Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar Punjab

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Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar Punjab

The Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar Punjab is one of the major Forts and Palaces in Punjab and is one of the best tourist attractions in Punjab. The Gobindgarh Fort has played a very significant role in the history of Punjab. The history of Gobindgarh Fort Punjab also dates back to quite old times. It was built in 1760 and was formerly known as Bhangian Da Kila, Gobindgarh Fort Punjab Amritsar Photoor the Fort of the Bhangis, one of the twelve Sikh misles. Later, the fort was reconstructed and more fortified by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He also increased the storage capacity of the fort, keeping in mind his constant life long battles with the British. In his days, the fort could give resort to an army of about 12,000 soldiers. The entrance to the fort is called Nalwa Gate, commemorating one of the greatest warriors in the history of Punjab.

Following the taking over of power and the annexation of Punjab, the British army had made some changes in the architecture of the fort. They added the Darbar Hall or Court, Hawa Mahal or Leisure Palace and the Phansi Ghar or Hanging Room to the court. The Phansi Ghar at Gobindgarh Fort is associated to the sadistic atrocities of the British General O' Dyer, the notorious perpetrator of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre (1919). Following the Independence of India and the ensuing partition, the fort sheltered to a wide number of Pakistani refugees. In 1948, Gobindgarh Fort was taken over by the Indian Army.

How to Reach Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

Gobindgarh Fort is located in Amritsar which is a bustling city right in the heart of the Punjab; therefore reaching Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar will not be a big problem. Amritsar has good connectivity with Delhi both by rail and by air. Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar nearest Airport is Raja Sansi Airport where you will get regular Indian Airlines flights to Delhi. Amritsar also has incredibly good rail connection with all Indian metro cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and so on. You can also move to Amritsar by bus from Chandigarh (235 kms), Delhi (435 kms), Ferozepur (160 kms) and so on.

Accommodation in Amritsar

Accommodation near Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar will not be a big problem since accommodation in Amritsar is really cheap but comfortable. There are a lots of places to stay including some good hotels as well as Amritsar Tourist Lodges and Holiday Homes in Amritsar. Before you choose yours, take a look at the best Hotels in Amritsar.

Amritsar Tourist Information Centre

For more details, contact at the Amritsar Tourist Information Centre in the following addresses:

  • Tourist Information centre
    Palace Hotel, Opp Station, Amritsar
    Ph: 0183-2402452

  • Punjab Tourist Information Centre
    Room No. 214-215, Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi
    Ph: 23343055

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