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Gobindgarh Fort

Gobindgarh Fort

Formerly known as Bhangian Da Kila (Bhangis was one of the twelve Sikh misles), the momentous Gobindgarh Fort is positioned in the South-West of Amritsar in the state of Punjab. Constructed in 1760, the fort captured an extra-ordinary place in Indian military history. It was a mute witness for many historic events.

In compliance with the historians, in the period of 1808, the fort was known by the name of Gujjar Singh Bhangi. Later on, it was re-built by the lion of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Jodh Singh gave a helping hand in the process. The renowned Maharaja strengthened the reinforcement of the fort with the purpose of keeping and reserving his treasures and treaties in protection. The specially constructed Toshakhana, is built in the middle of the fort, used to store a large amount of grains, which had been the provision for the 12,000-strong army.

It is one of the best tourists’ attractions in India, claiming to be as one of the wonders of the nation. The fort was constructed with brick and lime with numerous army bastions and iron gates with 25 field guns on the walls.

The fort is being constructed on a square type blueprint having its parameter of 1500 sq m with two strong gates, four large defenders and well-developed barricade. The magnificent entrance has been named Nalwa Gate, after the great Sikh warrior. Fort has a gloriously design and architecture.

The British authorities captured Gobindgarh fort in 1849. They added the Darbar Hall, Hawa Mahal and the Phansi Ghar to the fort. Later in October, in the year 1948, the Indian army took control of the fort. Post-independence, it offers a temporary shelter to a large number of refugees from Pakistan.

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