Drenched in religion and culture, the state of Punjab is the land of cheerful Punjabis and their uplifting traditions. Whether it is bhangra or their nectar-filled language, their folk songs or folk stories, Punjab is the ultimate feast for a starving mind.
From Golden Temple to its many lively festivals and foods, Punjab is a destination which will make an imprint on your mind for its vivaciousness & uniqueness!
Fun facts about Punjab
- It is named after five rivers – Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jehlum.
- After the partition of India, Punjab was divided into two parts; the other part is now in Pakistan.
- It is the home to famous folk dances like Bhangra, Mirza, Jhumar and Giddha
- It is also popular as the state of festivals, where Holi, Maghi, Teej and Lodhi are celebrated with great gusto.
You have Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Amritsar Airports as your options if you are planning to reach punjab through airways. Though Chandigarh and Amritsar airports offer both domestic and international flights, Ludhiana airport is purely domestic.
Punjab region enjoys an extensive network of railway routes that connect Pathankot, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana,Jalandhar and Ferozepur.
By Road: Bus & Taxi service
Punjab has a dense network of roads which connect the smallest of the villages to the other parts of Punjab. Though Bus routes are many, they can be a bit erratic, therefore, many people opt for taxis. Bus service is comparatively cheap but Taxi adds more freedom and comfort to one’s travel.
Best time to visit Punjab: From October to November
In these months the weather is pleasant and winters are not that cold yet. Another good time is Monsoon months, only if you like rain.
It is advised that if you are planning to visit during these months, you must carry a few woolen clothes. However, if you are planning to visit in the months of December through February, carry a good set of clothes to keep you warm.
Summer – in months of April through August, temperatures can reach as high as 45 degrees. To survive Punjab’s summer, you will need to keep yourself hydrated and don’t forget sunscreen and a lot of cotton clothes.