Punjab attraction


Amritsar with its rich political history and architectural excellence is one of the most important tourist  locations in india. Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, is a Sikh shrine and also an important heritage site. Durgiana Mandir, a Hindu temple, and the Baba Bakala, are other popular religious destinations.

Jallianwala Bagh, home to the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, is a site of great political significance. Also, when in Amritsar, visit the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh located in the middle of Ram Bagh (a beautiful garden) and the Harike Wetland, a national wildlife sanctuary.

While visiting Amritsar, be sure to try the traditional Amritsar meal. Start with the famous lassi, moving on to puri-aloo, aloo parathas and the famous butter chicken.

Baisakhi, usually in the month of April, is the most popular festival in Amritsar.

Akal takhat Directly opposite the Harmandir Sahib. Meaning "the Timeless, this is where the highest council of Sikhs sits and deliberates. At night, the Guru Granth Sahib is taken to the Akal Takht.


Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon

The Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon is a splendid memorial  about 38 kilometers from Ludhiana of Baba Nand Singh Kaleranwale a Sikh Saint. Every year in the month of August a fair is held here which lasts for five days.

Gurudwara Charan Kamal

The Gurudwara Charan Kamal is located 35 kilometers from Ludhiana in the village Machhiwara. This is the place where Sri Guru Gobind Singh had taken rest amidst a guerrilla war against a huge Mughal army.

Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir

The Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir is located 10 kilometers from Ludhiana and is the place where Guru Gobind Singh was carried to safety during a war by the Muslim  devotees Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan. At this place there is a tank regarding which it is believed that the Guru shot an arrow in the scorched earth to pierce a stream of water. Every December, a fair is held in this place.

Phillaur Fort

The Phillaur Fort was designed by Dewan Mohkam Chand who was a brave general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and is currently a police training  center.

Pir-I-Dastgir Shrine

The Pir-I-Dastgir shrine is also called as Abdul Kadir Galani and this attracts both Muslim and Hindu devotees.


Shiv Mandir

The Shiv Mandir is a combination of the Hindu and Muslim architecture and while the main gate is similar to that of a mosque the remaining building is identical to Hindu style. It is believed that this temple was constructed by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi close to Imam Nasir mausoleum at Gur Mandi.

Devi Talab Mandir

The old Devi Talab temple has been recently renovated and a new temple has been constructed in its center which is approximately one kilometer from the railway station. On the side of this temple there is an old temple dedicated to Goddess Kali.

It has been a custom for past 125 years, to hold the ‘Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan’ at this temple as per which both vocal and instrumental popular classical music exponents perform here. At this temple, there is a huge masonry tank which is 200 years old and considered sacred by the Hindus.

Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid

In the heart of Jalandhar, there is a beautiful mausoleum of Imam Nasir that is 800 years old. It is said that the Jamma Masjid is about 400 years old.


Qila Bahadurgarh

The place which was called Saifabad was renamed Bahadurgarh by Maharaja Amar Singh who renovated and reinforced it. The current fort can be traced back to Maharaja Karam Singh who constructed a beautiful Gurudwara six kilometers from Patiala city. It is said that Guru Tegh Bahadur stayed at Bahadurgarh while traveling.

Kali Temple

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was roused to construct the Kali Temple and fetch the six feet high statue of Goddess Kali from Bengal to Patiala. This huge complex entices Hindu as well as Sikh devotees. At the center of this complex there is an old temple of Raj Rajeshwari.

Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib

The people of Lehal village donated  their lands to construct the Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib. It is said that Guru Teg Bahadur visited this place. As per a legend, anybody who prays at this place would be relieved of any suffering.


The Ijlas-e-Khas was constructed with the intention that it would be the Administrative Secretariat of the princely state, but this edifice is being used as the office of the Punjab State Electricity Board.


Mohali international cricket stadium.

The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (commonly known as the Mohali Cricket Stadium) in Mohali is widely regarded as the best cricket ground in India for having excellent practice facilities and a spectator friendly environment. In two years, the venue has undergone an astounding metamorphosis from a filthy swamp to a swanky stadium with world-class amenities.

  gurdwara amb sahib
It is about 10 kms from Chandigarh in Phase 8 Mohali. It is said that in 1659, Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru of Sikhs visited this place to meet his disciple, Bhai Kooram. The unique thing about Gurudwara Amb Sahib near Chandigarh, India is that it has a mango tree, which bears the fruit even during winters, as commanded by the Guru. These mangoes are distributed as Prasad to the Sangat. On the occasion of Sakrant that falls in the month of January, a fair is held in the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in the memory of the Guru and thousands of devotees flock here.

Bhakra Nangal dam

Located at a distance of about 116 kms from Chandigarh, Bhakra Nangal dam is the world's highest straight gravity dam, constructed across the River Satluj. The hydroelectric station positioned here not just generates power for Chandigarh, but also for Delhi and other cities. The construction work of Bhakra Nangal dam began in 1948 and got completed in 1963. Read on to know more about Bhakra Nangal Dam near Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Bhakra Nangal dam led to the creation of Gobind Sagar, a 40 sq km reservoir. It has been named after the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh. A major attraction of the place is that there is an adequate provision for accommodation and restaurant over here. For tourists, boating facilities are also available. If you are searching for serenity, then the Gobind Sagar Lake at Bhakra is just the apt place for you. An added attraction is the underground tunnel that lies underneath the bed of river Sutlej.

central sikh museum


2nd floor (entrance on the right side of the main side of the main entrance). Devoted to large gallery of paintings, mostly showing the gruesome ways countless Sikhs have been martyred, and various knick-knacks from the gurus. Free.


Shahpurkandi fort is also one of the main attractions of Pathankot city. It was built in 1505 A.D. by a Rajput chief, by the name of Jaspal Singh Pathania. It was strategically located to have control over the Kangra and Nurpur region. The fort is in ruins, and is famous for its temples and the view it commands over the Ravi river.