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Tourism in Indian Punjab centers on the historic palaces, battle sites, and the great Sikh architecture of the state and the surrounding region. Examples include various sites of the Indus Valley Civilization, the ancient fort of Bathinda, the architectural monuments of Kapurthala, Patiala, and Chandigarh, the modern capital designed by Le Corbusier.
The Golden Temple in Amritsar is one of the major tourist destinations of Punjab and indeed India, attracting more visitors than the Taj Mahal. Lonely Planet Blue list 2008 has voted the Harmandir Sahib as one of the world’s best spiritual sites. Moreover, there is a rapidly expanding array of international hotels in the holy city that can be booked for overnight stays. Devi Talab Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Jalandhar. This temple is devoted to Goddess Durga and is believed to be at least 200 years old. Another main tourist destination is the religious and historic city of Sri Anandpur Sahib where large number of tourists come to see the Virasat-e-Khalsa (Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex) and also take part in Hola Mohalla festival. Kila Raipur Sports Festival is also a popular tourist attraction in Kila Raipur near Ludhiana. Shahpur Kandi Fort, Ranjit Sagar lake and Sikh Temple in Sri Muktsar Sahib, are also popular attractions in Punjab. Punjab also has the world’s first museum based on the Indian Partition of 1947, in Amritsar, called the Partition Museum.
On arrival at Amritsar Railway Station. On arrival meets and greet by our representative who will take you to the hotel. Check-in hotel. Relax for a while. Overnight stay at Amritsar
After breakfast visit Gobindgarh fort 2km from Amritsar. According to historians, during 1808, the fort was known as the fort of Gujjar Singh Bhangi. Later it was rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the help of Jodh Singh. The specially constructed Tosha khana, in the center of the fort, also stored a large number of grains and provisions for the 12,000-strong army. The fort was constructed on a square pattern with a parameter of 1500 sqm with two strong gates, four large bastions, and well-defined rampart. The British Army had added Darbar Hall, Hawa Mehal and Phansi Ghar (hanging place) to the fort after the annexation of Punjab. After Partition, the fort provided temporary shelter to a large number of refugees from Pakistan. The fort is handed over to the Indian Army in October 1948. Overnight stay hotel. (To visit Gobindgarh fort need special permission)
After Breakfast drives to Bathinda to visit Qila Mubarak Fort, The fort at Bhatinda is possibly the oldest in Punjab, going back as far as the early Christian era. Intended as a safeguard against invasion, the Qila Mubarak resembles as Schooner shaped fort stands like a ship in a sea of sand; design eminently suited to the desert environment; is reputed to be 1800 years old. The Bathinda fort, which has stood since the period of Raja Deb, one of the ancestors of Vinaipal is an endangered structure no. It was the capital of the kingdom of Jaipal. Patiala ruler Maharaja Karam Singh renamed it Gobindgarh in memory of the visit of Guru Gobind Singh’s to the fort. Overnight Stay in Bathinda at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kapurthala visit, Jagatjit Palace situated in Kapurthala in Punjab. It was the erstwhile palace of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh and was modeled after the Versailles Palace. The interior decoration of the palace is exquisitely garnished with imported artwork from France, Italy, and Holland. The Darbar hall of the palace is one of the finest in India. After Lunch visit, Moorish Mosque-A spectacular example of the secular history of Kapurthala is the Moorish Mosque, a famous replica of the Grand Mosque of Marrakesh, Morocco, was built by a French architect, Monsieur M Manteaux. Its construction was commissioned by the Maharajah Jagatjit Singh and took 13 years to complete. Overnight stay at Kapurthala.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Nakodar visit Tomb of Haji Jamal is close to the tomb of Muhammed Momin. After this, get driven to Jalandhar. Overnight stay at Jalandhar.
After breakfast visit Phillaur Fort Phillaur town, originally named ‘Phulnagar’ after SangheraJatPhul, was an important frontier site that commanded the most frequent Satluj Ferry. When Maharaja Ranjit Singh lost the Lodhi Fort of Ludhiana to the British, he established a strong fort at Phillaur as a countermeasure. It is reported that this fort was designed by Dewan Mokham Chand and an Italian architect executed the project of this citadel. Shifting hands from Sikh Power to British Governance, this fort is now occupied by Punjab Police Academy. A police training center is now in operation in Phillaur Fort and the Finger Print Bureau is also functional here. Later drive to Ludhiana to visit Lodhi Fort. Overnight stay at hotel.
• Lodhi Fort
• Phillaur Fort
After breakfast drive to Patiala is the erstwhile princely state of Punjab, which is situated in malware ion. Visit Bhadurgarh Fort 6 km from Patiala, initially founded by Nawab Saif Khan in 1658. Saif Khan. After his death, he was buried here. After that visit Sheesh Mahal Patiala the Sheesh Mahal is a famous tourist place in Patiala. Maharaja Narinder Singh built this Mahal in 1847. It is also known as ‘Palace of Mirrors.’ It is situated behind the Moti Bagh Palace. There are a bridge and an artificial lake in the center of the palace. This bridge is known as Lakshman Jhoola. Overnight stays at Patiala.
• Bahadurgarh Fort
• Sheesh Mahal
• Moti Bagh Palace
• Lakshman Jhoola
After relishing your breakfast, step out for visiting Qila Mubaraq. While exploring the Quila, also get the chance of indulging in the luxury of buying traditional items renowned for their beauty and art like embroidered Phulkari and Juti in the Mandis and Bazaars situated inside the walls of the fort. After this, spend the rest of the free day for shopping in Patiala. Later, get back to your hotel & Overnight Stay in a hotel.
After Breakfast drives to Anandpur Sahib to visit 5 forts constructed by Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur sahib, Fort Keshgarh, Qila Lohgarh, Qila Anandgarh, Qila Fatehgarh sahib, Azamgarh or Hogarth. After visiting 5 Forts, overnight stay at Anandpur sahib.
• Fort Keshgarh
• Qila Lohgarh (fort of steel)
• Qila Anandgarh (fort of bliss)
• QilaFatehgarh sahib (fort of victory)
• Azamgarh or Hogarth (fort of color)
After having your breakfast, spend the full day for shopping and leisure. Also, visit the Rock Garden. Spend overnight at your hotel.
Take your breakfast and get transferred to Chandigarh railway station/airport to catch your flight /train to your required destination. And now your tour ends with sweet memories.