Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Visit the memorial garden of Jallianwala Bagh, a public park that houses the monument to the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, when British forces opened fire on unarmed civilians celebrating the Punjabi new year. The memorial was established in 1951 by the Indian government, to serve as a somber reminder of the tragedy in which an estimated 1,000 people lost their lives. You can still view numerous bullet marks on the preserved walls of the site, a reminder that a number of people also drowned while trying to escape the bullets. Arrange to visit Jallianwala Bagh and other attractions in Amritsar using our Amritsar travel itinerary maker.
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Was great experience but sound and light show was not working. Must visit place for all. Gives a great perspective of our history.
The place has its historic importance and has been developed into a nice garden. Must see for kids from a historical perspective.
This site commemorates the atrocity committed by General Dyer against innocent unarmed civilians gathered to celebrate Baisakhi. It's sobering to fully realise what happened and even worse to know tha... read more »
Jallianwala bagh is public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919 in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Colonial British Raj sources identified 379 fatalities and estimated about 1100 wounded.
TL; DR: A must visit part of our history, but only in the evening. Best in the winters. We all know the story and the impact it had on India's struggle for independence. The famous place of the Jallianwala Bagh (Park) massacre, where General Dyer ordered his troops to fire without warning on a peaceful gathering, leaving no survivors. The government has maintained this place quite well, though the same can't be said for the roads outside the park, which are under construction for a few months and are heavily crowded, even at 2 in the AM because of the throngs of people visiting the Golden Temple. I'd suggest buying a bottle of cold water, and spending half an hour roaming around the different areas. Do see the bullet holes on the walls (which have been clearly marked), and the martyrs well, where dozens of people jumped in, trying in vain to save their lives. Then plan a visit in the evening, just as the sun is setting, to visit the Golden Temple nearby. Why 3/5? Because it is nearly impossible to visit in the summers due to the fact that there are no functioning water coolers or sufficient shade in the Park.
A historic figure in India's freedom struggle. This place gives you goosebumps when you hear of the massacre that happened on this very ground. Although maintained very cleanly and intact from the inside. The entrance to such a historic figure is not appealing and is in shambles due to the chaotic market just outside the main entrance. A lot needs to be done considering it's stature in Indian history.
Jallianwala Bagh is one of the most significant landmarks in the vicinity of Golden Temple complex. Jallianwala Bagh is a grim reminder of the worst massacres that took place on Indian soil during the freedom struggle. On 13 April 1919 British General Reginald Dyer mercilessly ordered fire on the innocent civilians gathered for Baisakhi celebration. Later this massacres was a decisive step towards the end of British rule in India. After Enter the Garden One will get immersed. Considering what happened here feel shivers down in spine. Bullet Marks & Death well is enough to break into tears. Garden has a museum and an eternal flame which burns in memory of those who died. Free Entry & Inside Photography not Allowed.
A revered Temple of Sikhs. The aura is serene. One feels like doing kar seva (Voluntary service to the temple ) whole day long.
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