Punjab is known for its cities that have preserved its ethnic culture since centuries and are the precursors of traditional heritage. Endowed with ancient heritage of art and antiquity, cities of Punjab are the beautiful blend of old and new. Most of these are reminiscent of royal grandeur and regal ethos that were the call of the day.
Pathankot is famous for its culture exuberance and traditional outlook. Shahpur Kandi, a prestigious fort resting among awesome sceneries is its main attraction. Kathgarh, another tourist attraction of the city is known for two ever changing sacred stones. Amritsar, the historic city famous for its larger than life Golden Temple is a major hotspot for the tourists. A symbol of peace coexistence of Indian and Pakistani armies, Wagah Border at Amritsar is a place that everyone should visit. Jallianwalla Bagh and Ram Bagh speak highly about the sacrifice of thousands.
Branala is one of those cities of Punjab that are famous for their textile market and local industries. A number of renowned personalities are associated with this place. You can have a glimpse of several villages here that are still surviving with their rural economies. In addition, a number of industrial houses have also landed their foot here recently. Bhatinda is a city of thermal power and sugar plants; Qilla Mubarak, Rose Garden, and Bahia Fort are places of particular interest to the tourists.
Faridkot is a center of cotton market; named after Baba Farid, this city has a plethora of historic monuments like Raj Mahal, Drabar Ganj, and Tilla Baba Farid that you can pay a visit to. Badhni is counted among the rustic cities of Punjab and its only attraction is the Gurudwara named Anand Ishwar. Ruled upon by many dynasties, Gurdaspur is city that is located ideally amidst hilly ranges and undulating plains. Main tourist highlights that allow you to make most of your trip at Gurdaspur include Takh-I-Akbari, Mukeshwar Temple, and Mahakaleshwar Temple.
Jalandara, a city of laureates, is also a leader in manufacturing sports goods, handicraft items, and parts of automotives. The place is associated with some of the finest works of Punjabi literature. Devi Talab and Tulsi are the its popular Temples a museum dedicated to Bhagat Singh and other martyrs is an epitome of the supreme sacrifice made by these revolutionaries.
Kapurthala, a princely state before Independence, is one of those cities of Punjab that are a showcase of the exquisite architecture of its monuments and palaces; French styled Jagatjit's Palace houses exotic pieces of art. Durbar Hall is a symbol of simplicity while Elysee Place is built as an elegant façade.
The otherwise agrarian economy of Ludhiana thrives on its textile and hosiery market. A leading producer of grains, the city fulfills the needs of many parts of the country. The city is rich with its cultural heritage of folk music and dance. There are many religious sites that form a part of this city. Shrimanji Sahib, Tiger Zoo, and Rural Museum are eye-catchy destinations. At Hardy's World, you can entertain yourself by theme parties and water sports. Tourists can also enjoy adventurous sports like ice skating or spend time enjoying adventurous rides.
The city of Patiala is a center of excellence; its art galleries, monuments, and Forts make it one of the finest tourists places. Moti Bagh, an imposing structure adorned with extensive ornamentation that is seen in its grills and water channels. Connected to Bansar Ghar via a suspension bridge, this tourist hotspot presents some eye catchy scenes. Another attraction that adds to the beauty of Patiala and makes it stand out from other cities of Punjab is Sheesh Mahal.
While the discussion of the cities is going on, how can we forget the nicely planned Chandigarh, worth its well laid gardens and natural sceneries. Its Rock Garden is a brilliant example of creativity and architecture. Sukhna Lake allows you to enjoy boating and skiing activities. Rose Garden and Leisure Valley are added attractions of Chandigarh. A major portion of the city is covered with lush greenery and ild life.
Cities of Punjab have a lot to offer to the tourists they help us to explore the ancient culture that is inherent in their deeply seated roots. As seeing is believing, you have to travel to this state in order to have the real feel.