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Famous Cities in Punjab

Amritsar

Amritsar historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western India which is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district - located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab. Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion.

Nakodar

Nakodar is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab. The city is almost 365 km from Delhi, 25 km from Jalandhar, 49 km from Ludhiana, and about 101 km from Amritsar.

Patiala

Patiala is a city in southeastern Punjab, in northern India. It is the fourth largest city in the state and is the administrative capital of Patiala district. Patiala is located around the Qila Mubarak. It was constructed by militiamen Sardar Lakhna and Baba Ala Singh in 1763.

Khanna

Khanna is a city and a municipal council in the Ludhiana district of Punjab, India. Khanna is a Punjabi word, which means one quarte. The city was named thus because it used to be very small, just a quarter of what a normal city should be. Khanna has the largest grain market in Asia. Khanna is an ancient town which came into existence 500 years back.

Malerkotla

Malerkotla is a city in Sangrur district in the Indian state of Punjab. Malerkotla is situated on Delhi Jakhal Dhuri Ludhiana Railway line.

Mohali

Mohali is a city in Punjab, India. Mohali has emerged as one of the most important cities in Punjab and the rest of northern India. Gurudwara Amb Sahib is a historical shrine situated in Mohali. Gurdwara Mata Sunder Kaur is another historical Sikh Shrine situated in Mohali.

Nabha

Nabha is a city and municipal council in the Patiala district to the south-west of the Indian state of Punjab. It was the capital of the former Nabha State.

Nangal

Nangal is a Municipal Council in Rupnagar district in Punjab, India. Nangal is situated on the foothills of Shivalik hills and spread over both sides of river Sutlej which forms a lake behind the Nangal Dam. Every year, the mighty multi-purpose Bhakra Dam, surrounded by natural beauty attracts a vast number of tourists from all parts of India and abroad as well.

Pathankot

Pathankot is a city in the Punjab state of India. Pathankot district is a border district which shares international border with Pakistan on its West. Due to its location, Pathankot serves as a travel hub for those three northerly states. Pathankot is an ancient city and has historical significance.

Phagwara

Phagwara is a city in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large Non resident Indian population belongs to this city.

Phillaur

Phillaur is a town and a municipal council as well as a tehsil in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab. Phillaur is the railway junction on the border line of Ludhiana and Jalandhar Cantonment. It was a junction for Lohian and Ferozepur. It is situated on the banks of River Satluj, one of the seven rivers of Sapt Sindhu river system.

Anandpur Sahib

Anandpur Sahib is a city in Rupnagar district (Ropar) in the state of Punjab, India. Known as 'the holy City of Bliss,' it is one of the Sikhs' most important sacred places, closely linked with their religious traditions and history. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a border on the south west barely four miles away.

Ludhiana

Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab, and is the largest city north of Delhi. It is the largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 1,693,653 as of the 2011 Census. It is a major industrial centre of northern India, and was referred to as India's Manchester by the BBC.

Tarn Taran Sahib

Tarn Taran Sahib is a city in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, in northern India. It is the district headquarters and hosts the municipal council of Tarn Taran district.

Sahnewal

Sahnewal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. This place has a historical gurdwara, Damdama Sahib, associated with Guru Gobind Singh. Another historical Gurudwara Reru Sahib is situated here. Gurudwara Reru Sahib is also associated with Guru Gobind Singh.

Samana

Samana is a city and a municipal council in Patiala district in the Indian state of Punjab. While Samana is said to be a place of saints and scholars during the Mughal days, it is notorious also for its professional executioners, who served at Delhi and Sirhind.

Sirhind

Sirhind Fatehgarh is a city and a municipal council in Fatehgarh Sahib district in the Indian state of Punjab. Sirhind was known for the dozens of saints, scholars, poets, historians, calligraphers and scribes who lived there.

Sri Muktsar Sahib

Sri Muktsar Sahib is a city and district headquarters for the district of Sri Muktsar Sahib, located in Punjab, India. Historically known as Khidrana or Khidrane di dhab. Chronological evidence indicates that the city was named Muktsar after the battle of Muktsar.

Sunam

Sunam is a city in Sangrur district in the Indian state of Punjab. This city is the birthplace of Shaheed Udham Singh. There are number of Gurudwaras in Sunam. The most well known is the Gurdwara of the first Guruji Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi well known as Wadda Gurudwara where Guruji stayed for a night.

Zira

Zira is a town and a municipal council in Ferozepur district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Zirakpur

Zirakpur is a satellite town, in Mohali District, Punjab, near Chandigarh in India. It is set on the foothills of Shivalik hills. It is part of the tehsil Dera Bassi.

Rupnagar

Rupnagar is a city and a municipal council in Rupnagar district in the Indian state of Punjab. There are many historical places in Ropar and religious places including gurdwaras such as Bhhatha Sahib, Tibbi Sahib, AnandPur Sahib and Sadabarat Sahib.

Bathinda

Bathinda is a city and Municipal Corporation in Southern part of Punjab.The city, named after the Bhati kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. Bathinda's nicknamed the 'City of Lakes', courtesy of the artificial lakes in the city. The first empress of India, Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in Bathinda.

Kapurthala

Kapurthala is a city in Punjab state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Kapurthala District. The secular and aesthetic mix of the city with its prominent buildings based on French and Indo-Saracenic architecture self-narrate its princely past. It is also known as city of Palaces & Gardens. It is the least populated city in India according to 2011 census.

Ajnala

Ajnala is a town and a nagar panchayat in Amritsar district in the state of Punjab, India. Kalian Wala Khuh is martyrs place is a tourist destination in Ajnala.

Batala

Batala is the city in the state of Punjab, India. Batala is important place for Sikh devotees. The Jal Mahal and the palace of Maharaja Sher Singh were built by the Maharaja. Guru Nanak was married here to Bibi Sulakhani. Another very famous and the most visited devotional place here is the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali.

Chamkaur

Chamkaur Sahib is a town in the district of Rupnagar in the Indian State of Punjab. It is famous for the Battle of Chamkaur and Second Battle of Chamkaur fought between the Mughals and Guru Gobind Singh.

Faridkot

Faridkot is a city in the south western Punjab, India. It is the headquarters of the Faridkot district. Gurdwara Tilla Baba Farid temple is as old as the town itself.

Firozpur

Firozpur is a city on the banks of the Sutlej River in Firozpur District, Punjab, India. Firozpur is called the land of martyrs. After the Partition of India, it became a border town on the Indo Pakistani border with memorials of Indias freedom fighters.

Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur is a city in Hoshiarpur district in the Doaba region of the Indian state of Punjab. The archaeological explorations made during the recent years have revealed the antiquity of the Hoshiarpur District to the Harappan Period.

Jagraon

Jagraon is a town in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. Jagraon is more than three centuries old. Jagraon is an important religious centre for Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims as well as Jains.

Jalandhar

Jalandhar formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Jalandhar is the oldest city in the Indian state of Punjab and is one of the oldest in the country.

Kartarpur

Kartarpur is a town near the city of Jalandhar and is located in the Doaba region of the state. It was founded by the fifth Guru of Sikhs, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.





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