Exploring Punjab, India

When we heard the name of Punjab, the first things come into the visitor minds are Wheatfields, Punjabi foods, colorful festivals etc, but there is little more to explore in this historic site. You can find a number of Sikh Pilgrim sites, historic forts, museums, zoological parks, charming lakes, war memorials etc over here.

1. Golden Temple, Amritsar

Address: Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India.

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This is a popular Sikh pilgrim site in Amritsar, Punjab. This temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib and got the name of Golden Temple because of the upper floors of the Gurudwara with 400 kg of gold leaf. It was built by Guru Arjun Dev in the 16th century and attracts devotees from all around the World.

2. M.C. Zoological Park

Address: Chattbir Zoo Rd, Chhat, Punjab 140603, India.

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This zoological park is a popular visitor attraction which is located at Zirakpur, opened in 1977. You can find amazing collections of birds, animals, and reptiles from here. It houses 369 mammals, 400 birds and 20 reptiles and popular attractions are Riyal Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Lion, etc.

3. Jallianwala Bagh

Address: Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

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There is a World famous memorial you can find in this public garden which was established in 1951 by the Government of India for the memory of those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre during British ruling.

4. Durgiana Temple

Address: Goal Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India.

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This is another Hindu pilgrim site in Amritsar which attracts visitors with its amazing architecture. This is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple and it is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This temple is built by Guru Harsai Mal Kapoor in 1921 in the architectural style of the Sikh Golden Temple.

5. Sukhna Lake

Address: Sukhna Lake, Sector 1, 160001.

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This is a charming lake in Chandigarh is a popular sunset watching destination in Punjab. This lake is situated on the foothills of Himalayas. This is a man-made lake and things you can enjoy here include boating, yachting, water skiing, sightseeing, etc.

6. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

Address: Lawrence Road, Ram Bagh, Company Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India.

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This museum was opened in 1999 by the Government of India and this museum is dedicated to gallant soldiers. This is located at Amritsar and popular visitor attractions are objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armor, outstanding paintings and centuries-old coins, manuscripts, etc. This was the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

7. The Rock Garden

Address: Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001, India.

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This is an amazing sculpture garden in Chandigarh which is named after its founder Nek Chand Saini in 1957. The attraction is the sculptures are made with ceramic objects, bangles, bottles, electrical waste, domestic waste, etc. It spreads around 40 acres.

8. Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Nihalpur, Punjab 143412, India.

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This wildlife sanctuary is located at Ferozepur which consists of 13 revenue villages, which is declared as a Wildlife sanctuary in 2000. This is home to a variety of birds and animals and popular visitor attractions are blackbuck beer, porcupine, nilgai, wild boar, jackal, etc.

9. Baradari Gardens

Address: Baradari Rd, Baradari, Patiala, Punjab 147001, India.

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Baradari Gardens are located in the North of Old Patiala City. This is a perfect green space to spend some relaxing moments with family. It houses wide varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. You can find some beautiful colonial buildings and a white marble statue of Raja Ranjit Sing over here.

10. The Doraha Fort

Address: Mughal Saran, Saran Rd, Ward No. 13, Doraha, Punjab 141122, India.

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This historic fort is also known as 'Mughal Caravan Serai' which attracts visitors with stunning architecture and surrounding natural beauty. It was screened in some of the Hindi movies and this fort is also known as RDB Fort. It has amazing rooms, bathing areas, attractive gates, colorful ceiling etc to explore.

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