Punjab, apart from being one of the most fertile states in India, also finds a place in the most visited tourist destinations of the country. The well-developed connectivity to the state only seeks to add to the tourist rush. Punjab boasts of a developed transportation system that helps connect it to key places both within and outside the country. It boasts of a well organized infrastructure and an easy accessibility by road, rail as well as air. With this article, explore all about how to reach Punjab.
Traveling to Punjab
Amritsar, Chandigarh and Ludhiana are the important airports operating in Punjab. While Amritsar presents the only international airport in Punjab, Chandigarh and Ludhiana have domestic flights connecting them to the rest of India. Several domestic flights like Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Red and JetLite and international flights like Turkmenistan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India connect Punjab with various parts of India and abroad.
Punjab has an extensive railway network, which links it with different corners of the country. Punjab Railways have major railheads at Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Jalandhar and Pathankot. Several trains run through the state, of which Shatabdi Express is an important one.
Punjab has an extensive road network, which connects even the remotest village in the state to the rest of the country. There is a length of 1485 km of State Highway and 1729 km of National Highways running through the state. NH1 or the Grand Trunk Road links it with most of the north as well as east India. There are several government as well as private buses running intrastate and interstate, particularly between Punjab and the neighboring state of Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.