Destination of the Month: Experience Baisakhi in Punjab

Punjab is one of India’s most vibrant and unapologetically loud and proud states. In the month of April, the vibrant festival Baisakhi is celebrated here. At this time, the state is drenched in colour, music and revelry. Here is all you need to know about Baisakhi in Punjab.

WHAT IS IT?
Baisakhi is one of the most important festivals in Punjab. It is celebrated with great fervour amongst sikhs, especially in Punjab. It is not only a religious festival but also celebrates the harvest and the start of the Hindu New Year.

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RELIGIOUS IMPORTANCE
In 1689, Guru Gobind Singh formed the Sikhs into the ‘Khalsas’, eliminating the belief in high and low classes. This day is now celebrated as Baisakhi.

CELEBRATIONS
The bhangra dance is performed by men in vibrant attire. The music is supplied by drum beats. Through the music and dance the story of a farmer’s life from sowing the seed to harvest is told. Many families visit the beautiful Golden Temple in Amritsar on this day to offer prayers and gratitude.

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WHEN IS IT?
The exact date of Baisakhi in Punjab changes from year to year. this year it falls on April 14.

WHERE TO STAY FOR BAISAKHI IN PUNJAB?
Land is abundant in Punjab and it is even known as the land of prosperity. So, visitors can find many lavish homestays here such as Home set in a sprawling kinnow orchard or Spacious rooms with sprawling gardens

Do you want to experience Baisakhi in Punjab? Get in touch with our reservations team who will be able to help you plan your trip.

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