Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Shalimar Gardens

The magnificent and famous Shalamar Gardens are located 8 kms to the north-east of Lahore in Pakistan on the Grand Trunk Road. Commissioned by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637, the gardens are known for their grandeur and exquisite landscaping. … Continue reading »

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Sher Singh Baradari

The Samadhi of Sher Singh, located on the premises lies in complete ruins as the domed structure appears to have been cut in half. The baradari itself is fast turning into a garbage dump as the Solid Waste Management department has constructed a waste enclosure here after demolishing one corner of the Baradari. Continue reading »

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Tomb of the Emperor Jehangir

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Ucha Pind Sanghol

Sanghol is one of the most important archaeological sites in India. Toramana and Mahiragula era coins and seals etc have been found here. These two kings belonged to Huna people who lived in around 6th century B.C.
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The Historical Banyan Tree (Shaheedi Bohr)

This huge tree with lush green canopy and wide girth is located along northern boundary of the Ram Bagh. This place has an important place in the history of the holy city of Amritsar. In 1871, four members of the Kooka community objected to hawking of beef nearby the Golden Temple Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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Jaijon

Once a flourishing trade centre at the time of partition, today Jaijon is a ghost town in Hoshiarpur district; most of its former residents have migrated to other areas and many of the houses of the time lying in ruins.

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Phillaur Fort

The Phillaur fort is located just south of Phillaur town of Ludhiana district. The origins of the Phillaur have been traced back to a Sanghera Jut named Phul who gave the name Phulnagar to the town. Later on, this town was captured by Naru Rajputs who were sent by Rai Shahr. Shahr’s son Ratan Pal settled here after the occupation. After departure of Ratan Pal and Juts left this place, a serai or a resting place was constructed at this place, which later was turned into the Phillaur fort later on. Continue reading »

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