Punjab, the land of five rivers and integrated cultural history, is a treasure trove for an avid tourist. For this land of the great gurus not only boasts of ancient monuments but throbs with historical embodiments.Villages of Punjab are rich in tradition and cultural heritage. A majority of the state total population lives in the villages. The villagers live a life full of joy and entertainment and they celebrate each and every occasion together. Music and dance play a major part in their celebrations. The Punjabi style of celebration is famous all over the world. The villages of Punjab are also considered the lifeline for the state, as their economic, agricultural or industrial strength largely depend upon the villages.
What to See and feel in Punjab Village :
Stay in the Punjab Village home. Early morning visit the houses to see and feel how the day in the village starts. Men give bath to their Cows and milk them. The ladies of the House will light their hearths with cow dung and leaves to cook food. The Punjab villager farmers plough their fields with bullocks.
Potters collect clay from nearby pond (Chhappar) and make clay pottery, Surahi and Ghara (vessels for storing water), dishes, jars, etc.
Sit and see the creative ability of the women in Phulkari embroidery of different design and blending of harmonious colours.
Watch village metal-workers or Lohars casting, soldering and making metal things like Hammer, Sickle, garden tools, pots and common utensils used in the village kitchen.
Visit Carpenters or Tarkhans to see them carving traditional and regional style Doors, Windows, Beds, chairs, tables, etc out of different Woods .
You can walk along the swaying mustard fields, take a ride on a tractor, take the cattle for grazing, feed the cattle or simply sit, relax and gulp down the fresh buttermilk in the green fields.
What to eat :
* Stuffed Alloo (Potatoes), Gobhi (Cauliflower) or Muli (Reddish) Paranthas with fresh Butter and a glass of butter milk.
* Sarson Ka Saag (Mustard Leaves) and Makki Ki Roti (Corn Flour) with Onion chutney.
* Mah Ki Dal (Black Lentil), Baingan Bhartha (mashed Eggplant), Bhunna Gosht (Mutton), Butter Chicken, Tandoori Roti (Baked Bread) and Dahi Raita (Curd).