Historic Places To Visit In Punjab

Explore Punjab Via Ludhiana

The land of Punjab is described as the land of, “gurus, saints and warriors”, so why not spend a weekend at destinations of historic importance?


Ludhiana:

Ludhiana played a great role in the Indian revolution of 1857, and later in the struggle for independence. Martyr Sukhdev, who was hanged with Martyr Bhagat Singh and Martyr Rajguru, was born in Ludhiana. The ancestral house of martyr Sukhdev Singh Thapar, where he was born and brought up, still stands here at Nau Ghara in Chaura Bazar in Ludhiana.  Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, a tribute to the gallant soldiers of Punjab, is located near Hotel Amaltas, about 5 km (3.1 miles) from Ludhiana on GT Road.  It has galleries that depict the heroics of the air force, navy, cavalry and other departments of the military forces.  This museum is a tribute to all the lives lost for a noble cause.



Amritsar:

Famous for its Golden Temple, Amritsar offers some of the most prominent places that reflect the historic era. Visit two of Amritsar’s most famous monuments: the Golden Temple and the Jallianwala bagh. Learn all about the heroic legend of Sikhism and its significance to the freedom movement of India. Visit  the Attari border and Wagah border, the international border between India and Pakistan, located 28 km (17.3 miles) from Amritsar and 170 km (105 miles) from Ludhiana. 



Ferozepur:

The Ferozepur district is situated at the India Pakistan border, Hussainiwala border, 11 km (6.8 miles) away from Ferozepur and 130 km (80.8 miles) from Ludhiana. Hussainiwala is also the site where three heroic martyrs of India's freedom struggle, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his associates Martyr Rajguru and Martyr Sukhdev, have their final resting place on the banks of the river Sutlej in Ferozepur. Another historical memorial, the Saragarhi Gurudwara, commemorates the sacrifice of 21 Sikh soldiers who perished at Saragarhi in Baluchistan.  On all sides, the gurudwara is surrounded by cannons which have the names of 21 brave soldiers inscribed on them.Do visit and pay your respects to the brave souls of Saragarhi.

In 1838, Ferozepur was the centre from which British troops advanced to Kabul during the Anglo-Afghan war. The Anglo Sikh War Memorial at Ferozeshah was built to perpetuate the memory of the brave Punjabis who laid down their lives fighting heroically against the British troops at Mudki Ferozeshah Sabhraon and Chellianwala. For people interested in relishing a bygone era, their itinerary should include St. Andrew’s Church in Ferozepur.


Ludhiana is one of the most centrally located cities of Punjab, would recommend to explore Punjab via Ludhiana. For more information on itinerary and places to visit around Ludhiana, please contact us on 0161 - 4071234 

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