Tourism in Punjab, India

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Dino Park, Science City, Jalandhar

The Indian state of Punjab is known for its cuisine, culture and history. Some of the main cities in Punjab are Amritsar, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala. Punjab's public transportation network provides excellent tourist transportation.

Tourists to Punjab can enjoy culture, ancient civilization, spirituality and history[citation needed]. Punjab has a rich religious history incorporating Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism. The royal Punjabi palaces, historic battle sites, shrines, temples and examples of Sikh architecture are notable attractions. Punjabi cuisine includes a wide range of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Due to the scope and depth of Punjab's history there are many places of interest. Tourism is a swiftly expanding sector in Punjab.

Forts and Palaces

Bathinda Fort
Sarai near nakoder

History of Sikhism

Baba Banda Bahadur War Memorial, Chappar Chiri, Ajitgarh

Anandpur Sahib a city in Rupnagar district (Roper) in the state of Punjab, India. Known as "the holy City of Bliss," it is a holy city of the Sikhs, and the birthplace of the Khalsa. The city is closely linked with their religious traditions and history. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a shimmering and shiny blue border on the south west barely four miles away. With an awe inspiring natural scenery, a number of forts, gurudwaras & museums, and rich cultural history associated with the place, Anandpur Sahib is one of the biggest attractions for tourists in Punjab.

Mughal Architecture

[3]. The interior of the fort is fast crumbling and hues type of Minakari and lots of attractive things present in it.


Virasat-e-Khalsa night view

Religious Places


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Anciant Buddhist Stupa site in Sanghol
  • Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar
  • Ram Tirath Temple - Amritsar
  • Durgiana Temple, Amritsar
  • Shivala Dewan Banna Mal Gautam in Nawanshahr.( built by Dewan Banna Mal Gautam, Dewan Banna mal was Dewan of Maharaja Kapurthala.
  • Mata Bhadrakali Mandir, Sheikhupur, Kapurthala.
  • Kali Devi Temple, Patiala
  • Panch Mandir, Kapurthala
  • Gagan Ji Ka Tilla( ancient Shiv temple built by Pandavs ) in Dasuya Dist Hoshiarpur.
  • Sanehi Mandir in Nawanshahr.
  • Achaleshwar Temple Batala. It is an ancient temple which has history of Satyug. After Diwali the fair has held. Which is known as Mela Nauvin Dasvin.........Every year there is a lot of people visit this place..
  • Kali Dwara Temple, Batala. It is also an ancient Devi temple in Chakri Bazaar Batala. In Navratras, many people make their son
  • Suraj Kund, Sunam ( ancient sun temple of Satyug)
  • Pandori Dham Gurdaspur.
  • Sodal Mandir in Jalandhar

Muslim pilgrimage

Rauza Sharif, Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib


Wild Life, Zoo, Wet Lands

Science and technology

Sports Tourism

Archaeological Destinations

Fairs and Festivals


Tourism sites at Dams

Border Areas

The evening flag lowering ceremony at the India–Pakistan international border near Wagah

Eating, Shopping & Amusement parks

Shere-e- Punjab Sector 35, Chandigarh

Photo gallery

See also

Outline of Tourism in India



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