Ranked 13 among Places to Visit in Amritsar
Time Required: 4-5 hours
Gobindgarh Fort echoes the grand stories of Punjab's past. The historic fort represents the glorious past of 257 years, starting with the Bhangi Misl era and ending with the Indian Army after The British East India Company. Gobindgarh Fort was first known as 'Bhagian da Qilla' built by Gujar Singh in 1760's. Visitors can tour the area which has now been extraordinarily developed into a live museum, acting as a repository of Punjab's History. The Tokshakhana which is now a museum in the fort was used to store the famous Kohinoor diamond.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh enhanced the majestic fort, adding elements which were influenced by the French architecture. The alluring monument was opened to the public on 10 February 2017 after being restored by the Government with the help of the Asian Development Bank. A visit to this marvel is a one of its kind experience, with camel rides, traditional folk performances and at nightfall has a special recreation of history through a 7D laser art show. The bungalow, one of the attractions at the fort, used to serve as a residence to Garrison Commanders during the British era. Visitors can end their visit to this magnificent fort by enjoying some authentic Punjabi cuisine at the Ambarasi Zaika or choosing to buy souvenirs and gifts in the Haat bazaar inside the premises.
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