Wagah Border In Amritsar
Punjab, From Top To Bottom
Punjab is one of those states where even if one village is left out of the itinerary, you feel like you have missed out on a lot. And when you tread through the state, you will know why. Every part of this state is so splendidly beautiful that you experience something unique where ever you go. There are certain circuits that are designed to take you to all the main attractions of the Punjab that are not in the major cities of the state and are generally left out. Even though they are not as famous as other cities but they are as distinct as them.
Amritsar - Ram Tirath - Sarai - Amanat Khan - Wagha Border - Amritsar
After covering Amritsar, we head for Ram Tirath. Ram Tirath takes lets us live the times of Ramayana. Sarai Amanat Khan is famous for a highway inn continuing from the time of Mughuls. We then head to Wagha Border where you will be witness to a brilliant ceremony. Beating of The Retreat is the name of the ceremony which is performed by the soldiers of BSF (India) and Sutlej Rangers (Pakistan). Make sure what the timings of the show are; because they are changed seasonally.
Amritsar - Dera Baba Nanak - Qadian - Kala naur - Gurdaspur-Pathankot
At Dera Baba Nanak the first Prophet of Sikhi sm, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent the last days of his life. At the historic Gurudwara built in his memory holy robes that were presented to him at Mecca are still preserved. Qadian is the home of the founder of the Ahmedyia Sect of the Muslims. At Kalanaur,Akbar-the-great was coronated. Pathankot is India's link city to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the best tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh.
Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Hari - Ke - Pattan - Goindwal Sahib - Sultanpur Lodhi - Kapurthala(Kanjli lake) - Jalandhar
A majestic gurudwara with a golden dome and a large holy pool having healing powers is built at Tarn Taran in the memory of 5th Prophet of Sikhism, Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji.Hari-Ke-Pattan is a wild life sanctuary of international fame. Goindwal Sahib was the seat of Sikhism during the life time of the 3rd Prophet of Sikhism Sri Guru Amar Dass ji. It has a deep well with 84 steps. The faithful say that if you recite Jap Ji Sahib, a composition of the first Prophet of Sikhism at each step after a bath you cross the cycle of 84,000 lives and attain moksh. At Sultanpur lodhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji spent 12 years in the service of Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi. It was from here in 1500 A.D. that he had begun his first holy travel towards the east and the south to preach the Word of God. Kapurthala is renowned for beautiful palaces and buildings. Kanjli lake receives several species of migratory birds and is a fulfilling picnic spot.
Amritsar - Baba Bakala - Kartarpur - Jalandhar
At Baba Bakala the 9th Prophet of Sikhism Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had revealed himself to Makhan Shah Lobana. Kartarpur was founded by the 5th Prophet of Sikhism. The authenticated , handwritten copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib complied and edited by him and having his seal is located here. It is also famous for the manufacture quality world-furniture. Jalandhar is the oldest city of Punjab. Today it is internationally famous for the manufacture of sports goods and landmarks connected with the Hindu religion.
Chandigarh - Ropar (Rup Nagar)- Anandpur Sahib - Bhakra - Nangal, Ropar - Chandigarh
Ropar is famous for its archeological funds. The valley of river Sutlej, from Kiratpur Sahib to Anandpur Sahib was the seat of Sikhism for almost 80 years and is full of historical gurudwara, Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib being the most important becauseon the day of Baisakhi in 1699 the 10th Prophet of Sikhism had consummated the Sikh into the Khalsa -saint soldier. Within Ropar town there is a wetland thrown up by river Sutlej . The valley is also full of historical landmarks. At Bhakra we have the world's highest straight gravity dam.
Ludhiana - Moga - Ferozepur - Bhatinda - Malout - Muktsar - Faridkot
Ludhiana is Punjab's home of industry and famous Punjab Agriculture University. At Moga the multinational Nestle Company manufactures a large variety of food specialties . The border town of Ferozepur is known for its memorials to the freedom fighters of India. At a nearby town on Ferozepur- Moga road called Zira a beautiful Jain Swetembar Temple with ancient icons and wall paintings is located. Bathinda has an 1800 years old fort and a multinational firm Pepsi has set up plants here to manufacture Agro products. Malout is an old mandi town,where produce from surrounding areas is brought for sale. Muktsar is connected with the victory of the Sikh forces commanded by the 10th Prophet Sri Guru Gobind Singh over the Mughal forces of the Governor of Sirhind in 1705. Faridkot, the capital of erstwhile Phulkian state, is famous for its fort and palace having remarkable paintings, mirror - work and frescoes designed all over their walls.