Punjab “Land of Five Rivers”: The five rivers after which Punjab is named are the Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Due to the presence of a large number of rivers, most of the Punjab is a fertile plain. Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab, it is the largest single provider of wheat to India. Punjab feels pride in having Black Buck as its state animal and Eastern Goshawk as its state bird.
The Beautiful City Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, which is administered separately as a Union Territory. Punjab’s arid southern border edges on the Great Indian Desert. Golden Temple is one of the main attraction for tourist in Punjab.
Baisakhi is the one of the most popular sikh festival, celebrated with great joy among sikhs. It is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab, beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season. Baisakhi and Lohri are widely celebrated as traditional harvest festival in many states of India. In many places the day is marked by ritualistic bathing in sacred rivers like the Ganges.