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Top 5 Heritage Sites in Punjab

Tripiwiki : 22 Jan 2021
Punjab is known for it's rich Sikh religious history. Golden temple is onf of the major attraction in the state which is visited by large number of tourists and pilgrims every day. Some of the main cities in Punjab are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Pathankot and Ludhiana. Wagah-Attari border and Jallianwala Bagh are the other major attractions in the state.

Following are the Top 5 Heritage Sites in Punjab

Amritsar (1 out of 5 places to visit in Amritsar)

Amritsar, the famous city located in punjab state of north India is known for warm welcome, tasty food and for housing an important Sikh shrine, 'Golden Temple' is the holiest gurdwara of the Sikh religion. Amritsar is a city that holds a significant position in terms of religion as well as history. Being a cultural centre of Sikh religion, Jallianwala Bagh is also one of the famous places to visit in the city. Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar which witnessed the massacre of peaceful celebrants including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces on 13 April 1919. It also houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India. Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple and is a must visit when in Amritsar. Wagah Border is another important place to visit during your tour to Amritsar. This international border defines Indian and Pakistan territory. Tourists travel this border to experience evening parade. Harike Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird sanctuary of India. Amritsar is located at approximately 226km from Chandigarh, 466km from New Delhi.

Chandigarh (2 out of 5 places to visit in Chandigarh)

Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is known as one of the most well planned city in india. It was planned by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is located at the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. It is around 321 meters above sea level. Regarding the flora and fauna of the place, you can see a large number of water holes, and good plantations along with natural regeneration of various species and ideal habitat for wildlife. A variety of trees, herbs, shrubs, grasses and climbers can be found in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary as well as mammals, birds and reptiles. Located about 265 km north of New Delhi,

Jallianwala Bagh (3 out of 5 places to visit in Amritsar)

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar which witnessed the massacre of peaceful celebrants including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces on 13 April 1919. It also houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India. Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple and is a must visit when in Amritsar. Amritsar is located at approximately 226km from Chandigarh, 466km from New Delhi.

The Golden Temple Amritsar, Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib or Gurdwara , Amritsar (4 out of 5 places to visit in Amritsar)

The Golden Temple also know as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Golden Temple is the most sacred shrine for the followers of Sikhism, is a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. Generally, one can find picture of Golden Temple in the homes of almost every Sikh round the World. It is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. Amritsar is located at 450km from New Delhi. 226km from Chandigarh.

Wagah Attari Border Ceremony, Wagah Border, Amritsar (5 out of 5 places to visit in Amritsar)

Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every day at Wagah Attari Border before sunset by Indian and Pakistan forces will make goosebumps for anyone. Which includes the closing of international gates and the lowering of the flags of both the countries. One has to visit and witness this Electrifying! experience "Border Beating Retreat Ceremony" in person in lifetime. People from all over the country visit this place to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony. Wagah Attari Border is Located near village called Atari or Attari which is located at approximately 30km away from Amritsar.


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