Punjab - The Green Granary of India

The state of Punjab is also written as Panjab. The state is part of northern west part on country India. The neighboring states that touch the border of Punjab state are Himachal Pradesh in the eastern direction, towards...


Why Visit Punjab

Punjab's capital is Chandigarh and Punjabi or Gurmukhi is the native language spoken here. Situated in the north western region of India, Punjab was divided into two separate states, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, houses the largest number of steel plants in the country. Punjab is a highly developed city and there are...


Punjab - Land of Five Waters

The word Punjab means, “Land of five rivers”. The state has got this name because of the presence of rivers Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Chenab and Jhelum that flow into it. Though the area of the state is small, it is one of the richest in the country. The three main divisions into which the state is categorized into are Doaba, Malwa and Majha. Agriculture is the predominant profession here because of the healthy soil and immense water supply.

Punjab is a place that has witnessed the evolution of various religions which explains the culturally diverse population found in the state. Sikhism is the main religion here, but there has also been lots of Buddhist and Islam movements in the past here. This state is a perfect mix of the rural beauty and urban progress. There are lots of architecturally sophisticated Gurudwaras in the state which attracts many tourists who are non-Sikhs. The most famous Gurudwara, the Golden Temple, is at Amritsar. The dome made of gold and the image of the beautiful shrine falling on the waters of the holy lake within the shrine is a captivating sight, which is why thousands of people visit this temple very year. Other reputed places of worship are Sri Anandpur Sahib, Damdama Sahib and Goindwal Sahib.

One place that gives rise to various pent-up emotions and dark memories of the arrogant British rule is the Jallianwalah Bagh at Amritsar - a place that occupies an important place in the Indian freedom struggle as it was here that thousands of innocent Sikhs were shot dead by General Dyer.

When it comes to folk culture, there is hardly any state that could beat Punjab. The state is so colourful because of its popular Bhangra dance and music. Baisakhi festival is celebrated with lots of joy, sharing, music, dance and positive energy, as this marks the arrival of the spring season in Punjab. Bhangra dance is an important element of this festival and this dance is popular all over the world today though it has undergone some changes in the style. The dance was mainly to depict a farmer’s movement while he is at his job. Other important festivals here are Lohri, Basant and Teej. The age told Punjabi story telling tradition of Kissa is now adopted in countries like Iran and Afghanistan as well.

Punjabi women wear attractive “Phulkari” dresses on important festivals and occasions. These dresses contain the traditional embroidery of Phulkari, which is very famous in Punjab. Phul means flower and Kari means technique or art. Therefore, Phulkari refers to the art of making flowers on dresses.

Fairs & Festivals in Punjab

Punjabi's are great fun-filled and love to bond with other people. There are various Festivals in Punjab which deliver a chance to have fun and to involve in public interaction. Punjab festivals are celebrated up to the mark with great pomp and glory involving big crowd....

Fairs (Bathinda The Chhapaar Mela(Ludhiana), Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib Jor Mela, Harballah Sangeet Sammelan, Ludhiana Jarag Mela Martyr Fair, Muktsar Fair, Prof. Mohan Singh Mela, Ludhiana, Shaheedi Jor Mela, The Fair Of Baba Sodal)

Blend of cultural heritage in Punjab’s soil is so fascinating that a visit to this particular state reveals the fragrance of heritage and social customs. Being enriched by five rivers flowing across the state, it has plentiful agricultural products. At the same time, glory of Punjab is further heightened by the colourful attire and customs, which can be easily visualised ....

Festivals (Baisakhi, Basant Panchami, Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur, Diwali,Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, Gurdwara Nanaksar Jagroan, Gurdwara Thumb Sahib, Maghi, Gurupurabs, Hola Mohalla, Lohri, Raipur Sports Festival, Rose Festival, Chandigarh, Rural Sports)

Demarcated by its energetic and colorful culture, Punjab has a myriad of fairs and festivals which are a mirror of its tradition and heritage. They mark celebration, delicious food, music, dance and enjoyment. The state has religious and traditional festivals which are organized and celebrated all throughout the state. .....

Attractions In Punjab

Notable Personalities In Punjab

Arjan Singh

Arjan Singh

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Navjot Singh Siddhu

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Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

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Rivers In Punjab

Culture in Punjab

The word "Punjab" is composed of two Persian words, 'Panj' meaning five and 'Aab' which means water. The invigorating and culturally rich state of Punjab is located in the area in proximity to the confluence of 5 rivers Jhelum, Ravi, Sutlej, Beas and Chenab. The unique culture....

Love Legends of Punjab

Since long, Punjab has faced and had war with people trying to invade. Hence, life’s truth became well established as a reality as is the blood inside the veins. Such visions of life ingrained inside the lovers of the state, a feeling of beauty and periscopic view, along with the ability to lay down life. Such a feeling gave way for two dimensional....


Heer Ranjha

Heer Ranjha has become established as a well...


Mirza Sahiban

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Sassi Punnu

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Sohni Mahiwal

Sohni Mahiwal, also known as Suhni Mehar...