List Of Famous Punjab Tourist Places That You Must Visit This Year

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We all know that Punjab is famously known as the “Land of five rivers”. What we miss out on that from the Golden Temple to Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab is filled with places that attract tourists from all over the world. You can experience the true essence of Punjab by visiting these tourist places while having the famous Amritsari Kulcha and lassi. Undoubtedly, you will come back home with lovely memories to hold on to.

So, here is the list of the famous Punjab tourist places that you must visit this year to indulge in the traditional folk activities and experience the king-size life of Gabrus.

1) Amritsar

Golden temple in Punjab Amritsar
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Amritsar is one of the best Punjab tourist places that is known for legends, patriotism, and spirituality. And, the Golden Temple in Punjab is the topmost attraction among tourists. This place is considered the most significant pilgrimage site for Sikhs.

Best time to visit: November to March
Top attractions: Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Golden Temple
Ideal duration: 3-4 days
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Ramada by Wyndham Amritsar, Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar
How to reach: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar Junction, Highways AH1, NH354, NH54 and NH3

2) Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the famous Punjab tourist places
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Besides being the capital of Punjab, Chandigarh is one of the tourist places of Punjab as well. From beautiful lakes to the authentic cuisine of Punjab, you will everything here. This city is also blessed with ease of connectivity from each type of transportation.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, International Dolls Museum
Ideal duration: 2 days
Accommodation: Hotel Empire Inn, Hotel Oyster, Hotel Pride
How to reach: Chandigarh International Airport, Chandigarh Junction, National Highways (NH7, NH5, NH12A, NH152)

3) Ludhiana

Ludhiana is one of the tourist places of Punjab
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Ludhiana is yet another one of the popular tourist places of Punjab that showcases its rich agricultural scenario and the true beauty of the state. If you are looking to experience rural life and want to explore different kinds of museums, then Ludhiana is the best place for you.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Museum of Rural Life, Phillaur Fort, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
Ideal duration: 3 days
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana, Park Plaza Ludhiana, Hyatt Regency Ludhiana
How to reach: Chandigarh International Airport, Ludhiana Junction, National highways NH44 and NH5

4) Jalandhar

Jalandhar is one of the tourist places in Punjab
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Jalandhar is one of the tourist places in Punjab that can never be forgotten because it holds a special significance among the Sikhs community. From Wonderland to Niku park, Jalandhar is the hub of tourist places. Besides that, it is home to many holy shrines.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Science City, Niku Park, Wonderland, Devi Talab Mandir
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Accommodation: Ramada Encore by Wyndham Jalandhar, Sarovar Portico, Radisson Jalandhar
How to reach: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Jalandhar City Junction, Highways AH1, NH 44, and NH 703A

5) Bhatinda

Bhatinda is one of the famous places in Punjab
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If you don’t know, Bhatinda is known as the city of Lakes. Perhaps that is why it is one of the tourist places in Punjab that you can never miss. This city has brought various development in the state such as AIIMS, thermal power plants, and more. You can also experience the rich culture of Punjab here.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Rose Garden, Qila Mubarak, Jogger’s Park
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Accommodation: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Hotel Sapphire, Comfort Inn Tulip Heights
How to reach: Bathinda Airport, Bathinda Junction, National Highway 54

6) Patiala

Patiala is one of the famous places of Punjab
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We all know that Patiala is one of the most beautiful, and famous places in Punjab. Little did we know that it is the fourth largest city in the state. In the city of Newspapers, you can witness different architectural styles and know the mesmerizing culture of Punjab.

Best time to visit: October to February
Top attractions: Qila Mubarak, Bahadurgarh Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Bagh Palace, Kali Mata Mandir
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Accommodation: The Baradari Palace, Hotel Mohan Continental, Hotel Clarion Inn
How to reach: Chandigarh International Airport, Patiala Railway Station, Highways NH8, NH7, and NH10

7) Kapurthala

Kapurthala
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Even though Kapurthala is a less-known city of Punjab, it is still counted as one of the famous places in Punjab. You can witness here landmarks that are built-in Indo-Saracen and French styles of architecture. Kapurthala is nothing less than a treasure if you want to know about the history of the state.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Moorish Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, Jagatjit Palace, Elysee Palace
Ideal duration: 2 days
Accommodation: Ramneek Hotel, Hotel Mehak, Ramada by Wyndham
How to reach: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Kapurthala Railway Station, Highway NH703A

8) Pathankot

Pathankot
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Pathankot is yet another one of the Punjab famous places that are blessed with lush greenery. Situated on the border of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, the city is known for its history as well as lovely landscape. That is why it is a must-visit place while in Punjab.

Best time to visit: October to April
Top attractions: Kathgarh Temple, Shahpurkandi Fort, Nurpur Fort, Mukteshwar Temple
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Accommodation: Hotel Venice, Best Western La Vista Pathankot, Hotel Woodland, The Grand Hotel
How to reach: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Pathankot Junction, Highways NH 44, NH 54, and NH 154

9) Nangal

Nangal
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Situated in Roopnagar’s district, Nangal is one of the Punjab famous places that is a perfect one-day getaway from Chandigarh. If you want to have a picnic with your friends and family, the dams in Nangal are the perfect place to go. Besides that, you can also experience the rich culture and magnificent history of Sikhs.

Best time to visit: October to March
Top attractions: Virasat-e-Khalsa, Sheetla Devi Temple, Bhakra Nangal Dam, Satluj Park
Ideal duration: 2 days
Accommodation: The Gulmohar Grand Hotel, Hotel Altus, Hotel Solitaire
How to reach: Chandigarh International Airport, Nangal Railway Station, Highway NH503

10) Mohali

Mohali
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Mohali is one of the famous places of Punjab that is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation center. We all know that Mohali is home to International Hockey Stadium and PCA Cricket Stadium. Apart from that, this city is also popular for Gurudwaras such as Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Singh Shaheedan, etc.

Best time to visit: November to February
Top attractions: Mansa Devi Temple, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Accommodation: Hotel Greenland, Glades Hotel, Hotel Mirage Mohali
How to reach: Chandigarh International Airport, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Railway Station, Highway NH 5