5 Most Exciting Places To Visit In Punjab 

5 Most Exciting Places To Visit In Punjab 

From green lush mountains, farms, monuments and Gurudwaras, the State of Punjab has a large collection of places to visit. The historical places and Gurudwara are some of the most preferred places by tourists. 

Some of the most famous places in Punjab include the holy Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh Gobindgarh Fort, and also the oldest surviving Fort in India “Qila Mubarak” which exists since 1100-1200 AD. 

In this article, we have listed the top 5 Best Places to visit in Punjab along with some additional details and how much duration you require to visit a particular

Top 5 Places To Visit In Punjab 

1. Amritsar 

golden temple Amritsar

The holiest and the most spiritual places for the Sikh community across the globe. The name Amritsar is derived from the holy tank “Amrit Sarovar” that surrounds the holy Golden Temple. It means the “Pool of Nector”. 

Apart from Golden Temple, the city also has many other religious places such as Akal Takht, Shri Durgiana Temple, Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, and many more. With so many religious places, Amritsar is one of the top places to visit in Punjab.  

Places to Explore in Amritsar: 

  • Jalianwala Bagh
  • Wagah Border
  • Gobindgarh Fort
  • Attari Border Crossing
  • Partition Museum

Best time to Visit: November to March

Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 Days 

2. Chandigarh 

The Capital of Punjab State and also the Union Territory, Chandigarh is the first city to be planned in Independent India. The city is widely popular among foreign travelers because of its quality of life and world-renowned architecture. 

The Magnificent gardens, clean environment, and well-planned architecture make it one of the best places to visit in Punjab. Various travel agencies offer tour packages for Chandigarh as it is among the top of the lists of most travelers. 

Places to Explore in Chandigarh:

  • Sukhana Lake
  • Rock Garden
  • Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
  • Terraced Garden 
  • Topiary Park 

Best time to Visit: October to March

Ideal Duration: 2 Days 

3. Mohali

Also referred to as “Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar”, the city of Mohali is situated in the southwest of Chandigarh. Mohali is mostly recognized for its spiritual beauty and northern culture. Most of the tourists prefer to visit Mohali during winters as the temperature remains between 18°C to 25°C.  

The Tallest Minar in the country "Fateh Burj" is situated in Chapri Chiri Village of Mohali. The Fateh Burj was built to honor the Sikh misls in Punjab in the year 1711. 

Places to Explore in Mohali: 

  • Fateh Burj
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
  • Chattbir Zoo 
  • Amb Sahib Gurudwara 

Best time to Visit: November to February

Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 Days 

4. Bhatinda 

Bhatinda was established by Rajput King Bala Rao Bhatti, thus believed to be the oldest city in Punjab. The city has several historical as well religious places to visit. If you are a history enthusiast and love learning about past events, then Bhatinda is the right place for you. The city has the oldest fort in India named “Qila Mubarak”, built during 1100-1200 AD. 

Bhatinda is also considered the hub of industrial activity with a thermal power industry named Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Bhatinda Chemicals Industry. Overall Bhatinda is one of the most exciting places to visit in Punjab as it has so much to offer for travelers. 

Things to Explore:

  • Qila Mubarak
  • Bahia Fort Hotel
  • Bir Talab Forest
  • Chetak Park 

Best time to Visit: October to March

Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 Days 

5. Ludhiana

The City of Ludhiana is surrounded by green farmlands, thus referred to as “ Manchester of India”. The city also has numerous historical places such as Lodhi Fort, Gurudwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib Alamgir. 

Apart from historical places, the also has various other places that attract tourists. Some of the top places are Tiger Zoo, Rural Museum, Rakh Bagh and Hardy’s World Amusement Park. 

Additional Places to Explore:

  • Kalyan Nagar
  • Dal Bazar
  • Akaal Bazaar
  • Ghara Bhan
  • Nehru Rose Garden   

Best time to Visit: October to March

Ideal Duration: 3 Days 

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