HARYANA AND PUNJAB cover the vast plains that stretch between the River Indus and the Gangetic belt. Fertile soil and the improved agricultural techniques of the 1960s Green Revolution have made this region the granary of India, producing mot than half the wheat, rice and millet grown in the country. Industrial development followed the success of the Green Revolution, and the two states now also have flourishing dairy and wool-based industries. Most visitors pass only briefly through Haryana and Punjab, usually on their way to Himachal Pradesh, taking in en route the states’ two best known attractions: Chandigarh, the planned city built by the famous architect Le Corbusier, which is the shared capital of Haryana and Punjab, and the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. For those who care to explore further, there are the former princely states of Patiala and Kapurthala, with their distinctive architecture, and the holy dargeths at Panipat and Sirhind. Above all, the warmth and hospitality of the people is this area’s special attraction.
HARYANA AND PUNJAB TOURIST FAMOUS DESTINATION