Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Punjab

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Punjab means the “land of five rivers,” these five rivers significantly contribute to India and Punjab’s history. People of Sikhism religion mainly inhabit Punjab, so every village in Punjab has a gurdwara. Punjab is also called India’s granary because there is plentiful cultivation of Kehu, sugarcane, and rice. There are many historical, religious, and tourist places in Punjab. Apart from these, Punjab is known for its food, culture, and history. Today we will tell you about the ten most famous Punjab tourist places where most people visit. Given below are the top 10 best places to visit in Punjab.

Places to visit in Punjab:

Ludhiana

Ludhiana is the largest city and financial capital of Punjab, situated on the Sutlej river banks. It is the 22nd most significant city in India. Ludhiana is the industrial hub of India; hence it is called mini Japan and mini Germany. Ludhiana is the land of buzzing industries, great institutions, and amazing gurudwaras. The city is famous for its Forts, gurudwaras, and ancient buildings. If you are going to visit Punjab, do not forget to visit Ludhiana. Tourist centers near Ludhiana include:

  • Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon
  • Pavilion Mall
  • Rakh Bagh Park
  • Hardy’s World
  • Punjab Agricultural University Museum
  • Waves Mall
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
  • Nehru Rose Garden
  • Guru Nanak Stadium
  • Phillaur Fort

Bhatinda

Bhatinda is one of the oldest cities of Punjab. This place is famous as a historical and religious site. The modern Bhatinda was founded by Raja Bala Rao Bhati, a Bhati Rajput King. Bhatinda is also known as the “City of beautiful lakes.” It is a central place to see the history of Punjab. The important tourist places of Bhatinda include:

  • Takht Sri Damdama Sahib
  • Bathinda Lake
  • Qila Mubarak
  • Rose Garden
  • Bathinda Fort
  • Chetak Park
  • Bir Talab Zoo
  • Mittal City Mall
  • Gurdwara Haji Rattan
  • Mazar of Peer Haji Rattan

Amritsar

Amritsar is the leading tourist destination of Punjab. Whenever we talk about Amritsar, the name of the Golden Temple comes first. Gurudwara is one of the most sacred golden temples of Sikhism in Amritsar itself, whose religious and historical significance is famous all over India. The festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with great pomp here. The city is also known for the Jallianwala bagh and Wagah border. Jallianwala bagh is located next to the Sona temple, where General Dyer opened fire on innocent people. Below are the top attractions of Amritsar: 

  • The Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border Ceremony
  • Partition Museum
  • Mandir Mata Lal Devi
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Baba Atal Tower
  • Ram Bagh Garden
  • Khalsa College
  • Gobindgarh Fort

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the capital of the state of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is the first plant city of India, which is also known as India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s city of dreams. Chandigarh city is called by the name of “City of Beautiful” because of its cleanliness. When you see the city’s cleanliness, management of shops and streets, then your mind will drag you here again and again. Here are the best tourist attractions of Chandigarh:

  • The Rock Garden 
  • Elante Mall
  • Sukhna Lake
  • Rose Garden
  • Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park
  • Punjab University
  • Timber Trail
  • Sector 17 Market
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Dhillon Plaza

Kapurthala

Famous as the “Paris of Punjab,” Kapurthala is a refined architecture and breathtaking garden city. The town derives its name from Ranakpur, a descendant of the Rajput clan of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. He founded this city. With a rich history and living culture, this city can attract any traveler. The historical sites, natural views and magnificent monuments of this city make it an excellent tourist place. Sightseeing places near Kapurthala include: 

  • Jagatjit Palace
  • Elysee Palace
  • Kanjli Wetland
  • Moorish Mosque
  • Panch Mandir
  • Jagatjit Club
  • Shalimar Gardens

Mohali 

Mohali is also considered a fantastic city to visit in Punjab. The city is named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the elder son of Sri Guru Govind Ji; hence it is also called SAS Nagar. In recent years Mohali is blooming like the most prominent commercial hub in India. There are many tourist places in Mohali where people come from far and wide to roam. The top tourist places in Mohali include:

  • VR Punjab
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
  • Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial
  • Fateh Burj
  • Thunderzone
  • Gurudwara Amb Sahib
  • Bestech Square Mall
  • Dr.Diwan Singh Kalepani Museum
  • Siswan Dam
  • 72 Mad Street

Pathankot

Pathankot is one of the best cities to visit in Punjab states. Before 1849, it was the capital of Nurpur. It is also known as the gateway to Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the Gateway of Kangra Valley. The city is famous for its lush green beauty, religious sites, and rich history. Pathankot tourist attractions include:

  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Kathgarh Temple
  • Ranjit Sagar Dam
  • Kali Mata Ka Mandir
  • Nagni Temple
  • Laxmi Narayan Mandir
  • Novelty Mall
  • Ashapurni Mandir
  • Shahpurkandi Fort
  • Hydraulic Research Station

Ropar

Ropar is an ancient city of Punjab, also known as Rupnagar. The city is also associated with the Harappan civilization. During the excavation, some remnants of Harappan civilization were found here. If you are fond of visiting historical and religious places, then you must come to Ropar once. The top attractions in Ropar include:

  • Virasat E Khalsa
  • Bhakra Dam
  • Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib
  • Sri Takht Keshgarh Sahib
  • Jateshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Gurudwara Peer Baba Budhan Shah Ji
  • Sirhind Canal
  • Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Gurudwara Sadabarat

Jalandhar

Earlier, Jalandhar was known as Jullundhar. Jalandhar is famous for its rich history. There are many places of religious and historical importance here. Jalandhar is famous for leather, sports goods, steel, iron, and sewing machines. Here are the top tourist destinations in Jalandhar:

  • Rangla Punjab Haveli
  • Devi Talab Mandir Temple
  • Wonderland Theme Park
  • Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
  • Pushpa Gujral Science City
  • Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji
  • Nikku Park
  • Shaheed-E-Azam Museum
  • Sodal Mandir
  • Guru Gobind Singh Stadium

Patiala

Patiala is the fourth largest city in Punjab, which is famous for tourism. Patiala was once a princely state, established by Baba Ala Singh of Sidhu Rajvansh. Given below are the best tourist places of Patiala: 

  • Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib
  • Kali Temple
  • Baradari Garden
  • National Institute of Sports
  • Omaxe Mall
  • Thapar University
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Qila Mubarak Complex
  • Deer Park
  • Moti Bagh Palace

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Q) Which is the most beautiful city in Punjab?

A) Chandigarh city is called “The City of Beautiful” because of its cleanliness. When you see the city’s cleanliness, management of shops and streets, then your mind will drag you here again and again.

Q) Which is the richest city in Punjab?

A) Amritsar is the wealthiest city of Punjab. Whenever we talk about Amritsar, the name of the Golden Temple comes first. Gurudwara is one of the most sacred golden temples of Sikhism in Amritsar.

Q) Which is the oldest city of Punjab?

A) Bhatinda is one of the oldest cities of Punjab. This place is famous as a historical and religious site. The modern Bhatinda was founded by Raja Bala Rao Bhati, a Bhati Rajput King. Bhatinda is also known as the “City of beautiful lakes.”

Q) Which is the smallest district in Punjab?

A) Kapurthala is the smallest district of Punjab. Famous as the “Paris of Punjab,” Kapurthala is an exemplary architecture and breathtaking garden city.

These are the top 10 best places to visit in Punjab. If you feel that I missed any important tourist places, then you can share with us via comment.

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