Punjabiyat, pronounced punjab-i-yat, meaning 'being Punjabi', 'essence of Punjab', 'quintessential Punjabi', is meant to be an expression of the jest and effervescence of the Punjabi culture and its large heartedness.
Set amidst vast blooming green fields, crisscrossed by long canals, Punjabiyat resort is located about an hour's drive from Amritsar, well connected by road and rail. But by the time you reach the farm you would think you were a million miles away in splendid isolation, out of sight of any roads or houses. Lush green fields as far as eyes can see, glittering in the sun and merging into the distant horizon.
Punjabiyat offers an opportunity to experience life on a live farm ensconced within the rustic smell of the country. Stylishly simple four standalone cottages and a spacious lounge nestle in the gleaming expanse of farmland offering peaceful yet stimulating environment.
Food is a serious matter in Punjabi culture and hence the food at the resort is emblematic of how Punjab welcomes you with its bounty. The tandoori cuisine as well as barbequed snacks are the highlights of a visit to Punjabiyat.
Reconnect with your roots, experience the tranquility of countryside and farm life, and walk along the sprawling acres of carefully nurtured crops. Gaze at the rural idylls as the shadows lengthen and a spectacular sunset follows, and when night comes be mesmerised by the sky with its millions of glittering stars. Truly, this is a magical Punjab getaway with a twist of unpretentious luxury.
Life on a Punjab farm - Fields of dreams. A video on Punjabiyat Resort created by Kamal Sidhu for CNN Traveller