The holy city of Amritsar is also home to some of the most important historical places in Punjab. These historical places in Amritsar are known for their illustrious history, exquisite architecture, and the glorious stories behind them. Some of the most famous historical monuments in Punjab include:
Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar: Known as the ‘Guardian of Punjab’, Gobindgarh Fort was constructed to guard the city of Punjab from invaders. The glorious history of this fort has spanned across 257 years, starting from the rule of Misls to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and passing on to the Britishers, and coming back to the Indian government after independence. Exhiibitions, food, live shows, and traditional shops are some of the popular attractions of this place.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Amritsar: Located in the heart of the city, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, was once the palace of the king. This museum is dedicated to the founder of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and displays miniatures, coins, and weapons, attire, paintings & other historical objects.
Partition Museum Amritsar: Located in the Town hall of Amritsar, the partition museum is dedicated to the martyrs of Partition of India, 1947. It is the world’s first ever partition museum that was built after 70 years of the event and displays personal histories, artefacts and archival records that tell the story of the Partition.