Punjab is Situated in the northern part of India and is known as the 'Granary of India'. With its endless golden fields and fast growing industrial estates, it has become one of the most developed and rich states of India. It is the land of five rivers, large hearted people and of life, undiminished cultural history and is a treasure trove for tourist. It is famous foer its bhangra dance, folklores, lassi, ghee and tandoori cuisines. The colorful costumes and rich art of the region portray its unique culture. Baisakhi is the famous festival of Punjab. It is head for Amritsar and the Golden Temple , which is the most admired temple of the Sikhs. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and the language spoken is Punjabi. Its handloom products and handicrafts and hosiery goods are exported to all the important countries of the world.
The history of Punjab is quiet old as the history of Indian Civilization. Punjab is said to have derived its name from the five rivers that flow through this region. Prior to Persian period this region was known by different names at different times. On 15th August 1947, India became independent and the State was divided among India and Pakistan. Punjab was again divided into the states of present day Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for administrative reasons in 1966. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab.
The entire state is connected through an extensive network of medalled roads. State Highways connect major cities to the state capital.
By AIR :
Chandigarh and Amritsar both have airports are connected to other cities in India by regular flights.
Punjab is extensively linked to the other parts of the country by rail. Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, and Jalandhar are the major railway hubs in the state from where one can take trains for most parts of the country.
Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ambala, Panipat