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The major places of interest in the state of Punjab

There are many places of tourist interest in Punjab. It is home to a host of tourist attractions including historical citadels and mansions, Gurudwaras, temples and shrines, picturesque landscapes, and energetic culture and customs. Le Corbusier, the famous architect from France, had a key role in designing Chandigarh, the 1st planned city of India and the capital of the state. The name was derived from the name of Goddess Chandi and places to see in the city include the Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, the Open Hand monument, Museum and Art Gallery, and Rose Garden.
Other major places of interest in the state of Punjab are the following:

  • The Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Wagah Border
  • Chandigarh
  • Ludhiana  
  • Jallian Wala Bagh 

 

The Golden Temple: The Golden Temple is the prime attraction in the city of Amritsar. It is the holiest site for the followers of Sikh religion and is also known as the Harmandir Sahib. Positioned in the center of a water body, the whole surface of the temple is covered by golden plates and the name ‘Golden Temple’ or ‘Swarna Mandir’ has originated from this.

Wagah: The border town of Wagah is one of the principal tourist draws in Punjab. It lies beside the international boundary of India and Pakistan. The place is always full of activities and thousands of travelers visit the place for watching the flag swapping ceremony between the Indian and Pakistani army men. This event happens two times every day and is an icon of courtesy between the two nations. If you ever get the chance to visit Wagah, don’t miss this colorful event.

Jallian Wala Bagh: Jallian Wala Bagh is a monument which was constructed to commemorate the innocent people who lost their lives in the 1919 Jallian Wala Bagh massacre. Every year, countless men and women come here to see the monument. The bullet marks are still visible on the fences.

Ludhiana: Ludhiana is the largest city in Punjab and is known for its garment manufacturing sector. The rivers passing over the city are also pleasant attractions.

 
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