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The world famous Golden Temple. Harmindar Sahib in which is enshrined the Holy Book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib, is the center of a 400-year-old pool in Amritsar. Next to the Golden Temple is the Akal Takht or the Immortal Throne, which was established by Guru Har Gobind Singh in the early 17th century.
This is the supreme seat of Sikh temporal authority. Another edifice is a 9-storey tower built in the memory of Baba Atal Rai decorated with frescoes depicting the life of the founder of Sikhism - Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Jalianwala Bagh is a pilgrim place of every Indian, as it symbolizes India's struggle for freedom. On the outskirts of Amritsar is Hari-ke-Pattan, a picnic spot (Bird Sanctuary) where rivers Beas and Sutlej meet. Thirty kilometers southeast of Amritsar is Govindwal Sahib, which has a fine Gurudwara and Samadhi of
Guru Angad Dev, the second Sikh Guru. Twenty kilometers southeast of Amritsar is Taran Taran, which has a Gurudwara in Mughal architecture with a Tomb covered with copper.
Besides a thriving industry, Punjab is known for its handicrafts and handlooms, Phulkari (the age-old traditional embroidery), lacquer woodwork, furniture, footwear, carpets, jewelry, woolens and blankets. Jalandhar is shoppers' paradise for sports-wear and sports goods, Patiala is known for jutties (shoes) and parandees (hair ornaments).
Punjab has its own colourful vibrant way of celebrating festivals.
January-February :
Basant Panchami (spring festival).
March :
Hola Mohalla.
April :  
October-Novembe r :
Dussehra and Diwali. Guru Purab, the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh.
December :
Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib.
Area :
  About five Thousand sq. km
Population :
  About 2.5 million (District)
About 1 million (City)
Languages :
  Punjabi, Hindi, English
Climate :
  Summer 30 to 46 °C
Winter 0 to 17 °C
Monsoons :
  July to September
Airport :
  Raja Sansi, International Airport
Famous for it's rich cuisine and milk products. Punjab offers the food lover lavish options. Its traditional Makki-ki-Roti and Sarson-ka-Saag with chunks of homemade butter and accompanied by a glass of buttermilk (Lassi) is best known. Also popular are exotic pulaos, biryanis and kebabs.
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