Presenting a sneak-peak into the top 5 places that are the melting pot of the rich culture and heritage of Punjab!
1. Rangla Punjab, Jalandhar:
From enthralling performances exhibiting the traditional folk dances of Punjab, Bhangra and Gidda to an array of colourful, artistic traditional artefacts from Punjabi jutti’s to phulkaris, this place has it all. Located at the Jalandhar – Phagwara Highway, Rangla Punjab is a property of the famous Haveli chain of restaurants and is an amazing family entertainment destination that helps you celebrate the essence of being Punjabi in its real sense. The puppet dance, magician, Haar-Shingaar di Hatti, Ghumeyar, Khoo diya Tinda, Bhand and Punjab da Julaha add volumes to the enchanting experience.
2. Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, Kartarpur:
An architectural marvel being built in the memory of the indispensable contribution and sacrifices made by the Punjabi community in the Indian Independence movement, Jang-e-Azadi Memorial’s aim is to design a lively museum. The foundation of this memorial was laid in 2014. The concept of the Jang-e-Azadi memorial and museum is based on a circular enclosure which houses the focal centre of the memorial and integrates it with a harmonious ensemble of galleries amplifying the struggle and sacrifice for freedom around a ceremonial path. However, the institutions representing auditorium, library and restaurant function as autonomous units in independent buildings.Eminent personalities such as Shyam Benegal have been engaged with the project to ensure quality and class. The memorial is a unique piece of art which has a minaret, seminar hall, auditorium, movie hall, cafeteria, library, open air theatre for laser show and an amphitheatre
3. Kila Raipur Sports Festival, near Ludhiana:
Kila Raipur Sports Festival, renowned as Rural Olympics is held annually in Kila Raipur, a place near Ludhiana. This sports festival usually takes place in the month of February and provides an insight into the valiant, passionate & talented sports enthusiasts of Punjab. Competitions are held for major Punjabi rural sports including cart-race, athletic events and rope pulling. Players across all age-groups participate in it and surprise the spectators with their outstanding acrobatics.
4. Balongi Sikh Museum, Mohali:
The Balongi Sikh Museum, Mohali, attempts to educate people about a part of Sikh history through the use of sculptures. Spread over a kilometer, the Balongi Sikh Museum projects the heroic deeds of the Sikh martyrs. Situated outdoors at the gurdwara grounds, there is a comprehensive display of sculptures, which portray many of the important events in Sikh history. This Non-Profitable Sikh Museum has no entry fees and is being independently run by Mr. Parwinder Singh. Besides making statues depicting Sikh history, Parwinder has also carved out statues of former Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and famous singer Gurdas Mann.
5. Virasat-E-Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib:
Located in the holy town, Anandpur Sahib, Virasat-E-Khalsa beautifully celebrates the 500 years of the Sikh history and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Khalsa, based on the scriptures written by the tenth and last human guru, Guru Gobind Singh.