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Cottons in both summers and winters
Punjab is the chief wheat producing state
of India. Punjab is famous for the holiest
shrine for the Sikhs, Golden Temple in Amritsar.
There are several places in Punjab that
offer as beautiful sites for tourists. The
tourist circuit of Punjab includes cities
like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ropar,
Bhatinda, Pathankot, Muktsar, Hoshiarpur,
Fatehpur Sahib, Patiala and Kapurthala.
Punjab is also famous for its culture, art
forms, folk songs and folk dances like Bhangra,
jhumar and gidda. Colorful and fun filled
festivities of Punjab like baisakhi, dussehra
and diwali add to the tourist attraction
of the state.
Sight seeing in Punjab
Golden Temple: Golden Temple is the most
sacred temple of the Sikhs built by Maharaja
Ranjit Singh. The shrine is so called because
the dome is covered with gold leaf. The
lower portion of the temple displays white
marble inlay work and the upper portion
is embellished with copper coated over by
gold plate. Devotees from all sects of life
irrespective of their cast and creed come
here to pay homage to the temple. Inside
the shrine, you can see the Guru Granth
Sahib, the Holy Book of the Sikhs. The 24-hour
open kitchen is another attraction that
feeds almost 10,000 pilgrims every day.
Jallianwala Bagh and Ram Bagh in Amritsar.
The architecture, the capitol complex, the
legislative assembly, the high court, the
secretariat, Punjab university, the rock
garden, botanical garden, terraced garden,
topiary park, national gallery of portraits
and Pracheen kala Kendra are important tourists
sites in Chandigarh.
How to reach Punjab:
Air: two cities of Punjab, Amritsar and
Chandigarh are connected to all major cities
of India by air. Amritsar has an international
airport that connects foreign tourists.
Rail: Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ferozepur
and Jalandhar are important railheads of
the state of Punjab.
Road: Punjab has an extensive road network
that links the state to all the towns and
cities in Punjab and major cities in north
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