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Punjab

About Punjab

The Punjab is a populous and prosperous area of the Indian subcontinent. The name is from Persian and means "five rivers", referring to five major tributaries of the Indus – the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Sutlej, and the Beas. The Indus itself runs along the western edge of the area, in places forming the border between the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Being well-watered and relatively flat, the Punjab has always been one of the more prosperous regions of the subcontinent. It was a province of the Mughal Empire, then the center of a Sikh Empire, and (after two Anglo-Sikh wars in the 1840s), part of British India. In 1947 British India was split into two new independent nations, India and Pakistan. Each got part of the Punjab and today each has a province named Punjab:
Punjab (Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬ; IPA: [pəɲdʒaːb]) is a state in the northwestern India, bordering Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to the northeast and north, and Chandigarh, Haryana and Rajasthan towards the southeast, south and southwest. In 1947 when the British withdrew, India was divided along religious lines and some provinces, including Punjab, were split as well. This article covers the Indian state of Punjab. For the Pakistani state, see Punjab (Pakistan). For general background on the pre-partition region, see Punjab.

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Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar Golden Temple, Amritsar. The Royal Punjabi Palaces and monuments of Patiala. Purana Quilla in Bathinda. Wagha Border. Between Amritsar, Punjab, India and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Bhakra Nangal Dam across the Sutlej River. Bilaspur_(Himachal_Pradesh) Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara outside Manuke near Jagraon The Gurudwaras and historic monuments at Anandpur Sahib. Hussaini Wala Border, Firozpur. Chandigarh, the modern city designed by French architect Le Corbusier. The Royal Palaces of Faridkot. Historic monuments in Fatehgarh Saheb, Chamkaur Saheb and Sirhind, which saw a lot of action during Guru Gobind Singh's time as the 10th Guru of Sikhism. Historic monuments in Nabha and Sangrur. Ancient Fort at Bathinda, in Bathinda. The Gurudwara Bhabour Sahib, a Sikh place of worship, as well as several other holy places and an Ashram are located at Nangal. Shahpur kandi fort and Madhopur headworks near Pathankot. Ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites at Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib and Dholbaha in Hoshiarpur district respectively. Indus Valley civilization site at Ropar Gurdwara Nanaksar and Gurdwara Mehdiana Sahib at Jagraon There are many museums here [dead link]: Amritsar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Angol Sikh War Memorial, Ferozeshah Little Villages. Govt. Museum Hoshiarpur Sports Museum, National Institute of Sports, Patiala Sanghol Museum Art Gallery at Sheesh Mahal Qila Mubarak Patiala, Museum of Armoury & Chaneliers Guru Teg Bahadur Museum Rickshaw

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