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Punjab Historical Places

Historical places are the significant places representing the past history of that place and the glorious days highlights the immense past and its opulence.

The historical places in Punjab include the Govindgarh fort in Amritsar. This fort is of the early 19th century and is designed by Maharaja Ranjit singh.

He has a special mechanism for defense against artillery attacks that were frequent when Punjab was open to the Afghan hordes.

As it is occupied with paramilitary forces now the visitors are not allowed. The Punjab historical places are many in number and each place has its own significant history.

Bathinda Fort is one of the historical places in Punjab. This fort is schooner shaped and stands similar to a ship in a sea of sand.

This design suits the desert environment. This fort is considered to be important for its repute that it is 1800 years old. Later in was captured by the Patiala Maharaj Ala singh. Here a small gurudwara is memorialized in the name of Sri Guru Gobind Singh.

Punjab historical places are many as it has been ruled by many rulers and all of them have left something or the other as their mark of existence. The Punjab historical places are viewed by the tourists with great interest.

Faridkot Fort is another attractive historical place in Punjab. It is at a distance of 30 km from Ferozpur.

It has a reputation over 700 years and it notable for the wall paintings and mainly because of the mirror hall called Sheesh Mahal.

This hall of mirrors was the prayer rooms of the family that was ruling and this style was copied from Rajasthan.

The Punjab historical places also include the Qila Mubarak of Patiala.

This was founded by Maharaja Ala Singh in 1764 and was a mud fort originally that later emerged as a double storied structure with massive gate and beautiful arches. The fort is now a museum.

The Punjab historical places have many more forts such as the Bhadurgarh Fort in Patiala. This fort is compact and is nicely designed. Anandpur Sahib Fort is important but became victims of war and time. The Phillaur Fort in Ludhiana is now a police training center.

This was designed by Deewan Mohkam chand. The historical places in Punjab also include the Shahpur kandi fort. This is 7 kms from Pathankot and is at the Himalayas foot overlooking the river Ravi. Today, the same fort has been altered to be a comfortable rest house.

 

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