Pul Kanjari

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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
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  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Temple, Off Road, Water Body, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Unesco Site

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.

  • 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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  • Pul Kanjari Timing: 24-hrs
  • Pul Kanjari Price: Free
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  • 81.74% of people who visit Amritsar include Pul Kanjari in their plan

  • 34.72% of people start their Pul Kanjari visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pul Kanjari

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

86.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pul Kanjari

People normally club together Wagah Border and Attari Border Crossing while planning their visit to Pul Kanjari.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Nice historical place. No maintenance. No security. No guides. No visitors. No doubt visiting a place like this transports you to bygone age but alas there are no arrangement to feel visitors comfortable. When we reached there a drunken young man shouted so loud but the care taker did not bother about. Even though there is a check post just near this place. Any ways do visit in group and enjoy this beautiful place.

  • Very peaceful place to visit. People can go with friends to chill for sometime. Quite peaceful with add on history to it.

  • Nice historical place but if you are here for wedding photoshoot keep in mind there is no changing room ,no toilets,no drinking water and no food options . So come prepared . Secondly the locals are very rude and unwelcoming which I think because of wedding couple doing cliche poses in theirs crops and ruining the fields . Overall the place is beautiful and historic but not worth the visit

  • This is a nice memorial and has a historic significance but has no visitors. Govt needs to make the accessible route better to make it a tourist attraction.

  • Very nice place and historical place to watch and we can see indopak border from here

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