4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

While exploring India, Punjab must be in your list because Punjab is one of the vibrant states of India in terms of Punjabi culture, mouth watering cuisines, cities to visit in Punjab, happily living Punjabi’s that will make you happy and excited to be in this part of India. Let me make simple for you by sharing  4 interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

Information about Punjab:

Punjab is a state in Northern part of India bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the south and southeast, Rajasthan to the southwest.  Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and also Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana state as well.

The most important factor that will make your visit count is the popular Punjabi culture. Punjab is also known as the “Land of Five Rivers” these five rivers are Beas, Chenab, Ravi, Jhelum and Satluj.

Ways to reach Punjab: To explore cities in Punjab, Punjab is very well connected with Railways, Air and Road.

By Railway: Punjab is connected with the Indian railway via Northern railway line runs through the state connecting most of the major towns and cities. The railway network in some of the  states are Punjab’s major railway stations are Ludhiana Junction(LDH), Jalandhar Cantonment (JRC), Firozpur Cantonment (FZR), Jalandhar City Junction (JUC), Pathankot Junction (PTK), Amritsar Junction (ASR) and Patiala Railway Station. The Shatabdi Express, India’s fastest series of train connects Amritsar to New Delhi covering total distance of 449 km.

By Air : To explore Punjab via air. Punjab has six civil airports including two international airports. Two international airports are Amritsar international airport and Chandigarh international airport and six civil airports are Bathinda Airport, Pathankot Airport, Patiala Airport, Sahnewal Airport.

By Road: To explore Punjab by road, All the cities and towns of Punjab are connected by four-lane national highways. The Grand Trunk Road, also known as “NH1”, connects Kolkata to Peshawar, passing through Jalandhar and Amritsar. Another major national highway connects Punjab to Jammu, passing through Hoshiarpur and Pathankot.

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

Here are the 4 interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

1. Culture of Punjab: When in terms of culture, Punjab is the most attractive states in India. The culture of Punjab has many elements including music such as bhangra, an extensive religious and non-religious dance tradition, a long history of poetry in the Punjabi language.

Bhangra is a folk dance and popular dance forms all over the world. Bhangra is conducted by Punjabi’s farmers to celebrate the coming of the harvest season. This folk dance has been popularised in the western world by Punjabis in England, Canada and the USA where competitions are held and will give you a glimpse of Punjabi culture.

Traditional Punjabi wear adds strong reflection of Punjabi culture.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
My Punjabi dress

2. Festival celebrated in Punjab: Apart from popular festivals of India like Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratras,  Eid and Christmas. Punjab also celebrates  a number of seasonal and harvest festivals such as Lohri, Basant, Baisakhi which are also popular around India and the world.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Baisakhi festival celebration in Punjab

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Lohri celebration in Punjab

3. Cities to explore in Punjab: The most popular cities to explore in Punjab are Pathankot, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Patiala.

Pathankot: Pathankot is a city in the state of Punjab, serves as the meeting point of 3 states and also serves as the travel hub for these 3 sates are Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot is connected by a vast network of private and public-sector bus services to other cities in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

Amritsar : Amritsar is a city in the state of Punjab popular for the most beautiful place in India is Golden Temple where tourists came from all over the world. Some of other places to visit in Amritsar is to experience the Wagah Border ceremony, Jallianwala bagh. Amritsari Naan Chole is the delicious food is the popular cuisine of Punjab available here.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Beautiful Gloden Temple at Amritsar

Jalandhar: Jalandhar is the another popular city in Punjab known for some famous tourists attractions like Devi Talab Mandir, science city, wonderland amusement and water park, Dera Baba Murad Shah Ji. Apart from these Jalandhar is popular all over the world for sports industry.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Devi Talab mandir at Jalandhar city

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Dera Baba Murad Shah ji

Ludhiana: Ludhiana is the city in Punjab is known for clothes manufacturer and some of popular attraction points are Rose Garden and Hardy’s world amusement and water park.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

4. Popular cuisine of Punjab : I know when you visit Punjab the food served here will definitely don’t disappoint you in exploring the flavors of Punjab

One of the main features of Punjabi cuisine is its diverse range of dishes. Weather its home cooked or restaurant cuisine sometimes vary in taste. Restaurant style uses large amounts of ghee. Some food items are eaten on a daily basis while some delicacies are cooked only on special occasions.

There are many regional dishes that are famous in some regions only. Many dishes are exclusive to Punjab, including sarson da saag, Tandoori chicken, Shami kebab, makki di roti, Amritsari naan chole, Dal Makhani and many more mouth watering dishes.

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Tandoori chicken in Punjab

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Dal Makhani served in Punjab

 

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India
Amritsari naan chole

4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India

In the end, I hope you like my blog and will help you to explore the vibrant state of India. Also please stay tuned for the upcoming blogs to know about things to do in the cities of Punjab.

Written by 

Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

9 thoughts on “4 Interesting reasons to explore Punjab state in India”

  1. I really do want to spend some quality time in Punjab and Golden temple is on the top of my list. I have been to Pathankot but only as transit to go to Himachal. Hopefully i can make it there, soon.

  2. Punjab has certainly spark my interest. It has a lot to offer, from local festivals to delicious cuisine. I’m definitely interested in seeing Bhangra dance, and those harvest festivals. I also love Indian cuisine, The tandoori chicken and sarson da saag make my mouth water. Punjab is now on my to-go list!

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