Tag Archives: Ranjit Singh

Anarkali’s Tomb

On the lower Mall Road, inside the grounds of Punjab Secretrariat towards the south of the old city in Lahore, lies one of the more unexpected Mughal tombs, that of Anarkali, the former slave and lover of Prince Salim. According … Continue reading »

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Elveden Hall, Thetford

Maharaja Duleep Singh was bought to England in 1854. He lived his adult life on the Elvedon Hall Estate in Suffolk, where he lived the life of an English country squire. Continue reading »

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The National Army Museum

The main collection includes a few pieces of interest, a shamsher presented by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to General Hodson and a few medals. The reading rooms however contain the real treasure. Continue reading »

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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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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 »

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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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