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Jallianwala Bagh

This is a public Park in Amritsar, Punjab and is a symbol of Independence and tragedies related to it. Once it so happened that a British Lady named Marshella was cornered by an Indian mob and beaten up. She was rescued by a man who was the father of her pupil. Hearing this General Dyer issued an order that every Indian had to cover the distance by crawling and the English officers could shoot and hit any Indian whom they saw. To protest against this, around 15000 men, women and children gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh and were protesting peacefully. After around an hour General Dyer and his army blocked all the exit ways of the park and ordered random shooting resulting which thousands of men and women died. This was one of the most tragic massacres of the Indian History. A memorial to honor those who died in this incident is made over here with a lamp which burns 24 hours. There is lush greenery in this park with a number of flowering plants as well.
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Thereafter, we were offered the sweet Prasad. I couldn't go inside Hari Mandir because of the lengthy queue. A few fortunate friends of mine could, however, enter it. The spiritual epiphany of shabads filled the entire temple with divinity. There wasn't a shred of dirt in the temple complex. The kindheartedness, hospitality and manners of Sikhs amazed us.After some time, we left from the place with indelible imprints of the enthralling temple we had just seen. We slept early that day as our itinerary demanded us to reach Jallianwala Bagh by 9 am.The place is at a stone’s throw from Golden Temple.The visit to Jallianwala Bagh was of monumental significance to us because we were studying the whole concept of Indian Nationalism those days. It witnessed some of the biggest massacres during our Independence Movement and is considered to be a “dark episode” in the Indian freedom struggle of our country. We entered the place with grim faces but a lot of pride in our hearts for all those martyrs who chose to jump into the well over getting killed by bullets. We were also witness to bullet holes on walls and adjoining buildings. A painting portraying the harrowing tales of the unfortunate day was hung. The scene was horrifying enough to send chills down my spine. A memorial was standing inside the park to pay homage to the martyrs. The visit made many of us go teary-eyed. Such places remind us of some great sacrifices that Indians made to free themselves from the shackles of foreign rule. We came out with a heavy heart.
Indrarup Saha
Jalliwanwala Bagh
Saloni Goyal
3. Jallianwala Bagh
Priya Parashar
We then covered Jallianwala Bagh (India’s bloody past) which is mere 5 mins walk from the Golden temple. In the center there is a memorial tower. It is difficult to think how, from a lane where three people can’t walk side by side, one man managed to perpetrate a massacre. It infuses patriotism in andreminded us of sacrifices made by our ancestors to win Independence. Once we were out of Jallianwala bagh, we found lot of taxi and auto owners asking for Wagah border. They take you on a sharing basis for Rs. 120 per person to and fro. Try to take comfortable seats in auto as its almost an hour drive but the condition of the road is good. (No point of doing advance booking)
Aarush Tandon
After which we were off to witness Jallianwala bagh, the place where general dyer order to kill around 1000 innocents, women and children slaughtered. The date- 13 April 1919. The place had changed from the last time I visited the place it had become a museum to make it more tourist friendly, the well in which hundreds jumped and killed themselves (we would rather kill ourselves than fall at the hands of the Britishers) had been made an enclosure. A park was built all around it. The rawness and the actual feel which it had seemed to be lost.
Malay Majithia
The next stop was Jalllianwala Bagh, one can enter through a narrow gatehouse leading to an enclosed courtyard. This poignant park commemorates the 1500 Indians killed or wounded when a British officer ordered his soldiers to shoot unarmed protesters in 1919. Some of the bullet holes are still visible on the walls, as is the well into which hundreds desperately leaped to avoid the bullets. There’s an eternal flame of remembrance, an exhibition telling stories of victims, and a Martyrs’ Gallery, with portraits of Independence heroes.
Drishti Naik
Located just outside The Darbar Sahib, is the martyr spot Jallianwala Bagh, which holds a memorial in the shape of eternal flame as a salute to all the Indian's who died in the massacre. While, most of the part of the well has been covered, with only little to view, there are still some ruins of the walls covered in bullet marks. A small museum has been created by the end to give a detailed view about the whole dreaded incident.The two most famous markets in Amritsar are Katra Jaimal and Katra Ahluwalia. Get prepared to be blown away with all the colourful clothes and jewellery you will find here. Amritsar is a shopper's paradise. On the same note, it wouldn't be wrong to call Amritsar "God's own Kitchen", considering the kind of mouth watering dishes you find here. Be very prepared to add on a few kilos after your visit. I visited the extremely famous Bharwan Da Dhaba for dinner and it was nothing less of delicious.
Ryokõ-shä
Near to the Golden Temple is the famous massacre point of Jalianwalabagh. It is only a 10 mins walk from the temple. This is exactly the place where the protesters were open fired on and shot. It sends down thrills to watch this place where thousands of Sikhs were brutally killed by the British. Some jumped into the well and died there, others were shot ruthlessly.
Aarush Tandon
So after having lunch we were off to see the Jallianwala bagh where general dyer killed around 1000 people on 13 April 1919. The place had changed from the last time I visited the place it had become a museum to make it more tourist friendly, the well in which hundreds jumped and killed themselves had been made an enclosure. A park was made all around it. It was nothing like before the feel to it felt lost somewhere.
Aarush Tandon
So after having lunch we were off to see the Jallianwala bagh where general dyer killed around 1000 people on 13 April 1919. The place had changed from the last time I visited the place it had become a museum to make it more tourist friendly, the well in which hundreds jumped and killed themselves had been made an enclosure. A park was made all around it. It was nothing like before the feel to it felt lost somewhere.
Aarush Tandon
So after having lunch we were off to see the Jallianwala bagh where general dyer killed around 1000 people on 13 April 1919. The place had changed from the last time I visited the place it had become a museum to make it more tourist friendly, the well in which hundreds jumped and killed themselves had been made an enclosure. A park was made all around it. It was nothing like before the feel to it felt lost somewhere.
Mahuya Paul
2. Jalianwala Bagh: This is situated right next door. So you cannot miss it. And you must not. There is so much history connected to this place. It's not a very huge garden and you can see most of it in around 30 minutes. Feel free to spend more time here. Or less. It is definitely going to make you feel a bit sombre. Which is why you should come out and have authentic Punjabi parantha dipped in ghee and paneer/chicken butter masala in the nearby food places to lift your spirits up. :) Once again, I cannot emphasize how tasty that is!
Krishnan T P
The next morning we went for jallianwala bagh memorial. The place was very vast. We have to get tickets for entering into it. We saw the place which has the huge importance in the indian history. There was a huge well inside the park, onto which many indians fell during the jallianwala bagh tragedy. There were two walls on which the bullet mark which killed many innocent indians were present. There was statue crafted of grasses indicating the presence of soldiers who were responsible for that tragedy. There was memorial erected for this in the centre of the park.
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Can fell the presence of our nations brave heroes...
SHIMOJ
This is historic place where the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919. The casualties were counted upto 1500. You can feel the terrible feel that the people would have felt during the massacre, a single narrow gate and path. No place to hide or escape. The only way is to jump into the well. It's an emotional feel. A museum inside will help you to understand how it was.
Rohith T V
Just a few minutes’ walk from Golden Temple is the famous Jallianwala Bagh. It has got a very important place in the great Indian Freedom Movement. With the endeavor of preserving the place, now it has become a full-fledged garden with pathways. A memorial was built in the memory of the martyrs who were killed by notorious General Dyer. One can see the bullet marks on the wall and the well in which many jumped into to avoid the bullets inside the park.
Arushi
A must stop. It's a small Bagh very close to the Golden temple. In fact you can cover this on the same day as the temple. The Bagh itself is pretty small and locals frequent it now as a picnic spot. However, for a first timer, the significance of this place still hits home, especially as you stand in the spot where the shots were fired on the innocent people or the well where they ran to escape.
Niraz Nizam
Santosh Tripathi
Nothing to Say a Much as all knows about this Place and why its famous
Shoyeta chatterjee
If you are not a history buff you probably would not like this place. The history behind the places actually fills you with anger and humbles you at the scarifices made.
Sagnik Basu
Bone chilling historical evidence. Stepping inside this 'garden' would run a chill down your spine. The place witnessed over 300 hundred deaths in the hands of Reginald Dyer's men, who started shooting at innocent Indians, without any warning. Inidans went frenzy after this inhuman act and widespread protest flamed across the nation. Some historians argue the episode was a decisive step towards the end of British rule in India. Not to scare you off, this place is a must visit. Jalianwala Bagh is a vast garden spread over to an extent of 6.5 acres and the most conspicuous structure in the garden is the memorial of the 1919 massacre victims. The memorial also preserves the portion of the wall with pellet marks along with the well.
Gayatri Manu
Jalllianwala Bagh is recognised by most Indians as the location of one of the most tragic incidents to have occurred in the country’s struggle for freedom. A few lanes away from the Golden Temple, the narrow walkway to the garden has walls with inscriptions that read ‘General Dyer conducted soldiers for firing on an innocent crowd of Indians through this passage.’ This quote will set the mood for the rest of your trip. The former spot of massacre is now a lush garden with a memorial erected in the southern end of the park and a museum housing relics, photographs and biographies of the firebrand revolutionaries that Punjab is so famous for. Walls with bullet holes, the famed well into which the victims jumped to escape the bullets and the horrifying statistics of the massacred will haunt you long after you leave the bagh which the 20,000 people on April, 1919 couldn’t.
Mahuya Paul
I knew Jalianwala Bagh only in history books and TV serials. But to experience the place first hand was surreal. I could visualize everything that might have happened on that fated day.
Tasneem Merchant
The Jallianwala Bagh is the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre where General Dyer open fired on the people who had gathered peacefully in the Garden. This was after the infamous Rowlatt Act had been passed by the British which banned violent gatherings. The construction of the Bagh is such that it has just one narrow passageway as an entrance and is surrounded by high walls on all sides. General Dyer occupied that narrow entrance and ordered the soldiers to open fire, killing nearly everyone present - man, woman and child. The martyrs well, located in the Garden is the well in which the women jumped into along with their children in order to escape the assault and prevent capture.