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Best Tourist Attractions of Punjab

The Indian state of Punjab is located in the country’s north-western region. The majority of people in Punjab speak Punjabi. Chandigarh serves as Punjab’s capital. It is regarded as India’s most fertile land.

Punjab is the Hindi name for the five rivers. Punjab is home to rivers like the Satluj, Ravi, and Beas. Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, and Jalandhar are the state’s four largest cities.

Most importantly, a Punjabi wedding reflects the culture of Punjab because it carries lots of ceremonies, traditions, and different foods. Food is actually a major part of their culture and of any kind of festival. The popular dishes are ‘Makki di Roti’ and ‘Sarson da Saag.’

The people of Punjab have a special attitude; they carry with them their culture and tradition wherever they go.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Punjab


Amritsar, the largest and most significant city in Punjab, serves as a major hub for commerce, culture, and transportation. The Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, is the main place of worship for Sikhs there, and it serves as the religion’s epicentre.

Major Attractions of Amritsar

  • Golden Temple
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Rambagh Garden
  • Akal Takht
  • Tara Taran Sahib
  • Panorama
  • Wagah Border
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary
  • Khalsa College
  • Durgiana Temple
  • Bathinda Fort


Chandigarh, the dream city of India’s first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of the Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India.

Major Attractions of Chandigarh

  • The Rock Garden
  • Sukhna Lake
  • Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park
  • Chhatbir Zoo
  • Rose Garden
  • Le Corbusier Centre
  • Government Museum and Art Gallery
  • Leisure Valley
  • Shanti Kunj
  • Morni Hills
  • Chhatbir Zoo
  • Sarkaria Cactus Garden
  • Timber Trail
  • Butterfly Park
  • Yadvinder Garden
  • Garden of Fragrance
  • Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park

3. Jalandhar

The city of Jalandhar is situated in the Punjab state of northern India. Jalandhar, which is thought to be the oldest city in Punjab, was ruled by the Hindus and the Mughals in turn. During the British Raj, the city of Jalandhar was known as Prasthala and Jullundur and is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and traditional values.

This ancient town has undergone significant industrialization and has emerged as a significant hub of commerce. It is India’s top producer of top-notch sporting goods. Jalandhar is also referred to as “the sports town.” The majority of the sports equipment produced in Jalandhar is exported to other nations.

Major Attractions of Jalandhar

  • Imam Nasir Masjid
  • Shiv Mandir
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral Church
  • Pushpa Gujral
  • Tulsi Mandir
  • Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum
  • Rangla Punjab Haveli
  • Prithvi’s Planet
  • Sheetla Mandir
  • Wonderland Theme Park
  • Devi Talab Mandir
  • Science City
  • Company Bagh
  • Niku Park

4. Patiala

Originally known as “Pati Ala,” or “area under Raja Ala Singh,” the city later adopted the name Patiala. The once-princely State of Punjab, known as the “city of palaces, forts, and gardens,” has retained all of its classic charm.

Major Attractions of Patiala

  • Qila Mubarak Complex
  • Darbar Hall
  • Bir Moti Bagh Sanctuary
  • Lachman Jhoola
  • Kali Temple
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Moti Bagh Palace
  • Banur
  • Samana
  • Baradari Garden

5. Ludhiana

Punjab’s most populous city is Ludhiana. It is referred to as the Manchester of India for its hosiery manufacturing. One of India’s top agricultural producers, especially of grains, is the Ludhiana district.

Because of its thriving textile industry, Ludhiana is frequently referred to as the Manchester of India. To learn more about our distant past, historical sites like Phillaur Fort, Ludhiana Fort, and the Maharana Ranjit Singh War Museum are wonderful stops to make.

Major Attractions of Ludhiana

  • Lodhi Fort
  • Rural Heritage Museum
  • Tiger Zoo
  • Deer Park
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
  • Phillaur Fort
  • Punjab Agricultural University Museum
  • Gurudwara Charan Kamal
  • Nehru Rose Garden

6. Bhatinda

Bathinda, also spelled Bhatinda, is a city in the northwest Indian state of Punjab. The Bathinda Branch Canal, which joins the Sutlej River in the northeast, is located in the Malwa Plains. Bathinda is a significant rail hub, with lines converging on it from neighbouring Pakistan and other Indian states.

The artificial lakes in Bhatinda are well known. It is also the fifth-largest city in Punjab and is home to a lot of fantastic tourist attractions.

Major Attractions of Bhatinda

  • Bhatinda Lake
  • Bhatinda Zoological Park
  • Lakhi Jungle
  • Bir Talab Zoo
  • Chetak Park
  • Dhobhi Bazaar
  • Bhatinda Fort
  • Qila Mubarak
  • Rose Garden

7. Pathankot

Pathankot, which is renowned for its location, is also a beautiful place to visit. Its town, which links the plains and the mountains, embodies the customs and cultures of three different states. It has ties to the geographical areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. 

The people of Pathankot are the epitome of the warm welcome they extend. It also has a good reputation for protecting women and girls. It’s a respectable location for education, with nearly twenty faculties that are well equipped. abundant in morals and spirituality Pathankot prides itself on its traditions. With the Army and Air Force, a significant portion of it Within the town, there are four police stations that are constantly ready to provide assistance.

Major Attractions of Pathankot

  • Kathgarh Temple
  • Hydraulic Research Station
  • Shahpurkandi Fort
  • Kali Mata Ka Mandir
  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Ashapurni Mandir
  • Nurpur Fort
  • Ranjit Sagar Dam

8. Mohali

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, the city’s official name, is located in the Mohali district of Punjab, India. It is a major administrative and commercial centre that is located southwest of Chandigarh.

Mohali, which is to the west of Chandigarh and is known for its cricket ground, is a shoppers’ paradise. The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, Gurdwara Angeetha Sahib, Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Gurdwara Nabha Sahib, and Gurdwara Puddha Sahib are just a few of the historical sites in Mohali.

Major Attractions of Mohali

  • Gurdwara Amb Sahib
  • Silvi Park
  • Mataur Lake
  • Gurudwara Nada Sahib
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Rose Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Sukhna Lake
  • Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

9. Kapurthala

Because of its stunning architecture and lovely gardens, Kapurthala is known as the “Paris of Punjab.” It was the capital of Kapurthala State, a princely state of British India, and is currently the administrative centre of Kapurthala District. The city is well planned and renowned for its cleanliness.

One of the most innovative, significant, and cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, producing railway carriages for the Indian Railways, is located in Kapurthala. There are numerous large and medium-sized industries there as well. Kapurthala is well known for producing crops like wheat, sugar, and cotton. It also sells a lot of different types of rice.

Major Attractions of Kapurthala

  • Shalimar Garden
  • Nihal Palace
  • State Gurudwara
  • Moorish Mosque
  • Elysee Palace
  • Panj Mandir
  • The Jagatjit Palace
  • Jagatjit Club
  • Kanjli Wetland

10. Ropar

On the banks of the Sutlej River is the Indus Valley town of Ropar. Recent Ropar (Rupnagar) excavations have shown that this town served as the epicentre of a highly advanced Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest Indus Valley excavations in independent India were made in Ropar.

Major Attractions of Ropar

  • Ropar Wetland
  • Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib
  • Jateshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib
  • Anandpur Sahib
  • Chamkaur Sahib
  • Bhakra Nangal Dam 

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