Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara in Punjab, India || Coloful fields of Mustard & Sugar-Cane, Jaggery Production Units, Highway Adventures, Lot of Tolls and a breif peep into Punjabi Culture...

This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India

This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...

This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.html


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Lot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...


Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabaddi

This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


At times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phagwara


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


It's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.


This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India

This PHOTO JOURNEY is basically about the road trip to Amritsar via Phagwara, but mainly focus on first half journey from day-1. Let's have a quick look into this Road Journey from Chandigarh to Phagwara with some Punjabi Flavor...The most interesting stuff was Jaggery Production Units around the National Highway... There were lots of jaggery production units around various fields of Sugar-cane and many of the folks were stopping by to buy some jaggery for their homes. Above Photograph shows one of the Jaggery Manufacturing unit on the way from Chandigarh to Phagwara... Few days back we shared a PHOTO JOURNEY providing insight about Jaggery production from Sugar-Cane and can be checked at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/02/jaggery-production-unit-on-road-from.htmlLot of towns come on the way to Phagwara... Although some of the places around Highway were quite interesting and peaceful... Most of the villages of Punjab look like cities with huge castles and houses with interesting design/Architecture... Roads with Punjab are really good and this is first time, I got good experience on local roads of Punjab. Long time back I traveled to some villages near Ludhiana and had a very bad experience. It was around 10 years back and now we were amazed to see great network of roads connecting small villages of Punjab.Kabaddi-Kabaddi-Kabaddi...Have you heard of this game? This is very interesting game which is popular in schools. It's played between two teams. There is particular boundary inside which you need to play the game. There is a line in the middle which define regions of each team. One member from a team crosses into the other's boundary and keep saying 'Kabaddi' without break. This member either has to touch someone in other team and come back or at least reach a threshold in other region and come back. If my explanation is not working for you, check out more about this game at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KabaddiAt times, fog came on our way and made other vehicles disappear from main highway...Some classic vehicles for local conveyance in various parts of India. This one of-course belongs to Punjab and do comment, if you know the text written on this vehicle...Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab. The city is internationally recognized because a large amount of NRI (Non-resident Indian) population belongs to this city. Check out following link to know more about this town - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhagwaraIt's very common to see people riding on wrong side of these highways and it's all for practical reason which Government or contractors ignore for making their work easy. Most of the times, there are town on sides of these highways and hardly any U turn or way to move to other side. If someone has to go to 5 kilometers, these highway can make that distance 20 km if everyone starts following all the rules.  Anyways, let's not talk much about Traffic rules in India and how people take them...This stretch from Chandigarh to Phagwara has multiple Toll Plazas to earn good amount of money out of each vehicle. The distances maintained vs the money they charge is not at all reasonable. All this has becomes simple politics and after each election a new vendor comes to make money for his/her lifetime.It seems, suddenly I have started cribbing about various things which happen our own country India. So, let's focus on positive parts of this road journey :)Of course, main highway was really in good shape for driving, the questionable part was money they get for small stretches of roads.Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India


Banga is a place which is near to Phagwara and probably last big town before Phagwara , when we we move from Chandigarh. Banga is a City and a Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. It is located on the Punjab Plain. In 1961, its population was 10,212 which grew to 11,885 in 1971. It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a Class 2 Municipality. The city also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town. Banga is now Tehsil / Sub Division. More about Banga can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banga,_India

1 comment:

Suchi said...

Lovely photos...liked reading about jaggery making...I love these small towns of India...they may be small but have so much character and individuality...

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