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At the confluence of no less than five rivers, one will find the prosperous Indian state of Punjab. Blessed with these natural irrigators and some of the most fertile earth in India, Punjab holds court as one of India’s powerhouse agricultural states. Likewise, any tourist map of Punjab would tip off a realm with as much history as its harvests.

Chandigarh, the capital, awaits those visitors eager to sate their curiosities of Punjab. Here is an urban locale planned by renowned architect Le Corbusier, where the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden are sure to pop eyes

If one does not have the luxury of time in Punjab, sightseeing never ever leaves the Golden Temple in Amritsar out of the equation. Hands down, this is the holiest shrine to Sikhs the world over. Also called the Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple is the stuff of legends, what with its gilded splendor.

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Dance of Punjab
" Punjab is a land of plenty, of large hearted people and of life. Green fields, hard working men and women and good food are things that come to mind when thinking of Punjab but something that is even more characteristic are the beats of the Bhangra. "
Bhangra, because of its liveliness, has gained popularity all over the country. Its catchy beats and up tempo music can be heard everywhere today. It’s popularity can be attributed to many who helped bring it out of Punjab and spread it all over the country. But there is one man in particular whose name has now become synonymous with Bhangra.
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Wildlife in Punjab
Hari-ke-pattan, Amritsar, National Wetland & Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanjli Wetland, Kapurtala, Satluj Water Body Wetland, Ropar Zoological Park Chhatbir

Gurudwaras in Punjab
Har Mandir Sahib or Golden Temple, Goindwal Sahib, Khadur Sahib, Baba Bakala, Dera Baba Nanak, Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodi, Gurudwaras at Kiratpur Sahib, Gurudwara Charan Kamal, Gurudwara Shish Mahal Sahib, Gurudwara Damadama Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Takhat Sahib, Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Gurudwara Babaan Garh, Gurudwaras at Anandpur Sahib, Gurudwara Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Damadama Sahib, Gurudwara Guru-ka-Lahore, Gurudwara Thara Sahib, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
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Forts of Punjab
Govindgarh Fort Amritsar, Bathinda Fort, Faridkot Fort, Qila Mubark Patiala, Bhadurgarh Fort, Anandpur Sahib Fort Ropar, Phillaur Fort, Ludhiana Shahpur Kandi Fort.
Tourist Attractions in Punjab

The most important tourist center in the state is Amritsar with its Golden Temple. This temple is considered to be the holiest of all the pilgrimages of Sikhism and houses Akal Takht, the supreme governing body of Sikhism. The Jalianwallah Bagh is a small park in the city where many pilgrims were massacred by the British police in the year 1919.
Wagah is the only open land point between India and Pakistan. The Changing of Guards and the ceremonial lowering of the flags ceremony at sundown are great tourist attractions and have their own symbolic importance.
Ludhiana is famous for its hosiery and woolen goods and products from Ludhiana are exported all over the world. For its production of hosiery, Ludhiana is also known as the Manchester of India. It also boasts of the world famous Punjab Agricultural University, which organizes the Kisan Mela every Year. Nearby is Killa Raipur, which is famous for its Rural Olympics.
Patiala is famous for its healthy food, loving people, wonderful parandaas, exciting Patiala peg and jootis. Easily accessible and well maintained, Patiala is a place that would give one the much-needed tranquility far from urban chaos. The Sports School and the Moti Bagh Palace are some of the places that one must visit to get a clear picture of the past of the state.
Jalandhar is an ancient city but not much of its evidence is left now. Today, it is a major rail and road junction and an army cantonment.
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