Deriving its name from five full-bodied rivers–Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab–which flow through its vast plains, Punjab is representative of abundant things. Widely acknowledged as the cradle of civilization, it is a land of ethnic and religious diversity, having borne and shaped a number of religious movements that include Sikhism, Buddhism and Sufism.
The fertile land of farms and forts, Punjab has been aptly nicknamed the 'Smiling Soul of India' where you will always see smiles on the faces of the inhabitants who take pride in their religion and culture.
There are many Forts in the state that tell the tale of the land's past. The Golden Temple, The Wagah border, The Jallianwala Bagh, The Sheesh Mahal are some of the major tourist attractions in Punjab. The list becomes endless as every street of Punjab is an attraction in itself; each region of Punjab has a different story and unique beauty hidden inside it.
The three primary seasons witnessed across Punjab include Summer, Monsoon, and Winter. The summer season in Punjab provides a sultry atmosphere while the monsoon season eases off the climate with its heavy precipitation. However, the pleasant and welcoming weather of the winter season makes it the best time of the year to tour Punjab.
Mar - May: Min: 29° C / Max: 45° C
Jul - Sep: Min: 29° C / Max: 45° C
Oct - Feb: Min: 5° C / Max: 26° C
Amritsar is Home to the Glorious, World renowned “Golden Temple” and also the spiritual & cultural centre of the Sikh Religion.
Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar's resplendent face with its finest food, clothes and merry-making. This place is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border.
The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. From the Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple to the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar has seen the worst of situations and yet emerged like a phoenix through testing times. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries.
The city of Jalandhar is the true personification of the rich heritage and history of Punjab - a culmination of the old and the new.
This historic city was a part of the illustrious Indus Valley Civilisation. While present day Jalandhar is an important commercial & industrial hub, the ancient city of Jalandhar promises to let you experience the best of Punjab, along with a taste of its history & culture and delectable Punjabi Cuisine.
Jalandhar is a key exporter of sports goods and also a world leader in the production of leather goods. When it comes to its culture and ethnicity, Jalandhar is famous for its dance forms and festivals. Any celebration is deemed incomplete without the famous Bhangra beats. Jhumar and Giddha are two other dance forms.