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. Major DDLJ vibes! 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. The nature has been a little more favourable towards Punjab when it comes those gorgeous ‘khets’. Along with the beauty of the nature that this state has, the state has some awesome religious and spiritual places as well.

The vibe of Punjab is something that keeps the travellers alive during their trip to the state. 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. Punjab is known for its lively culture and fun filled people which the travellers get to explore during their trip here. 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. Hence, this proves that the best time to visit Punjab is during the winters. 

P.S. – Surely you will return with a few kgs on your weight because Punjab serves the best food ever. The Punjabis serve food a little more out of sheer love, so be ready for that. They love hospitality and taking care of their guests. 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. Chandigarh is one of the cleanest places in India with an extreme modern vibe in its settlement. There are enough malls, eateries, and parks in the city to explore. 

Best time to Visit

October to March is the best time to visit Chandigarh 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 which is a beautiful one 
  • 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 named as Sri Harmandir Sahib which is the pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs.

There are tonnes of other places to explore here. 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. The travellers would have the best time in Amritsar during these months. 

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

 Nangal is an offbeat but a really amazing place to visit in Punjab. 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 explore in your Punjab tour. The best thing to do here is go for picnics as there are so many picnic spots around. 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. A week or 10 days would be ideal to explore most of Punjab in a nice way so make sure to plan it that way.  Some other places to explore in Punjab are Ludhiana, Kapurthala, Bhatinda, Patiala. 

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