Category Archives: Family Friendly

Ferozshah memorial and Anglo Sikh Wars Site

Anglo-Sikh War SiteBattle of Ferozeshah – 21-22 December 1845 Following Mukdi, the British Army proceeded northwestwards with a view to joining forces with the besieged British garrison of Ferozepore. The Sikh Army did not prevent the meeting of the two … Continue reading »

Posted in Colonial Punjab, Family Friendly, India>Patiala and the Regal South, Sikh History | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gurdwara Sacha Sauda

Posted in Family Friendly, Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas, Sikh Religious | Tagged | Leave a comment

Nankana Sahib Gurdwara

Posted in Family Friendly, Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas, Sikh History, Sikh Religious | Leave a comment

Hazuri Bagh

Posted in Family Friendly, Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas, Sikh History | Leave a comment

Tomb of the Emperor Jehangir

Posted in Family Friendly, Mughal Sites, Outdoor Activities, Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas | Leave a comment

Haveli of Hari Singh Nalwa

Posted in Family Friendly, Forts and Havelis, Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas, Sikh History | Leave a comment

Moorish Mosque

The Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala, is a spectacular mosque built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh who was the last ruler of Kapurthala state. It took over 13 years for construction of this mosque which got completed in the year 1930. It is a fine example of the Moorish architecture and one of the few monuments with Moorish architecture in the region. Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, India>Jalandhar Doab, Princely Punjab | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Durgiana Mandir

The historical Durgiana Mandir is located in the holy city of Amritsar. This temple holds a prominent place in the Hindu history as it is believed that Lord Rama visited this place during one Ashwamedh Yagya when He was the king of Ayodhya. This temple was the worshipping place for Saint Valmiki, who wrote the epic Ramayan and birth place of Luv-Kush, the two sons of Lord Rama. Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, Hindu Religious, India>Amritsar and the North | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Goindwal Sahib

Goindwal Sahib,is an important historic and religious place for Sikhs, is located at a distance of around 30 km south-west from Amritsar. It is connected with holy city Amritsar by road and rail and can be reached easily from there. It is situated on the banks of river Beas and is the birth place of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, fifth guru of the Sikhs. Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, India>Amritsar and the North, Sikh History, Sikh Religious | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Victoria & Albert Museum

Almost certainly the richest source of Sikh artefacts, arts and arms outside of India and arguably in the world. On display within Nehru gallery are a number of Sikh arms including a complete Nihang Dastaar Bunga and the stunning Golden Throne of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Within the reading room are dozens of very important paintings in the Kangra style and a number of rare publications. Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, Princely Punjab, Sikh History, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nur Mahal

Nur Mahal is famous for being home to Nur Jahan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir -she was brought up here. It houses buildings with some of the finest Mughal architecture in the state such as the Nur Mahal Sarai. Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, Forts and Havelis, India>Central Punjab, Mughal Sites, Outdoor Activities | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harrappan era civilization, Archeological Museum

Rupar or Rupnagar is the district headquarter of Rupnagar district located around 50km to northwest of state capital Chandigarh. It is famous for being the home to Harrappan era civilization, which predates even the events of the great Hindu epic, … Continue reading »

Posted in Ancient India, Family Friendly, India>Sivalik Foothills, Outdoor Activities | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kali Devi Temple

The Kali Devi Temple, Patiala is located on the Mall Road, Patiala, nearby the famous Baradari Garden. This is a renowned temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga or Kali Devi.The construction of Kali Devi Temple took place during the reign of … Continue reading »

Posted in Family Friendly, Hindu Religious, India>Patiala and the Regal South | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Cathedral

t Mary’s Cathedral Church is situated in the city of Jalandhar, near Jalandhar Cantt station. This church is unique in a number of ways as it has a unique design and had got blessings from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Continue reading »

Posted in Colonial Punjab, Family Friendly, India>Jalandhar Doab, Modern Punjab | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bathinda Fortress – Qila Mubarack

Bathinda Fort is located in heart of Bathinda city, one of the major cities across Punjab. . The fort stands tall providing a magnificent view with the city of Bathinda in background. Numerous battles were fought in this region and this fort has borne witness to many of them. Since it is located on a strategic route, it played an important part of defenses of not only state of Punjab, but for the whole country. Continue reading »

Posted in Ancient India, Family Friendly, Forts and Havelis, India>Patiala and the Regal South, Mughal Sites, Princely Punjab, Sikh History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment