3 Best Places to Visit in Punjab

If you have been a Bollywood buff then you must have noticed the iconic sarson ka khet of Punjab in the movies for so many times. The places of the state have been featured in various Hindi movies and this makes us believe how beautiful the land of five rivers is. Nature has some special soft corner towards Punjab and it has bestowed its best features in the state. Along with the beauty of the nature that this state has, the state has some awesome religious and spiritual places as well.

More than any other thing, it is the vibe of Punjab that keeps the travellers alive during their trip. There are enough places to visit in Punjab and here are some of the places that should be in the itinerary of your Punjab trip. The culture of Punjab is the liveliest and you get to explore that with the trip to all of these places. Make sure to absorb as much of the culture and tradition of the place as you can in your trip. 

Places to Visit in Punjab

Places to Visit in Punjab

The weather in Punjab is just like the typical North India weather that is extremely hot and humid in the summers. The temperature during this time reaches over 40 degree centigrade. During the winters, the weather is extremely cold and temperature falls down massively. But, the best time to visit Punjab is during the months of winters because summers are unbearable. 

P.S. – Surely you will return with a few kgs on your weight because Punjab serves the best food ever and the Punjabis serve the food a lot. They love hospitality and taking care of their guests so be ready for that. And also on the go, get ready to tap your feet on Bhangra that can be done literally anywhere. 

#1 Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Starting from the best places to visit in Punjab, the list shall definitely begin with Chandigarh. Chandigarh which also happens to be the capital of the state is the most developed cities of Punjab. The extremely well settled city is a delightful place to spend your holidays in Punjab.

Though it has the vibe of Punjab going throughout the city but the city is more of a modern one with tonnes of places to explore. This is one of the cleanest cities in the world and boasts the beauty of traditional blend with the modern vibes. There are enough malls, eateries, and parks in the city to explore. 

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Chandigarh is between the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant. One can really enjoy their holidays during this time. 

Best Places to visit 

  • Rock garden Chandigarh
  • Sukhna Lake
  • International Dolls museum
  • Pinjore garden
  • Zakir Hussain rose garden
  • Flea markets
  • Visit the city museums

Best Things to Do

  • Shop and enjoy at the beautiful Elante mall
  • Visit the garden of fragrance
  • Drive by the open hand monument
  • Visit the Timber trail
  • Go out to eat at the famous restaurants
  • Visit the tower of shadows
  • Have coffee at the famous Coffee House
  • Enjoy boating at Sukhna lake
  • Have a relaxed day at the Chandigarh ayurvedic centre

#2 Amritsar

Amritsar

The golden city known for the golden temple, Amritsar is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Also, the city holds a special position in terms of religious and spiritual aspects as there is the epic golden temple in the city. The golden temple is also known as the Sri Harmandir Sahib which is the pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs.

There are a lot of other places in the city to explore as well. The common activities to do here is to buy some authentic Punjabi style juttis and Phulkari suits and dupatta. Do not miss to try out eating some butter kulcha, butter chicken, and lassi. 

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Amritsar is between the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant. One can really enjoy their holidays during this time. 

Best Places to visit 

  • Golden Temple
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh museum
  • Durgiana Temple
  • Wagah border
  • Guru Ke Mahal
  • Hall bazaar
  • Bibeksar Sahib
  • Gurdwara Mata Kaulan
  • Gobindgarh fort

Best Things to Do

  • Experience the ceremony at the Wagah border
  • Shop at the Hall bazaar
  • Explore the culture and tradition at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh museum
  • Listen about the Jallianwala Bagh story over there
  • Enjoy the authentic Punjabi food at the local Dhabas

#3 Nangal

Nangal

One of the amazing and offbeat places to visit near Punjab is Nangal. If you know about the Bhakra Nangal dam then you know about this place. Nangal is a small town but still it is quite a beautiful place to be at when you are touring in Punjab. It has some amazing picnic spots around the city to spend some fun time with your family. From the dam, one can also have a view of the gorgeous Shivalik range. 

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Nangal is during the winter months of October and November. These are the most ideal months for the tour to this place. 

Best Places to visit 

  • Anandpur Sahib
  • Naina Devi ropeway
  • Gobind Sagar
  • Nangal Dam
  • Paplu village
  • Sidh Baba Balaknath mandir 

Best Things to Do

  • Visit the Nangal dam for some serene time 
  • Go for sight-seeing
  • Have a walk at the Sutlej park
  • Seek blessings from the Sheetla Devi temple
  • Explore the Nangal wetlands
  • Explore the 500 year old glory of the Sikhs at the Virasat-e-khaas

Conclusion 

For sure, never not letting any place down from now on! Not that we took it before but now definitely planning a trip to Punjab and we are sure you would be doing it too. Though there are a lot of places to explore in Punjab specially in the khet and different ponds, but these were some of the top places to visit in the state. Around a week to 10 days would be great to explore all these places in detail so make sure to plan a trip that way. Some other places to explore in Punjab are Ludhiana, Kapurthala, Bhatinda, Patiala. 

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