Activities & Excursions

A stay at Punjabiyat is a great way to unwind and re-connect with the country life. At Punjabiyat there is a lot to do and equally there are a lot of reasons for doing nothing.

Those of a lazy disposition may be happy just to sit out in the front deck of their cottage or the cosy lounge and gaze at the glorious fields during the day and starlit sky at night. There is nothing to disturb the calm unless you count the chirping of birds or the crops swaying in the fields.

You can partake in various farming activities around Punjabiyat, feel and smell the soil of this fertile land and temporarily forget your urban existence. A dip in our tube-well tank with water gushing out at full force is quite an invigorating experience.

Setting out from Punjabiyat there are extensive opportunities for walking and cycling with a good network of trails.

Around Punjabiyat

  • About 20 minute cycle ride from Punjabiyat is a Dairy Farm where you may learn about this rural dairy farming and even participate in milking the cows.
  • The famous Sikh temple, Ghallughara Saheb, is located about 20 minutes walk from here. The religious ceremonies held at the temple early in the mornings and on weekends are a must experience.
  • Final touches are being given to a Sikh History Museum close to Punjabiyat. The museum is one of the three being built by the Punjab government to encourage youngsters to take pride in their culture and history.
  • Tractor and Tonga (traditional horse-driven carriage) rides can be arranged to give you the authentic Punjab experience.
  • Excursions from Punjabiyat

    Amritsar (About an Hour)
    Amritsar, literally meaning "holy pool of nectar" is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Saheb was initiated by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.

    Wagah Border (1 Hour)
    Wagah is an army outpost on India-Pakistan border between Amritsar and Lahore. It is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. Everyday of the year, just before sunset, a flag lowering ceremony takes place between the two countries which lasts for about 45 minutes.