Time Required : 2-3 Hours
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The Virasat-e-Khalsa Sikh museum was built in the honour of Sikhism and celebrates the glorious Sikh history. Visitors will be thrilled to see relics and memoirs of the struggles and triumphs of Sikh warriors over the past centuries. This museum celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Khalsa and displays the scriptures written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, their tenth human guru.
The building is made in a fortress-style design with a majestic bridge connecting the two structures on either side of a ravine. The smaller building complex on the west comprises of a grand entrance plaza, a double-storey library for research and reference purposes, several exhibition galleries and a huge auditorium with a capacity of 400.
The complex on the east comprises of a memorial building and galleries that create an appearance of a fortress in the building. This permanent exhibition space creates a distinct mark among the natural surroundings.
Visitors will be amazed to see the construction style of the complex. Most places are made of poured-in-place stones and concrete, with beams remaining exposed at specific locations. The ceilings are clad in stainless steel structures while the walls are made of classic honey-coloured stones.
Of special mention is the reflection of the sky by the rooftops and the strategic location of the building in the middle of ravines and dams that transform the beauty of this place at night. The greenery and serenity of the area are bound to leave a mark in the heart of the visitors.
Monday – closed
Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Sunday – 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Anandgarh - Kesgarh Road, Near Qila, Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab 140118
Contact number - 01887232592
Entry to Virasat-e-Khalsa is free for visitors. However, full day passes are available for INR 100 for those who wish to spend the entire day in the complex and study the architectural details.
How to Reach:
Virasat-e-Khalsa is easily accessible by different means of transport. You may drive by car from Chandigarh to Anandpur Sahib in about 2 hours. Several state buses connect Anandpur Sahib with other cities in Punjab. There is a direct train (Cdg Janshatabdi) that leaves from Chandigarh at 07:15 AM daily and reaches Anandpur Sahib at 08:58 AM. Chandigarh is also well-connected by flights from many Indian cities.
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