for its quality production of sports and hosiery goods, the state of Punjab
is a land of emerald green fields and cordial people. It is also known for
its record wheat production and serves as the overland access point to
India. Those who love experiencing cultures must have heard of the Bhangra
dance which shows the exuberance and the fun-loving nature of the people of
Leaving alone the post-monsoon and the pre-hot season, the climatic
conditions of Punjab can be divided into three well-defined seasons
summer, rainy and winter. Summer extends from mid-April to the end of June.
The state starts receiving rains in the first week of July; rains continue
till the end of September. January happens to be the coldest month during
winter which spans from early December to the end of February. The minimum
temperature during winter records 12 degrees centigrade.
Important Cities & Towns
There are a number of cities in Punjab that are significant in terms of
history and culture. Chandigarh, the state's capital, has the distinction of
being the first planned city of India. Amritsar, founded by Guru Ram Das, is
the religious centre of the Sikhs. The city has a fascinating history to be
discovered. Jalandhar too has a number of places for you to visit. The other
popular cities of the state include Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala etc.
People & Culture
Being the location of the erstwhile Indus Valley Civilisation, the state is
known the world over for its rich cultural history. The people of the state
are diligent and self-dependent. The Punjabis have great respect for their
age-old traditions and culture. Sikkhism is the major religion of the state,
contributing around 60% to the total population. The minorities include
Hindus and the Muslims. Punjabi is the chief spoken language of the people.
Famous Travel Attractions
holds utmost tourist potential for those who are in search of culture,
civilisation, spirituality and epic history. Amritsar, the religious centre
of the Sikh community, offers to see the Golden Temple, which is frequented
by a good number of tourists from all over. Another major draw for
travellers in Amritsar is the Jallianwallah Bagh, which commemorates the
innocent people who were massacred by the British police in 1919. You would
also like a visit to the Wagah Border, the exposed land point between India
and Pakistan. The change of guards and the ceremonial lowering of flags are
sight never to be missed. Chandigarh, which serves as the capital to both
Punjab and Haryana, has major attractions including the Capitol Complex,
Secretariat, Garden City, Tower of Shadows, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Rose
Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Gallery, International Dolls Museum etc.
Cities like Patiala and Ludhina also possess distinctive charms to lure
Air/ Rail/ Road Links
The airports at Chandigarh and Amritsar have regular flights connecting to
the major parts of the country. There are a number of mail and express
trains reaching various cities of the state of Punjab. Chief railheads of
the state include Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot and Jalandhar.
There's an extensive network of roads that joins Punjab with the rest of the