Deriving its name from five full-bodied rivers; Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab, which flow through its vast plains, Punjab is representative of abundant things. Located on the north-western edge of India, it is one of the smaller albeit prosperous states of the nation, and home to a lively, hospitable and dynamic people. Widely acknowledged as the cradle of civilization, it is a land of ethnic and religious diversity.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
These will be marked on the GPX as legends which can be referred to the list below. This list will be populated by people riding the trails as and when they send us updates and suggestions. We can start with a basic list to trigger it off. Also keeping in mind with IDTMT (I DONT TRASH MY TRAVEL) principles of contributing to local economy of the area – specifically LOCAL)
The Punjab section of the Great Indian Trail travels across the Indo-Pak border through the lush green paddy fields and reaches Amritsar. Make sure you stop at amazing dhabas and not miss out on delicious Aloo Paranthas and butter chicken curry. This is stretch is more of a transit route towards the foothills of Himalayas. One can stop at the holy ‘Golden Temple’ and Wagah border before heading towards Himachal Pradesh,
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||05 – 08 days|
|Best time of the year;||All Year Round|
|Languages||Punjabi, Hindi, English|
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
Other States & Trails
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GRIT resources are in the form of GPX and KML maps. These downloadable maps are designed for use on either a dedicated GPS device or a mobile phone with GPS capabilities.
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