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Punjab

Punjab

 

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum - Amritsar: Matchless collection of paintings arms and armours. manuscript and coins of 18th and 19th Century. 

Anandpur Sahib Fort - Ropar: This place has a number of historical Gurudwaras, with a backdrop of Naina Devi Hill.

Anglo-Sikh War Memorial - Ferozeshah: Was set-up here in 1976 A.D. The portraits of significant historical personality and battle scenes executed by artists, Jaswant Singh and Kirpal Singh and some of the weapons used in those days are on display here.

Art Gallery at Sheesh Mahal - Patiala: Patiala contains a rare set of miniature paintings and paintings in Kangra, Rajasthan and Patiala styles, special section on Tibetan Arts and Artifacts etc. and its Medal Gallery contains the world's major group of Medals and decorations.

Bahia Fort - Bhatinda: In 1754 AD it was captured by Maharaj Ala Singh of Patiala. A small gurdwara commemorates the visit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji here.

Bahadurgarh For - Patiala: Bahadurgarh Fort 6 kms from Patiala initially founded by Nawab Saif Khan in 1658. The present fort was built by Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala in 1837.

Faridkot Fort - Faridkot: Reputed to be 700 years old, noteworthy for the hall of mirrors and wall paintings called Sheesh Mahals these halls of mirrors were copied in Rajasthan style and were actually the prayer rooms of the ruling family.

Gandhi Gate - Amritsar: Popularly recognized as Hall Gate, it is the entry to the shopping hub of Amritsar - Hall Bazaar. A classic maharaja type gate with a clock and a Glow sign which reads "Amritsar - Sifti Da Ghar".

Govt.Museum - Chandigarh: At this museum fossils and rare sculptures collected from the archaeological site of Dholbaha are on display. The rare relics displayed here date back to the Stone age.

Jallianwala Bagh - Amritsar: Is a peaceful park with picnicking families and college kids, but move to a section of the wall which still has visible bullet marks, and you will be reminded of one of the most horrific events in colonial Indian history.

Kuka Memorial - Ludhiana: 130 years ago Giani Rattan Singh and Sant Rattan Singh, two Namdhari sikhs (Kookas), were hanged from one of the branches of this banyan tree in full public view for having powerfully closed down a number of slaughterhouses opened by the British in the state.

Pushpa Gujral Science City - Jalandhar: Pushpa Gujral Science City is the biggest and the second Science City in India. Located on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road in an area of 72 acres, it is named after the mother of former Prime Minister of India Shri I.K. Gujral.

Qila Mubarak - Patiala: The Qila (fort) was also the abode of Patiala dynasty. The housing part was called Qila Androon or the Inner Fort.

Quila Mubarak - Bhatinda: The Qila (fort) was also the residence of Patiala dynasty. The housing part was called Qila Androon or the Inner Fort.

Sanghol Museum - Ludhiana: Located on Chandigarh-Ludhiana road (40 km from Chandigarh), one can vision a repository of archaeological finds of Punjab's very old civilization at the Sanghol museum.

Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum - Jalandhar: Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum has been constructed to pay homage to the great revolutionary martyrs of the Punjab, who laid down their lives for the liberation of their motherland.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memoria - Ferozepurl: Situated at Ferozepur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial has been made to commit to memory the great heroes - Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev - who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the nation.

Shahpur Kandi Fort - Pathankot: Shahpur Kandi Fort, 7 Km from Pathankot: This 16th century fort nestles at the foot of the towering Himalayas and overlooks the river Ravi. Is a comfortable rest-house now.

Sports Museum, National Institute of Sports - Patiala: Only one of its kind exhibition centre, this museum contains rare photographs, medals and kits of the great Indian sportsmen. It is set in the sylvan surroundings of Moti Bagh Palace.

Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - Amritsar: Summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Is situated in the middle of a beautiful garden called Ram bagh.

The Sheesh Mahal - Chandigarh: It was built in the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh (1845-1862) in a forest with terraces, gardens, fountains and an artificial lake.

Wagah Border - Amritsar: Wagah is an army outpost on Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore. I had the opportunity to witness a ritual of 'madness' at this border post recently.

Anglo Sikh War Memorial - Ferozepur: Anglo Sikh War Memorial (Ferozepur), contains portraits of historical personalities, paintings, depicting scenes of battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars.