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By Jasmeet Singh . 2nd October 2018 10:00am

Panja Daryavan Da Rah ‘The land of five rivers’ Punjab is a north western state of Republic Of India. One of the most fertile land of times ranks amongst some of the most ancient civilization from Mohenjo Daro to Indus to Harrapa civilization. It is a religious diverse state with many beliefs. The land has beautiful landscapes, rich history and is a major tourist destination. THEREFORE HERE ARE TOP 5 DESTINATIONS TO VISIT PUNJAB


golden temple A small lake in the midst of woods, was a heaven on earth for sages in old times. When Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion came to this place he was mesmerized by the beauty of the place. He used to meditate here and many people became his followers. After Guru Nanak left for his heavenly adobe his disciples continued to frequent the site. The lake then was enlarged and structures by the fourth guru of Sikhs, Guru Ram Das and a beautiful temple built by the fifth guru, Guru Arjan Dev. On numerous occasions the temple was destroyed by the Mughals, and each time was rebuilt more beautifully by the Sikhs. The scenic beauty cannot be described through mere words, it is a must visit only then one could understand the real essence of peace.


Jallianwala Bagh Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the bloodiest masscare in the history of world. The British Army soldiers upon receiving orders from General Dyer opened fire on a huge, unarmed gathering of men, women and children on April 13, 1919. There is a well inside the garden into which many people including children jumped to save themselves from the firing, though died because of suffocation. The garden also houses a memorial built in honour of the massacre victims. The portion of the wall with bullet marks along with the well is preserved as a memorial. Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple and is a must visit when in Amritsar.  


Qila Mubarak, Bathinda This unique fort is a Historical National Monument, situated in the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. It is believed that the fort in its present form is lasting since 1900 years. Some sources structure its origin to primitive form dating back to the Harrapa period. Razia Sultan, the first woman to take charge of the Delhi throne was incarcerated on her defeat and dethroned. The bricks of the fort date back to the Kushana period when emperor Kanishka ruled over Northern India. Raja Dab along with emperor Kanishka are believed to have built the fort:  


Harike Wetlands Harike one of the largest man-made wetlands of northern India is situated on the borders of Tarntaran, Ferozpur and Kapurthala districts of Punjab. The reason of its existence is the construction of barrage near the confluence of rivers Sutlej and Beas in 1952. The wetland area is spread over about 41 km/square and supports more than 400 avian species. Harike is a significant abode for the birds migrating from across the international frontiers. Other than that it also harbours endangered aquatic animals as well as reptilian fauna like Indus river dolphin, smooth-coated otter and seven species of rare freshwater turtles. An area of about 86 km/square has been notified as wildlife sanctuary by the UN. Considered a wetland of international stature this site was accorded the wetland status in 1990 by the Ramsar Convention.  


Sheesh Mahal Graced by two beautiful towers and an ornamental suspension bridge, is without an argue one of the prettiest buildings in Punjab. The tree-shaded parks fronting the mansion boast some exquisite marble statues of lords and rulers, including an overwhelming 1903 model of Queen Victoria by noted British stone carver Francis Derwent Wood. Inside the lavishly decorated interior is a gallery including paintings, coins, medallions and various finely crafted objects of art.