Punjab, the chief
wheat producing area of the country, is the overland entry point into
India. The state is also known for its production of sports and hosiery
goods. The holiest shrine for the Sikhs is the Golden Temple in
Amritsar, so called because the dome is covered with gold leaf.
of the fiercely proud and independent sikhs, the state of Punjab is
steeped in history and culture of India. For centuries, the sikh
warriors have provided the fighting force for armies of the great kings
of India, British Raj and now the people of United India. Through sheer
hard work, the men and women of Punjab have turned this into one the
greenest states in India. Universally famous for their diligence, they
have done much to contribute to the welfare of India.
- the holy city of Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into a
spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. The city gets its name from
the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by the fourth
religious preceptor of the Sikh faith. It also lies on the Asian
is also the city where Jaliyan-wala-bagh, the garden where scores of
innocent Indian men, women, children were massacred by the British.
Events of such magnitude catalysed the struggle for Indian independence.
WHAT TO SEE
Temple, Akal Takht, Durgiana Temple, Jallaianwala Bagh, Saragarhi
Gurudwara, Tower of Baba Atal, Academy of Fine Arts, Central Museum
& S.G.Thakur Singh Art Gallery.