Gobindgarh Fort, Punjab

Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar earlier was named after the Dhillon Jat ruler – Bhangi Misl as Bhangian Da Killa, which means Fort of the Bhangis in English. This fort was built in the 18th century, during the Bhangi period and was later captured by the Ruler of SandhawaliaJat, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Later Maharaja Ranjit Singh enhanced and reconstructed the Gobindgarh Fort and named the fort after the 10th Sikh guru known as Guru Gobind Singh.

The Gobindgarh Fort is mostly famous because of the types of cannons present in the fort. One of them being the 'Zamzama Cannons' which are the most famous cannons amongst all manufactured in the 19th century. The structure showcases how during the renovation the french architecture style was adopted and how the Toshakhana - the treasure room was built in the middle of the fort. It is also said that the Koh-i-noor diamond was also kept in this treasure room before it was presented to other rulers.

When the British soldiers captured the fort, they made severe changes to the fort and the entrance gate. The arch was built according to the defense plans and new artillery technology was adopted within the fort.

The Gobindgarh Fort is now open to the public as various events are organized within the fort every now and then. Night light shows, sound and music shows, exhibitions and more are organized every year where tourists get to enjoy the true beauty of the fort during day time and night time. The museum built within the fort showcases the history of the fort and the previous rulers who occupied the fort.


Gobindgarh Fort open at 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Entry Fees

35 INR per Indian National and 100 INR per Foreign National (NOTE: Ticket Combos & Passes also available which is includes Food, Games, light Shows, Horse ride, Camel ride and many more - For combos visit "www.fortgobindgarh.com")

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