Best Place To Visit In Punjab Tourism, Weather, Culture, History With Punjab Tour Package

Punjab Geography, weather, tourism, culture, history with Punjab tour package

The north western region of Indian Territory and the main Sikh state is Punjab. This state is the most popular destination for tourists in India. The state was established in 1966 on 1st November. Punjab has the capital of Chandigarh which also serves as a capital to Haryana. The total area in which the state is situated is 50,362 km2 and Punjab comes in 19th rank of being a populous state in terms of land area. The word Punjab is a combination of 'Punj' which means five and 'Ab' which means water. The meaning of this world is that the state is a region of five rivers. This name was originated after the emergence of five rivers on the land of the state namely Beas River, Ravi River, Sutlej River, Chenab River and Ghaggar River.

Now these rivers are drained. Earlier the land of Punjab was divided between the countries of Pakistan and India but later the state was divided into three parts to form two states more under Punjab Recognition Act of 1966. They two states were Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Punjab houses about 14 cities, 22 districts that contain three broad parts namely Malwa, Manjha and Doaba and 157 towns. Punjab is surrounded by Himachal Pradesh in east, shares eastern boundary with Chandigarh, Pakistan in west, Rajasthan in south-west, Jammu & Kashmir in north and Haryana in south and south-east. The prime and major cities of Punjab are Ludhiana, Patiala, Amrtisar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, Mohali and Phagwara. The tourism in Punjab will really bring shine in your eyes and smile in your face.

Punjab History

The name of the state, Punjab, has been derived from the fact that five rivers flow across and drain the region. as you know that the state was a region of having five drained rivers. The emergence of the name of state was kept during Persian Era. Thus, the state was under control of many reigns which are Persian Empire, Greeks rule, Indus Valley Civilization, Aryans, Alexander the Great reign, Chandragupta Maurya rule, Gupta Dynasty, Huns, Rajputs, Ghoris, Mughal Empire, Sikh Empire and British rule. The Battle of Kurukshetra was believed to be fight on the land of Punjab which was mentioned in epic Mahabharata. Later after Independence the land of Punjab was contributed between the countries of India and Pakistan. The state later was divided into three parts to submerge two new states in it namely Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Culture Of Punjab

The culture of Punjab is worldwide, that is known by everyone. Its food, dance forms, traditional songs, dresses, lifestyles, festivals and rituals are very well known. Punjab is a famous state of India. Masses of visitors can be seen in this state roaming around. People of Punjab celebrate number of festivals like Lohri, Vaisakhi, Teevan, Basant, Bandi Chhor Divas also known as Diwali, Hola Mohalla, Rakhri and Mela Maghi. People of Punjab use ghee in every food item in large amount. Some of the famous cuisines of Punjab are sarson da saag, makki di roti, shami kebab, tandoori chicken, lassi etc. The state has a tradition of storytelling in Punjabi language which is mixed with origins of Afghanistan and Arabian Peninsula to Iran is known as 'Kissa'.
Punjabi wedding style is so unique that it straightway touches the heart of every religion in India. The weddings in Punjab are full of fun and people become enthusiastic and lost in the loud speaker Punjabi music while dancing. Several ceremonies of wedding are known to have food, dresses, music, dance etc. The popular dance forms of Punjab are Bhangra, Dhamaal, Sammi, Dhola and Gidda. The dialects of Punjabi language are Doabi and Majhi. The folk tales which are lovely and astounding in Punjab are Heer Ranjh, Sassi Punnun, Mirza Sahiban, Sohni Mahiwal, Dulla Bhatti, Jeona Maud, Puran Bhagat etc. The state's religious songs are Shalooks, Baba Farid, kafis, baits, lohris, jugni, hamds, dohas, sehra etc. Different scripts are written in Punjabi language are Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi. Punjab gharana and Ptiala gharana are the folk, classical and Sufi music of Punjab. Punjab Film Industry is a famous industry is situated in Chandigarh. It is also known as Pollywood.

Best Time to Visit In Punjab

Climate Condition Of Punjab

The climate of Punjab is appealing throughout the year as it receives heavy rainfalls only on the regions that are situated at adjacent sides of Himalayas. Winters are cold but lovely and summers are hot.

----Summers (April to July)----

The state observes hot climate between the months of April-June. The maximum temperature is about 49˚C. Carry light clothes and goggles with you along with a sunscreen lotion to get rid of skin tanning. You can have good amount of water and take a water bottle with you surely while travelling.

----Monsoons (August to October)----

The period between July-September receives heavy rainfall which helps in good cultivation for crops and supply to irrigation systems and canals. Avoid visiting and stay healthy.

---- Winters (November to March) ----

During this season of Punjab between Octobers to March faces cold weather as night temperate about 5˚C and day temperate 12˚C. They are mild. You should definitely visit during this season of Punjab.

Punjab Tourism

Punjab state receives good amount of tourists throughout the year. The majority of tourists can be seen in the famous 'Golden Temple' of Amritsar. This monument of Amritsar in Punjab was mentioned in the world's best spiritual sites of Lonely Planet Blue. City of Chandigarh is another most famous spot where flock of tourist and visitors can be seen which houses the creative Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake etc. Punjab state of India is known for the best tourism destination where one can feel absolutely amazing and relieved. The tourism will provide you the view of wildlife sanctuaries, architectural monuments, zoological parks, gardens etc. which will take your breath away. Some of the most important tourist destinations of Punjab are:
o Sikh Architecture
o Patiala Architectural Monuments
o Kapurthala Architectural Monuments
o Sikh Architecture of the State
o Sikh historical Gurudwaras.

Best Places To Visit In Punjab

Amritsar In Punjab On Mirchi Travels

Amritsar In Punjab

Amritsar is the main and largest city of state Punjab. This city is situated near Pakistan and Wagah Border around 217 km away from Chandigarh. This city lies on Tung Village on Grand Trunk Road. Amritsar is known to be the populous city and a centre of Sikhism. This city of Punjab is also known as Ambarsar or Ramdaspur.
How to reach Amritsar?
o Amritsar houses an airport known as Raja Sansi International Airport which is situated about 11 km away from the city Amritsar.
o Amritsar city has a railway station that is well connected to various regions of India is called as Amritsar Railway Station.
Places to see in Amritsar
o Golden Temple
o Kaiser Bagh
o Jaillianwala Bagh
o Santokhsar Sahib
o Guru ke Mahal
o Tarn Taran Sahib
o Gurudwara Mata Kaulan
o Durgaina Tempke
o Gurudwara Mata Amritsarhi Sahib
o Akal Takht
o Rambagh Gardens
o Wagah Border
o Khair-Ud-Din Masjid
o Bibeksar Sahib
o Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Hotels in Amritsar
o Hotel City Park Amritsar
o Hotel Ramada Inn Amritsar
o Hotel Golden Tulip Amritsar
o Hotel Holiday Inn Ranjit Avenue Amritsar
o Hotel Radisson Blue Amritsar
o Hotel Hyatt Amritsar
o Hotel Hk Clarks Inn Amritsar
o Hotel Best Western Marricon
o Hotel Ranjit's Swaasa Amritsar
o Hotel Avaas Lifestyle Amritsar

Chandigarh In Punjab On Mirchi Travels

Chandigarh In Punjab

The union Territory of India is a city of Chandigarh and serves as a capital of Punjab and Haryana.
How to reach Chandigarh?
o The custom airport of Chandigarh is Chandigarh Airport which operates at Chandigarh Air force Station as civil enclave of Indian Air force.
o The railway station of Chandigarh is Chandigarh Railway Station.
Places to see in Chandigarh
o Leisure valley, Sector-10
o Rose Garden, Sector-16
o International Doll Museum
o Butterfly Park
o Garden of Silence
o Capitol Complex
o Open hand monument
o Cactus Garden
o Le Corbusier Centre, Sector-19
o Rock garden, built by Nek Chand Saini
o National Gallery of Portraits
o Garden of Fragrance
o Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector-10
Hotels in Chandigarh
o Hotel JW Mariott
o Hotel Punjab Palace
o Hotel Diomond Plaza
o Hotel Grand Plaza 42
o Hotel Rio

Geography Of Punjab

Punjab contains the total five divisions of administration and houses 22 districts. Malwa area of Punjab contains eleven districts. On the other hand, Majha area of Punjab is also known as the 'heartland of Punjab'. Doaba which is also a region within Punjab state is known for its fertile areas and was one of the prime centers of Indian Green Revolution. This region of Punjab produces wheat is large amount as compared to other places in the world. There are about 60% of Sikhs, 37% of Hinduism, 1.57% of Islamic, 1.20% of Christians, 0.17% of Buddhism, 0.16% of Jainism and 0.04% of other religions in the state. Punjab is situated at altitudes between 29.30° N and 32.32° N and longitudes between 73.55° E and 76.50° E. Punjab is located in the north-west part of Indian Territory.
The total area spread in Punjab is about 50,362 km2. Punjab state is bounded by Pakistan state in western side, Jammu and Kashmir in north side, eastern side is surrounded by Himachal Pradesh, south-west side by Rajasthan and south and south-east by Haryana. Eastern boundary of Punjab touches Chandigarh. There are semi-arid areas, alluvial plains and Siwalik Hills resided on the land of Punjab. Punjab state is also covered by shrubs, bushes, grasses, fertile alluvial plains and natural vegetation. Thus, Punjab is also a feeding center for about 396 bird species, 214 Lepidoptera species, 55 fish species, 20 reptile species and 19 mammal species. Some of the gardens, sanctuaries and zoological parks in Punjab are as follows:
o Shalimar Garden situated in Kapurthala
o Ropar Zoological Park situated in Chhatbir
o Ram Bagh Garden situated in Amritsar
o Harike
o Kanji Wetland
o Aam Khas Bagh situated in Sirhind
o Bansar Garden situated in Sangrur
o Baradari Garden situated in Patiala
o Sutlej Water body Wetland situated in Kapurthala.
o Hari – ke – Pattan National Wetland & Wildlife Sanctuary

Economy Of Punjab

Majority of population in Punjab is dependent on Agricultural sector for their livelihood. Punjab is also known as 'Granary of India' or 'India's Breadbasket'. The major crop grown in this state is wheat as this crop has higher production in Punjab as compared to other states and regions of India and other countries. The major crops grown in Punjab are millet, maize, wheat, rice, pearl millet, parley, sugarcane and fruits like mango, orange, apricot, apple, peach, plum, pomegranate, mulberry and almonds. The major and prime industries of Punjab are bicycles, electrical appliances, starch, machinery tools, fertilizers, scientific instruments, sports good, pine pol, sewing machines, sugar and tourism.

Government Of Punjab

Punjab has the unicameral Legislative Assembly which comprises of 117 elected members from constituencies of single seat. Chandigarh has a judicial branch embellished by the High Courts of Punjab & Haryana of State government.

Punjab Tour Packages

If you love villages and agriculture then this is perfect state for you because they love agriculture but this dont means that there are not developed city. You can take tour package after discussion with your travel agent

Precautions To Visit In Punjab

o Winters are the best time to visit.
o Carry first aid kit.
o Do not believe strangers and clever people.
o If confusion ask locals.
o Avoid monsoons visiting.
o Check in desired hotel properly.
o Keep the change of big amount with you.
o Keep your important documents safely.
o Enjoy.