Punjab is a land where there is history, natural beauty, religion and well-known hospitality combined into one. The famous Golden Temple is often referred to as the symbol of the state. History still has its well-built impression in the tourist attractions in Punjab and Religion adds another level of charm to them. A long drive along the smooth roadways offers the tourists vistas of green stretches of mustard fields. The mustard flowers in full bloom offers another breathtaking view.
Punjab is said to have derived its name from the 5 rivers which flow through this region. The Indus, the Sutlej, the Beas, the Ravi and the Ghaggar which provide water to this state make it a part of the northern fertile plain. Preceding the Persian period this region was known by different names at different times. Probably, at the height of its glory it was known as Sapta Sindhu, land of the 7 rivers, namely Sindhu (Indus), Vitasta (Jhelum), Asuhi (Chenab), Purshin (Ravi), Vipasa (Beas), Satadru (Sutlej) and Saruri (Saraswati). The Saraswati is a dried up stream at present and its traces are found in the present seasonal streams that flow near Pehowa in Haryana. During Greek occupancy, the territory had contracted into the area covering the five rivers.