two rushing horses, Gatka (mock encounters), tent pegging, etc.

Film ‘Rang De Basanti’ has delivered few publicity to this cute festival.

5. Visit Harike Wetland And Bird Sanctuary – Ferozepur 

Wetland boats near the shore of Harike Wetland  by Bombay Trooper
Harike Wetland

During the migratory seasons, around 20,000 ducks can be found in the sanctuary.

Moreover, about 200 species of birds visit the lake every winter.

The birds found in the sanctuary are grass birds, white-browed fantail, yellow-legged gull, common wood shrike, white-tailed stonechat, yellow-eyed pigeon and yellow-crowned woodpecker.

6. Virasat-e-Khalsa – A Museum on Sikh Heritage – Anandpur Sahib

Panoramic view of Khalsa Museum known for Sikh Heritage  by Bombay Trooper

Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab has emerged as the museum with the highest footfall in the country.

It is one of the top-ranked museums in the country.

The museum has been declared as the world’s largest cultural and historical museum dedicated to a single community.

7. Border-Closing Ceremony- Wagah

Guards shaking hands at Wagah Border Closing Ceremony  by Bombay Trooper
Indian Ranger shaking hands with Pakistani Ranger

You cannot claim that you have seen Amritsar if you have not visited the famous Wagah border. Wagah Border is a border that separates India and Pakistan.

It represents the countries’ attitudes towards each other. It holds a beating retreat ceremony that attracts and is a reason to visit Wagah border, Amritsar. 

Every afternoon Indian & Pakistani border guards meet at the border post between Attari and Wagah to engage in a 30-minute display of military showmanship.

8. Ludhiana

Ludhiana Railway Station  by Bombay Trooper

The city of Ludhiana is one of the most historic cities in India. Cities like Ludhiana show a perfect bond between traditional and modern India.

On one side the city depicts the culture and history of the Sikh religion and on the other side the modern development of today’s India.

This focal point has been a hometown to many freedom fighters, great singers & a number of self-made entrepreneurs.

9. Timber Trail- Chandigarh

Red Rope-way at Timber Trail in Chandigarh  by Bombay Trooper
Image by timbertrailin

Timber Trail resort is a perfect place for a person to get a break from his hectic daily routine.

This place has an extremely calm environment and the greenery in the surrounding make it all the more rewarding to visit.

The prominent attraction of this place is the journey to the top through cable cars. One can go to the top to explore amazing views of the surroundings in a cable car. 

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