The historical places in Punjab represent the rich and colourful history of the land, as well as the cultural history of India. Sites like the Jallianwala Bagh and the Wagah Border are important destinations regarding the history of Independent India, while the Golden temple is important to the Sikhs and heritage of Punjab. There are many historical forts in Punjab as well.
Here is the list of 22 Historical Places in Punjab For A Colourful Holiday
One of the most spiritual places in India, Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrines in Sikhism and is alive with religious fervour and sacredness. Its divinity is a thing that can only be experienced and not described. In spite of the thousands of people milling about in the premises of the temple, the only voice you will hear around you is silence interspersed with chants of the Sikh prayers.
Jallianwala Bagh was a great historical place in Punjab during the Indian struggle for Independence. It is a public garden in Amritsar which houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the government of India in 1951 to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces on April 13, 1919.
Wagah Border is a road border between India and Pakistan. It is a famous tourist spot nowadays because of the famous beating retreat ceremony that is held every day before sunset. Almost 5,000 people visit the border to be a part of this ceremony. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers.
Nurpur Fort is a 900 year old fort, popular for its ancient Krishna temple located in the inner sanctum. It was built by Pathania Rajputs and later Shah Jahan named it after his beloved wife Nur Jahan. This historic place in Punjab was affected by the great earthquake in 1905, many parts of it got damaged but even today it stands tall with all its glory.
Qila Mubarak is situated in Bhatinda city of Punjab. It is a monument of great historical importance. The presence of the fort can be traced back to the 90-110 AD. Razia Sultana, the first lady ruler of the Delhi Sultanates was kept imprisoned in this fort after she was defeated and dethroned.
The construction of the fort was done during the reign of the Kushanas. The Kushana ruler of Northern India, Kanishka had built this fort along with Raja Dab.
Government museum and art gallery in Chandigarh is one of the prominent museums of India that speaks well of the history and partition of India. Established in August 1947, the museum is known for its rich collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and also for its unique architecture designed by Le Corbusier. The museum is located in the center of the town and offers the view of the Shivalik ranges in the backdrop.
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