Punjab is the land of patriots, them being in the list of freedom fighters or the jawans serving the nation. Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar is the garden which witnessed bloodshed of about 1000+ patriots including women and kids, who had gathered for a protest against the British rule, on 13 April 1919. A group of soldiers led by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer opened fire against the crowd. Few of them tried to escape by jumping into the well in the garden, while some lost life in stampede of the panicked crowd. The section of the wall pock marked by bullets and the well are still preserved in the garden. After 32years from the massacre, Government of India post independence constructed a memorial of national importance in 1951. Built in the shape of eternal flame, the Martys memorial stands tall in the garden reminding the lives lost during the independence movement.
|The Martys Memorial|
|The entry to the Garden, through narrow lane|
|Wall pock marked by bullets|
|Amar Jyoti, flame of immortal souls|
The Jallianwala Bagh is very close to Golden Temple. You get to enter the garden through narrow street, which has been still preserved in its original form and houses few photographs from the massacre and other Independence movements.Travel Info:
Timings: 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Check out my post on Golden temple, to plan a visit to Amritsar.
Do check out the complete series on this trip of mine here.