Sitting in the North-western part of India, Punjab is said to be the house of some of the exotic Indian beauties, starting from the five rivers’ meeting point to the Golden Temple. Historically and culturally, the state is said to be the most beautiful place. And when you taking a tour of Punjab, some doting places should be there on your to-visit list.
This is not because they are frequently visited or are sort of famous, but because these places have great significance in the lives of Indians. So, if you are bewildered how to choose the best ones, then always ask your tour and travel services in India to visit these places.
Sitting on the foothills of the Shivalik mountain, the place is the seat of Sikhism and is considered to be quite sacred. Here, you will find one of the five takhts of Sikhism- the Khalsa Panth. You can have the experience of the best farm stay in Anandpur Sahib, and enjoy the beautiful view of religion and nature.
Designed by the Sikhs, it is the most prominent religious center for Sikhism. The major portion of the temple was covered with a gold foil, hence giving it a name of Golden Temple. The temple sits in the middle of a man-made pool, thereby emanating the vibes of tranquillity. The architecture of the temple is a mix between the Mughal and the Rajput culture. The entire temple is separated into different sections. The Guru Granth Sahib is kept in the lower sanctum floor while the upper one is more like a gallery.
Located in the heart of the Patiala city, the fort was built by Baba Ali Singh and it is one of the wonders of Punjab. The buildings in the entire Qila Mubarak have a mixed decor of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, giving the entire fort a regal appearance. The most crucial building in the entire campus is the Sheesh Mahal, not the one designed by Narendra Singh. Here, you will find the mirror and the gilt all around the arena. Another important part of the Qila Mubarak is the Qila Androon which forms the interior courtyard of the fort. There is a flame burning for a lifetime in this part of the Qila, and this flame is considered to be sacred.
Maharaja Narendra Singh originally built Sheesh Mahal as an act of gratitude towards the artists, singers, dancers, and even the scholars of the the-then time. Now, all that is left of the place is the numerous art structures and sculptures and so, it is actually a museum. The art, here, reflects the culture of not only India but also of the Tibetan plateau, Burma, and even the European countries. You will also have the aprons made from the bones. In a separate wing of the museum, you will have the taxidermy gallery, where you will get to see the different birds and animals in mounted form. The Gulistan Boston is also kept there as a precious treasure in the manuscript section.
HARIKE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The other name for Harike Wildlife Sanctuary is Ramsar Site. This place is adorned with numerous waterfalls, and these falls actually enhance the beauty of the entire wildlife sanctuary. It is more of a wetland, where hundreds of different bird species migrate here, to this wetland. The richness of its flora and fauna is extremely crucial for maintaining the ecological balance of the place. Some of the famous bird species that you can witness here in this wetland are the Cotton Pygmy Goose, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Pallas’s Gull, and even the White-Pumped vulture. The Indus dolphin can be seen in the Beas River near the wetland which was once thought to be extinct.