6 astonishing and lesser known facts about Punjab

So everyone knows about “makki di roti” and “saron da saag,” but there are some facts about Punjab which only few people know. In this article we’ll talk about these lesser known facts.

Harike Wetland: Largest Wetland of North India
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A wetland is an area where the water covers the soil, or an area consisting of marshes or swamps. Formed due to the confluence of Sutlej and Beas, it spreads into three districts, Taran-Taran, Kapurthala and Ferozepur. The place is home to many species of birds and is clean and pollution free.
Harike Cruise: It is now also a tourist destination. You can go for an “Amphibious Bus Cruise” and relish the unique sight of different species of birds and animals.

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A small village, close to Chandigarh will take you back to the Harappan Civilisation. You can visit the archaeological museum to know more about the site. Harappan civilisation existed back in the 16th century.

First invasion of India

Punjab might be known for brave warriors, it was Punjab through which the Mughals entered India in 1175 A.D. This was, in fact, the first ever invasion of India. At the same time, Punjab has also been home to brave warriors who gave the Mughals a really tough time like, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
The Mughals brought with them both the good and the bad.
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Not just leading India in agriculture

On Jalandhar-Ludhiana Highway, stands the Borlaug Institute of South Asia, built for better quality food, nutrition and environmental rehabilitation in South Asia. Of course, we all know about the PAU, Ludhiana, but in this article, we’ll only talk about lesser known facts.
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World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant

In 2016, the world saw the inauguration of the world’s largest rooftop solar power plant in Beas, stretching over 42 acres and capacity of 11.5 Mw.

World's largest rooftop solar power plant inaugurated in Punjab

North India’s First Football Club in I-League: Minerva F.C.

This Chandigarh based football club has surprised everyone with its hard work. The team will play 8 matched in I-League 2017 without any sponsors! The owner of the club is Ranjeet Bajaj is full of hope and confidence despite the difficulties faced because of no sponsors.
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Minerva was the Roman Goddess of War and Intellect. It’s about time to support our team!

Do you know something unique and special about Punjab that not many people know of? Do let us know in the comments!


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