Punjab, located on the north-western edge of India, is a state that is renowned for its cuisine, culture, and history. Its name is derived from five rivers–Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab, which flow through its fertile plains. Punjab is known for plentiful things, like its culture, history, folk dance, bhangra, martyrs, lively & helping people, and Sikh pilgrims. It is also famous for its cities, such as Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Pathankot, and Ludhiana.
It is mainly an agricultural state that has continually and infinitely contributed towards the food security of India. Even some of Punjab’s festivals, mirror the farming spirit, like Teej, Lohri, and Baisakhi.
It is believed that throughout history, Punjab has seen many invasions by Persian Kings, Greek Kings, Bactrians, Huns, Arabs, Mongols, Khiljis, and Tughluqs. Finally, in the year 1801, Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over as a ruler of Punjab and stabilized the condition of the state. Again in 1845, Punjab was attacked by British Company and saw the cruelest day in history which was the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919.
Punjab has always ranked high when it comes to courage, might, and valor. The state made major contributions to the freedom struggle of India though in the process it had to face its division.
Whenever I hear the word, Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and names such as Bhagat Singh, Udham Singh, and Kartar Singh Sarabha, it gives me goosebumps. It makes me visualize the struggle of our freedom fighters and realizes the contributions they made. The record is endless for Punjab. It has been one of the most phenomenal places in the struggle. Punjab now is shared by India and Pakistan although the spirits continue to be the same on both ends. It is divided only into the body and not into the soul.
Currently, three borders crossings between India and Pakistan lie in Punjab state:
- Attari and Wagah border is the most famous and prominent border crossing point between India and Pakistan due to the Wagah border ceremony. The crossing is located 32KM from Amritsar and 24KM from Lahore.
- Ganda Singh Wala border, Kasur District from Pakistan side and Hussainiwala border, Punjab from India side
- Sulaimanki, Punjab from Pakistan side and Fazilka border, Okara District from India side
Climate of Punjab
Like any other northern states of India, the climate comprises of three seasons:
- Summer spans from early April to the end of June.
- The rainy season is from the months of early July to the end of September.
- The winter season is experienced during the months of early December to the end of February
Punjabi food is also an essential highlight of tourism. Several regions of the state are famous for some unique recipes. Some of the most popular culinary delights of Punjab are Chole Kulche, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Chole Bhature, Stuffed Parathas, Makki ki Roti & Saag, and so on.
Famoust toruists attractions of Punjab
The famous tourists attractions in the state are Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, Virasat-e-Khalsa, Scient City in Jalandhar, Bathinda Fort, Mukteshwar Temple, Bhakra Nangal Dam, and many more.
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