Sher E Punjab – HISTORY, COLLECTION & FACTS
Posted On May 19, 2022
Amritsar, the home to various sacred places, war memorials and most importantly a book which narrates the stories of history and freedom. The world renowned Golden Temple aka Harimandar sahib, Wajah Border, historical JallianWala Bagh and the list continues. The city is not only known for the incidents of 1947 and 1984, but also because of the stories of the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh.
Sher E Punjab is another gem in Punjab tourist places, which the travellers must visit to know more about the history of not only Amritsar but the state of Punjab. The blog will lead you through the history and facts about the Museum.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Amritsar
Located right in the heart of the city, just 4 kms away from Golden Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is considered as one of the best museums in Punjab, especially when it comes to narrating the stories of history. Originally the summer palace of the king of Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, now a museum built to share the insights of life of kings during the Sikh monarchy.
History: The famous museum in the city and summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, it gives the visitors many mindblowing insights of the ancient Sikh life. In 1977 CE this summer palace was converted into a museum to be a treasure house of the history, art and architecture of the Sikhs. Encompassed by the well known RamBagh gardens, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Amritsar is located right in the centre of the city.
As you enter the museum you will witness the manuscripts, coins, armors, paintings and many more stuff preserved since ancient times which depicts or relates with the Lion of Punjab aka Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Best time to Visit: Being among the important Punjab tourist places, the museum remains open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It remains closed on Mondays and public holidays. It is advisable to explore the museum during the months from October to March, since the weather is quite pleasant.
Facts: The museum does not only tell the stories of Maharaja Ranjit singh (popularly known as ‘Sher-e-Punjab’), but it also depicts the tales of sikh culture. You will find the walls of the museum inscribed with Sikh teachings, which is an integral part of the culture. Along with this, the museum has many belongings of the king such as his swords, coins from that century, manuscripts, jewellery and much more.
One can easily get public transport from any part of the city to reach the museum. The ticket price for adults is INR 40, while for kids above 5 years of age is INR 10. If you are in the city, then do not miss the chance to visit this historic museum to experience the anecdote of the warriors of Punjab.
Apart from visiting Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Amritsar, you can also visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh fort aka Qila Gobindgarh. Being among the best Punjab tourist places, the fort spans the history of 257 years now. The tales and architecture of the fort is the main attracting point for the travellers. Come Visit Qila Gobindgarh to discover history of the best nonfictional places in the state.