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.
Location: Punjab is bounded on the west by Pakistan, on the north by Jammu and Kashmir, on the northeast by Himachal Pradesh and on the south by Haryana and Rajasthan.
Language: Punjabi, Hindi.
Major Cities: Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala.
Best Time to Visit: April to June.
How to Reach
By Air: Chandigarh and Amritsar both have airports are connected to other cities in India by regular flights.
By Rail: Punjab is extensively linked to the other parts of the country by rail.
By Road: The entire state is connected through an extensive network of medalled roads. State Highways connect major cities to the state capital.