Amritsar is a city in the heart of its fortified old town. Amritsar, in the far northwest corner of Punjab state, is easier to reach than you might think, despite being off the Golden Triangle tourist trail, which is reason enough to visit.
One of the most appealing historical places in Amritsar is the Gobindgarh Fort.
A Little about The Gobindgarh Fort
The Gobindgarh Fort is a symbol of the Punjab. A character from the early days of Punjab. This magnificent heritage site, which covers 43 acres in the heart of Amritsar, has an illustrious history of its own. Over 261 years, it began with the Bhangi Misl and continues with Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the British East India Company, and the Indian Army. It has finally welcomed the Punjabis. Despite being under restoration, the Gobindgarh Fort has quickly gained popularity and is now one of the best tourist destinations in Punjab. Because of the historical significance of Amritsar. Many visitors have already declared it to be one of the best places in India.
Let’s take a Look at the history
In the 18th century, the Misls clans ruled the Punjab region. Gujar Singh Bhangi, a local chieftain, built this mud fortress in the 1760s, giving it the name “Bhagian da Qila.” They held it for nearly 49 years, until 1809. However, the misl’s financial position deteriorated over time, and by 1809, Amritsar was ruled by a minor ruler, Gurdit S. Bhangi, a descendant of Gujjar Singh, with the assistance of his mother, Mai Sukhan. Mai Sukhan asked Arur Mal, a sahukar (trader) in Bhangi township, to pay nazrana (Tribute). Arur Mal, unable to pay, relocated to Kanhiyas misl’s township to avoid payment. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a rising star from the Sukerchakia Misl at the time. The Maharaja took control of the Fort, and with it, the Zamzama Cannon, Mai Sukhan, and the Bhangies were given a few villages to maintain. He renamed the fort ‘Gobindgarh‘ after Guru Shri Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru.
Other places to visit in the city
Other places to visit while you are in Amritsar include the Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, Amritsar Old City, and the Wagah Border during the Attari Border Closing Ceremony. There is also the Warfare Museum, the Pagdi Museum, the Sikh Art Museum, and many more places to visit while you are in this city.