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PUNJAB

FACTS

Languages

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Punjabi and Hindi.

Crops

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Barley, cotton, millets, oilseeds, potato, pulses, rice, sugarcane, wheat and Tobacco.

Industries

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Dairy, fertilizers, engineering, pharma, sericulture, sports goods, woolen Hosiery.

Airports

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Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Bhatinda.

Time to visit

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October to March

Festivals

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Baisakhi-April, Diwali-Oct, Holi-Feb.

Punjab

The term Punjab is derived from "Panch", meaning five and "Ab", meaning water. This state has the five rivers Jhalum, Chanab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. It has to its West, Pakistan, to its north Jammu and Kashmir, to its northeast Himachal Pradesh and to it south Haryana and Rajasthan.

This is one of the gateways to India and is called the "Granary of India". The Punjabis are hard working and they represent the country in the armed forces and in the sports arena.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Amritsar
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Sacred city of the Sikhs, Golden temple, Gardens , forts.
Anandpur
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One of the holiest shrines of the Sikhs, temples and fort.
Pondicherry
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Union territory, Aurobindo Ashram, French cultural center, temples, churches and handicrafts.
Chandigarh
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Capital of the state, planned city, Rock gardens.
Jalandhar
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Sports goods, major music festival.
Kapurthala
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Palaces, temples and mosque.
Ludhiana
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Hosiery capital, forts.
Patiala
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National Institute of sports, palaces and museums, art gallery
Wagah
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Crossover point for Pakistan.