India - Punjab & Haryana (PDF Chapter)
This is the Punjab & Haryana chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
Studded with gleaming gurdwaras (Sikh temples), Punjab has become a popular stop on the traveller circuit. Haryana, on the other hand, is more of a touristic mystery. The hinterland around the two states is dotted with fascinating, rarely visited historical towns.
- feel the spiritual energy of absolute belief at the Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest site
- size up Patiala’s impossibly charming 18th-century Qila Mubarak
- watch the theatrical battle for supremacy between histrionic Indian and Pakistani border guards during the border-closing ceremony at Attari-Wagah Border Checkpost
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chandigarh, Pinjore Gardens, Morni Hills, Anandpur Sahib, Amritsar, Patiala, Sirhind, Pathankot, Bathinda, Faridkot, Kapurthala, Kurukshetra (Thanesar), Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Surajkund.