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Annual Meeting of Instructional Course in Spine
"Tumors and Minimally Invasive Spine surgery"

August 09th – 11th, 2018 | Hotel Radisson Blu, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Explore Punjab


The name Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) + Aab (Water) i.e. land of five rivers. These five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in today's Punjab. The other two rivers are now in the state of Punjab, situated in Pakistan. The Punjab State is divided into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa.

Agriculture is the mainstay of Punjab's economy. Other major industries include manufacturing of scientific instruments, electrical goods, financial services, machine tools, textiles, sewing machines etc..

Punjab is considered to have the best infrastructure in India; this includes road, rail, air and river transport links that are extensive throughout the region. Punjab also has the lowest poverty rate in India and has won the best state performance award, based on statistical data compiled by the Indian Government.

Geographical area

The total area of the state is 50,362 square kilometers (19,445 square miles), with the cultivable area being under assured irrigation. Its average elevation is 300 meters (980 ft) above sea level, with a range from 180 meters (590 ft) in the southwest to more than 500 meters (1,600 ft) around the northeast border.

State Capital

Chandigarh is a union territory and serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. It is one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. The dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Chandigarh was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.

Cities / Towns

There are 22 Districts and total of 168 statutary towns and 69 census towns in Punjab. Major cities of Punjab include Amritsar, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar.

Nearest Hill Station

  • Dalhousie (197 km from Amritsar)
  • Shimla (297 km from Amritsar)
  • Kufri (312 km from Amritsar)
  • Kasauli (268 km from Amritsar)
  • Kullu Manali (400 km from Amritsar)