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