North Indian City Guide - Punjab
The land of the Sikhs, Punjab is regarded as the land of five rivers in India. Punjab has grown in strength and preserved its culture for all generations to come sharing its capital, Chandigarh, with the state of Haryana.
Punjab - North India
Amritsar : The ancient land of Amritsar is a famous attraction in Punjab. Famed widely for its golden temple, Amritsar is also home to many historical shrines and places. The Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar is a national independence memorial built to commemorate the massacre of non-violent protestors.
Chandigarh : The shared capital of both Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh stands as the country’s most beautiful city. It is also known as ‘The City Beautiful’ as it has gorgeously preserved its natural ancient beauty and simultaneously modernized itself without any harm to the natural treasures.
Jalandhar : One of the modern cities mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, Jalandhar is situated between the two rivers, Sutlej and Beas. It is famous for its sports goods which are of the best quality. The city is also one of the popular tourist place in Punjab.
Patiala : Patiala known as the ‘City of Newspapers’ houses some of the country’s famous historical landmarks and the best architectural style of the beautiful past of the land. Patiala is a mixture of a variety of cultures of the Mughals, Rajputs and Punjabi.
Bhatinda : One among the ancient cities in India, Bhatinda has several monuments that date back to the 3000 BC. The city is famous for its historical importance as it is where Guru Gobind Singh bravely fought the Mughals.
Must visit places :
Golden temple : The golden temple of Amritsar is a renowned place of worship for people of all religions to come together and pray. The temple is surrounded by the tank which is said to have healing properties.
Chakrata : A small town, specifically suited for the traveler seeking a serene and silent destination, is Chakrata. With only a minimal number of residents and houses this places offers all the peace away from the busy life of the city.
Kanatal : Situated in the town of Mussoorie, Kanatal resides quietly on the Chamba to Mussoorie road. The village offers view of the mighty Shivalik Mountains and beautiful pine forests. On a trip to Uttrakhand, Kanatal makes for the perfect weekend getaway.
Things to do : Corbett Tiger Reserve, Naini Lake and Chandrisilla Peak.
Best time to visit :
The summers make the best time to visit Uttrakhand. Monsoons are found to be giving a refreshing feel for a vacation.
How To Reach :
Airways : The Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is an international and domestic airport that connects with the rest of the world.
Railways : The railroad in the country is famed all over the world for its connectivity to all the major cities and towns and hence, rail transport is easily accessible from anywhere in the country to Uttrakhand.
By road : The state is well connected by road froom all the other cities and towns in the country.
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