1 When in Amritsar, do grab a bite
of Amritsari Naan and papads(a special kind of
2 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.
3 Experience the typical Punjabi
khatirdari (hospitality) at The Heritage Village located
in the outskirts of Jalandhar.
4 If you are an NRI Punjabi, make
sure you carry back the holy water from The
Golden Temple that is believed to have healing powers. Also,
your visit to the shrine would be incomplete without having
Langar (food at the common kitchen).
5 If you are a food freak, then
Punjab is the place to be. Your meal would be incomplete without
the Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti.
6 Your shopping list must include
the ethnic Punjabi jutti (shoe), done in fancy mirror
7 If you are wondering where to
go on a Saturday evening, you can visit the following happening
spots in townSector 17 in Chandigarh,
Lawrence road in Amritsar and
Crossing No. 22 in Patiala.
8 Check out the latest trends in
fashionware and pick up some ethnic salwaarkameez
(ladies wear), lehngas and phulkari (embroidered
dupatta for weddings)
9 In case you get a chance, do
attend a Punjabi wedding. It is an occasion where you can get
a feel of the traditions, folkdances (bhangra and giddha),
music and of course food-that goes without saying!
10 It will always be a unique travel
experience even if you visit during different parts of the year.
Like in spring season, trekking through the rural landscape
would be a delight. If you happen to visit in winters, don't
leave without participating in Lohri