The Gobindgarh Fort –the very symbol of Punjab, the iconic protector of Amritsar is situated right in the center of the Holy City along the Grand Trunk road spanning across 43 acres of land. This magnificent heritage site has a history of its own, spread across a period of over 300 years, right from the times of the Bhangi Misl-Maharaja Ranjit Singh-The East India Company-the Indian Army. This qilla has finally opened its gates for the very first to welcome not only the people of Punjab but also each one of those devotees and tourists that come here to pay their respects to Shri Harmandir Sahib. At one time the world famous Kohinoor diamond was housed within the fort. The qilla is now being restored in a phased manner to hopefully revive it back to its past glory to the times of the Maharaja. Here within the fort are several different buildings, built across the span of time, some during the Maharaja’s reign, such as the Toshakhana, Khas Mahal, Bastions, Moat, Wells, Haveli etc, some during the East India Company such as the Darbar Hall. Some existing structures were altered during the British times and others partially added such as the Anglo Sikh Bunglow. Here there is a bell of 1863 made in Sheffield, UK, which was made in order to cast other bells at that time.
How to Reach:
Sri Guru Ramdass Ji International airport is the nearest airport from Gobindgarh Fort and distance from airport is 11 kilometers.
Amritsar Railway Station nearest railway station from Gobindgarh Fort and distance from station is 700 meters
Bus Stand Amritsar nearest bus-stop from Gobindgarh Fort and distance from bus-stop is 1.5 kilometers
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