Jallian Wala Bagh
The memorial at this site commemorates the 2000 Indians who were killed or wounded, shot indiscriminately by the British under the command of Gen Michael O”Dyer on April 13, 1919 while participating in a peaceful public meeting. This was one of the major incidents of India’s freedom struggle.The story of this appealing massacre is told in the Martyr’s Gallery at the site. A section of wall with bullet marks still visible is preserved along with the memorial well, in which some people jumped to escape. “The impossible men of India shall rise and liberate their mother land”, declared Mahatma Gandhi, after the Jallian Wala massacre. “This disproportionate severity of punishment inflicted upon the unfortunate people and method of carrying it out is without parallel in the history of civilized govt.” wrote Rabindra Nath Tagore the noble laureate while returning knighthood.
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Sri Guru Ramdass International airport nearest airport from Jallian Wala Bagh and distance from airport is 13 kilometers.
Amritsar Railway Station nearest railway station from Jallian Wala Bagh and distance from station is 2 kilometers
Bus Stand Amritsar nearest bus-stop from Jallian Wala Bagh and distance from bus-stop is 1.7 kilometers