PUNJAB: PLACES TO VISIT

Punjab is a state in Northwest India, bordering Pakistan. On its Southeast is Haryana, on its Northeast is Himachal Pradesh and on its South is Rajasthan. Punjab and Haryana have the distinction of being the breadbasket of India. Punjab is the only state in India with Sikh majority; the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs (the Golden Temple) is also in this state; it is also a major tourist attraction of India.

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Punjab Locator Map

 

PUNJAB STATE STATS:

50,362 Sq. Km (19,445 Sq. Mi) Rank: 19th
POPULATION (2011): 27,704,236
CAPITAL CITY: Chandigarh  
LITERACY RATE: 76.68%
HDI: 0.679 Rank: 9th
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Punjabi  
Official Website: www.punjabgovt.gov.in  

 

ANANDPUR SAHIB

ANANDPUR SAHIB
ANANDPUR SAHIB

GURU GOBIND SING BHAWAN PUNJABI UNIV.
GURU GOBIND SING BHAWAN PUNJABI UNIV.

 MOTIBAGH  PALACE
MOTIBAGH PALACE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCAION AND RESEARCH
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCAION AND RESEARCH

RANJIT SINGH BLOCK AT GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY
RANJIT SINGH BLOCK AT GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY

SRI GURU RAM DASS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AMRITSAR
SRI GURU RAM DASS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AMRITSAR

WAGAH BORDER LOWERING OF THE FLAG
WAGAH BORDER LOWERING OF THE FLAG

 PUNJABI BIRLS IN A CULTURAL EVENT
PUNJABI BIRLS IN A CULTURAL EVENT

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) blackbuck
State bird Baj (Accipiter gentilis) baj
State tree Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) shisham
State seal   seal


TOURIST INFORMATION:

www.punjabtourism.gov.in