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Qila Mubarak, an imposing structure in the heart of the city of Patiala reachable by train on the Rajpura-Dhuri line or via the N-H 64. The fort was built by Maharajah Ala Singh in 1763, around which the present city … Continue reading
The Summer Palace of Maharajah Ranjit Singh in Amritsar is approximately two miles north of The Golden Temple. It can be reached via the SR-1 national highway. Ask locals for directions to the Ram Bagh Gardens or Maharajah Ranjit Singh’s museum. … Continue reading
The 16th century Shahpur Kandi Fort, just 7km from Pathankot near the border with Pakistan, nestles at the foot of the Himalayas, an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the River Ravi. The region, situated at confluence of the Punjab, … Continue reading
In its present form Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar was built by Maharajah Ranjit Singh in the early 19th century and occupies a significant place in Indian military history. Located in south-east Amritsar an approximately 1.5 km north of the Golden … Continue reading
Faridkot Fort, located approximately 30 kilometres south of Ferozepur on the NH 15. Famed for its extraordinary interior, the fort is a throwback to yesteryear, conveying the grandeur of past rulers. Faridkot fort was initially built by Raja Mokulsi approximately … Continue reading
Anandpur Sahib Fort on the Chandigarh- Nangal Road, and accessible by the Ambala-Sirhind-Ropar-Nagal rail route, is steeped in Sikh history, culture and traditions. Located approximately 45 km from Ropar and 22 km from Nangal, the site, amidst the tranquil backdrop … Continue reading