Dig Into One Of The Most Painful Topics, The Jallianwala Bagh

When we talk about Indian history and its fight for independence, one cannot forget the Jallianwala Bagh incident. It shook the nation on 13th April 1919. It has always been one of the most painful topics to discuss since it saw the death of around 1000 innocent people who were gathered there for a peaceful protest. Jallianwala Bagh today is a historic memorial site. It is visited by thousands of people every day to witness and experience something that will never be forgotten. An incident that one can consider as a decisive step towards the end of the British rule.

Visit This Historic Place If You Are a History Buff

Jallianwala Bagh, more popularly called the Amritsar massacre which occurred on 13th April 1919. It was where the British Indian Army fired rounds on a gathering of Indians at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar located in Punjab. The gathering was for a protest against the arrest of two of their national leaders – Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr. Satya Pal. Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar, Punjab. It was created by the Government of India to commemorate the massacre on unarmed women and children by the British forces. It’s been 99 years the event occurred, but the memories remain fresh in each Indian.

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Jallianwala Bagh – Martyrs Well by dineshobareja under CC BY 2.0

Jallianwala Bagh is very close to the golden temple which is a well known and famous holy place for Sikhism. The Jallianwala Bagh public garden is open all days of the week from 06:30 AM to 7.30 PM. Traveling to this place is very easy and is easy to locate. Since the place is so much famous, transport is easily found. Once can use bus, train or taxis to reach this via road. The Amritsar train station is the nearest to Jallianwala Bagh.Outside the Jallianwala Bagh Gate. Local autos and shared cabbies stand to take people to Wagah Border. One can also visit the beautiful golden temple which is beside the Jallianwala Bagh.

What To Expect From Your Visit To Jallianwala Bagh

The Jallianwala Bagh garden is surrounded by high walls from all the sides and there is only a single entry. The entry to the garden is free and one can visit it only during the opening hours on a daily basis.

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Plaque in Passageway Memorializing 1919 Amritsar Massacre – Jallianwala Bagh – Amritsar – Punjab – India by Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive under CC BY-SA 2.0

The garden is well maintained and beautiful insight. There are a lot of historic markings kept on display within the garden that mark the events that occurred that day.

Like the walls with bullet marks, the Martyr’s well and the garden also have a small museum with other artifacts, paintings and historic pieces of evidence. There is a lamp kept at the entrance that always burning which pays homage to the martyr’s and is called the eternal flame of liberty. It can take around 35 to 40 mins for one to navigate and see the entire place and garden. There is also a marketplace nearby in the vicinity which is always very crowded. It is one of the most recommended places of visit for every Indian. One can experience the pain and witness this historic event in India’s history.

Featured Photo: Visitors Pose outside Jallianwala Bagh – Site of 1919 Amritsar Massacre – Amritsar – Punjab – India by Adam Jones under CC BY-SA 2.0

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