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Mustard Field in PunjabPunjab is situated in the northwest of India, it is bordered by Pakistan on the west, the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Himachal Pradesh on its northeast and Haryana and Rajasthan to its south.

Punjab has three major seasons. Hot weather starts from April to June when temperature rises as high as 110 F; Rainy season from July to September; Cold weather from October to March. Temperature goes down as low as 40F.

General Overview
Punjab located in the north part of India, stretches to 50,362 square kilometers, just to the south of mesmeric state of Jammu & Kashmir. Punjab has a prominent place in the economic and industrial map of India. Known as the 'Granary of India', Punjab reflects a progressive economy and has become a land of boundless opportunities, offering distinct advantages for investment and industry. Punjab is the farmhouse of India, and since the recent liberalization of India's economy, Punjab has started making its mark on the global business mainstream.

Blessed by nature's abundance and vibrancy of its people, Punjab is a land of five rivers, fertile soils and constant achievements. Punjab has a strong infrastructure as compared to other states in India and its proximity to Delhi (national capital) makes it one of the most easily accessible states in India. The state is also provide easy access to the Himalayan states located north of India.

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Punjab - An Industrial Hub
Today, Punjab has over 2.04 lakhs of small and medium scale industries and about 600 large-scale industries. Punjab is a leader in the filed of manufacturing machine, hand tools; printing & paper cutting machinery; auto parts and electrical switchgear. The state also provides more than 75% of the country's requirement for bicycles, sewing machines, hosiery and sports goods. At par with the highest quality standards in the world, these products have carved a niche for themselves in markets across the globe.

Punjab is rapidly moving up in production of engineering goods, pharmaceuticals, leather goods, food products, textiles, electronic goods, sugar, machine tools, hand tools, agricultural implements, sports goods, paper and paper packaging.

Find Punjab on the globe at 29'30'' N to 32'32'' N latitude and 73'55 E to 76'50 E longitude. Four rivers, the Ravi, Beas, Satluj and Ghaggar flow across the state in a southwesterly direction. They have numerous small and seasonal tributaries. In addition, Punjab is watered by an extensive canal system.

Facts File

Area 50,362 sq km
Languages Punjabi, Hindi
Religion Hindus (34.46%), Sikhs (62.95%), others (2.59%)
Literacy rate 57.14%
Annual Mean Rainfall 770 mm
Capital Chandigarh
Best Timesh To Visit October To March
Tourist Attractions Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala

City Guide
Golden Temple, AmritsarAmritsar - Amritsar is a immersed in history. Known as the centre of Sikh culture and spirituality, Amritsar is also associated with Hindu epic Ramayana. Today's Amritsar dates back to the 15th century. Since the city has come a long way and today it is not only the most revered Sikh pilgrimage, but also one of the most leading industrial cities of India. Amritsar is equally known to the world for its industrial sector as for the Holy Shrine of the Sikh faith - the Golden Temple. The temple is located in heart of Amritsar, every visitor to this city wishes to have a glimpse and pay obeisance at the Darbar. Woollen mills and textile processing are other two areas for which Amritsar is illustrious in the map of India.

Jalandhar - More known for its sportsmen and its sports industry, Jalandhar is a Norther prominent city of Punjab and a growing industrial town. Jalandhar is known for steel and iron re-rolling, rubber goods, electric goods, automobile parts and sewing machine factories. Handloom product manufacturing is the other area, for which Jalandhar is quite popular.

Ludhiana - An important industrial city, Ludhiana is known as the Manchester of India. This city of Punjab is famous all over the world for its hosiery goods. People from all over the world - from Moscow to Montreal and Bangkok to London and New York admire woollen garments produced here. Rural Olympics of Qila Raipur, Chhapper Mela and Kissan Mela at PAU attracts lakhs of tourists every year to this place.

Patiala - Patiala is one of the important destination in Punjab. Qila Mubarak Complex, Qila Androon, Rang Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are some of the famous tourist attractions of Punjab. Moti Bagh and Sheesh Mahal at the edge of the city, the wealth, imagination and typically Punjabi sensibilities of old Punjab are on display.
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Things to do
Taste Lassi - Do taste Lassi, the staple drink of Punjab. Prepared from thick curd, it has both sweet and salty flavors and make sure you have it chilled.

Taste Sarson Ka Sagh -In Punjab, you just cannot miss Sarson Ka Sagh and Makke Di Roti. For a person who is a food freak, Sarson Ka Sagh is must on his/her tour.

Punjabi Wedding - By any chance, you get an opprtunity to see a Punjabi wedding, then do opt for it. A complete delight full of fun and vigor.

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