Best Places to visit in Punjab | Tourist Places in Punjab

Best Places to visit in Punjab | Tourist Places in Punjab
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Punjab, a state in India with heart and soul of joyful Sikh Community. The name Punjab means Land of five rivers.  The state is known for its colourful attire, dance and affluence of Sikh community. There are many tourist places to visit in Punjab. We have picked few of the best of the tourist sites of Punjab.

 

TOP TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNJAB : –

Harike Wetland wildlife Sanctuary

Tourist places to visit in punjab - Harike wetland

Harike Wetland

Harike Wetland also known as “Hari-ke-Pattan” or Harike Wetland wildlife sanctuary with the Harike Lake situated on the confluence of the river Beas and Sutlez at the Ferozepur and Amritsar border in an area of approximately 86 sq km.

The deeper part of sanctuary, is the largest wetland in northern India in the border of Tarn Taran Sahib district and Ferozepur district of the Punjab state in India.

The sanctuary attracts a large number of birds and is a bird watcher paradise. Tourists need to obtain the permit from the forest officer near the sanctuary before 4 pm to visit the sanctuary.  It is one of the top tourist sites to visit in Punjab for bird watchers.

 

 

Wagah Border Ceremony

Tourist places to visit in punjab - Wagah Border

Wagah Border

 

 

 

Tourist places to visit in punjab - Wagah Border

Wagah Border

Every evening, the conflicted countries of India and Pakistan are unified in an epic and intricate dance-off at Wagah Border, which as part of the Grand Trunk Road was the only road link between these two countries before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999.

 

The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the Indian and Pakistan soldiers and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations’ flags. It is called the beating retreat border ceremony on the international level.

The enthusiasm and excitement one must experience

 

 

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Tourist places to visit in Punjab - Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

History of this historical ancient temple says, it is 55 hundred years old temple, whose existence is known from the time of Mahabharata. According to Hindu Mythology, Shakuni “the maternal uncle of Duryodhana”, devises a scheme to rob Yudhisthira (The Eldest from Pandavas) of his kingdom and wealth by defeating him in a game of dice, which Shakuni cannot lose in due to his special dice. Unable to resist the challenge, Yudhisthira gambles away his entire kingdom, his wealth, his four brothers and even his wife, in a series of gambits to retrieve one by staking another. So Pandavas lost their kingdom and get the exile (Vanvas) of 12 years and 1 year Incognito (Agayatwas) – in which they have to be live unrecognized.

 

Tourist places to visit in Punjab - Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

During this 1 year Incognito, All five pandavas with their wife Draupadi stayed in the form of sage (साधु), Brahmins and Hermits (सन्यासी) and visited unrecognized at different places. During the time of incognito, they reached cooast of ravi river in a state of five rivers (Punjab). Here they built the four caves and one lord shiva temple at the hilltop. They stayed here in this temple for six months. They crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshipped the lord shiva here. The Havan Kund (हवन कुंड) made by them, is still present there in temple.

The Shivling here is surrounded by the idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Paravati, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Punjab.

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva Lord Shivaand is also known as Mukesaran Mandir – located near Pathankot City on Shahpur Kandi Dam road.

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Golden Temple (Amritsar)

Tourist Places to visit in Amritsar - Golden Temple - Tourist places to visit in Punjab

Golden Temple

The most important shrine of the Sikhs, is also known as Hari Mandir( Temple of the Lord). The glittering golden domes of the temple are reflected in the pool. and a marble pathway leads to the temple. Top in the list of tourist places to visit in Punjab. It attracts huge tourists from all around the world.

 

 

 

 

Durgiana Mandir (Amritsar)

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Durgiana Mandir

A temple with a gold dome and silver portals, it is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. It’s on of top tourist destination for both Hindus and Sikh community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar)

Tourist Places to visit in Amritsar - Jallianwala Bagh - Tourist places to visit in Punjab

Jallianwala Bagh,

A memorial where 2000 victims, all unarmed were massacred by the British.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anandpur Sahib

Places to visit in Anandpur Sahib, Best Village to visit in Punjab - Tourist Places to visit in Punjab

Gurudwara

From Chandigarh, barely 75 km up the highway towards Dharamsala and Manali, lies Anandpur Sahib, the impressive gurudawara that is one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Its picturesque village, flanked by a 17th century fortress, is framed between the Shivalik hills to the east and the Sutlej river farther away in the west. Nature has been generous here. So in case, you have made your mind a trip of tourist places to visit in Anandpur Sahib, you can also consider excursion trip to Dharamsala. Much of the year vast green expanses will greet the visitor during the journey and also at the destination. Be they the Kharif (summer) crops if maize and paddy or the rabi (winter) wheat emblazoned with mustard, there is a profusion of sylvan tranquility all round. More Information on Anandpur Sahib.

 

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