Archaeological / Historical Destinations
Due to its rigorous past the best part of ancient Punjab is either
in its ruins or underground. At Ropar, called Roop Nagar (the town
of beauty is olden times) evidence of Harappan culture of Indus
Valley Civilisation and relics of Alexander's Army have been discovered.
excavations at Dholbaha, the ancient temple town at Hoshiarpur takes
back its antiquity to the Pleistocene period of stone age man and
shows evidence of continued development of civilisation right down
of the 7th and 8th century A.D.The museum containing these relics
is situated in Hoshiarpur city.
The first seat of Muslim Empire in India and the reputed birth place
of Mata Kaushalya has ruins which show it is as a great enterpot,
the archaeological digs are beginning to reveal indications of the
epic age civilization.
Sanghol, District Fatehgarh Sahib
Archaeological digs here have yielded relics which date back from
Harrapan Culture of 6th century AD. A stupa and a Budhist monastery
complex of the Kushan era (1st-2nd Century AD) has also been unearthed