The Glorious Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar

The Gobindgarh Fort is a historical museum and cultural theme park showcasing the history of Punjab and Punjabi culture in all its glory. Various museums feature collections of traditional Punjabi attire, household items, and even weapons of war from the olden days. The light and laser shows such as Sher E Punjab and Whispering Walls …

Around Fatehgarh Sahib

The archaeological site north of Fatehgarh Sahib is said to have flourished 3,000 years ago and was known as Sangal-Dwip. It became an important settlement between Ist and 6th centuries, under the patronage of Kushans and the Guptas. The Sanghol Museum exhibits archaeological finds recovered from various sites of the State. A stupa and monastery …

Fatehgarh Sahib, Sacred Pilgrimage Site

The historic Sikh pilgrim center, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sacred Pilgrimage Site, is named after Baba Fateh Singh Ji, the younger son of Guru Gobind Singhji. Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib: The beautiful white gurudwara marks the site where Zorawar Singh (9 years old) and Fateh Singh (7 years old), the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji …

The Wonderful ‘Patiala’ City

The Wonderful ‘Patiala’ City, was founded in 1753, by Maharaja Ala Singh and named Patiala, literally the territory (pati) of Ala. In 1948, it became the capital of a new state, PEPSU (Patiala and East Punjab States Union), created by merging the princely states of East Punjab. The rulers of Patiala were great patrons of …

Anandpur Sahib ‘The City of Bliss’

The ‘City of Bliss’ set on the left bank of the river Sutlej with Naina Devi mountain in its backdrop is a major Sikh pilgrim center. It was founded in 1665, by Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, near the ruins of an ancient place called Makhowal. Guru Gobind Singh ii, the tenth Sikh Guru (1666- 1708), …

Around Amritsar

It is believed to be the site of the Ashram of Maharishi Balmiki, the legendary sage who composed the great epic Ramayana. Sita, the consort of Lord Rama is said to have staved here and given birth to the twin sons, Luv and Kush. The pilgrim center has an ancient tank and many temples. Tarn …

Amritsar, the ‘Spiritual Capital of Punjab’

Amritsar, the ‘Spiritual Capital of Punjab’ is one of the most important Sikh pilgrim centers in the country. It was founded in 1577, by Guru Ram Das and was later named Amritsar, after the sacred pond – Amrit Sarovar or the ‘Pool of Nectar’. Golden Temple Complex: The magnificent temple complex set in the ‘heart’ …

Punjab "The land of five rivers"

Punjab “The land of five rivers”

Prosperous Punjab, the land of five (Punj) rivers (Aab), was the marvelous land of- Vedas, Indus valley civilization, Taxila University, milk and honey, arts, and artifacts. Through the centuries, it has borne the brunt of invasions and wars and, more recently, the holocaust of India’s partition. However, the enterprising and industrious people of Punjab bounced …