Jallianwala Bagh


Jallianwala Bagh is one of the major Amritsar Tourist Attractions that is visited by the tourists as well as the local people. It is located at a stone's throw away from the Golden Temple, another fa-mous tourist spot in the city of Amritsar.

Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar is a beautiful garden and contains a Sikh religious shrine. The Amrit-sar Massacre Memorial is also in the site of Jallianwala Bagh. The Massacre Memorial was inau-gurated on thirteenth of April in the year nineteen hundred and sixty-one.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India, inaugurated the memorial in the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. The Bagh has a well that is also well protected by the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Memorial.

Jallianwala Bagh is associated with the blackest day in the history of Indian Freedom Movement. This place was a popular ground for holding meetings and protests during the freedom movement in India. On thirteenth of April in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, a large crowd gathered to protest the arrest of two Indian freedom leaders.

The crowd was unarmed and included women as well as children. The British General, Edward Dyer, ordered his soldiers to fire on the unarmed and helpless crowd. Continuous firing went on targeting the crowd while the people were trapped inside the Jallianwala Bagh, which had only one narrow gate.

This tragic incident had left a deep scar on the Indians and they plunged into the freedom move-ment with renewed vigor with the promise of liberating their Motherland from the autocratic rule of foreign tyrants.

Last Updated on 14 January 2011