Fateh Burj

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The Fateh Burj is the tallest Minar in India situated in the historical village of Chappar Chiri in the SAS Nagar district, Punjab.  Fateh Burj or Victory Tower is the tallest victory tower with a height of 328 ft in the city of Mohali, Punjab and dedicated to the establishment of the Sikh rule.  It was here that Banda Singh Bahadur, one of the most respected Sikh warriors, won a decisive battle against Wazir Khan, commander of the Mughal army. 

History:

Banda_Bahadur_the_Sikh_Warrior_, In 1710, Banda Singh Bahadur won the battle against Wazir Khan, who commanded the Mughal army at Chappar Chiri. Wazir Khan had planned to stop the march of the Sikh army led by Banda Singh Bahadur to Sirhind. At the time of the battle. His plan was to stop the sikh army which was being led by Banda Singh Bahadur. In this battle, the Khalsa established the first Khalsa reign by taking revenge of the martyrdom of younger Sahibzadas of the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Banda Singh Bahadur taught a lesson to Wazir Khan who killed younger Sahibzadas. The minar was established on 30 November 2011 to mark the third centenary of the historical battle of Chapparchiri.The Fateh Burj minar or tower is 328 ft tall with total three stories at 67 feet, 117 feet, and 220 feet.

In this structure, a special waterproofing EPDM membrane has been used. The reflected image of the tower in the water body adds another dimension. Hailed as the tallest religious memorial in the country, the Fateh Bhurj is an Octagonal tower with a RCC central core which resists the total lateral and seismic force.

The Historical place Fateh Burj  is a worth visiting place. The visiting hours of the burj is from 10 to 8 A.M. Visit this place at the time of sunset and sunrise. The effect of the sunlight around the monument makes it look immensely beautiful.

How To Reach:

By Air: The nearest Airport is Chandigarh airport (15 km), which is well connected to all major city of India. 

By Rail: Mohali has its oven railway station, which is well connected to the major city of India.

By Road: Mohali is well connected by road. Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) and Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses do ply regularly from several cities of Punjab and Haryana.

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Akal Takht

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The Akal Takht, meaning throne of the timeless one, is one of five takhts (seats of power) of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar, Punjab. Akal Takht is situated exactly opposite to the Golden Temple within the temple complex. Akal Takht is a combination of Persian and Punjabi words, literally, it means “The seat of Timeless one” or “The seat of God”. The Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargobind as a place of justice and consideration of temporal issues; the highest seat of earthly authority of the Khalsa (the collective body of the Sikhs) and the place of the Jathedar, the highest spokesman of the Sikhs.

History :

Akal_takhat_amritsar Originally known as Akal Bunga, the building directly opposite the Harmandir Sahib was founded by sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind, as a symbol of political sovereignty and where spiritual and temporal concerns of the Sikh people could be addressed. The Akal Takhat was founded by Guru Hargobind on June 15, 1606 (now celebrated on 2 July) and was established as the place from which the spiritual and temporal concerns of the Sikh community could be acted upon. The original Takht was a simple platform, 3.5 meters (11 ft) high, on which Guru Hargobind would sit in court to receive petitions and administer justice. He was surrounded by the insignia of royalty such as the parasol and the flywhisk. Later, there was an open-air semi-circular structure built on marble pillars and a gilded interior section. The modern building is a five story structure with marble inlay and a gold-leafed dome. Three of the stories were added by Ranjit Singh in the 1700s. Contemporary restoration work found a layer of paint decorated lime plaster that might have been part of the original structure but later than the time of Harminder.

Architecture:

Harminder_Sahib_by_Night,_taken_from_the_east,_with_Akal_Takht_Sahib_in_the_background Interior_of_Akal_Takht Akal Takht is a great 5-storied modern structure (3 stores were built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh) with inlaid marble and a gilded dome, but that does not convey the Guru Hargobind’s design of simple Takht. The original Takht was a simple platform, 3.5 meters (11 ft) high, on which Guru Hargobind would sit in court to receive petitions and administer justice. He was surrounded by the insignia of royalty such as the parasol and the flywhisk. Later, there was an open-air semi-circular structure built on marble pillars and a gilded interior section. Contemporary restoration work found a layer of paint decorated lime plaster that might have been part of the original structure but later than the time of Harminder.

The best time to visit Amritsar is between November and March when the weather is comparatively pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and visiting the Golden Temple. However, sometimes the temperature can touch a freezing – 4 Degree Celsius.

How To Reach: 

By Air: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Amritsar is 11 km away from the Akal Takht, Which is well connected to all major city of India.

By Rail: Amritsar Railway Station is well linked to other railheads in the state and also connected to most of the cities in India. 

By Road: There are bus services available that connect Amritsar with cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Shimla, Jammu and other towns in North India.

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Jallianwala Bagh – Amritsar

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Jallianwala Bagh has become a famous name and place in the Indian history as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre since 1919. it is a public garden in Amritsar of Punjab state and houses a memorial of national importance, is easily one of the most sordid episodes of the chequered history of India. Also known as Amritsar massacre, as many as 1100 peaceful protesters were killed when British troops opened fire on April 13, 1919 at this place, which happened to be ‘Baisakhi’, one of Punjab’s largest religious festivals. Today, the park has been converted into a memorial who sacrificed their lives

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Jallianwala Bagh massacre : 

Jallianwala Bagh garden is located in the area of around 6.5 acre means 26,000 m2 near to the Golden Temple complex which is very holy place for the people of Sikh religion. On April 13, 1919 20,000 people comprising Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs had gathered at a public garden in Amritsar, Punjab to celebrate Baisakhi and answer to Mahatma Gandhi’s call for public non-violent protest against the Rowlatt Act. Dyer was convinced of a major insurrection and he banned all meetings; however, this notice was not widely disseminated. On hearing that a meeting had assembled at Jallianwala Bagh, British Indian Army soldiers, commanded by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children without warning. The Bagh was blocked on every side by buildings and houses. There were some narrow entrances but most of them had been locked permanently. The main entry had already been blocked by the shooters. Dyer had not given these people any warning that he was going to shoot them and as such they were not prepared to escape or even plead for mercy. As many as 1600 rounds were fired and the firing stopped only when the British ran out of ammunition. Many people jumped into the well in the park to escape the bullets. Though official records put the number of fatalities at 379 and injured at 1,100, the numbers were widely believed to be more. The casualty number estimated by the Indian National Congress was more than 1,500, with approximately 1,000 dead but still the true data is unknown. is massacre met with a lot of strong remorse from the entire nation and shaped the upcoming events of the history of India’s freedom struggle. 

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The well-preserved walls with numerous visible bullet marks provide significant reminders of the massacre. Look for the Martyrs’ Well, into which people jumped in a desperate bid to avoid the bullets. Spread over 26,000 sq. mt, this garden site houses a Martyr’s Gallery, which holds an exhibit of portraits of some freedom fighters. Managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, this memorial was established as per the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act passed by the Government of India in 1951. Today, Jallianwala Bagh stands as a memorial to the massacre of unarmed civilians who had gathered to celebrate their new year. The park sits in the heart of Amritsar’s old town and is a short walk from other major city attractions. The fascinating Golden Temple and lively Katra Jaimal Singh Market are both less than 10 minutes on foot. 

How To Reach : 

The City is well connected to all city major city like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata by Air,Rail or Road. 

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Rose Garden, Chandigarh

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The Rose Garden of Chandigarh, also known as the Dr. Zakir Rose Garden, it was established in 1967. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia’s largest Rose Garden and Home to 50000 Rose bushes  is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses.  And it was set up with the help of late Dr M S Randhawa, the first chief Commissioner of Chandigarh.

Zakir rose garden not just consists of the gorgeous roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. Rose garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual festival of gardens, a major cultural event of the city. The rose plants have been planted in carved-out lawns and flower beds. Some of the other Roses you can see here are Only You, Dulhan, King’s Ransom, Hippie Girl, Love Me Tender, Careless Love, Lover’s Meeting, Delhi Prince, Oklahoma, American Heritage, Louisiana, Canadian Centenary, City of Belfast, Wild Plum and Dorothy Peach!  Beyond Roses, there are many shrubs, medicinal plants and climbers in the Rose Garden.

Rose Festival :

Apart from serving as a host of other events, the Zakir Rose Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual rose festival called Rose Festival, Every Year, Rose Garden plays host to the immensely popular Rose Festival in Feb-March. More than 300,000 people come to visit the Rose Garden during this period. Flower Cutting and Flower arrangement contest are also organized between participants as well as the audience, The attractions include food, drinks, joyrides, and contests of varying nature, such as photographygardeninglandscaping,bonsai, Rose Prince and Princess, Concerts, musical nights, comedy shows entertain the visitors held during festival. The contests are open to the residents or institutions from nearby places.

Lets see some amazing image of The Rose Garden.

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How to Reach :

Chandigarh city is situated in the northern part of India in the state of Punjab. It is well connected with road, rail and flights to other parts of India.

Air : 

Chandigarh airport (IXD) is the nearest airport which is 15 km away from CIAB campus. The airport is well connected with Delhi and other parts of India.

Rail :

Main Chandigarh Junction Railway Station (CDG) is well connected to all other important cities in India. The Chandigarh Junction railway station is at a distance of about 20 km from the CIAB campus

Bus : 

Good bus services are available in Chandigarh. From Chandigarh non-AC/AC bus services are available for Delhi (260 km). CIAB campus is about 10 km from the Chandigarh bus terminus at ISBT Road (Sector 17).

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