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Getting Around In Punjab

The beautiful state-Punjab, or popularly Panchal, is widely spread out with farms all around and thus giving a cheerful feeling, which is nowhere found easily except here. Rivers- Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum and Beas crosses from here which makes the land fertile and the city beautiful. Thus, the tourists visiting Punjab has a lot to experience and cherish.

In Punjab, the sunsets are bright, slightly hidden behind the palm trees, turning the sky into golden color, the color of the hills turning into blue-violet-indigo and giving it a look of an adorable jewel, becomes a true sightseeing experience.

The department of tourism of Government of Punjab has organized several low-cost packages of tours, including the visits to prominent attractions of tourists at particular areas. Apart from this, the state has already been renowned because of the Golden Temple. The two very famous holy places of Hindus are the Ram Tirth at Amritsar and the hermitage of Balmiki, whereas a known mosque is there in the city of Bhatinda named as the Mazaar of Pir Baba Haji Rattan.

Almost all the wheat available in India is produced right here in Punjab. Surrounded by Pakistan from west, also other states from north, south and east, the fertility of the soil of Punjab is the most fertile as compared to other Indian states. The Punjabi people welcome their guests humbly.

It gives a lively feeling when one visits here as most of the land here is being cultivated. The pure waters of the rivers flowing here and the awesome waterfalls become a cheerful experience for the tourists. The green plush wheat and maize fields’ are a memorable experience for the tourists. The journey by train is a must-to-take ride for a person who is new here in Punjab.

Spread across 50,362 sq. km., Punjab is at the top in terms of infrastructure quality, of any field, among all the Indian states. The city has different conveyances, such as taxis, cycle-rickshaws, buses and auto-rickshaws connecting different state parts’. Thus, people can easily travel from one place to another. Thus, tourists can also find it easy to travel within the state. The important transportation mode in various parts of the state is either by rail or by road. A 60,825 km long road connects the state to other cities. There are a few state highways as well as national ones. Local trains within the city also run here.

Read further to know more about the Punjab transportation.

Local Transportation in Punjab


Buses can be easily arranged here to travel locally. Many buses are run by the Punjab Government on behalf of Roadways of Punjab and the PUNBUS. These are low-cost or affordable buses. That is why most of the people travel in buses. Apart from the buses run by the government, a number of privately run buses are also there within Punjab. Buses can be easily arranged to move within or between various cities, at an affordable fare.


If we want to travel to Punjab cities’, then trains are suitable. No trains are available to travel within the cities.


If one can afford to pay more, then, no doubt, the comfortable and the excellent choice is a taxi to travel between cities or within cities. Many taxis are available easily on roads and can be hired there itself. Agents are also available there and taxis can be arranged with the help of them.

Auto Rickshaws

There are a lot of auto-rickshaws available on the roads in Punjab. For travelling within the city, auto-rickshaws are more relaxing as compared to buses and also cheap compared to taxis. But, it is better to ask the charges and to fix them before hiring one.

Cycle Rickshaws

Cycle-rickshaws are the cheapest among all other transportation modes for travelling within the city. As these are manually run rickshaws so are suitable for travelling short distances.

Main Areas of Tourist Frequency


Amritsar’s temperature goes up to as high as 40 C and as low as -3 C. The sacred place of Sikhs, the Golden Temple, is located here and is among the leading attractions of Punjab as well as India. There are plates of golden color all around the surface of the temple and hence it’s name.


Haryana and Punjab’s capital jointly is Chandigarh. It is a union territory as considered by the Indian Government. Lutyens, the one behind the design of New Delhi, is also the one who was behind Chandigarh’s design and making it a planned city, which are very few in our country-India. There are sectors in Chandigarh, hence much easy to locate a place. The journey between New Delhi and Punjab interiors’ is quite easy and comfortable, as there are smooth break points in between. One can easily travel in Punjab by taking a bus or train or simply by road.

Wagah Border

Among the several towns on border of India-Pakistan, the popular one is Wagah. This place is among the leading attractions of tourists. People come here to experience the ceremony of changing flag by the soldiers at these two borders. This takes place two times in a day as a gesture among India and Pakistan. Anybody who is present at this occasion feels patriotic when the soldiers at both ends exhibit the show.


Ludhiana, Punjab is popular for its woolens. It is a flourishing industry and the tourists are attracted in large numbers here because of its woolens and also the rivers crossing it.

Jallianwala Bagh

A historically popular place in the city of Punjab - Jallianwala Bagh, holds its significance because of the freedom fight for India here. Few bullet marks can still be seen on the historic garden walls. Foreign tourists and Indians alike are attracted in large numbers to this place.

Must See in Punjab

  • Golden Temple, Amritsar.
  • The Royal Punjabi Palaces and monuments of Patiala.
  • Purana Quila in Bathinda.
  • Wagah Border.
  • Bhakra Nangal Dam across the Sutlej River. Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara.
  • The Gurudwaras and historic monuments at Anandpur Sahib.
  • Hussaini Wala Border, Ferozepur.
  • Chandigarh, the modern city designed by French architect Le Corbusier.
  • The Royal Palaces of Faridkot.
  • Historic monuments in Fatehgarh Saheb, Chamkaur Saheb and Sirhind, which saw a lot of action during Guru Gobind Singh's time as the 10th Guru of Sikhism.
  • Historic monuments in Nabha and Sangrur.
  • Ancient Fort at Bathinda, in Bathinda. *The Gurudwara Bhabour Sahib, a Sikh place of worship, as well as several other holy places and an Ashram are located at Nangal.
  • Shahpur kandi fort and Madhopur headworks near Pathankot.
  • Ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites at Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib and Dholbaha in Hoshiarpur district respectively.
  • Indus Valley civilization site at Ropar

Gurdwara Nanaksar and Gurdwara Mehdiana Sahib at Jagraon

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