The picturesque state of India, Punjab is no less than a sparkling beauty with its sprawling farmlands and majestic fertile terrains. Nicknamed as the smiling soul of India, the state offers several historic and exquisite monuments, enchanting religious lands and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Thus, Punjab tourism has plenty to offer tourists from all over the globe, especially thanks to more and more cheap flights to India.
Here are seven of the most beautiful places in Punjab are:
- The Golden Temple:
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as The Golden Temple of India, is not only a supreme centre of Sikhism but also a symbol of humanity and equality. Located in the city of Amritsar, the Gurudwara is designed artistically right from the entrance. The door panels are decorated with aesthetic styles. It opens leads to the bridge which routes to the main building surrounded by a sarovar (a water pool) from all the directions. Being the most sacred temple of the Sikhs, the place represents the magnificence and strength of Sikhs spread across the globe.
- Wagah Border:
Another exciting place in Amritsar is the Wagah Border between India and Paskitan. Every day of the year, just before the sunset, a flag lowering ceremony takes place at the border which forms the chief tourist attraction. Soldiers march towards the gate at the border which is thrown open after they each there. The ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes in totals and performed with high patriotic spirits from both sides of the border!
- Jallianwala Bagh:
Possessing high patriotic value, Jallianwala Bagh is another important place to visit. Situated in Amritsar, it is a site where hundreds of innocent and unarmed people were intentionally trapped and massacred by the British Army on 13th April, 1919. The site enumerates those harsh memories in the form of bullet marks, pierced walls, and a martyr’s well that has become a funeral ground for huge number of people. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is termed as one of the biggest and deplorable tragedy in India.
- Sheesh Mahal:
Sheesh Mahal is another elegant palace in Patiala what flaunts the flamboyant splendor of the erstwhile maharajas. Built under the patronage of the former Maharaja of Patiala, Narendra Singh, a true devotee of beauty, the sprawling Sheesh Mahal is a perfect blend of conventional and traditional Mughal architecture. Set in a midst of colorful landscaped gardens, the place is a sheer sight to behold.
- Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib
Expounding the sacred message of Sikhism, Anandpur Sahib is situated near the city of Chandigarh. Known as the motherland of Khalsa, the place has a remarkable religious prominence. The holy place came into being in 1664 with the efforts of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji. The land of spiritual freedom, the place is surrounded by five huge forts which were built during the times of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.
- The Rangla Punjab:
Exclusive property of The Haveli Heritage, The Rangla Punjab, is a theme-based Punjabi village. It is an extreme crowd puller that takes you back in bygone olden times of Punjab. The resort gives an authentic impression of age-old Punjabi cultures and traditions. The décor of the place comprises the intricate detailing, sculptures displaying the activities like dancing, singing, playing and weaving, models, mock-up well etc. The idea is to re-create the replicas and a glimpse of that golden era. Sumptuous food forms another reason to witness this oh-so-amazing resort!
- Pinjore Gardens:
Pinjore Gardens in Chandigarh features a stunning range of flowers and lush-green gardens. It’s an ideal place to fetch peace and serenity. This romantic theme garden forms a favorite place for nature lovers indeed.