Pul KanjariCurrently Open
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Temple, Off Road, Water Body, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Unesco Site
Pul Kanjari - Review
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pul Kanjari is a village that falls between Amritsar and Wagah-Attari. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is largely attributed to the development of this village. Whenever the Maharaja passed through Pul Kanjari, he and his troops would make it a point to stop and rest at the Baradari (A large structure built with several doorways and a large seating area) which he had built for this very purpose. Known for his secular views, the Maharaja built a fort which included a pool, a temple, a mosque as well as a Gurudwara thereby inviting people from all faiths to come and practice their faith. Situated near the border area of India and Pakistan, the village has seen some gory battles which led to loss of life, change of hands from Pakistan to India and people fleeing the village fearing for their lives. A monument to honour the soldiers that lost their lives in the battle of 1971 is erected here.
The village gets its name from a story on how the Maharaja built a pul (bridge) just because a kanjari (a courtesan) dropped a pricey shoe into the river and refused to perform for the Maharaja until she had the complete pair. In order to fish out the shoe for the kanjari, a pul was built and so the village was named Pul Kanjari. The trip to and from Amritsar to Pul Kanjari can take up almost a day, so plan accordingly. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Amritsar itinerary 3 days.
How To reach Pul Kanjari by Public Transport
- The village of Pul Kanjari is located 35 km from Amritsar.
- The best way to reach the village is to hire a cab for the entire day given that it’s a long journey.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pul Kanjari
82.08% of people who visit Amritsar include Pul Kanjari in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
34.72% of people start their Pul Kanjari visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pul Kanjari
86.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pul Kanjari
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Pul Kanjari, Amritsar Reviews
Very good and I have been very happy to see and understand. I am very happy to learn a lot about it..... wonderful place
It is situated in Dhanoa Kalan village . It is a kind of fortress built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh for his rest and leisure . It consists of baoli , a temple , a Gurudwara and a mosque . A museum is named after him displays miniatures , coins , weapons and imitation of Kohinoor Diamond . A barbed wire fence can be seen . Perhaps it is a border for India and Pakistan . Good place for photography and best place for family and friends .
Nice location for photography...but not in hot weather
Very well maintained historical site. Approach road is well maintained as well. There is guide/guard appointed to show you around, great ! There should be a public washroom and may be a refreshment shop. Amritsar tourism should make full use of the conservation of the site.
Just a small historical place where you can find an old pond constructed by the king Ranjit Singh. Good place for photography. Worth spending just half an hour. Barbed wire fence separating India and Pakistan can be seen from here.