Punjab

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Travel to Amritsar, Barnala,  Bathinda, Faridkot,  Fatehgarh Sahib, Firozpur, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Mansa, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar, Mohali, Sangrur, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar,  Tarn Taran.

Punjabi is a state in northern India. Forming part of the larger Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, the state is bordered by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest; by the Indian union territories of Chandigarh to the east and Jammu and Kashmir to the north. It shares an international border with Punjab, a province of Pakistan to the west. The state covers an area of 50,362 square kilometers (19,445 square miles), which is 1.53% of India’s total geographical area, making it the 19th-largest Indian state by area out of 28 Indian states (20th largest, if UTs are considered). With over 27 million inhabitants, Punjab is the 16th-largest Indian state by population, comprising 23 districts. Punjabi, written in the Gurmukhi script, is the most widely spoken and the official language of the state. The main ethnic groups are the Punjabis, with Sikhs and Hindus as the dominant religious groups. The state capital is Chandigarh, a union territory and also the capital of the neighboring state of Haryana. The five tributary rivers of the Indus River from which the region takes its name are the Sutlej, the Beas, the Ravi, the Chenab and the Jhelum. Of these, the first three flow through Indian Punjab, while the latter two flow entirely through Punjab, Pakistan.

Amritsar: Amritsar, colloquially known as Ambarsar and historically known as Ramdaspur is located in the Punjab state of India. It derives its name from Amrit Sarovar which was built by Guru Ram Das in the village of Tung. Guru Ram Das believed that the waters of the lake had healing powers. Amritsar is the largest and most important city in Punjab and is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation centre. It is also the centre of Sikhism and the site of the Sikhs’ principal place of worship—the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple.

Famous Place In Amritsar: Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Guru Ke Mahal, Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib, Hall Bazaar, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Akal Takht, Gobindgarh Fort, Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, Durgiana Temple, Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, Bibeksar Sahib, Khair-ud-Din Masjid, Goindwal Baoli, Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib, Khalsa College, Shri Ram Tirth Temple, Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum,  Pul Kanjari, Bathinda Fort, Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, ISKCON Temple, Sun City, Rainbow Resorts Water Park, Thunderzone Amusement and Water Park, Bliss Aqua World, Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji, Gurdwara Goindwal Sahib.

Golden Temple: One of the most spiritual places in India, the Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrine in all of Sikhism. Located right in the heart of Amritsar, the stunning golden architecture of the temple and the daily Langar (community kitchen) attract a large number of visitors and devotees each day. The temple is open to devotees of all faiths and serves over 100,000 people free food from all walks of life. The main Temple housing the shrine is a small part of the vast complex known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib to the Sikhs. The spiritual focus is the tank, the Amrit Sarovar, which surrounds the glistening central shrine. Around the edges of the compound, there are more shrines and monuments. The Sikh Museum is located inside the main entrance clock tower which shows the oppression endured by the Sikhs at the hands of the Mughals, the British and the Indian Government of 1984. The Ramgarhia Bunga is a protective fortress located at the southeast end of the tank and is surrounded by two Islamic-style minarets. Golden Temple is indisputably one of the most exquisite attractions in the world.

Wagah Border: Located at a distance of 22 km from Lahore, Pakistan and 28 km from Amritsar in India, the Wagah Border marks the boundaries between Indian and Pakistani borders, running along the Grand Trunk Road. The Wagah Border Ceremony or the Beating Retreat Ceremony, held every day, is the prime attraction. Every evening, just before sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military camaraderie and showmanship. This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both countries. The flag ceremony has been conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers since 1959.

Jallianwala Bagh: Located near the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden that also houses a memorial to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces. Spread over 6.5 acres of land, Jallianwala Bagh is associated with one of the saddest days in Indian History when thousands of innocent people were killed on the orders of General Dyer as they gathered for a peaceful celebration of Baisakhi. The place has now been turned into a beautiful park and is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust. There is a memorial tablet at the entrance which serves as a record of history. The tragic incident left a deep scar on the country, and a memorial was constructed post the independence for the innocents who lost their lives in this devastating incident. Established by the government of India in 1951, the massacre memorial was inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Prasad on 13th April 1961.

Partition Museum: The Partition Museum in Amritsar is a museum housing a collection of stories, memoirs, art and artefacts that hold the memory of the time before, during and after the partition of British India. Located at the Town Hall in Amritsar and developed by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), the museum is a part of the newly inaugurated Heritage Street at Amritsar, which begins from the Golden Temple and ends at the Town Hall. The exhibits at the Partition Museum include newspaper clippings, photographs as well as personal items that were donated by people who had witnessed and lived during the Partition. TAACHT aims to establish the Partition Museum as a world-class physical museum dedicated to the memories of the partition of the sub-continent in 1947. The museum is devoted primarily to the victims & survivors, and their lasting legacy.

Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary: Considered to be the largest man-made wetland in northern India, Harike Wetland, also known as ‘Hari – ke – Pattan’ is situated on the border of Tarn Taran Sahib district. Sprawling over 4100 hectares of land area, the wetland is spread over Amritsar, Kapurthala and Ferozepur in Punjab. The highlight of the wetland is the gorgeous lake called the Harike Lake, that is situated in the heart of the region and that draws a large number of tourists to the place. There is also a bird sanctuary in the wetland that is known to attract hordes of birdwatchers and nature lovers. Constructed in 1952, the wetland actually came to exist when a barrage was built at the confluence of rivers Beas and Sutlej. Boasting of a rich biodiversity, the park is considered a haven for birdwatchers as the wetland is home to a large number of exotic and endangered migratory birds who come here during the winter season.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum: The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is a museum located in Company Bagh, Amritsar. It served as the summer palace of the first king of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, after whom the museum is named. The museum now provides an insight into the life the Maharaja alongside the history, art and architecture of the Sikh community between the 18th and 19th century. The museum is at a distance of 1.5 km from Amritsar Junction and about 4 km from The Golden Temple. Converted into a Museum in 1977, the museum consists of a lot of artefacts and personal items of the Maharaja such as his armour and weaponry. It also displays fantastic paintings, various manuscripts and coins from centuries, long gone.

Guru Ke Mahal: Housing the Granth Sahib and their gurus, Guru Ke Mahal was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1573 as a little cottage that went on to shelter the great gurus of the Sikhs. Gurudwara Guru Ke Mahal is a humble hut situated at the main street of Guru Bazaar near the Golden Temple in the holy city of Ramdaspur (now known as Amritsar). Earlier a residence of Sri Guru Ram Das, the founder of Amritsar city, the structure was modified into a Gurudwara. It is a three-storey tabernacle with a raised platform where the holy book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib is placed.

Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib: Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib is a Gurudwara in the village of Chheharta Sahib, located 8 kms away from Amritsar. One can take a direct bus (74663 Atari) from Amritsar to Chheharta or book a local taxi to reach the Gurudwara. Basant Panchami in the month of Magh attracts lakhs of devotees from around the country and is considered the most significant fair at this historic site. Kite-flying is a significant attraction of this festival, and there are many competitions held for the same. Vistors of this fair can find many men sporting the yellow turban during the festival. The local Gurudwara management organises free medical services during this occasion.

Hall Bazaar: Located in Amritsar, Hall Bazaar is one of the oldest marketplaces in the country. One of the busiest shopping destinations of Amritsar, this historical bazaar is only 1 km from Amritsar railway station and only 1.3 km from the Golden Temple. The many stalls and shops here offer electronics, books, apparel, jewellery and ornaments, handiwork, Chinese lanterns, the world-famous Phulkari embroidery and Amritsari juttis among many other things.

Mata Lal Devi Temple: Mata Lal Devi Temple, popularly known as Sheesh Mahal of Amritsar, is famous among the Hindu pilgrims for its miraculous fertility-improving powers. The temple is dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi and is considered a miniature dimension of the popular Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu. The temple is decorated with shining mirrors that light up the area through the reflecting sunlight and numerous diyas.

Akal Takht: Akal Takht (Throne of the Timeless One) is the highest political and administrative institution of the Sikhs, founded by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind in 1606. Located in the famous Golden Temple complex of Amritsar, the Akal Takht is one of the Five Takhts of the Sikhs. These Takhts are seats of power and authority among the Sikh community, and the place of the Jathedar, the highest spokesmen among them. The Akal Takht is meant to be a symbol of political sovereignty and justice, where the spiritual and earthly concerns of the Sikh people could be addressed and examined.

Gobindgarh Fort: The Gobindgarh Fort is a historical museum and cultural theme park showcasing the history of Punjab and Punjabi culture in all its glory. There are various museums featuring collections of traditional Punjabi attire, household items and even weapons of war from the olden days. The light and laser shows such as Sher E Punjab and Whispering Walls showcasing the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the story of Gobindgarh respectively are quite popular among tourists.

Gurudwara Mata Kaulan: The sacred shrine of Mata Kaulan, also known as the Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, is located on the west side of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. This Gurudwara has been named after a legendary devotee of Guru Har Gobind, Bibi Kaulan. Her kirtans, which she sang religiously every evening, are still remembered by the older members of the Sikh community.

Durgiana Temple: Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, is a Hindu temple located in the city of Amritsar located around 1.6 Km from the Golden Temple. It bears a stark resemblance to the famous Golden Temple while also carrying the same sense of peace, tranquillity and spirituality. Within this historic temple lies a beautiful Sarovar where one can find idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu floating. Gur Shai Mal Kapoor, whose statue can be found at the main entrance of the temple, laid the foundation for this architectural wonder. The rare sculpture of the sitting Hanuman, considered one of a kind, is found in the temple premises. One of the main highlights at the temple is the fountain show which takes place in front of the main temple every evening.

Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree: Found within the famous Golden Temple complex, the Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree is considered the most sacred tree in Amritsar. The 400-year-old jujube tree, situated on the eastern side of the great Amrit Sarovar, is greatly revered by Sikhs due to the legend and faith of Bibi Rajni, whose leprosy stricken husband was miraculously cured after a dip in the pond close to the tree. It was then named Dukh Bhanjani which means ‘eradictator of suffering’. The first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak is said to have rested at this holy spot while singing Gurbani in deep devotion to Waheguru. It is considered greatly instrumental in the founding of Amritsar by Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru.

Bibeksar Sahib: Gurudwara Bibeksar Sahib is situated near Chattiwind Gate in the holy city of Amritsar. Lying about 1.5 Km from the Golden Temple and directly opposite Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, it was the congregation site of followers of the 6th Sikh Guru, Hargobind Singh Ji and son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Named after the Bibeksar Sarovar (lake), it is believed that Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji used to go hunting and when tired, used to come to this bare piece of land, tie his horse to the Kareer Tree and lay down there. He liked the place so much that he decided to build a Sarovar there. He laid the foundation for the holy tank in the year 1628.

Khair-ud-Din Masjid: Famous for its architecture, Khair-ud-Din Masjid was established by Mohd. Khairuddin in the year 1876. Khairuddin Masjid also known as Jama Masjid, is a beautiful mosque that holds great importance in India’s freedom struggle. Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari, a Muslim scholar and a political leader, called upon the people to take the field against the British Rule from the brackets of this mosque. It was the place from where Tootie-e-Hind, Shah Attaullah Bukhari announced the great call for waging war against the looting British.

Goindwal Baoli: Goindwal (also Goindval) Baoli is a step-well constructed in the 16th century by Guru Amar Das. It is situated 50 km from central Amritsar towards the southeast. Tourists can hire a taxi or an auto from the city to reach the well. The Baoli (open-well) is located on the banks of the River Beas and is an important Sikh centre. It is considered one of the first Sikh pilgrimage sites. Goindwal is said to be the birthplace of Guru Arjan Dev thus granting it great religious significance among the Sikh community. The well was built after the Sikhs were denied access to the River Beas.

Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib: Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, also known as Bir Sahib, is a Gurudwara dedicated to Baba Budha Ji. The Gurudwara lies south of Amritsar, near the village of Jhabal Kalan, at a distance of 20 Kms. One can hire a private taxi to reach the Gurudwara. On the way to the Gurudwara, tourists can see the rich green paddy and wheat fields of Punjab, showcasing an essence of true rural Punjab. Baba Buddha, who lived for 125 years, was the first Granthi, blessed by the first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak Dev as a boy, and went on to anoint the five succeeding Gurus. Inside the Gurudwara, the holy Guru Granth Sahib is placed on a canopied seat made of white marble. Devotees come to this Gurudwara to seek blessings from Baba Buddha in hopes of a child, as was the case with Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, who came to Baba Buddha in hopes of being blessed with a child.

Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib: Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib was built by the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Arjan Dev. It is located 22 kms from Amritsar, in the village of Tarn Taran Sahib. The name ‘Tarn Taran’ was given to the Sarovar which means ‘a boat that takes one across the ocean of existence.’ Built in the Mughal style of architecture, the gurudwara is famous for having the largest Sarovar. The lotus dome that covers the three-storeyed building was damaged during the 1905 earthquake. The holy Gurudwara sees kirtan recitals every day which start from the early hours of the morning and lasts until late evening, which the visitors to the site have the privilege of witnessing. It is also immensely famous for the gathering of pilgrims on the day of Amavas. Vistors and pilgrims believe that the Sarovar’s water has medical qualities and is also said to be capable of curing leprosy.

Khalsa College: Khalsa College is a 124-year-old college in the city of Amritsar, making it a historic educational institution in India. The 300-acre campus has acquired the status of the highest Sikh institute for education with an enriching environment and a progressive outlook towards society. The architectural wonder is built on the same location that Guru Hargobind won his very first battle. Architecturally identical in nature, the Khalsa College in Amritsar and Lahore were constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style with influences of the traditional Indian and Mughal architecture. This historic institution was initially set up to conserve and promote the cultural heritage and language of Punjab. The aim was also to bring about social transformations by providing access to quality education. The college was designed by Bhai Ram Singh, who was the principal of Mayo Scool of Arts, Lahore.

Shri Ram Tirth Temple: The Shri Ram Tirth Temple, located near Amritsar city, was built to honour the birthplace of Luva – Kusha, twins of Rama and Sita. Constructed in lime yellow stone, the temple dates back to the epic of Ramayana where Sita was given in the Ashram of Balamiki after being abandoned by Rama. The battle of Ram’s Ashwamedha force with Luv-Kush is said to have taken place here. The gurukul of the twins, situated in the temple compound, is regarded as an architectural wonder by pilgrims.

Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum: Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum showcases the fabulous Bravehearts of Punjab. The museum immortalizes the bravery of the soldiers of Punjab, displayed throughout with a spirit of patriotism. Built in both a traditional and modern architectural style, it houses a state-of-the-art gallery where Punjab’s martial tradition and military campaigns can be viewed. Numerous illustrations, photographs, paintings, artefacts, weapons and interactive panels can be found here, letting the tourists go back in time. The museum has a collection of photographs of the 1965 and 1971 war. A mural has been built to commemorate the work and pay tribute to the 21 Sikh soldiers who were martyred in the 1971 war. Much like the Gobindgarh Fort, the walls are constructed with the Nanakshahi brick. Tourists can travel back 3 eras, through the pre-British, British and post-independence periods with the special light and sound show organised here. The 7D auditorium is a must-do experience during your visit here, transporting visitors to the war zones of the past.

Pul Kanjari: Pul Kanjari, popularly known as Amritsar’s Taj Mahal, is a village based on the vibrant expression of love by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Situated close the Wagah border, this town is historically significant as Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his troops would rest here while travelling between Amritsar and Lahore. An important trading centre during the 18th century, the town was named after a small bridge built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh over the canal between Amritsar and Lahore for his favourite dancer Moran, a Muslim dancer from the nearby village of Makhanpura. The Government of Punjab has recently renovated and opened the gates for tourists to visit Pul Kanjari.

Bathinda Fort: athinda Fort or Qila Mubarak is an age old fortress in Bathinda. Built by Raja Dab and King Kushana, the fort is believed to be the exact place where Razia Sultan was confined.and Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh visited this place. Later, Maharaja Karam Singh built a gurudwara here for the pilgrims.

Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai: Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai is located inside the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. The historic shrine was built in honour of Baba Atal Rai, son of Guru Har Gobind Singh. The 9 storey octagonal tower represents a year in Atal Rai’s life as he passed away at the young age of 9. Originally, a samadhi of Baba Atal Rai the building slowly began transformed into a Gurudwara. It is the tallest tower in Amritsar alongside the Kaulsar Sarovar. This architectural marvel is one of the most visited attractions in Punjab, with millions of pilgrims coming from all around the world. The tower houses many miniature paintings of the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. The last storey of the tower offers visitors a birds-eye view of the bustling town of Amritsar. Not just a symbol of glory and artistic richness, but it also stands as a reminder of the divine power of Baba Atal Rai.

ISKCON Temple: Situated in the heart of the city in Moni Chowk, ISKCON Temple (also known as Sri Gaur Radha Krishna Mandir) is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu gods Krishna and Radha. The temple houses idols of several deities, Radha- Krishna being the most prominent.

Sun City: Situated on the Batala Road in Amritsar, Sun City Water Park is one is one of the most popular and visited water parks in the city. Replete with a plethora of water rides, regular rides, aqua dancing, roller coasters, several swimming pools, the water is the ideal hangout destination among both the adults and the kids.

Rainbow Resorts Water Park: Situated on the Attari Border Road in Amritsar, Rainbow Resorts Water Park offers multi activities. Spread over nine acres of land area, the resort has swimming pools, adventure park, go-karting, paint ball, kitty party hall, boating, restaurant etc.

Thunderzone Amusement and Water Park: Founded and opened to public in 2002, Thunderzone Amusement and Water Park is one of the largest and most popular water cum amusement park in the city. With an array of rides like columbus, mono train, roller coaster, music bob, swinging chairs and activities like boating etc., the park is an ideal day out place for all age groups.

Bliss Aqua World: Bliss Aqua World is an amazing water park in Amritsar with a variety of regular and water rides both for adults and kids. The park also has an amusement park in the premises which has a number of fun games and activities as well.

Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji: Located in Amritsar outside the Chatiwind gate is Gurudwara Baba Shaheed Deep Singh Ji, honouring the valour and martyrdom of Baba Deep Singh Ji, which is why it is also known as the Shahidan Sahib. He was specially renowned for his contribution during 1757 when he fought the Afghani troops led by Ahmed Shah Abdali, from attacking, invading, and blowing up the Golden Temple. He fought bravely alongside thousands of others but was fatally wounded during the fight. Even though he was badly wounded in the neck, he had vowed to take his last breath at Harmandir Sahib and so he fought with all his might and made it all the way back to Amritsar where he finally passed away.

Gurdwara Goindwal Sahib: Located in the Tarn Taran district of Punjab on the banks of river Beas is Gurdwara Goindwal Sahib which is another famous Sikh site. It is known as the 1st Sikh pilgrimage site and is where the 3rd Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, lived and preached for 33 years. It is also where he coined the idea of langar or community kitchen and where he built a baoli or well from where people of all caste, colour, creed and religion could drink from.

Barnala: Barnala is one of the districts of Indian state of Punjab. Earlier Barnala was part of Sangrur district , but now Barnala is an independent district. It is a centrally located district bordered by Ludhiana district on the north, Moga district on northwest, Bathinda district on west and by Sangrur district on all other sides. As per census 2011, Population of District Barnala is 5,96,294. Barnala has sufficient number of Colleges to provide sufficient education in the field of Engineering, Arts, Medical and Commerce. Also Barnala is well known for its Industries. Two main Industries Trident Group which is mainly known for its world class towels is established in this District. Second a large Industry producing combines, Standard Combines is also established here.

Most famous place in Barnala: Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib, Gurdwara Nanakiana Sahib , Hotel Visit, DH Hotels and Restaurant, Dreamland restrobar

Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib: Gurudwara Nanaksar Thath is one of the popular place in Barnala. It is situated on Court Chowk to ITI Road, Nanaksar Road. Such holy souls blessed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji include Baba Mahan Harnam Singh Ji of Bhucho, Baba Nand Singh Ji Nanaksar Kaleran, Baba Ishar Singh Ji of Nanaksar Thath Kaleran, and Baba Jaswant Singh Ji Nanaksar Thath Barnala. They guided numerous people in trouble, to the right way of gurmat. And thus making them happy in this world, as well as the world after death.

Gurdwara Nanakiana Sahib: Gurudwara Sri Nankiana Sahib is situated in the district city Sangrur, situated on the outskirts of city it marks the place where Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji had visited.

Hotel Visit: Visit Hotel & Restaurant is one of the premium hotels located. Experience a full range of services at competitive prices at this upscale hotel. Founded with the idea of ensuing full client satisfaction, we provide the best services and make sure all the needs and requirements of the clients are taken care of. With well-appointed rooms, spirited and friendly services and a full range of amenities, at Visit Hotel & Restaurant, we make you feel at home. Over the years, we have grown with the beautiful city and today we offer the best accommodation and cuisine along with highly professional and courteous service, to make your stay memorable. We also have Restaurant & Dinning facility offering various delicious dishes.

DH Hotels and Restaurant: DH Hotelis a budget accommodation in Barnala approximately situated 0.1 km away from Barnala Railway Station and 2 km from Gurudwara Singh Sabha. It offers free internet access.The hotel has 13 well-appointed rooms equipped with conveniences like room heater, wardrobe/closet, tea/coffee maker, AC, desk, TV, telephone, wake-up service and attached bathrom with geyser.DH Hotel provides various facilities that include restaurant, 24-hour front desk and power backup generator . room service, laundry service, ironing service, and 24-hour security are also offered for the convenience of the guests.The hotel in Barnala is accessible via travel hubs such as Ludhiana Airport (81 km). Places worth a visit include Mata Sulakhni Ji Ashram (8 km).

Dreamland restrobar:  Dream Land Restaurant in Bhatinda. Established in the year 2005, this place is synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food cravings. It is home to some of the most appreciated cuisines. So as to be able to cater to a large number of diners, it occupies a favourable location at Rampura Phul. Lehra Dhur Kot,Bhatinda Barnala Road,Rampura Phul-151103 is where one can visit the venue. Courtesy to this strategic location, foodies in and around the neighborhood can walk in to this eating house conveniently without facing any hassles related to commuting to this part of the city.

Bathinda: Bathinda primarily offers a heritage experience. Even though the town is part of Sikh-dominated Punjab, its landscape and culture has been greatly influenced over many centuries by Muslim and Hindus traditions as well. So you will find ‘Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan’, one of Bhatinda’s prominent Muslim shrines, sharing its walls with a Hindu temple and a Sikh Gurudwara. Earlier known as Bikramgarh, the town witnessed the reign of famous rulers such as Razia Sultana, Prithviraj Chauhan, Mohammad Ghori and Iltutmish. Some of their imposing structures, like Qila Mubarak and Bahia Fort, still loom over the city like sentinels from the past.

Most Famous places in Bathinda: Takht Shri Damdama Sahib,

Takht Shri Damdama Sahib: Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, located 23 km from Ludhiana, is also very important in Amritsar tourism. It was built in memory of the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind, who stayed here for some time in 1705. While spending time here, Guru Hargobind Ji tested the faith of the lions in Sikhism. He also baptized Baba Dal and kept his name, Nam Singh. Also approved is the Adi Guru Granth Sahib, composed by Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Ji. Guru Hargobind Ji blessed this place that whoever comes here with full devotion will have their wishes fulfilled.

Gurdwara Haji Rattan: Pir Haji Ratan’s Mazar is one of the popular religious places of Bathinda. According to mythology, Baba Haji Ratan visited Mecca as an ambassador of King Bhoja. When he returned to India, he stayed in Bathinda and meditated. There is a gurudwara near the mazar, where the mosque and gurudwara have the same wall. Tourists come from far and wide to see this religious equality and fairness. Haji Ratan is the most unusual name for a Sikh gurdwara. While Talwandi Sabo Guru Gobind Singh camped here for the night outside the tomb of Muslim saint Haji Ratan.

Bathinda Lake: Bathinda Lake is one of the favorite places of tourists where tourists come to enjoy boating and water scooters. The Kashmiri Shikars is the main attraction of tourists. The greenery of this lake captivates the tourists visiting here.

Batinda Fort: Bhatinda Fort is also an important place in Bathinda tourism. It was built by Bhatti Rao, the founder of Bathinda city some 1800 years ago. Built-in the shape of glass, this fort was captured by Maharaja Ala Singh of Patiala in 1745. The epigraphs reveal that the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited Bhatinda Fort centuries ago. To pay tribute to his visit, a gurudwara has been constructed near the fort. The desert area is surrounded by sand, and when viewed from a distance, it looks like a ship.

Mazzar of Peer hazi Rattan: Pir Haji Ratan’s Mazar is one of the popular religious places of Bathinda. According to mythology, Baba Haji Ratan visited Mecca as an ambassador of King Bhoja. When he returned to India, he stayed in Bathinda and meditated. There is a gurudwara near the Mazar, where the mosque and gurudwara have the same wall. Tourists come from far and wide to see this religious equality and fairness. Baba Rattan  Hindi was from the village of Batinda in India and was a follower of the Hindu religion. He was a trader by profession, who used to regularly travel from India to as far as the Arabian lands.

Chetak Park: Chetak Park is located in the cantonment area and also has popular picnic spots, it is an artificial lake where tourists can enjoy boating. It is around 5 km from Bathinda. A Zoological park and Tourist complex for riding children park, Lawns for picnic and lake for boating.

Bir Talab Zoo: Bir Talab Zoo is located at a distance of 7.2 km from Bathinda, tourists of all age groups visit here. It is home to animals like sambar, cheetah, and black deer, besides, the lush green lawns also attract tourists.

Rose Garden: The Rose Garden, spread over 10 acres, is famous for different colored rose flowers. Being near Bathinda, it is a popular picnic spot and is visited by tourists throughout the year. The Rose Garden in Bathinda houses a large variety of rose plants. It is located near Bathinda lake and is spread across a vast area. The park is swamped in lush greenery and has tracks for the public to have a leisurely walk around the garden. The roses in the garden make for a beautiful sight to behold and capture your heart in no time.

Faridkot: Faridkot District was part of the then Ferozepur Division but in the year 1996, Faridkot Division has been established with a Divisional headquarter at Faridkot which includes Faridkot, Bathinda and Mansa districts. It is situated between 29 degree 54 feet to 30 degree 54 feet north latitude and 74 degree 15 feet to 75 degree 25 feet east longitude. It lies in south west of the state and is surrounded by Ferozepur District in the north west, Moga and Ludhiana Districts in the north east and districts of Bathinda and Sangrur in the south.

Most Famous Places In Faridkot: Qilla Mubarak, Raj Mahal, Darbar Ganj, Gurdwara Guru Ki Dhab, Gurdwara Godavarisar Patshahi Dasvin village Dhillwan Kalan

Qilla Mubarak: The fort with its impressive architecture still adorns the city of Faridkot. Its foundation is believed to have been laid by Raja mokalsi, Raka Hamir Singh renovated it and got it extended. Later ruler like Raja Bikram Singh. Raja Balbir singh got constructed many new buildings. It housed the royal Place. Tosha Khana, Modi Khana & Treasury Buildings. There is a garden within the four walls of the fort. All the buildings are very well build and well furnished.

Raj Mahal: ‘Raj Mahal’ (royal Palace) was built during the reign of Maharaja Bikrama Singh during 1885-1889 under supervision of the, then Crown Prince (Later Maharaja) Balbir Singh, who incidentally was the first to move in and start living in it. Spread over nearly 15 acres, it presented a magnificent look with French design, dominating grassy lawns a mid semi desert area of the State. Its entrance called “Raj Deori” – itself is a heritage building of a vintage and now houses Balbir Hospital.

Darbar Ganj: This beautiful bungalow is a well laid out garden place. All the rooms are finished in the most modern style. The guests from the sisterly states used Darbar Gang for stay. The building has now been converted into Circuit House.

Gurdwara Guru Ki Dhab: 10th Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh said to have visited this place previously known as Doda Tal. This place is about 12 K.M. from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Jaitu Road.

Gurdwara Godavarisar Patshahi Dasvin village Dhillwan Kalan: This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 5 K.M. from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Bathinda Road. Guru Gobind singh is said to have handed over his clothes to a Sodhi family in the village. These clothes can still be seen with the Sodhi family.

Fatehgarh Sahib: The historic and pious District of Fatehgarh Sahib came into existence with effect from 13th April, 1992, Baisakhi Day deriving its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is bound by Ludhiana and Rupnagar(Ropar) in the North, Patiala in the South, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Rupnagar (Ropar) and Patiala in the East and Ludhiana and Sangrur in the West. It is situated between 30 degree-38′ North and 76 degree-27′ East and is 50 Kms. towards the west of Chandigarh , the capital of Punjab.

Most Famous Places In Fatehgarh Sahib: Sanghol Museum, Floating Restaurant, Aam Khas Bagh, Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, Mata Chakreshwari Temple, Banayan Tree, Sri Rauza Sharif Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup

Sanghol Museum: This is an ancient site of Harappan culture and is being maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. A tourist complex is also coming up shortly. This site is located on Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road and is in Khamano block of the District. The present building of the Sanghol Museum was inaugurated on April 10, 1990 as a unit of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums of the Government of Punjab.

Floating Restaurant: Floating Restaurant constructed over the Sirhind Canal is an important tourist spot run by ThePunjab Tourism Development Corporation. It is at a distance of 5 KM. from Sirhind on the Sher Shah Suri Marg (GT Road). It attracts a large number of tourists, especially during summer. There is also a provision for overnight stay. It has eight (8) suites. It is a unique type of Restaurant in whole of the Punjab. Built in the middle of the canal, it presents a picturesque view to the visitors.

Aam Khas Bagh: The Aam Khas Bagh was built for the public and also for exclusive use of the Emperor Shah Jahan. The Royal couple used to stay here while going to and coming back from Lahore. There were adequate number of palaces for the comfortable stay of the Mughal Emperors. A close scrutiny of the remnants of the palaces clearly indicate that there was a perfect system of air-conditioning in the palaces and the monument is called ‘SARAD KHANA’.

Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib: The Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib is dedicated to the great martyrdom of younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh who were bricked alive in 1704 by Wazir Khan, the then Fauzdar of Sirhind. After vacating Qila Shri Anandgarh Sahib upon war with Aurangzeb, SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI when crossing the swelled Sirsa River, MATA GUJRI and two younger Sahibzaadas got separated and they were accompanied by GURU SAHIB’S cook Gangu a trusted servant who betrayed the family and handed over the Mata Gujri Ji and two Younger Sahibzadas to the Wazir Khan, where they were subjected to torture to embrace Islam.

Mata Chakreshwari Temple: This ancient temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is situated in village Attewali on Sirhind-Chandigarh Road . The legend has that during the times of Raja Prithvi Raj Chauhan, a large number of pilgrims from Rajasthan were going in bullock carts to the ancient Jain Temple of Kangra (situated still in Kangra Fort) to have the blessings of Lord Adi Nath. The pilgrims had also brought an idol of Mata Chakreshwari Devi, an ardent worshipper (known as Rakshak Devi or Lord Adinath) of Lord Adinath. On their way , the carvan halted for the night at the present site. Next morning when the caravan was all set to move , the Rath (Chariot) carrying the idol of Mata Shri Chakreshwari Devi did not move inspite of the best efforts of the pilgrims.

Banayan Tree: District Fatehgarh Sahib has one of the largest Banyan Tree in the country or may we say in the world. The tree stands in village Cholti Kalan. While coming from Sirhind side on the Sher Shah Suri Marg one has to take a left turn off the marg at Sarai Banjara village and travel about 8 kms or an interior link road to reach the site of the tree.

Sri Rauza Sharif Fatehgarh Sahib: On the Sirhind-Bassi Pathana Road, near Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is the magnificent RAUZA OR DARGAH of Shaikh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi, popularly known as Mujaddid, Alf-Isfani who lived in the times of Akbar and Jahangir from 1563 to 1624. The Shaikh is held in high esteem and is considered by Sunni Muslims to be second to prophet Mohammed. For this reason, this mausoleum is regarded as a second Macca by the Sunni Muslims. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from various parts of world visit this place to participate in the celebrations, known as Urs of Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi. The date of annual celebrations vary from year to year. Every year, these celebrations precede by ten days than the previous year.

Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup: This Gurudwara is situated at a place where the mortal remains of Mata Gujri, the mother of Guru Gobind and his two younger sons, Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh were cremated. It is believed that Wazir Khan, the then Faujdar of Sirhind refused to allow the cremation of the bodies unless the land for the cremation was purchased by laying gold coins on it. Seth Todar Mal who was an ardent devotee of Guru Gobind Singh, purchased this place of land by offering gold coins as demanded.

Firozpur: Firozepur, is a city on the banks of the Sutlej Riverin Firozpur District, Punjab, India. After the Partition of India in 1947, it became a border town on the Indo-Pakistani border with memorials of India’s freedom fighters.

Most Famous Places In Firozpur: National Martyrs Memorial, Gurudwara Tuti Gandhi Sahib, Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib,

National Martyrs Memorial: National Martyrs Memorial Hussainiwala depicts an irrepressible revolutionary spirit of three National Martyrs namely S Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who lit eternal flame of liberty by smilingly embracing martyrdom for the motherland. S Bhagat Singh and BK Dutt threw a Bomb in the Central Assembly hall New Delhi on April, 8 1929 to record their protest against the British rule in India. He and his two brave comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev were tried for shooting a British Police Officer Mr Saundras on the 17th December, 1928 These three revolutionaries were awarded death sentence. Following a hasty trial of the Lahore conspiracy case they were executed a day earlier than the hanging scheduled in the Central Jail Lahore at 7.15 PM on March 23,1931 The entire of Lahore was in the grip of National fervor and there were apprehensions of revolt.

Gurudwara Tuti Gandhi Sahib: Gurudwara Tuti Gandhi Sahib is located in Muktsar. Use our Muktsar online trip planner to arrange your visit to Gurudwara Tuti Gandhi Sahib and other attractions in Muktsar. Built by Sikh settlers in 1743, this gurudwara commemorates the Battle of Muktsar in 1705.

Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib: Gurdwara Rakabsar Sahib is located 200 meters east of Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib. According to local tradition, as Guru Gobind Singh Ji came down from the Tibbi and was going to mount his horse, the rakab (stirrup) snapped. Hence the name of the shrine was called Gurdwara Rakabsar Sahib. That separated Rakab is still kept in the Gurdwara. The birthdays of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and shahidi purab of Guru Arjun Dev Ji are celebrated with great fervour here. Besides, the Magh Mela is organized on the 12th and 13th of January to commemorate the sacrifice of the Forty Muktas. Diwali and Baisakhi are also celebrated.

Fazilka: 165 year old historical town Fazilka, District Fazilka, also known as Bangla, is located in southwestern Punjab (INDIA), about 325 kms west of Punjab State Capital Chandigarh, 85 km south-west of Ferozepur and 200 km south of Amritsar. Fazilka is on India -Pakistan border and is 11 km off the international border with Pakistan. It is situated on the rice growing and cotton rich belt of the state and is one of the major rice exporting centers in India. Before partition, the town was the biggest wool market in undivided Punjab.

Most Famous Places In Fazilka: Clock Tower, Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib

Clock Tower: A mixture of Mughal’s empire British India and Vastu Kala based, artistically constructed clock tower in the center of the city Fazilka, known as Bangla in old times has turned 79 years old June 6. The construction of 95 feet high monument was started in 1936 and completed on June 6, 1939. The original name of this historical building is Ram Narayan Ghantaghar which was dedicated to the public by Seth Shopat Rai Pediwal Rai Sahib Madan Gopal Pediwal. It was president over by ICS commissioner, Jalandhar Division MA PCS. At that time, SDM was Rai Sahib Lila Dhar Vidhyadhar and Municipal Council President, Seth Shyopat Rai.

Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib: Gurdwara Rakabsar Sahib is located 200 meters east of Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib. According to local tradition, as Guru Gobind Singh Ji came down from the Tibbi and was going to mount his horse, the stirrup rakabs called in Punjabi snapped. Hence the name of the shrine was called Gurdwara Rakabsar Sahib. That Rakab is still kept in the Gurdwara. The birthdays of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and shahidi purab of Guru Arjun Dev Ji are celebrated with great fervour here. Besides, the Magh Mela is organized on the 12th and 13th of January to commemorate the sacrifice of the Forty Muktas. Diwali and Baisakhi are also celebrated.

Gurdaspur: Gurdaspur was founded by Guriya Ji in the beginning of 17th century. On his name, this city was named as Gurdaspur. He bought land for Gurdaspur from Jats of Sangi Gotra. It is also established that some people used to live in huts in the old city. Guriya Ji a Sanwal Brahmin of Kaushal Gotra belonged to a village Paniar situated 5 miles north of Gurdaspur. The ancestors of Guriya Ji came from Ayodhaya long time ago and settled in Paniar. Guriya Ji had two sons Sh.Nawal Rai and Sh.Pala Ji. The descendants of Nawal Rai settled in Gurdaspur Nawal Rai’s son Baba Deep Chand was a contemporary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave the title of Ganj Bakhsh (Owner Of Treasure) to Baba Deep Chand. The descendants of Baba Deep Chand are known as Mahants. Little is known about the ancient history of the district except a few antiquities like the rock temples at Mukheshwar Gurdaspur along with its neighbouring districts was the same of the explicits of Alexander, who came up to River Beas in his grand design of world conquest. He faught a grim battle with the Kathaians at Sangala which is located near Fatehgarh in Gurdaspur. From the latter half of the 10th century up to 1919 A.D this district was ruled by the Shahi dynasty under Jayapal and Anandpal. Kalanaur in this district was the most important town during the period of Delhi Emperor from 14th to 16 th century it wastwice attacked by Jasrath Khokhar, once after his un successful assault on Lahore in 1422 and again in 1428 when Malik Sikander marched to relieve the place and defeated Jasrath It was have that Akbar was installed by Bairam Khan on a throne on Feb 1556.

Most Famous Places In Gurdaspur: Chhota Ghallughara, Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA), Achleshwar Dham

Chhota Ghallughara: In 1740 Massa ranghar was decapitated by Sukha Singh and mehtab Singh, to avenge the defilement of Harirnander Sahib. Sukha Singh’s popularity among the Khalsa soared and soon he became leader of a separate jatha. Early in 1746, Sukha Singh joined Sardar jassa Singh Ahluwalia and pushed northwards entering the Eminabad territory in Gujranwala district, where they were attacked by the local jagirdar (landlord) Jaspat Rai brother of Lakhpat Rai, the diwan (chief revenue officer) of Yahiya Khan, governor of Lahore. Jaspat Rai was killed in the encounter.

Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA): This pious place is associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s marriage. Here Guru Nanak Dev Ji came as a bridegroom from Sultanpur Lodhi in 1487 A.D.

Achleshwar Dham: On the opposite side of Gurudwara, there is Achaleshwar temple. According to local sources written on the board of the temple, this temple belongs to Satyug period and is related to God Kartik the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Hoshiarpur: Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the State. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab, Doaba region of the State. The district is sub mountainous and stretches of river Beas in the north-west. It lies between north latitude 30 degree-9 and 32 degree-05 and east longitude 75degree -32 and 76degree -12’. It shares common boundaries with Kangra and Una districts of Himachal Pardesh in the north east, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (interspersed) in south-west and Gurdaspur district in the north-west. At present, it has an area of 3386 Sq. Kms. and a population,as per 2011 Census is 15,86,625 persons.

Most Famous Places In Hoshiarpur:

Gurdwara Garna Sahib: Around 39 kms form Hoshiarpur, this Gurdwara is located in Bodal village. The sixth guru of the Sikh community known as Guru Hargobind Sahib visited this place. He used to take rest under the garna tree which gives the name to the place.

Kamahi Devi Temple: Around 40 kms from Hoshiarpur, this temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakshi. It was known by her name as Kamakshi Devi Temple. It is located in the village of Beh Nangal. It is said that the Pandavas built this temple.

Sheesh Mahal Hoshiarpur: Lala Hans Raj Jain got this monument constructed in the year 1911. Glass is used for building the interior walls and ceilings. Hence, it is called sheesh mahal meaning a palace of glass. King George V’s coronation ceremony is depicted through the paintings on the first floor. The statues of many gods and goddesses are found on the ground floor.

Dholbaha: Dholbaha is a rich archaeological site reportedly in existence since prehistoric times. Based on the cache of artefacts recovered here, scholars are of the opinion that Dholbaha was among the early inhabited regions of the world. Its historical relevance was first discovered when a variety of sculptures dating back to ancient and early medieval dynasties were found lying around the village. Many of the discoveries from the Gurjara-Pratiharas and the Paramaras dynasties can now be viewed at the Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum.

Dera Sant Garh: This place is situated about 13 kilometers from Hoshiarpur. It is located in the village of Harkhowal. Baba Jawala Singh established this place between 1930 and 1932. The death anniversary of Baba is observed during the month of Kartik and a 2 day long fair is held. Accommodations are made available to the devotees. The place has 40 rooms and provides free food.

Citrus Estate Hoshiarpur: Citrus Estate Hoshiarpur is a part of the Govt.’s new approach to shift agriculture focus away from traditional water and soil depleting cropping patterns and to encourage non-conventional farm activity for large scale citrus cultivation in the state. It is situated in Village Chhauni Kalan which is approximately 2 KM’s away from District headquarter of Hoshiarpur (Punjab) on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh Road. Citrus Estate Hoshiarpur got certificate of registration on 07/08/2007 from the Registrar of Societies under the Societies Registration act, 1860. Further as regard to the aims and objectives and the service being provided to the farmers the Department of Income Tax has given the status of Charitable Trust to Citrus Estate Hoshiarpur.

Takhni Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary: The 382-hectare Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary is distributed more or less equally between the two villages that make up its name. Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1999, it is part of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. Its mixed deciduous forests harbour a rich variety of fauna and flora including a number of avian species. A large number of deer inhabit this sanctuary, as do jungle cats, jackals, leopards, wild boar and black-naped hares. Mongoose, pangolins, snakes, monitor and garden lizards have also been regularly spotted.This sanctuary is almost 20kms from Hoshairpur city.

Jalandhar: Jalandhar, located in the state of Punjab, is an ancient city that has a rich history. It is named after Jalandhara – a demon king, mentioned in the Puranas and the Mahabharata. Jalandhar in Hindi means ‘an area that lies underwater’, and as per a folklore, the city derived this name owing to its geographical location – between two rivers (Beas and Sutlej).

Most Famous Places In Jalandhar: Rangla Punjab Haveli, Devi Talab Mandir Temple, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Wonderland Theme Park, Jang-e-Azadi Memorial ,Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, Nikku Park, Shaheed-e-Azam Museum, Shiva Mandir, Tulsi Mandir, Sodal Mandir, Raghuth Mandir, Kartarpur Gurudwara

Rangla Punjab Haveli: Rangla Punjab Haveli is a traditional Punjabi themed village that offers various activities where you can experience the true essence of Punjabi culture in an absolute conventional way. You can relish the authentic Punjabi culture and indulge in different aspects of Punjabi activities like weaving, dancing, playing marbles, fetching water, puppet show, and the most fascinating out of all being a decor masterpiece that will take you back in time to relive the ‘Pind’ life. Immerse yourself in all these experiences as you learn about the Punjabi culture and enrich your knowledge about the place you’re visiting on your holiday trip.

Devi Talab Mandir Temple: Situated in the heart of Jalandhar, this temple is believed to be more than 200 years old. Dedicated to Maa Durga, Devi temple is the most prominent structure of Jalandhar that attracts several devotees who come to worship here from all across the country. One of the prime attractions of this temple is an old tank which is considered to be sacred by many Hindu devotees, it also offers a serene backdrop against the majestic and ancient temple.

Pushpa Gujral Science City: If you thought that this city was missing out on something, then this attraction covers it all. That’s right, Jalandhar is not only the land of the ancients and culturally driven monuments, but it has a touch of modernistic future fun science centre as well. Pushpa Gujral Science City is the answer to learning about science in a fun way. You’ll be greeted by a gigantic dinosaur on the entrance and once you’re inside, you can expect a whole lot of fun elements that depict technology and modern science in a predominantly agrarian land. Visitors can traverse the museum grounds, and stroll the galleries that cover a range of subjects from physical to social sciences, evolution, health, nuclear science and robotics. The centre also features a large-format IMAX screen and a digital planetarium that explores the wonders of space.

Wonderland Theme Park: Beat the heat by splashing water across in the faces of your friends in enthralling water rides at this amusement park that is built on 11 acres of sheer fun. A great way to spend the weekend, the Wonderland Theme Park makes for a perfect getaway to escape the scorching heat and have fun with your friends and family. Touch the sky in the flying jets, feel the creeps at the haunted house and go splashing in the water rides. One of the key attractions of this amusement park is the Wave Pool and aqua dance floor where you can groove on the beats of your favourite tracks while literally soaking it up!

Jang-e-Azadi Memorial: Jang-e-Azadi Memorial is a memorial and museum built in memory of the contribution and sacrifices made by the Punjabi community during the Independence movement of India. The memorial is aimed at disseminating knowledge about the rich cultural heritage of the State in the minds of the youth. The memorial was founded on 19th October 2014.

Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji: This Gurudwara is famous for its annual Shaheedi Jor Mela (fair) which is held in the memory of Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh, this fair is a big attraction in Jalandhar and the white marble backdrop of this Gurudwara offers a serene environment so you can stroll around in peace and absorb the calmness of this place.

 Nikku Park: Nature enthusiasts in Jalandhar must visit this park that is surrounded by lush greenery and features exciting activities that will keep the kids occupied. This park is Jalandhar’s one of the main attractions that is centrally located and easy to reach. It features fun activities like enthralling rides and beautiful natural spots that the visitors can enjoy to catch a break from the mundane life. Witness the mesmerizing fountains and feast your eyes on the water bodies, breathe in the fresh air and create memories for a lifetime at this park. This also happens to be one of the best places to visit in Jalandhar for food lovers.

Shaheed-e-Azam Museum: This museum is dedicated to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and his compatriots, the great martyr of Punjab who sacrificed his life for the Independence of India. This historic monument reeks of history and culture and the atrocities that were faced during the British Raj. It throws light on the struggles of freedom fighters in India.

Shiva Mandir: The renowned Shiva Mandir of Jalandhar was built by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi and it is located inside the Gur Mandi near Masjid Imam Nasar. The locals believe that the Nawab was attracted to a newly married Hindu girl but she, being a devotee of Lord Shiva, was saved by a serpent before he could employ his devious plan to abduct her. Astonished by the sudden emergence of this serpent out of nowhere, the Nawab begged the girl for forgiveness and built this temple, which is now one of the most respected places to visit in Jalandhar city. The shrine has an unusual architectural design where its gate has been constructed in the style of a mosque while the remaining temple complex is in the Hindu style of architecture.

Tulsi Mandir: Tulsi Mandir is essentially the temple of Vrinda, the wife of Jalandhara. It’s a very ancient monument and is situated in the Kot Kishan Chand locality of this city. You’ll find a tank on one side of the shrine that is believed to have served as the bathing place of the demon Jalandhara in olden times. You can also visit the temple of Gupha which is located at a walking distance from this temple and bears an image of Annapurna, the Goddess of Plenty.

Sodal Mandir: Located right next to the Devi Talab Mandir on the Sodal Road, the Sodal Mandir is a lesser known but one of the most important places to visit at Jalandhar. It is dedicated to Baba Sodal who was born in a family of the Khatri caste in Jalandhar. The locals believe that Baba Sodal had once followed his mother to the pond despite being told to stay home, wherein his angry mother had told him to drown himself in the pond. Upon her word, Baba Sodal and supposedly plunged into the pool and drowned. This temple now has a samadhi comprising of a painted portrait of him that has been beautifully decorated with garland and rosaries. The temple also has a tank known as the Baba Sodal-da-Sarovar where pilgrims like to take a holy dip.

Raghuth Mandir: Raghuth Mandir is among the most important places for pilgrims to offer prayers. Located in the main city of Jalandhar, Raghunath Mandir is among the most revered holy shrines where locals as well as travelers like to offer prayers to the Lord and seek his blessings. It is believed that this place washes you of your sins and makes your prayers come true. Though it is known to be a holy temple, this place is actually a peaceful palace and one of the best places to visit in Jalandhar.

Kartarpur Gurudwara: Kartarpur Gurudwara was established by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Devji way back in the year 1656. This beautiful gurudwara is situated in Kartarpur and lies around 16 km from Jalandhar city center. It is one of the best places to visit in Jalandhar for couples who have just been blessed with a baby and are seeking blessings for their newborn child. The temple is visited by several devotees each year during the huge fair that is held here to mark the birth anniversary of the Guru. Near the gurudwara, you’ll also find the memorial Swami Virjanand, who was the teacher of Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Kapurthala: The spectacular Jagatjit Palace styled after the French palace of Versailles is like a bejeweled crown in the landscape of Punjab. The unique Moorish Mosque, Shalimar garden, Panj Mandir, the stately Durbar Hall, the beautiful Kamera garden complex with the majestic rest house etc are major places of tourist attraction. Add to these the other tourist attractions like the scenic Kanjli wetland bird sanctuary near kapurthala , the Pushpa Gujral Science City and above all Sultanpur Lodhi, all in one compact area, this region comes alive like an enduring celebration. This star studded necklace of a tourist circuit has all the potential to be a major international tourist attraction.

Most Famous Places In Kaputhala: Jagatjit Palace, Elysee Palace, Kanjli Wetland, Moorish Mosque, Panch Mandir, Jagatjit Club, Shalimar Gardens,

Jagatjit Palace: Jagatjit Palace was the residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of the State of Kapurthala, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The palace was built in 1908 and is has a remarkable Indo-Saracen architecture and is modeled after the Versailles Palace. The Jagatjit Palace is now inhabited by the Sainik School to train boys for the National Defense Academy.

Elysee Palace: The Elysee Palace was built in 1962 by Kanwar Bikram Singh, in the Indo-French style architecture. The Palace is a famous monument in the city with its magnificent façade and monolithic structure. Today this structure has been converted into the MGN School.

Kanjli Wetland: Kanjli Wetland was created by building headworks across the Bien River in 1870 to provide irrigation facilities to the region. The Kanjli Lake is formed as a part of this man made wetland and is a famous picnic spot surrounded by some amazing surroundings. This is a great place for the photography enthusiasts as a huge number of avi fauna and mammalian species are found here.

Moorish Mosque: Moorish Mosque was commission by Maharaja Jagjit Singh Bahadur and was completed in 1930. The Mosque is indeed an example of the religious tolerance during the time of the Maharaja’s Reign in Kapurthala. The mosque complex comprised of some amazing painting by the Students at Mayo school of arts in Lahore and is located amidst a beautiful garden.

Panch Mandir: Panch Mandir, dedicated to several Hindu deities and was built during the reign of Maharaj Fatah Singh Ahluwalia and is built in a bright white structure. Due to its marvelous architecture it is one of the few Hindu temples that has its replica in one of the Museums in Lahore, Pakistan.

Jagatjit Club: Jagatjit club is a geek-revival style building that has served several purposes since its construction. The building has the Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Patiala and is inspired by the design of the Acropolis of Athens.

Shalimar Gardens: Located in the heart of the city of Kapurthala, Shalimar Gardens are a hugely frequented tourist spot that provide a momentary escape from the busy life and bustle of the city. The gardens contain the cenotaphs of the Royal family of Kapurthala and are characterized by the marble obelisks in the chambers made of red sandstone.

Ludhiana: Ludhiana city was founded in the time of Lodhi dynasty which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan were deputed by Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region. They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which means the town of Lodi’s. The name later changed to the present name Ludhiana.Ludhiana is now a District Headquarter with Parliamentary Constituency of the same name. It is one of the biggest Municipal Corporations of the State.

Most Famous Places In Ludhiana: Nehru Rose Garden, Lodhi Fort, Hardy’s World Amusement Park, Rural Museum, PAU, Tiger Safari Zoo, Amaltas, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara, Pir-I-Dastgir Shrine, Rara Sahib Gurudwara, Shivala Sangliwala Temple/Mandir, Ansal Plaza Shopping Mall, Deer Park, Neelon, Gurudwara Manji Sahib

Nehru Rose Garden: This beautiful rose garden was established in 1967, over an area of 30 acres with more than 17,000 plants and 1,600 varieties of roses. It is one of the largest rose gardens in Asia, which serves open for the visitors from morning till evening. The blooming surroundings of this park are worth viewing, especially for people who love roses and really like to check its varieties that are spread here across a vast expanse of land. The garden organizes a Rose festival every year to offer a priceless display of flowers to the flower lovers all across the city.

Lodhi Fort: The mesmerizing Lodhi Fort, built by the famous Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi around 500 years ago, is the pride of Ludhiana. This majestic castle is in ruins now, yet a lot of tourists visit this place to experience the age old beauty, which reflects the great architecture of Mughal period. Built on the banks of River Satluj, the fort was erected as a military castle to stop intruders from entering the city. A lot of people visit this place for sightseeing as it is surrounded by lush green landscapes and offers a view of river Satluj.

Hardy’s World Amusement Park: Hardy’s World Amusement Park is one among the most famous places to visit in Ludhiana, which offers tourists a gala time with their family and friends. Once here people can indulge in the joy of theme parties, joy rides, ice-skating, artificial snowfall, water sports, and more. There are cafes, restaurants, shopping complex, and clubs inside the park to take after the needs of tourists. Hardy’s World is India’s third largest Indoor Snow City, which offers a great fun to the people of all ages.

Rural Museum, PAU: If you have a keen interest in knowing the rural life of India and Punjab specifically, then this place is for you. Situated in the Punjab Agriculture University Campus, the Rural Museum depicts the rural life of Punjabis and showcases their culture in the form of house-hold equipments used in the ancient time, pottery, coins, musical instruments, dress, jewelry, punjabi juttis (shoes), handicrafts, etc. This museum was inaugurated by Khushwant Singh in 1974 and it remains open throughout the year between 9 AM to 1 PM and from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Tiger Safari Zoo, Amaltas: Tiger Safari Zoo is one of the best places for a weekend trip with family and friends. It is a perfect destination for people interested in wildlife safari, jungle trekking, wildlife sightseeing, and more. Located around 6 kms away from the main city of Ludhiana on the GT road on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway, this place is worth spending time at. The rich flora and fauna of this park is spread over an area of 25 acres and offers the views of animals like black buck, Sambhar, rabbits, peacocks, etc. The majestic tigers can be spotted here too as they move freely in the protected areas of the jungle. Tiger Safari is something that every tourist must try upon visiting here.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum: Built in the memory of war soldiers who fought different battles, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum was constructed by the Punjab Government in the year 1999. Spread across four acres of land on the GT road in Ludhiana, the museum pay homage to the soldiers and educate people about their role in the defense. The prime attraction of the museum is the majestic statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh sitting proudly on a throne in the entrance of the museum. The museum has 12 different galleries, including Ancient History Gallery, Post Independence History Gallery, War Hero’s Gallery, Air Force and Navy Gallery, and more. Every evening a light and sound show is organized in the lawn outside the building, narrating a story of war heroes and their role in the war.

Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara: The Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara is of great importance to the Sikh community, who believes that the place where the Gurudwara is constructed is the same spot where Guru Gobind Singh rested while fighting against the massive Mughal force. It is believed that he had a sip of water here and met his three devotees, Dharam Singh, Daga Singh, and Manu Singh, who joined him in the fight. The Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara is located 35 kms away from the main city and is marked by a religious fair, held every year in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh.

Pir-I-Dastgir Shrine: This is a tomb of a famous Muslim saint Abdul Kadir Galani, visited by both Hindu and Muslim pilgrims from around the city and even outside. It is located inside the Ludhiana Fort and is known for its unique architecture and design. The tomb belongs to the members of Shah Shuja’s family, whose belongings can be seen here. Entry to Pir-I-Dastgir Shrine is free and it can be visited at any time of the day.

Rara Sahib Gurudwara: Rara Sahib Gurudwara is one of the best tourist attractions in Ludhiana, visited by devotees from different parts of Punjab and outside. Sikhism followers believe in the holiness of the place and so they visit this place to get some peace and solace from the hubbub of the city life. The Gurudwara is located a little far from the main center of the city, but can be easily visited through own vehicle or public transport. The architectural beauty of the temple is something to look forward to and which is why tourists irrespective of any religion visit the place.

Shivala Sangliwala Temple/Mandir: This magnificent temple is believed to be around 400 years old and is located in the Old Ludhiana, attracting tourists from all over the world. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and every year during Shivratri, pilgrims from distant areas visit this temple to offer holy water of River Ganges to the idol of Lord Shiva. During Shivratri, the temple  witnesses long queues, waiting to catch a glimpse of Lord Shiva. A lot of people take a difficult journey of Kanwar from Haridwar to Ludhiana to offer holy water of River Ganges to Shivalingams.

Ansal Plaza Shopping Mall: You must be wondering why we are mentioning a mall in the list as every city has one or two, but Ansal Plaza Shopping Mall of Ludhiana has a different story. It is the first International level shopping mall in the city, spread over an area of 1.5 lakh square feet, offering 35 branded stores and a lot of eating joints. It is a major landmark of the city and one of the most crowded places in Ludhiana. Tourists who want to spend some time shopping and relaxing can definitely come to this place.

Deer Park, Neelon: Deer Park, Neelon is a perfect picnic spot for families, couples, or individuals, who likes to explore the wild beauty of forests around Ludhiana. It is also ones of the best nearby tourist weekend getaways, frequented by wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and joggers. Located around 20 kms away from the main city, this park houses a large number of spotted deer, Sambar, porcupine, black buck, and rabbit. One can also spot beautiful birds here like budgerigar, red headed parakeet, and grey partridge. The park is best known for sightseeing and early morning walks.

Gurudwara Manji Sahib: Gurudwara Manji Sahib is also known as Alamgir Sahib, is the same place where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of the Sikhs, believed to have stayed for a short while. It is said that he shot an arrow in the ground near this place and a spring of water appeared here, known as Tirsar. A lot of tourists and locals visit this place in great belief that their prayers will be heard. This Gurudwara is named Manji Sahib as Manji means a bed and sahib is a term used to show respect for a god like identity, so the term Manji Sahib is used for a small bed where the holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib is placed.

Malerkotla: Malerkotla district was carved out of Sangrur as the 23rd district of Punjab on 02 June, 2021. District Malerkotla is divided into three subdivisions Malerkotla, Amargarh and Ahmedgarh. Malerkotla district has a population of 429,754 as per the 2011 census report. The density of population in Malerkotla is 837 persons per square kilometer. Malerkotla is one of the five districts in Patiala Division. The district takes its name from the princely state of Maler Kotla that existed under the British Raj. It was  later on merged with other nearby princely states to create the Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU). Subsequently it became  a Tehsil of Sangrur District when PEPSU was merged with Punjab. It is bounded by Ludhiana district in the north, by Barnala district in the west, by Patiala district in the east and by Sangrur district in the south.

Most Famous Place In Malerkotla: Shahi Maqbre/tombs, Jama Masjid, Diwankhana Sheesh Mehal, Mubarak Manzil, Kuka Smarak, Fort Rehmatgarh

Shahi Maqbre/tombs: The Shahi Maqbre/tombs of the  Nawabs of Maler Kotla including that if  Sher Mohammad Khan, who made a unique mark in Sikh history, are situated near Sirhindi Gate Chowk. Many tombs have been carved with marble and some have been beautifully enamelled. The tomb of Haider Shaik or Shaikh Sadar-ud-Din Sadar-i-jahan to which devotees throng from all  over the world, is situated in the centre of the town, away from the other tombs and is a living example of inter-religious faith.

Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid in the center of the city and near Mohalla Baradri. It was built during the reign of Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan and then Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan .Five old domes built during this period still stand. The exterior of the mosque was built after the partition of the country and is beautifully enamelled.

Diwankhana Sheesh Mehal: Located at the city’s center point, Sheesh Mahal was the royal abode of the Nawab of Malerkotla and is known for its aesthetic appeal. The royal palace, Diwankhana Sheesh Mahal, was built by Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan and Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan. The glass work on the right side of the two-part Sheesh Mahal was done during the time of Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan after 1857 AD, while the beautiful glass work on the left side was done during the time of Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan around 1909 AD.

Mubarak Manzil: During the reign of Nawab Ahmad Ali Khan, a period of progress began in the area, with the construction of the Mubarik Manzil Mahal in the heart of the city, The Mubarak Manzil Palace is a 19th century palace built in the European architectural style. This 150-year-old Palace is one of the unique architectures of Malerkotla. The Mubarak Manzil Palace is in possession of Begum Munnawar un-Nisa, the begum of the Nawab family. Iftikhar Ali Khan, the last Nawab of Malerkotla .

Kuka Smarak: 66 kukas were blown away from the mouth of  cannons  under orders of the then British Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana in January 1872. Kuka Samarak was built to commemorate the 66 Kuka martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the struggle against British rule.

Fort Rehmatgarh: Fort Rehmatgarh was built on this place by Nawab Rahmat Ali Khan around 1850. Court of Nawab Sahib and the royal palace were built inside the fort. Remnants of the fort remain located on land owned by the Ministry of Defence.

Mansa: Mansa, popularly called the ‘area of white gold’, is situated in east Punjab, on the Barnala-Sardulgarh-Sirsa road. This place was originally a part of the Phulkia Sikh Dynasty (1722–1948) before becoming a part of the Kaithal Sikh Kingdom (1762–1857). Its roots can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) found remains of Harappa and Mohenjodaro in some of its villages.

Most famous Place In Mansa: Gaushala Khokhar kalan

Gaushala Khokhar kalan: Newly constructed Gaushala is favorite weekend destination at Mansa. It has hundreds of Cows. It has very beautiful park having a Lake, boat, kids adventure and a Temple. Situated in village Khokar Kalan just 7-8 km from Mansa city is best place to connect to culture and to get some peace of Mind.This place offers something for people all ages.

Sri Muktsar Sahib: Sri Muktsar Sahib is a city in Punjab, India, and the district headquarters for the Sri Muktsar Sahib district. The “Chalie Muktey,” a group of forty Sikh soldiers led by Guru Ji, battled the Mughals to death here. The city was renamed Muktsar in their honour after the battle, and the government recently renamed it Sri Muktsar Sahib owing to its religious and historical significance.

Most Famous Place In Sri Muktsar Sahib: Gurudwara TutiGandi Sahib, Mukta Minar, Gurudwara Tambu Sahib, Gurudwara Shahidganj Sahib, Sri Darbar Sahib, Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib, Mukta Minar, AngooranWalimaseet

Gurudwara TutiGandi Sahib: Sri Muktsar Sahib and the surrounding areas of Sri Muktsar Sahib city are deeply rooted in Sikh history. TutiGandi Gurudwara Sahib, Tibbi Sahib, GurudawraRakabsar, and Gurudwara TaranTaran Sahib are all worth a visit to get a glimpse of Sikh tradition’s glorious era. Guru Angad Dev ji’s birthplace is at Sarai Naga, 15 kilometres from Sri Muktsar Sahib on the Sri Muktsar Sahib-Kotkapura highway.

Mukta Minar: It is a lovely location and one of the city’s main attractions. It is close to the District administrative complex. It has lovely gardens, lighting, and a minar depicting Khanda Sahib. This muktaminar is notable for its eye-catching steel cover on a concrete body. In addition, there is an open-air theatre here. It was built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the ChaliMukte’s martyrdom.

Gurudwara Tambu Sahib: Near the southeastern corner of the sarovar, the muktds took cover behind trees and shrubs that they disguised to look like tents (tambu, in Punjabi). The current structure, which replaced an earlier structure built at the initiative of Maharaja Mohinder Singh of Patiala (185276), was built in the 1980s by kdrsevd. It consists of a high-ceilinged domed hall with a gallery in the middle and the sanctum in the centre.

Gurudwara Shahidganj Sahib: Arigitha (lit. pyre) Sahib, located about 50 metres west of the sarovar and marking the spot where Guru Gobind Singh cremated the bodies of the martyrs, was first built in 1870 by Raja Wazir Singh of Faridkot (1828 – 72). During the 1980s, kdrsevd reconstructed the new building, a rectangular domed hall.

Sri Darbar Sahib: The main shrine at Sri Muktsar Sahib is located on the western bank of the Sarovar and was the first to be established by the first few Sikh families who settled here in 1743. Bhai Desu Singh and Bhai Lal Singh, chiefs of Kaithal, added to the structure, as did Sardar Hari Singh Nalva (1791 = 1837), one of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army generals. Sant Gurmukh Singh Karsevavale and Sant Sadhu Singh renovated the building in the 1930s. They marblepaneled its walls, added decorative domes on top, and marblepaved the floor within and around it. This edifice, however, was demolished by his followers for reconstruction in the 1980s.

Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib: The sandy mound from which Guru Gobind Singh showered arrows on the enemy during the battle was first established as a modest structure in the eighteenth century, and reconstructed in 1843 by Sodhi Man Singh of ManSinghvala. The current structure, which was constructed in the 1950s under the supervision of Baba Baghel Singh, a disciple of Sant Gurmukh Singh, is a square hall with the sanctum in the centre. A square pavilion with a lotus dome and decorative marble kiosks at the corners rises above the sanctum. White marble lines the entire wall surface, including the dome. The marble-topped floor in and around the hall is also marble-topped.

Mukta Minar: It is a lovely location and one of the city’s main attractions. It is close to the District administrative complex. It has lovely gardens, lighting, and a minar depicting Khanda Sahib. This muktaminar is notable for its eye-catching steel cover on a concrete body. In addition, there is an open-air theatre here. It was built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the ChaliMukte martyrdom.

AngooranWalimaseet: Near the railway station in Sri Muktsar Sahib, there is a beautiful old mosque called AngooranWalimaseet. Guru Angad Dev ji was born in Sarai Naga, 15 kilometres from Sri Muktsar Sahib on the Sri Muktsar Sahib-Kotkapura highway.

Pathankot: Pathankot is a small city of Punjab at Latitude 32° 16′ 40″ N (southern limit) to 32° 21′ 21″ N (northern limit) and Longitude 75° 31′ 15″ E (western limit) to 75° 46′ 56″ E (eastern limit). It was  officially declared as district on 27 July, 2011 by Government of Punjab. In past, it was a Tehsil of the District Gurdaspur. It is a meeting point of the three northern states Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Due to its ideal location, Pathankot serves as a travel hub for the three northerly states. It is the last city in Punjab on the national highway that connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Situated in the picturesque foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie, the city is often used as a rest-stop before heading into the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie, Chamba, Kangra, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Jwalaji, Chintpurni and deep into the Himalayas.

Most Famous Place In Pathankot: Ranjit Sagar Dam, Mukteshwar Temple, Shahpurkandi Fort, Hydraulic Research Station, Nagni Temple, Nurpur Fort, Kali Mata Ka Mandir, Kathgarh Temple , Shani Dev Temple, Ashapurni Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Novelty Mall, City Centre Mall

Ranjit Sagar Dam: Ranjot Sagar Dam makes for an ideal spot to enjoy a day out with friends or family as it boasts several tourist places near Pathankot where you can relax and unwind. Witness the wilderness of Pathankot and the scenic beauty that will leave you bewildered. The Ranjit Sagar Dam is also known as the Thien Dam and constructed on the river Ravi, it’s a part of the hydroelectricity project of the state government of Punjab and was completed in 2001.

Mukteshwar Temple: Located near Pathankot on Shahpur Kandi Dam Road, this quaint temple houses the shrine of Lord Shiva and is also known as Mukesaran Mandir and is one of the many Shiva Temples in India. Known to be as the most sacred places around Pathankot, this temple stands tall atop a hill and reflects the beauty and charm that it exudes as an important cultural landmark for locals living in and around Pathankot. It is a significant spiritual center for many devotees who come to worship here from all across the country. This holy temple also houses the idols of Gods of the Hindu religion like Lord Ganesha, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvati.

Shahpurkandi Fort: Nestled on the banks of the Ravi River in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, Shahpurkandi fort is one of the best Pathankot tourist places. It was built in the 16th century and stands tall amidst the scenic beauty of Pathankot. A part of fort now serves as a resting house for tourists and provides breathtaking views of the city of Pathankot. Visiting this fort is one of the mandatory things to do in Pathankot.

Hydraulic Research Station: Hydraulic Research Station is famous for the various models of dams and various irrigation projects displayed here that makes it an intriguing place to visit in Pathankot. Marvel at the interesting engineering techniques used for the construction of these dams and irrigation projects. Situated in Malikpur, 7 km from Pathankot, it makes for an exciting visit to enrich your information about these models.

Nagni Temple: A religious landmark, this temple is one of the famous Pathankot tourist places that is situated about 16 km away from the city and is devoted to the Goddess of snakes. One of the holy temples in Punjab, This ancient temple organizes a huge fair every Saturday in the month of August that attracts many pilgrims and tourists from across the country. Besides being one of the most famous places to visit in Pathankot, a unique aspect of this temple is that the place where the idol of nagni mata is positioned, water comes out from there. The locals of the surrounding area also believe that a snake bite can be cured if you drink this holy water and apply mud on it from the premises of the temple.

Nurpur Fort: Formerly known as the Dhameri Fort, this fort dates back to the 10th century. One of the most amazing tourist places in Pathankot, Nurpur Fort was destroyed by the British and then demolished again by an earthquake in 1905. This, one of the many forts in India, is famous for its ancient Krishna Temple located in the inner sanctum, which was built in the 16th century and is said to be one of the only places where both the idols of Lord Krishna and Mira Bai are worshipped together.

Kali Mata Ka Mandir: A very famous temple that attracts visitors and devotees from all across the country, it is dedicated to the Hindy Goddess, Kali Mata. A huge crowd is usually noticed on Tuesdays due to the special bhandaara. To reach Kali Mata mandir, devotees have to do a 2 km trek. It is one of the places to visit in Pathankot that should’nt be missed.

Kathgarh Temple : This temple is said to have been visited by Bharat during his search for Lord Rama as per the Hindu mythology, it is located at the confluence of the Beas and the Chonch River. Built in a roman styled architecture, lots of devotees gather around to visit this temple in Pathankot. This is considered as one of the best tourist places in Pathankot.

Shani Dev Temple: Shani Dev Mandir is one of the famous shrines located in Pathankot which is dedicated to Lord Shani. This is one of the best places to visit in Pathankot which attracts the pilgrims from all around the country who come here to seek blessings. This shrine is located amidst the surreal surroundings of nature’s finest beauty.

Ashapurni Mandir: This is one of the oldest temples in Pathankot where the shrine of Ashapurni mata is worshipped. This is one of the best places to see in Pathankot where people come and take the blessings from the goddess. During the time of Navratri, Kanya Poojas are hosted here which attracts a vast number of people.

Laxmi Narayan Mandir: Among all the places to visit in Pathankot, the Laxmi Narayan Mandir is one of the famous temples in the region. This is one of the largest temples of the town which is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all around the place. There is a statue of Lord Hanuman installed inside the temple courtyard and it is surrounded by lush greenery which makes it more beautiful.

Novelty Mall: Though not exactly one of the Pathankot tourist places, Novelty Mall still gives you reasons galore to visit. It is one of the most entertaining spots in town. One can enjoy shopping, dining, and recreational activities in the mall. Go, watch a movie at the cineplex with your friends in your free time. You can gorge on delicious fast food at the food court and kill your hunger pangs. There are a variety of brand outlets from where you can shop your favorite apparel and accessories.

City Centre Mall: Pathankot is not a huge city which is why you can count City Centre Mall as one of the tourist places in Pathankot. One of the oldest malls in Pathankot, it is locals’ favorite spot to hang out and shop. It was the first mall to come up in Pathankot. You will find a variety of food outlets where you can satiate your hankerings. Enjoy watching movies at Miraj Cinemas in the mall for a fun evening.

Patiala: Patiala district is one of the famous princely states of erstwhile Punjab. Forming the south-eastern part of the state, it lies between 29°49’ and 30°47’ north latitude, 75°58’ and 76°54’ east longitude. It is surrounded by the districts of Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar and the Union Territory of Chandigarh in the north, Sangrur district in the west, Ambala and Kurukshetra districts of neighbouring state of Haryana in the east and Kaithal district of Haryana in the south.

Most Famous Places In Patiala: Qila Mubarak Complex, Patiala Kali Mata Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Patiala, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala, Moti Bagh Palace, Baradari Gardens, Bahadurgarh Fort, Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary

 Qila Mubarak Complex: The Qila Mubarak complex is a rampart fort cum palace built in Sikh Palace architectural style- a derivative of Mughal and Rajput style of architecture in India. It was built under the patronage of Maharaja Ala Singh in 1764. The whole complex comprises of various sections including Ran Baas (guest house), Darbar Hall, Qila Androon, with an underground sewerage system within the Qila, and Qila Bahadurgah.

Patiala Kali Mata Mandir: The Kali Devi Mandir at Patiala was built by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, in 1936, who was inspired to build the temple and bring the idol of Goddess Kali and the “paawan jyoti” or the “sacred fire” from Bengal to Patiala. Situated opposite the Baradari Garden, the temple houses a six-foot-tall idol of Goddess Kali. The temple, made entirely in white marble, in itself is a work of art, an architectural wonder to say the least.

Sheesh Mahal, Patiala: Literally meaning the Palace of Mirrors, Sheesh Mahal was built as a part of the Old Moti Bagh Palace in the 19th century. There are a lot of frescoes, mostly made under the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh.

Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala: One of the most popular Gurudwaras in Punjab, Gurudwara Dukh Niwan Sahib is a Gurdwara in  Lehal which is now a part of Patiala and is quite famous for curating virtues. Looked after by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, visitors have faith in the healing qualities of the water here and pay an annual tribute to this Gurdwara.

Moti Bagh Palace: Located in Moti Bagh in Patiala, Moti Bagh Palace is an ancient magnificent palace that attracts a lot of tourists to the place. Originally built in the 1840s by the Maharaja of Patiala, the premises of the palace were expanded in 1920 under the rule of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. Boasting of striking architecture with chhatris and jharokas, and exuding old world charm, it is home to 15 dining halls. Lately, a part of the palace has been converted into a museum and the remaining into National Institute of Sports.

Baradari Gardens: Baradari Gardens, located north of Old Patiala city nearby Sheranwala Gate was built during the reign of Maharaja Rajinder Singh. It houses a lot of rare trees, shrubs and flowers along which graces the presence of colonial buildings.

Bahadurgarh Fort: Located in the city of Patiala, Bahadurgarh Fort is an ancient historical fort which was constructed in 1658 CE. Originally built by Nawab Saif Khan, it was later renovated and remodelled by Maharaja Karam Singh in 1837. Sprawling over an area of 21 sq. km., the fort was named after the ninth Sikh Guru- Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. Boasting of two ramparts and a moat, it is built in a circular shape. Besides a Gurudwara in the fort complex that goes by the name of Gurudwara Sahib Patshai Navin, there is also a mosque setting a perfect example of peaceful coexistence. In addition to being a popular tourist attraction, the fort premises are currently used for the Punjab Police Commando Training School.

Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary: Located 5 kms from Patiala city, the Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 654 hectares of land and was once the royal family’s prized hunting reserves. The Bir area was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1952. Today, it is home to a plethora of indigenous wildlife, notably the chital, hog deer, peafowl, myna, partridge, etc. There is also a separate deer park within the Sanctuary.

Rupnagar: Rupnagar tourist places are famous for Gurudwara sahib, dam, Morinda, and Nangal. Rupnagar city also has the status of district center with the formation of Rupnagar District on 1st Nov 1966. Situated on the bank of river Satluj, the Sirhind canal passes through the heart of the city.

Most Famous Places In Rupnagar: Anandpur Sahib, Archaeological Museum, Sirhind Canal, Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib(Parivar Vichhora), Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib, Gurudwara Sadabarat, Jateshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhakra Nangal Dam, Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Morinda, Nangal

Anandpur Sahib: On the left bank of the Sutlej river, 40 kilometers from Rupnagar town, is situated Anandpur Sahib, the “abode of bliss”. In the background is the Naina Devi range. Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, founded the town of Anandpur Sahib. The Guru had left Baba Bakala in the Amritsar district and purchased the land from the Raja of Bilaspur. It was also at Anandpur Sahib that Kashmiri Pandits approached the ninth Guru to save them from Mughals’ tyranny. Acceding their request on the motivation of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji left for Delhi to make Supreme Sacrifice.

Archaeological Museum: This museum is very old but the building was maintained properly.  This museum store a wide range of historic pieces mostly collected before the independence. The Museum is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. It has a collection of chronologically arranged artifacts like clay, ornaments, toys, seals, tools, etc.

Sirhind Canal: Sirhind Canal is a support to the people for agriculture and drinking purpose. Blue and Green water flow makes this canal more beautiful and scenic. People are fascinated by its beautiful view and provides a beautiful scenic atmosphere for photography and spend quality time. It is also a very cool place to do boating and visitors can enjoy tasty street food too. There is a floating restaurant on the canal, maintained by Punjab Tourism, which gives a wide choice of food and snacks.

Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib: The most significant of the complex of shrines at Anandpur Sahib is Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib, which stands on the place where the “Khalsa” was born. It is regarded as one of the five holy “Takhats” or seats of the Sikh religion. It is on the main Rupnagar-Nangal road and one has to walk up a paved path to reach the shrine, built on the hillock. While climbing up some steps Darshani Deorhi has to be crossed first. Then comes the large open marbled square at the end of which steps lead up to the central shrine. In the center of the hall is a room displaying twelve weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh in battle. There is a magnificent dome in the hall with a golden Kalas on the top. A big serial of about 200 rooms is also attached.

Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib(Parivar Vichhora): At a distance of 15 km from Nangal Sirsa village, Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib is situated with the remembrance of  SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI, at a distance of about 14 Km from Rupnagar. It has a lofty climb of 84 steps leading up to the top. It is the place where Guru was separated from his family and then preceded towards Kotla Nihang along with his two elder sons and 40 followers. The construction of the gurudwara was started in 1963 and completed in 1975. It offers a great scenic view around that place and visitors feel the peaceful environment. A big fair continuing for three days is held here every year in the month of December.

Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib: Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib is located in the village Kotla Nihang, at the border of Rupnagar town. It was built in the reminiscence of Guru Gobind Singh. After departure Anandpur Sahib, Guruji asked for a place to stay, the laborers working at the Bhatta – Kiln pointed towards the burning `Kiln’. Ignorant laborers did not realize whom they were talking to. As soon as the horse of Guru stride on the flaming kiln it became cold. By the touch of the hoof of Guru’s horse, the red hot brick kiln (Bhatta) immediately cooled down.

Gurudwara Sadabarat: Gurdwara Sadabarat is situated on Nangal Road. It is said to have been built in 1930. The place where now Gurudwara Sada Barat stands was an important halting place for the merchants and other travelers coming from and going to hilly areas. It is said that even Guru Nanak Dev stayed at this place while returning from Kiratpur Sahib after meeting Baba Budden Shah there. Later on, Guru Hargobind halted at this place while proceeding from Kartarpur to Kiratpur Sahib.

Jateshwar Mahadev Temple: It is traditionally popular as Shiv Mandir, the antique temple of Jateshwar Mahadev is located in the village Jatwahr that is about 6 km from village Bains on the Rupnagar-Nurpur Bedi road. The antiquity of the temple according to local custom goes back to the remote earlier period. One Jai Dayal Sharma, a resident of the village Takhatgarh, built it. There is a clear indication of a former temple at the site, in the remains, four engraved pillars of sandstone can be recognized to about the 10th-11th century. There is also a mound near the temple, which seems to belong to the medieval period.

Bhakra Nangal Dam: Bhakra Dam, which is located at a distance of 10 km from Nangal, is one of the highest straight gravity concrete dams in the world. Bhakra Dam is one of the biggest and first dams of India and the second largest dams in Asia. The formation of the dam started in November 1955. On its opposite is formed a beautiful lake ‘Gobind Sagar’ named after Guru Gobind Singh. It is 96 km in length with a storage capacity of 7.8 million-acre feet of water.

Sri Chamkaur Sahib: Sri Chamkaur Sahib is situated on the banks of Sirhind Canal at a distance of 15 km from Morinda and 16 km from Rupnagar. Guru Gobind Singh and his two elder sons and 40 followers came to this place from Kotla Nihang with his pursuers close on his heels. There are several Gurudwaras at this place marking the visits and halts of Guru Gobind Singh. Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib is also known as Gurudwara Shahidganj. It occupies a unique place among all the Gurudwaras situated at Chamkaur Sahib. It is constructed at the site where Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jhujhar Singh, elder sons of Guru along with his 37 followers fell fighting against the Mughal Army.

Kiratpur Sahib: Situated on the bank of river Sutlej, Kiratpur Sahib is at a distance of about 10 km from Anandpur Sahib towards the south, on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road. It is sacred to the Sikhs and they immerse the ashes of their dead at this place. It has a long association with most of the Sikh Gurus. There are several Gurudwara at this place like Gurudwara Charan Kamal, Gurudwara Baba Gurditta, Tomb of Baba Budden Shah, Gurudwara Bavangarh, Gurudwara Pata Puri, and Gurudwara Shish Mahal.