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There are no Taj Mahal in Punjab but the whole country side is dotted with the ruins of old buildings.Historical Places of Punjab

Aam Khas Bagh Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib
Highways Inn for the use of royalty as well as the common people. The royal palace has beautiful murals on its walls, hot and cold air conditioning facilities and unique hydraulic system to work fountains.

Takhat-i-akbari, Kalanaur, Gurudaspur
It is actually a masonry platform where Akbar the Great was coronated on Feb 14, 1556. Akbari Masjid close by is also worth a visit.

Masoleums of Ustad & Shagird, Nakodar, Jalandhar
Mohd. Momin Hussaini, the teacher was a musician of Khan-e-Khana-the chamberlian of Emperor Jahangir and Haji Jamal his disciple. These beautiful mausoleums anticipate the architecture of Emperor Humayun's tomb in Delhi and stand out as buildings of great attraction.

Serai Nurmahal
13 Kms from Nakodar, Jalandhar is an inn associated with Nurjahan, wife of Emperor Jahangir, known for her beauty and style of living. Its massive gate embellished with arches, filigree work and tiles of beautiful patterns, topped by 4 delicate minarets make it a place worth a visit.

Mughal Sarai, Shambhu (Patiala)
is a Caravan Sarai initially constructed by Sher Shah Suri on the Grand Trunk Road connecting Peshawar to Dhaka (now in Bangladesh). It has two majestic gates with a mosque in the centre and rooms on all sides for the travellers. A deep well and a baradari- a building with 12 gates located on the outer side.

Sarai Amanat Khan, Amritsar Circuit
Monuments of great charm and excellence the Inn has an ornamental Mughal gateway embellished with glazed tiles. Nearby is a mosque on the walls of which Arabic inscriptions from the Muslim Scriptures are engraved. The tomb, horseshoe shaped, is surmounted by 4 minarets.

Tomb of Mir-i-Mran Sirhind
5 kilometers from Aam Khas Bagh connected by a link road. There are two inscribed Sand Stones with inscriptions. Only one of it is readable; "Subhan daughter of Behlol Lodhi who died on Friday, 11 of Safar 901 Hijri." The other grave, there, should be of Mir-i-Miran, Amir Sayyid, the son-in-law of the King.Built on a square platform, the semicircular dome of the tomb is supported by an octangular neck. The neck has fluted pillars of compound capitals of Hindu Origin in the four cardinal directions.

Sabraon War Memorial
at village Jalawala, in Ferozepur district.40 feet high, rectangular is shape, tapering towards the top and built in English bricks, the memorial was raised in 1850 in the memory of the British soldiers who lost their lives during the first Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46).

Handira Mausoleum, Sultanpur Lodhi, District Kapurthala
Located on the banks of the river Kali Bein. It is a fine monument of strength, weight and balance built on an octagonal plan with four gates in cardinal directions. Its drumless squattish dome, broad pointed arches and open arched Jharokas (an ornamental sitting place jutting of the walls) add dignity to its austere design.

Bhir, Ludhiana
has the famous mosque built by Mohammad Ghori in 1911, 150 years old Khangah of Abdul Rehman Khan, mausoleum of Alawal Khan built during Shah Jehan's reign, octagonal in shape, surmounted by double pear shaped dome, the tomb of Bahadur Khan with sloping walls, 2 storied, double tomb of Husain Khan, Bilwanwali Masjid, mosque of Kamal-ud-din Khan/SARAI DORAHA on the main highway, Ludhiana dates back to Emperor Jahangir's time. Rectangular in shape it has rooms and varandahs on all sides. Two great double storied gates are profusely decorated with coloured tiles and intricate brick carvings.


 

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