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In India, cities of Punjab have rich treasure of historic remnants as left over by the people of Vedic India. Cities of Punjab is situated in the lap of lush green forests and bountiful vegetation.Defining the vibrant heritage and cultural affluence of the state, the Punjab Cities stand beautifully on the lush green landscape of the place. From Amritsar, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Kapurthala and Ferozpur to Faridkot, Gurdaspur, Patiala and Jalandhar, the cities shine with their past and present richness

 Every District in Punjab is contributing in the development of punjab in its own integral way .

 

DISTRICTS OF PUNJAB FAMOUS FOR PRODUCTS

Abohar  is famous for

Cotton

Amritsar is famous for

Food(Amritsari Papad,Soya Vadiyaan etc)

Barnala is famous for

 Textile Market

Bathinda is famous for

 Biggest Train Junction in India ,2nd in Asia

Firozpur is famous for

 Wool Weaving Products and Cotton

Fatehgarh Sahib is famous for

  Handicrafts and Handlooms,Steel

Fazilka is famous for

Tilla Jutii

Faridkot is famous for

Agriculture Tools

Gurdaspur is famous for

 Woolen Mill

Hoshiarpur is famous for

 Wooden Toys and Fruits Garden

Jalandhar is famous for

Export of Quality Sports Good

Kapurthala is famous for

Hand Painted Clothes

Ludhiana is famous for

Hosiery

Mansa is famous for

 Cotton

Moga is famous for

Custom Jeep Trimming, Truck Body Building

Muktsar is famous for

Punjabi Style Footwear (Jutti)

Patiala is famous for

 Patiala peg of whiskey, Salwar suits with loose pants

Pathankot is famous for

 Oil Seeds

Rupnagar is famous for

 Guru Teg Bahadur Museum

Sangrur is famous for

 Largest Paddy Producing City

Nawanshahr is famous for

 

Tarn Taran is famous for

Monthly gathering of pilgrims on the day of Amavas (a dark or no-moon night)

 

 

AMRITSAR

Distance From

New Delhi

450 Kms

Chandigarh

235 Kms

Jammu

216 kms

Ferozepur

160 kms

Wagah

29 kms

 

 

 

Amritsar, which literally means a pool of nectar, lies twenty kilometres east of the lndo-Pakistan border, is the Punjab state's second largest town. It was founded in 1577 by Ram Das, the fourth guru of the Sikhs. Here a tank was excavated and a temple was got built by the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev in its midst and a new city began to grow up round the sacred pool. The name Amritsar meaning 'Pool of Nectar', is named after the sacred pool around which the Sikh's Golden Temple is built. Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their reverence to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark of the place. .......

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BATHINDA

Bathinda is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Punjab. Bhatinda's cotton and agricultural production is well known. It is developing fast and some of the recent developments are a modern thermal power plant, fertilizer factories, and a massive oil refinery. Known for its fort, Bhatinda is one of the oldest towns in the state and has many historical associations. It was again in the jungles of Bathinda that Guru Gobind Singh Ji is reputed to have once challenged and fought the mighty Mughal forces. This town also played a prominent role in freedom Struggle of the country and against the autocratic administration of the then Princely rulers. biggest food grain and cotton market in northern India. the area around Bhatinda has become a large grape growing area....[MORE]

FARIDKOT

The city owes its name to the famous Sufi Mystic Baba Farid who has also found place in the Holy Guru Granth Sahib. Faridkot has many fine buildings, foremost among them being the former Secretariat building now housing the District Courts, Guest House, Clock Tower, Darbar Ganj and the Stadium.This place was given the status of a District by Late Giani Zail Singh, President of India, who belonged to this town. Though this place is not so modern, yet this city is far away from the hassle & bustle of the so called other advanced cities of Punjab. This place has got a Medical College named after 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a Dental College, a school of Nursing, an Engineering College, a college for other honor subjects & numerous other educational institutions....[MORE]

 

FEROZPUR

Ferozepur city situated right on the Indo- Pakistan border covers an area of 4302 sq.km. According to a belief Ferozshah Tughlak who had a passion for founding cities founded Ferozepur in the 14th century. It is also stated that Ferozepur was founded by one of the Bhatti Chiefs named Feroze Khan but the first version is widely accepted. Ferozepur, with numerous holy shrines, historical places and memorials in and around, has earned a rare status. The hallowed samadhis of the martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the Saragarhi Gurudwara commemorating the heroic sacrifice of twenty-one Sikh soldiers at Saragarhi post in Baluchistan and the Jain Swetamber Temple at Zira constructed in 1890 A. D. are some of the places of pilgrimage showing the spirit of universal brotherhood....[MORE]

 

JALANDHAR

It is the oldest city in Punjab situated at a distance of about 84 kms southeast of Amritsar on the G.T road going to Calcutta. Jalandhar is India's foremost producer of sports goods. Its steel and iron re-rolling mills, rubber goods, electric goods, automobile parts, and sewing machine factories and handloom products are also very famous. Today, it is a major rail and road junction and an army cantonment. This city has twelve kots and twelve gates. It is one of the biggest centres of the vernacular press in India, most of the vernacular papers, magazines in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu are published here. The renowned newspapers are Hind Samachar, Punjab Kesri, Jag Bani, Partap & Veer Partap, Ajit, Akali Patrika, Nawan Zamana and Milap. Jalandhar is famous for export of quality sports goods all over the world. It is a town of great antiquity which has become a highly industrialized center of commercial activity......[MORE]

 

LUDHIANA

Ludhiana is located on the latitude 30.55° North and longitude 75.54° East in the state of Punjab in northern India. The city stands on the Grand Trunk Road from Delhi to Amritsar. Ludhiana is now Punjab's most populated and very rapidly growing metropolitan city. It is on the south bank of the Sutlej river. The city was the sight of a great battle during the first Sikh wars. It was also an important center during the struggle for freedom, and is associated with names like Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Kartar Singh, Baba Santa Singh and Maulana Habibur Rehman. An important industrial town, Ludhiana in Punjab, is Textile and light engineering centre of India. Woollen garment machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, mopeds, sewing machines and motor parts produced here are exported all over the world. Ludhiana accounts for 90% of the country's woollen hosiery industry....[MORE]

 

OTHER CITIES

 

 

Kapurthala, Phagwara, Goraya, Moga, Khanna, Nangal, Pathankot, Ropar, Sangrur, Sanghol, Gurdaspur, Batala, Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib[MORE]