Top 10 places to visit in Punjab
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Top 10 places to visit in Punjab

Punjab is a state located in the northern parts of India. The people and the culture of this place draw tourists from around the globe, and not to forget the food of course. The helping nature of the people in this state is what makes Punjab different from the rest. People visit this place to experience the unique traditions and also offer to help in the Golden Temple. However, the summers in this state can get harsh and the winters can get quite cold. if you wish to explore every part of the state, the best time to visit would be from October – March. Here are the top 10 places you must take a tour to.

1. Amritsar

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This place is Probably the holiest city in the state. Home to the magnificent Golden Temple, which needs no introduction, is a holy shrine for the local people. Amritsar attracts tens and millions of tourists from all over the world.  However, the most wonderful sight to witness is the ceremony that is conducted at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. One can visit other places like the Jallianwala Bagh and Durgiana Temple, which is said to be identical to the Golden Temple.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November – March

2. Pathankot

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Pathankot is another beautiful city in the state, which happens to share an international border with Pakistan. Said to be one of the most populous city, this place is also an education hub for children in the rural parts and nearby places like Harayana and Jammu Kashmir. Apart from being an education hub, this city has plenty of historic forts and temples which are visited by people from around the country. Places like Shahpurkandi fort, Mukteshwar Mahadev temple and Parcheen Shiv Mandir are popular among the locals.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

3. Ludhiana

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Ludhiana is said to be the largest city in the north. It is home to many beautiful monuments. One of them is the museum of rural life, which exhibits traditional Punjabi clothing and many such artefacts. One can also visit places like the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and Phillaur fort.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

4. Jalandhar

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Just like places in the state, Jalandhar also consists of beautiful monuments which attract a lot of people from around the country. The Devi Talab Mandir is said to be one of the temples in the state, which is regularly visited by devotees. The deity of the temple is the Goddess Durga. The place also consists of a tank which is considered to be sacred among the devotees.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November – March

5. Patiala

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Patiala is a city which is famously known for its tradition and culture. One of the most famous things in the city would be the traditional wear, like Patiala shahi turban, paranda, Patiala salwar and not to forget the famous Patiala peg( liquor) which is very popular among the locals. This city is probably one of the best places in the state to experience the true culture of Punjab.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

6. Bathinda

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It is said to be one of the oldest cities in the state. Bathinda is called the ‘City of Lakes’ because of its artificial water bodies. This city also is home to a few historical monuments like the Qila Mubarak, Damdama Sahib and Maiser Khana.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

7. Anandpur Sahib

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Located on the edge of the Shivalik hills, Anandpur is said to be one of the holiest places in  Sikhism. This place is the venue where a large number of Sikhs get together during Hola Mohalla. This place has a perfect blend of history and culture.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: April

8. Bilaspur

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Located on the foot of the bandla hills, Bilaspur offers one of the most beautiful views in the city. Places like Bhakra Dam, Swarghat and Koldam Dam are famous attractions among tourists.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

9. Panchkula

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Located approximately 4km south-east of Chandigarh. The place is also known as the ‘City of Canals’. Panchkula is home to many tourist attractions. Places like Nada Sahib, Ramgarh fort and Sukhna lake are among the few attractions.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

10. Ajitgarh(Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar)

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Popularly known as Mohali, it is one of the popular cities in the state. The city is also emerging as the sports hub of Punjab, making it one of the happening places in the state.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – November

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