Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh, the iconic landmark of Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh, the iconic landmark of Amritsar | Photo credit: Dinesh Bareja/Flickr

Jallianwala Bagh Overview

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Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the most tragic yet landmark events in the history of India. This is where the Amritsar Massacre of 1919 took place.

The British Army soldiers upon receiving orders from General Dyer opened fire on a huge, unarmed gathering of men, women and children on April 13, 1919.

There is a well inside Jallianwala Bagh into which many people including children jumped to save themselves from the firing. The garden also houses a memorial built in honour of the massacre victims. The portion of the wall with bullet marks along with the well is preserved as a memorial. A light and sound show is hosted here every evening. The act, narrated using actor Amitabh Bachhan’s voice, recreates the events of 1919 that took place at Jallianwala Bagh and is quite an interesting and stirring experience. But don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent if you plan to attend the show!

Jallianwala Bagh is situated close to the Golden Temple and is a must visit when in Amritsar.

  • Opening Closing Time 7 am to 5 pm

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Location

Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, Punjab