Punjab, located in the north western part of India, is one of the smallest and the most prosperous states of India. The five rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum gave it its name 'punj-ab' or the 'land of five waters'. These five rivers divide the state into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa.

It is the second most preferred state in north India for holidays, leisure and recreation. Further, it also experiences tourist arrivals from various parts of the world like United Kingdom, United States, Canada, European Countries etc.

Punjab attained 7th Position at National Level in receiving Foreign Tourist Visits during 2017-18.

A land sanctified by saints and gurus and scarred by wars, Punjab forms an ideal tourist destination for people fascinated by culture, heritage and spirituality. The State has a strong infrastructure for tourism by having international airports and one of the best rail and road connectivity in the country.

Fastest growing State in tourism with 35% growth in tourist footfall in the last five years  
2nd most preferred State in north India for holidays, leisure & recreation  
“Best rural tourism initiative” award for farm tourism in 2014  
Awarded for "India's Favorite Pilgrimage destination Amritsar", Punjab, by Holiday IQ Awards. May 2017.  
Awarded for "Best Infrastructure Development Award" for Amritsar by ICTCA Awards, July 2017.  
"Cleanest Religious place" Safaigiri Award for Golden Temple Amritsar by India Today Group, October 2017.  
Awarded "Best All Season Destination" by DDP Publications in December 2017  
Awarded “Best Heritage Tourism Destination” by Today’s Traveler Award on 7th Aug 2018.  


Theme parks, eco-tourism parks and amusement parks

Reuse of heritage properties as hotels, museums etc

Establishment of hotels and tourism facilities

Establishment of O & M parking facilities

Develop, upgrade and operate the tourism properties on PPP mode

Local arts and crafts promotion

Last Updated Date: 12-Mar-2019