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Gobindgarh Fort

Amritsar

14.5/5(31 Ratings)

Gobindgarh Fort Overview

Ranked 5 of 45 sightseeing in Amritsar

Gobindgarh Fort was built by the army of Gujjar Singh Bhangi of Sikh Misls. This fort was reconstructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh between 1805 and 1809. During the British rule, this fort was in the army's possession for nearly 150 years. The Darbar Hall, Hawa Mahal and the Phansi Ghar were added to the fort during British rule only. After the Indian Independence, Indian army took control over the fort and till date it is under the administration of Indian Defence Force.

At the time of India-Pakistan partition, this fort served as the camp for immigrants from Pakistan. This fort was open for public in December 2006 by then Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh. Architecturally, this fort is constructed with brick and lime in a square pattern. The fort features two gates, four bastions and rampart along with the main entrance called as Nalwa Gate.

This fort has another entrance called Keelar Gate, which is believed to be connected with the tunnel of Lahore. Originally, there were 25 cannons on the ramparts of this fort that are now replaced with modern weaponry. In the heart of the fort, lies a Toshakhana, which was constructed to store grains and provisions for the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
 

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  • Excellent 19
  • Average 2
  • Good 1
  • Very Good 1
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Samreet Dhillon

Samreet Dhillon2.9/5

1 review

Visit to kila gobindgarh

Few days back, I visited kila gobindgarh with my students, I was surprised to see this historical and important building. It was an awesome experience. We ate delicious Amritsar kulcha, danced, enjoyed 7d show, took rides. The show kandhan boldian ne thrilled the audience. Thanks to kahan Singh pannu for his effort. There is dire need to advertise about this because local people are not aware. The staff was very helpful. I visited again this Sunday with my family.

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Manish Bedade

Manish Bedade4.3/5

49 reviews

Huge Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji

Gobindgarh Fort, a Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji is recently opened for general public after 200 years. It has many attractions within the fort including live performances of Punjabi Folk Dance, Museums, Activities like Horse Riding, Camel Riding etc. Also they have a small theatre to show 7-D show on the history of Ranjeet Singh, the King of Punjab.
  • Huge Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji
  • Huge Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar4.6/5

271 reviews

The Amritsar Fort

Gobindgarh Fort has recently been renovated. This fort reveals the saga of Amritsar kingdom. Fort permises is very well maintained now and its not as big as other forts. You can see everything in 1 to 2 hour. Very good place to spend evening with kids and family. Amritsar has started hosting some of events here.
  • The Amritsar Fort

Shiv Deep

Shiv Deep4.6/5

1 review

Bringing back history of Amritsar to the world

At only 25 rupees admission worth a visit. A good stop between the golden temple and the Waga border. Newly renovated fort located in the middle of Amritsar. Gobindgarh fort is a fort deeply attached with the history of India and Amritsar. The fort has been restored to show visitors its former glory and power from the time of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh ji.

Kajal  Rajput

Kajal Rajput4.6/5

1 review

Great site to know about history of Amritsar

Gobindgarh fort is a fort deeply attached with the history of India and Amritsar. The fort has been restored to show visitors its former glory. At only 25 rupees admission worth a visit. A good stop between the golden temple and the Waga border. 7D show was beyond our expectation. Laser show is a must watch. I recommend one should see the ceiling of Toshkhana

Maninder Kaur

Maninder Kaur4.6/5

1 review

Great visit to Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

Had great trip in Amritsar, after visiting Golden Temple our guide suggested us to visit this place and it was worth a visit along with family. People out there were quite helpful and the shows presented there were awesome. Watched 7d and Whispering walls show.
  • Great visit to Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

Raman Singh

Raman Singh5.0/5

1 review

Nice Trip to Amritsar

Newly renovated fort located in the middle of Amritsar. At only 25 rupees admission worth a visit. A good stop between the golden temple and the Waga border .. 7D show was beyond our expectation. Laser show is a must watch. I recommend one should see the ceiling of Toshkhana.
  • Nice Trip to Amritsar
  • Nice Trip to Amritsar
  • Nice Trip to Amritsar

Gagan Singh

Gagan Singh5.0/5

1 review

Nice Place to Visit in Amritsar

You must also try the Punjabi Food at the shops and buy items like the clothes. Once again I would like to state, Awesome experience for just 25 rupees. There was much to see, be it a gatka performance or a 7D show based on maharaja ranjith singh, or a horse riding session. Do visit the place, you will not be disappointed ..
  • Nice Place to Visit in Amritsar
  • Nice Place to Visit in Amritsar
  • Nice Place to Visit in Amritsar

Parminder Singh

Parminder Singh5.0/5

1 review

Nice trip to Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

There was much to see, be it a Gatka performance or a 7D show based on Maharaja Ranjit Singh, or a Horse riding session. Do visit the place, you will not be disappointed.. Beautifully restored and a must visit for all.

Josan Kapoor

Josan Kapoor5.0/5

1 review

Great trip to Amritsar

We visited Gobindgarh fort just for casual look. But found it amazing and extended our visit by another couple of hours. 7D show was beyond our expectation. Laser show is a must watch. I recommend one to see the ceiling of Toshkhana.
  • Great trip to Amritsar

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Gagan Singh

Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar
Gobindgarh Fort		, Amritsar

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Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar
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Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar
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Maninder Kaur

Gobindgarh Fort , Amritsar