To know more about Punjab is that today what we see the Punjab is basically the one forth of the before partition Punjab. But a large variety of people stayed back in Punjab after the partition also. The rich fertile land of Punjab which is very suitable for farming and cultivation brought a heterogeneous people from various cultures and races. Once these people came to know more closely about Punjab they could not leave that place.
Today Punjab is a well rich state, having a good growth in industrialization as well as in cultivation. Punjab contains less then 2.5% of India's population but surprisingly enough they simultaneously produce 22% and 10% of India's wheat and rice. Punjab's per capita income is nearly about double in an all-India average. Even in milk production also Punjab is a well known name in India.
For a traveler Punjab is a land of natural beauty the main attraction about Punjab for them is its Golden Temple of Amritsar.
Chandigarh, the Punjab Capital City, efficiently dons the contour of the state from several decades. Le Corbusier was one of the prime European architects who gave shape to this beautiful city. The pre-historic chandi mandir located near the site of the city and a garh adjacent to the fort has led to the name of Chandigarh.
How to Reach
Following are some of the tips on how to reach Punjab:
- By air: Chandigarh and Amritsar have airports linked to other cities in India by regular flights. Indian airlines fly regular flights from Chandigarh to Delhi, Lucknow, Leh and Amritsar. Jet Air also flies regular flights to Chandigarh.
- By rail: Punjab is extensively connected to the other parts of the country by rail. Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot and Jalandhar are the major railway heads in the state from where you can take trains for most parts of the country.
- By road: The whole state is linked through an extensive network of well built roads. State Highways link principal cities to the state capital. NH 1 or the Grand Trunk Road joins the state with most of the north as well as east India.
According to the Punjabi University, Patiala, the other dialects spoken by the local citizens include:
Punjab is located in north western India which is encircled by Pakistan in the west, Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in its northeast and Haryana and Rajasthan in the south. Punjab lies within the latitudes of 29.30° North to 32.32° North and longitudes 73.55° East to 76.50° East.
Last Updated on 22th January 2013