The name ‘Punjab’ is made of two words - Punj and Ab, where Punj means ‘Five’ and Ab means ‘Rivers’. The word ‘Sikhism’ comes from ‘Sikh’, which means ‘a strong and able disciple'. They are also known for their extravagant and vibrant life that revolves around colorful festivals, sprawling farmlands, good food and urge to live life in service of humanity. Sikh people believe that no one should sleep without having food. Therefore the Gurudwara (Sikh temple) around India serve free food all day called Langar. Devotion and service for humanity are deeply imbibed in every Sikh from childhood.
The five rivers from which the name was taken were Beas, Chenab, Sutlej, Ravi, and Jhelum, now Saltej, Ravi, Beas are part of Indian Punjab. The landscape of Rural Punjab is filled with sprawling fields of sugarcane, mustard or citrus fruits like Orange, Kinnow, and Tangerine. The village houses are huge and spacious with the preference for joint family structure. The farmers of Punjab are among the most prosperous in India. All of it adds to the romanticism of living in a village of Punjab. Traditionally, Sikh people have been warriors or farmers. Since their jobs have revolved around very hard work, their food is also one of the heaviest.
In villages, the food is still mostly sourced from family farms and milk is taken from cows at home for making white butter, yogurt, lassi, and sweets. Although people of Punjab have varied kinds of dishes, but homemade white butter, paratha, and lassi is among some of the most well-known meals taken in breakfast. Makki ki roti (Indian bread made of corn) and Sarson ka saag (vegetable of mustard leaves) smeared with white butter followed by sweet jaggery are other well known vegetarian meals from Punjab.
Stay: Accommodation in clean & hygeinic hotel/home stay on twin sharing
Meals: Brekfast & Dinner during the trip
Activities: Rafting, Rural Living